Snider inducted into USA Hockey Hall of Fame

It looked like it was going to be a fool’s game, trying to bring professional hockey to a city whose only previous foray was a 4-win team known as the Philadelphia Quakers that lasted one forgettable NHL season in the 1930′s. But Ed Snider, born and raised in Washington, DC, who had never seen a hockey game until his adult years when a friend took him to a game at the old Madison Square Garden, pressed on when one loan officer not attuned to the sport looked him in the eye and said “I don’t think soccer is going to …