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June 5, 2013

Local coach tops Buffalo Hall Class of 2013

Dick Diminuco will be inducted this fall at Buffalo Hyatt Regency

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BUFFALO —

Todd Marchant
Todd Marchant’s skill and passion for the game of hockey saw him play 1,195 games over 17 seasons in the NHL. During this time, he played for the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and he capped his career with a Stanley Cup for the Anaheim Ducks.
Born and raised in Western New York, Todd played 10 years of hockey in the Amherst Youth Hockey Association before moving on to play for his high school hockey team at Williamsville East.
After playing in the 1993 US Junior Team at the IIHF World Junior Championships, he was a part of the 1994 US Olympic Hockey Team at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
His pro career started when he was drafted in the 1993 NHL Draft by the New York Rangers. His stint within the Rangers organization wasn’t long as he was traded to the Oilers during the 1993-94 season. It was with the Oilers that Marchant played nine full seasons, became their alternative captain for the last few seasons, and got the reputation as one of the fastest players in the NHL.
He retired from the NHL in the summer of 2011.
Marchant never played professionally in Buffalo, but he has always kept his hometown close to his heart. The summer of 2013 marks the 15th year that he has come back to Buffalo to put on a hockey clinic for kids, where all the proceeds of the camp help support local charities that focus on assisting less fortunate children achieve their goals. The camp has helped raised over $75,000 at this point.
Herbert Mols
In 1964, the voice of Buffalo sports Ralph Hubbell said the J. in Herbert J. Mols stood for Jewel, and a 1979 Buffalo News sports headline dubbed him the “Nerve Center of Amateur Sports.”
It was his vision as head of the Park School science department that lead him to the inception of a sports program at the school and he went on to lobby and win funding for the Amherst Recreation Center and create the Conference of Upstate Private School’s league. Elected to serve as vice chairman of the AAU’s National Basketball Committee, his leadership qualities soon led to his appointment on the Olympic Basketball Committee.

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