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Former Flyer Mark Howe among U.S. hockey honorees

Former Flyers defenseman Mark Howe and ECHL co-founder Pat Kelly will receive the Lester Patrick Trophy for their service to United States hockey on Wednesday night.

During the ceremony at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, former NHL player Craig Janney (Hartford, Conn.), long-time high school hockey coach Bill Belisle (Manville, R.I.) , and the 1996 U.S. World Cup team will be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.

Howe grew up in Detroit while his legendary father, Gordie, was starring for the Red Wings. Mark Howe, regarded as the best defenseman in Flyers history, went into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.

Philadelphia is hosting Wednesday's induction ceremony as part of the Flyers' 50th anniversary season.

The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum is in Eveleth, Minn.