2023 RIHHOF Enshrinement Celebration
An Intersection of Generations
On the 125th Anniversary of organized hockey in Rhode Island, there was no more appropriate venue to celebrate the sold out induction of our “Class of 2023” than at the historic Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet ballroom in Cranston, RI.
This evening, six of the most famous and celebrated hockey figures in RI hockey history were honored with the cheers of family, friends and former teammates on the same stage where Tony Bennett, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Artie Shaw, and Glenn Miller thrilled generations before them.
This was, indeed, an intersection of generations. As in life itself, each generation of hockey players stands on the shoulders of those who came before them.
This year, the Hall inaugurated a new annual tradition by also honoring the 2023 Boys & Girls All-State Hockey First Teams, the building blocks for those who will follow and with the sincere hope that they, too, may someday call themselves “Hall of Famers.”