The American Broomball Alliance Hall of Fame Committee has selected the following individuals to be inducted into the ABA Hall of Fame. These legendary players, and team, will be honored in an on ice ceremony Friday night Dec 8, 7:30pm, Augsburg Ice Arena Rink A, in conjunction with the North American Championships, Augsburg Arena in Minneapolis MN.
Tim Clifford - Bloomington MN
7X National Champion, 12x MN State Champion, 4X Gold Broom Champion.,6X North American Champion
"TC" was a game breaking difference maker for Westwood Sports, Jaro's/Wolves, Hansen Sports, and USA Blue. He was a relentless forechecker, and possessed a rocket of a shot. Tim was also a 2x MN State HS Soccer Champion at Bloomington Kennedy. He now joins brother Fred, and sister-in-law Christine in tying the Macalus family with 3 Hall of Fame members each.
Casey Gibbons - St.Paul MN
9X National Champion 2x World Champion (Masters) 5X MN State Champion, 6X North American Champion
"Shakes" has competed at the highest levels for over twenty years. First discovered as a brilliant play-maker while competing with Vannelis, he went on to become a main stay, two-way superstar for the Blues and Barrie's Tavern for the better part of the next two decades. He and brother Sean have terrorized opposing goalkeepers for years with their creative play from behind the net.
Mike Rohde - New Brighton MN
4X National Champion, 1X World Champion Masters, 5X MN State Champion, 7X North American Champion, 2022 World Tournament MVP Masters Division
Rohde broke into the upper level of broomball playing for No-Bull before transferring to the HOF Inferno squad in the mid 2000's. Part of one of the top American lines of all time, playing alongside Trevor Kelsey and Justin Patterson, Rohde's soft hands, and quick stick found the back of the net time after time in big games.
Don Johnson - St. Paul MN
"DJ" has been a game official for the MSF, MRPA, USA Broomball, and the American Broomball Alliance for over 35 years. He has officiated in the MN State Tournament over 25 times, worked the Men A Nationals on numerous occasions, as well as several World Championships, including the 1998 World's held in Bolzano Italy.
MN Selects - 1X World Champion Women's Division. Multi-time Saskatoon Gold Broom and Syracuse Can/Am Champions
Perhaps the greatest American Women's team of all-time, this group of phenomenal athletes were elected to the Hall of Fame in 2021. Due to covid that ceremony was canceled.
Editors note - Inferno, also elected in 2021, will be recognized on ice at the 2024 HOF Ceremony