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Scott Niedermayer to be honoured at Western Financial Place Dec. 27

Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and Cranbrook native Scott Niedermayer will be in Cranbrook at Western Financial Place on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. as the City of Cranbrook honours the NHL great with the unveiling of a bronze plaque commemorating his illustrious hockey career.

The plaque will be unveiled at ice level ahead of the Kootenay Ice home game against the visiting Spokane Chiefs starting at 7 p.m. Scott Niedermayer is expected to participate in a ceremonial puck drop at centre ice.

In the spring of 2013, Mayor Wayne Stetski and members of Council commissioned a bronze plaque which will be permanently mounted inside Western Financial Place along the concourse.

"Scott and Rob Niedermayer are two of Cranbrook's best known and most respected citizens," said Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski, Mayor of the City of Cranbrook. "While both are incredible athletes, Scott is the only player in hockey history to win every North American and international championship available to a Canadian player, including the Stanley Cup, the World Championship, an Olympic gold medal, the World Junior Championship and the World Cup of Hockey — truly an amazing legacy!"

For tickets to the game, please call the Kootenay Ice office at 250-417-0322. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. And 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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