Seven years his brother Fred’s junior, he already had a 10-year professional career etched on his record when he was traded by the Montreal Canadians to the Cleveland Barons joining his player-coach brother for the 1964-65 season. A fiery right winger, he had begun his pro career with Winnipeg of the Western League where he set a record for most rookie goals. Drafted by the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks in 1958, he played briefly with Chicago then moved to Calgary. He played for the Buffalo Bisons of the AHL in 1958-60, carrying on a fierce rivalry with brother Fred, then played two years with the Detroit Red Wings in 1960-62, accumulating 21 goals and eight assists in his first season there and performing solidly as a checker when the Red Wings reached the Stanley Cup final. In his six seasons with the Barons he reached double digit totals in goals scored five times, highlighted by a career best 41-goal outburst in 1967-68 to earn the team’s MVP award. After retiring in 1969, he left his son Michael in Greater Cleveland where he remained deeply involved in coaching high school and minor league teams and frequently hosts his famous dad.
Fred and Howie Glover become only the fourth pair of siblings to be inducted into the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame when they are honored tonight and only the second to be inducted together, joining swimmers Gretchen and Christine Kluter who were honored in the first induction ceremonies in 1976. Paul Fina was inducted in 1978 for his feats in gymnastics and brother Louis followed in 1984. For sheer numbers, however, the Milkovich family still stands alone. Wrestlers Tom (1976) and Pat (1986) are enshrined with their father Mike, the legendary Maple Heights High coach who was honored for meritorious service in 1978.