Saturday, February 1, 2003

Biggs, Dudley, Farr, Goold selected for local hockey Hall

Ex-Swords, Stingers coach Smith, 2 reporters also among first class

The Cincinnati Enquirer

The first group of inductees for the Cincinnati Hockey Hall of Fame that will be located in Cincinnati Gardens was announced Friday.

The inductees are former Swords and Stingers right wing Rick Dudley, Swords and Stingers coach Floyd Smith, Swords goaltender Rocky Farr, former Cyclone Don Biggs, former Mohawk Billy Goold, retired Post sports reporter Bob Queenan and the Enquirer's Jack Murray.

On-ice ceremonies are scheduled for Feb. 15 at the Gardens during the first intermission of the Mighty Ducks 8:05 p.m. American Hockey League game with the Philadelphia Phantoms.

The inaugural class was selected by Hall of Fame chairperson Sharon Asplan, Ducks vice president of communications Don Helbig, and select and local media. Future inductees will be selected by members of the Hall, select members of the media and fan balloting through the Ducks Internet at

Inductees will be available to sign autographs for fans in the Legends Museum prior to the Ducks-Phantoms game.

The evening also will include the Mighty Ducks wearing Swords jerseys and a banner-raising ceremony to commemorate the 1972-73 Calder Cup championship team, presented by American Airlines.

The Swords jerseys will be auctioned off after the game. All proceeds will benefit the Anthony Munoz Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.

CYCLONES LOSE IN SO: The Lexington Men O' War pulled within one point for third place in the ECHL Northwest Division with a 3-2 shootout victory over Cincinnati on Friday at Rupp Arena.

First Period: 1. Lex, Draney 7 (Vandermeer, Knopp) ppg, 7:13; 2. Cin, Gaucher 14 (Campbell, Casselman) 15:25.

Second period: 3. Lex, Burgess 13 (Smith) :28.

Third period: 4. Cin, Casselman 10 (Brand, Wismer) 1:14. OT: None. SO: Lex, Fultz (GWG).

Power plays: Cinc 0-for-8; Lex 1-for-5. Goaltenders: Cin, Gregg Naumenko (1-2-1 record; 29 saves, 31 shots); Lex, Dan Murphy (10-9-2; 27-29). Attendance: 4,353

AHL MIGHTY DUCKS: Cincinnati assigned efenseman Kyle Kos and Jan Tabacek to ECHL Dayton.

Kos, a second-round pick by Tampa Bay in 1997, had one assist with eight penalty minutes in nine games with Cincinnati this season. He missed the past 13 games with a separated shoulder. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder has three goals and nine assists with 87 penalty minutes in 24 games between Arkansas and Dayton in the ECHL this season.

Tabacek, a sixth-round pick by Anaheim in 2001, has gone scoreless with four penalty minutes in five games with Cincinnati this season. The 5-foot-11, 169-pounder suffered a separated shoulder Oct. 25 against Milwaukee and missed the next 40 games. He has appeared in one game with Dayton this season, collecting one assist with 16 penalty minutes.

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