U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction to take place in Detroit on Dec. 2

Michigan's three U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame honorees for the Class of 2013 - Doug Weight, Ron Mason and Peter Karmanos Jr.

By Michael Caples –

USA Hockey announced today that the 2013 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner will take place on Monday, Dec. 2, in Detroit.

The class – featuring Michigan’s Peter Karmanos Jr., Ron Mason and Doug Weight – will be honored at the Soundboard at Motor City Casino.

“We’re extremely pleased to bring the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction to the great state of Michigan and Hockeytown for the very first time,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey, in a release. “The Class of 2013 is an extraordinary group and we expect a capacity crowd for this very special evening.”

Tickets will go on sale for the event on Tuesday, Oct. 15. This is the first time since USA Hockey took over the selection process and induction event in 2006 that it will take place in Michigan.

Read more about the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame’s new class:

U.S. Hockey Hall: Warren native Doug Weight’s playmaking ways rewarded

U.S. Hockey Hall: Karmanos grew up a fan, became a leader in the sport

U.S. Hockey Hall: Mason’s storied coaching career continues to be recognized

Mason, Karmanos, Weight to be inducted into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame