COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – ESPN's Steve Levy will serve as master of ceremonies for the 2016 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on Nov. 30 it was announced today.
The event features the formal induction of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2016, including Bill Belisle (Manville, R.I.), Craig Janney (Hartford, Conn.) and the 1996 U.S. World Cup of Hockey Team. In addition, Mark Howe (Detroit, Mich.) and Pat Kelly (Charlotte, N.C.) will receive the NHL's Lester Patrick Trophy at the event.
Levy, one of ESPN's most dynamic and versatile personalities, recently played a key role in the network's coverage of the World Cup of Hockey 2016, including calling the play-by-play for all Team USA games.
He is widely known for his work as a preeminent anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter and his role as part of the network's Monday Night Football coverage.
Levy has also handled play-by-play for NHL hockey, college football and two NCAA Frozen Four tournaments. He is also known for calling the three longest televised NHL Playoff games in history: the five-overtime game between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on ESPN (May 2000), the five-overtime meeting between Anaheim and Dallas on ESPN (April 2003) and the four-overtime contest between Pittsburgh and Washington on ESPN2 (April 1996).
Throughout his 23-year career with ESPN, Levy has also served as the studio host for ESPN's NHL telecasts and co-hosted The NFL on ESPN Radio.
This year marks the seventh consecutive for Levy as host of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration.
Tickets for the induction ceremony and dinner are available exclusively online at USHockeyHallofFame.com and must be purchased in advance.
Notes: Philadelphia is hosting the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration for the first time. The event is part of the Philadelphia Flyers 50th anniversary season ... USA Hockey assumed responsibilities for the selection process and induction event associated with the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame 10 years ago and has shared the Induction Celebration with communities across America, including Grand Forks, North Dakota, Denver, Chicago, Buffalo, New York, Boston, Dallas, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Detroit … The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame enshrined its first class in 1973. To date there are 169 honored members … The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, located in Eveleth, Minnesota, is open daily. For hours of operation and admission prices, visit USHockeyHallMuseum.com or call 800-443-7825.