August 23, 2012

Dietrich's Hall of Fame Induction Set for Oct. 2 in Toronto

from press release

The National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame Ceremony for the Class of 2012 will be held on Tuesday, October 2 in Toronto at The Westin Harbour Castle. Steve Dietrich was voted into the Hall of Fame in July and will be the lone inductee this year. Dietrich, who retired in 2011 after 18 seasons as a goaltender in the league, is now General Manager of the Buffalo Bandits.

The induction ceremony for Dietrich begins at 7pm. Fans can purchase tickets to Hall of Fame ceremony, which includes Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, for $50 each. For more information on purchasing tickets, contact the NLL via email at The event had been previously scheduled for October 3.

The Hall of Fame ceremony concludes a busy three days of NLL events. The 2012 NLL Draft is on Monday, October 1 in Toronto at The Westin Harbour Castle. On Sunday, September 30, a Combine for Draft Prospects and non-roster free agents will be held at the new Toronto Rock Training & Practice Facility in Oakville, Ontario.

About the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame

The NLL Hall of Fame was established in 2006 to honor the players, coaches, executives and others who've made immeasurable contributions to the growth of professional box lacrosse. The Hall of Fame currently has 17 members, and has also recognized two members of the media. Each year, Hall of Fame nominees are suggested by the fans of the NLL, and voted on by team executives, current Hall of Fame members as well as senior members of the league's covering media.

Class of 2006 (Founding Members)

Les Bartley
Russ Cline
Chris Fritz
Gary Gait
Paul Gait

Class of 2007

Mike French
Darris Kilgour
Tom Marechek

Class of 2008

Sal LoCascio
Johnny Mouradian
Tony Resch

Class of 2009

Dallas Eliuk
Jim Veltman

Class of 2010

Rich Kilgour
Dan Stroup
John Tucker

Class of 2011

Bob Watson

Members of Media Recognized by Hall of Fame:

Tom Borrelli (2007)
Neil Stevens (2008)

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