Ben Smith (ice hockey)

Former Mighty Ducks coach elected into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Former Mighty Ducks coach elected into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Ron Wilson, coach of the expansion Mighty Ducks and of several U.S. national teams in international tournaments, was elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, the organization announced Monday.

Wilson, 62, coached Team USA to the World Cup title in 1996 and led the U.S. men’s Olympic team to a silver medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games. He suffered a stroke late last year but was in rehabilitation and is recovering.

“This is certainly a humbling experience and couple of days for me,” he said during a conference call with the media. “I was caught off-guard. I thought last year I had been inducted [with the 1996 World Cup team]. It’s just been a pleasure to know I got inducted...

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