July 30

July 30

Gares receive Hall of Fame rings

Retired NHL star Danny Gare and his mother Cathy (above) received customized rings this month at the BC Hockey Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony in Penticton.

Retired NHL star Danny Gare and his mother Cathy (above) received customized rings this month at the BC Hockey Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony in Penticton.

Danny, a Nelson native, was inducted in 2000, while his father Ernie, a WIHL star and Notre Dame University athletics director, was inducted posthumously in 1998. They are the only father-son duo in the Hall.

Cathy received the ring on her late husband’s behalf.

“It was a nice honour for everybody,” Danny says. “They started it just this year.”

This year’s class included Joe Sakic, Jack McIlhargey, and referee Rob Schick.