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Milbury Among Trio Selected to U.S. Hall

CHN Staff Report

Mike Milbury, Gary Gambucci, and Curly Bring were chosen for induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

Ceremonies will take place Saturday, Oct. 7, in St. Paul, Minn., surrounding the season-opening Hall of Fame game.

Milbury, a Colgate defenseman who played three seasons for Colgate in the early '70s, went on to an NHL career with the Boston Bruins. He played in 754 games and scored 238 points, then coached the Bruins.

Milbury was Colgate's first NHL playerl; he had 61 points there in 76 games.

Milbury led Boston to the Stanley Cup finals in 1989-90, then became an assistant general manager for the club. In 1995, Milbury joined the New York Islanders as head coach and general manager. He continued as the Islanders' GM through 2006, when he stepped aside to become a senior vice president.

Gary Gambucci played for Minnesota, four U.S. national teams, and the NHL's Minnesota North Stars.

Milton "Curly" Brink, a Minnesota hockey legend who died in 1999 at age 88, is the other selection.

The 33rd U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Oct. 7 at the Minnesota Wild offices in St. Paul. Tickets are $115. Additional information can be found at or by calling (763)

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