The Sioux men’s hockey program now has a member in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Ed Belfour was officially inducted on Monday in Toronto with former Sioux teammates Jeff Bowen and Scott Koberinski and his old college assistant coach Cary Eades there for support.
Belfour, who went into UND’s Hall of Fame last year, ranks third all-time in wins by a goaltender. He also has quite a resume of winning championships. Belfour has an NCAA title, a Stanley Cup and an Olympic gold medal.
Yahoo has a good story on Belfour, who showed up with a leather coat on Friday while the others had suits and ties. “That’s Eddie.”
This ESPN article notes that Belfour is one of the best big-game goalies ever. When the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999, Belfour beat Grant Fuhr, Patrick Roy and Dominik Hasek in the last three rounds.
The Toronto Star had an article that said that Belfour “did it his way.”
And in our Sunday story in the Herald, Eades talks about how Belfour wasn’t pegged as a superstar from the start. In fact, if UND lands a 21-year-old recruit from the MJHL, there won’t be many expectations on that player. But now, a 21-year-old recruit from the MJHL is UND’s first Hockey Hall of Fame member.