Congrats to Edmonton Sun sports vet Terry Jones for his Hockey Hall of Fame inductee nod.
Jones, a Sun sports staffer since 1982, has been covering the Edmonton Oilers since their inception in 1972, says a Sun news story.
Affectionately called Jonesy by colleagues, the hockey/football writer got a call from the Hockey Hall of Fame on Thursday advising him he is this year's recipient of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for hockey journalism.
Named by the Professional Hockey Writers Association, he will be inducted to the Hall in November in Toronto.
Like many of Canada's sports writers, Jones got his start in high school writing hockey reports for the local newspaper in Lacombe. He worked for the Edmonton Journal from 1967 to 1982.
The Sun story says Jones "has covered over 500 Stanley Cup playoff games, including all 251 played by the Edmonton Oilers."