The London Knights took a walk down memory lane prior to Tuesday’s clash with the Guelph Storm at Budweiser Gardens.
Walt McKechnie (1965-67), Dennis Maruk (1972-75), Dave Lowry (1982-85), Tim Taylor (1986-89), Chris Taylor (1988-92) and Rob Schremp (2003-06) were recognized as the inaugural class entering the newly unveiled Don Brankley London Knights Hall of Fame prior to puck drop.
All players who have had their number retired by the London Knights will be inducted and featured with a prominent presence in the Don Brankley London Knights Hall of Fame. In addition to the six recognized on Tuesday, other players to be inducted include Dave Bolland, Dino Ciccarelli, Brad Marsh, Rick Nash, Corey Perry, Rob Ramage, Brendan Shanahan and Darryl Sittler. Members of the builder category include Brankley, who served as the Knights trainer over a span of 39 years as well as long-time radio voice Pete James.
“We are incredibly proud to have created this opportunity to recognize those who have achieved outstanding accomplishments during their career in London,” said London Knights General Manager, Mark Hunter. “We are very proud to have Walt, Dennis, Dave, Tim, Chris, and Rob as members in the inaugural class. All achieved great feats in London during their junior careers.”
The Don Brankley London Knights Hall of Fame will feature alumni being inducted on a year-by-year basis and will be located in sections 309-310 at Budweiser Gardens.
“We are also honoured to be able to remember Don Brankley with this initiative,” continued Hunter. “Don was a key member in each of these players’ careers and was instrumental to their success.”
The London Knights Hockey Club and the London Knights Alumni Foundation have worked in collaboration in determining inductees.
For more details visit londonknights.com.