Former UMD Star Jenny Potter, I-Falls Native Dean Blais Among Inductees for U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Also joining Potter and Blais are Boston College men's hockey head coach Jerry York and Wisconsin men's hockey head coach Tony Granato.

EVELETH, Minn. – This week, the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020 was announced. And out of the four inductees, two of them have ties to the Northland.

Former UMD women’s hockey star Jenny Potter is part of the class, thanks to a very successful playing career that saw her win a national championship with the Bulldogs in 2003. The Edina native is the program’s all-time leading scorer.

International Falls native Dean Blais will also be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Blais was the head coach of the Nebraska Omaha men’s hockey program, as well as at North Dakota where he led the Fighting Hawks to two national championships.

Also joining Potter and Blais are Boston College men’s hockey head coach Jerry York and Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Tony Granato. A formal ceremony for the class of 2020 is scheduled to take place in December of 2021.

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