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Monday, October 15, 2012
Hockey is a way of life for Ed Olczyk

By Scott Burnside



DALLAS -- There is a plaque that hangs in the Olczyk house that reads, "We interrupt this family for hockey."

It's not just a saying for the Olczyk clan but a way of life.

It's a way of life that on Monday night saw longtime NHL player, coach and broadcaster Ed Olczyk achieve a lifelong dream of being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

That he shared the moment with a group of family and friends that was so large the official photographer had to open the doors and step out of the official photo room at the event was, well, just about right.

"I'm proud to say hockey is all I know," Olczyk said before the ceremony that also enshrined former U.S. national teammate Mike Modano and New Jersey Devils president and GM Lou Lamoriello.

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