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Greater Buffalo Sports HOF announces 2022 inductees

Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller in uniform on the ice.
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller is among the Class of 2022.

The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame has announced 12 inductees for the Class of 2022.

Among them are Ryan Miller, who spent 11 of his 18 NHL seasons in goal for the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Braves forward Bob Kaufmann and rower Emily Regan, who won an Olympic gold medal in 2016 as part of the U.S. eight crew and three golds at the World Rowing Championships.

Here is the complete list:

Jeff Anastasia – Winningest boys coach in Western New York basketball history. Career record of 602-139 at Olean High School.

Gordy Bukaty (deceased) – Four sport standout at Lackawanna High School. Captain and two-way performer for U/B football. Lackawanna High School football coach and administrator. Passed away in 1987 at the age of 48.

A black and white headshot of Buffalo Braves forward Bob Kauffman.
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Buffalo Braves forward Bob Kauffman is among the Class of 2022.

Cott Family – Includes Orval Sr., Ed, Orv Jr. and Marty. Multi-sport stars known most prominently for their talents on the baseball diamond.

Jim Hanley – First sport fisherman to be inducted. Has spent a lifetime of guiding fisherman on the waters of Lake Erie. Successful host of Jim Hanley’s Northeast Outdoors TV show.

Bob Kauffman (deceased) – Four seasons with Buffalo Braves averaged 15.8 points and 9.2 rebounds. Three-time NBA All-Star in Buffalo. Passed away in 2015 at the age of 69.

Cora Livingston (deceased) – Pioneer of women’s professional wrestling. Became world champion in 1910. Passed away in 1957 at the age of 70.

William “Doc” McMahon (deceased) – Tournament director for Niagara Falls Country Club and Porter Cup for 17 years. Chaired the Porter Cup from 1962-64 and 1974. Passed away in 1995 at the age of 74.

Ryan Miller – Buffalo Sabres goalie, who captured 2010 Vezina Trophy. Winningest American-born goalie in NHL history, including 284 victories over 11 seasons with the Sabres.

Jim Nowicki – Founder and race director of the Subaru 4-Mile Chase. A true organizer and contributor. Also a member of WNY Softball Hall of Fame and noted local basketball official.

A headshot of  Gold Medal rower Emily Regan, wearing a blue Nike jersey with the Team USA logo on it.
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Gold Medal rower Emily Regan is among the Class of 2022.

Emily Regan – Rower, who won a gold medal in 2016 Olympics. Three-sport star at Nichols. First team All-American rower at Michigan State.

Susan Schoellkopf – Equestrian. Owner and operator of SBS Farms, Inc. Has trained 7 National High Score award horses. Top national horse judge. Executive Director of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center.

Tim Winn- Basketball. Two-time WNY Player of the Year. Led LaSalle High School to a pair of New York State titles. Point guard for St. Bonaventure’s 2000 NCAA Tourney team.

2022 Team of Distinction: Sweet Home Volleyball – Under direction of Sally Kus, went 792-29 and won 15 consecutive regionals and 20-straight Section VI Class A championships. 292 consecutive wins and recognized as the nation’s best girl’s volleyball program in the country.

This is the 32nd class of inductees since the hall was founded in 1991 and brings total membership to 376. This year's ceremony will be June 8 at Buffalo Riverworks.