Flyers owner elected to US Hockey Hall of Fame

Ed Snider is well-known around these parts for helping promote the game of hockey. Now, he’s getting his due on a national level.

The Flyers owner is being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame at a time and date to be announced. Snider will be enshrined with Chris Chelios, Mike Emrick, Gary Suter and Keith Tkachuk in Chicago this fall.

“It’s an extraordinary class,” said Ron DeGregorio, president of USA Hockey. “The varied contributions to the landscape of hockey in our country is truly amazing and, collectively, this class has positively impacted every level of hockey.”

Snider put the expansion Flyers on the hockey map in 1966. In 2005, he founded the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, which has rescued five inner-city skating rinks in the Philadelphia area. The 78-year-old was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.

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