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Minnesota Hockey to Honor Mayasich During Friday Game

Updated: 02/11/2014 3:31 PM
Created: 02/11/2014 3:29 PM WDIO.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The University of Minnesota will honor U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer John Mayasich during Friday's Big Ten game against Michigan at Mariucci Arena.

Mayasich will take part in a pregame ceremony before the 8:04 p.m. game. He also will drop a ceremonial puck to kick off the series between the nationally ranked Gophers and Wolverines.

Mayasich was a three-time All-American and is Gopher hockey's all-time leading scorer. The Eveleth native is the only Gopher to have his jersey - No. 8 - retired.

As an international competitor, Mayasich's eight national team appearances are the most in U.S. history. Those appearances include an Olympic silver medal in 1956 followed by a gold medal in 1960.

Mayasich was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976.

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Minnesotans from the gold-medal winning 1960 Olympic hockey team: Jack McCarten, from front, John Mayasich, Richard Meredith and Paul Johnson, leave the ice after being honored before an NHL hockey game between the Minnesota Wild and the Vancouver Canucks
AP Photo/Paul Battaglia

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