1947 Hockey Inductees
Although there can only be one freshman class, the sophomore class for the Hockey Hall of Fame filled a lot of holes that perhaps the 1945 committee created. The great players were there in Eddie Shore, Dit Clapper and Aurele Joliat, but what special about this class is the recognition of many of the builders who should have been honoured in the first year. In 1945 only Lord Stanley and Montagu Allan were put in primarily for the donation of trophies. The Builders group of 1947 should have gone in two years before.