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Inducted in 1985 … Spring Valley H.S., Class of 1949 … outstanding hockey goaltender who was an alternate netminder for the United States ice hockey team in the 1956 Olympics in Cortina díAmpezzo, Italy … has played, coached or sponsored hockey on local, national and international levels … began as a defenseman for the Schenectady Generals of the Tri-State Hockey League, but switched to goalie and soon flourished … in 1982, he starred in goal for the seniors all-star squad from the Northeast that earned a bronze medal in the Seniors World Cup … in the Senior World Tournament, he helped the U.S. national team to one gold medal, one silver and two bronze medals from 1978 to 1982 … has sponsored local youth hockey teams through his car dealer-ship, Erickson Oldsmobile Inc., and has been goaltending coach for a youth club for ages 7 to 16 … also sponsored youth teams in baseball and bowling … at Union College in Schenectady, he lettered in hockey, football and la-crosse … at Spring Valley, he lettered in football and baseball three years each, wrestling two years and skiing one year … at Mount Hermon (Mass.) Prep School, he lettered in hockey, football, baseball and lacrosse.