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Bartlett to Become 18th Reds’ AHL Hall of Famer

2018-01-22T07:40:10-05:00January 22nd, 2018|

SPRINGFIELD, MA…The American Hockey League has announced that former RI Reds favorite, Jim Bartlett, has been selected for induction into its Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018. His selection brings to 18 the number of former Reds players, coaches and owners in the AHL hallowed Hall of Fame, by far the [...]

Ron Wilson Recalls Career Spent Not Having a ‘Real Job’

2018-01-19T07:49:01-05:00January 19th, 2018|

Coaching came naturally to RI's long-time USA Hockey and NHL bench boss. Ron Wilson vividly remembers the gold-medal game of the men’s hockey tournament at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Wilson was coaching Team USA as it fought back from a 2-0 deficit against Canada. Ryan Kesler closed the gap to one goal in the [...]

The First Olympic Ice Hockey Tournament

2020-01-14T10:05:26-05:00January 18th, 2018|

It may seem odd, but the very first Olympic ice hockey tournament did not take place in Winter. It was held at the 1920 Summer games in Antwerp, Belgium. At the time, organized international ice hockey was still relatively new. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the sport's governing body, was created on May 15, [...]

How the E-22 Landed at the Auditorium

2020-01-14T10:12:31-05:00January 17th, 2018|

What do the names Kleenex, Formica, Xerox, Scotch Tape, Coke and Zamboni all have in common? Well, they are "eponyms." Eponyms (we had to look that one up) are proprietary brand names that have become synonymous with product categories: Kleenex with soft facial tissue, Formica with counter tops, Xerox with photocopies, Scotch Tape with cellophane [...]

RI’s Bob O’Connor: USA “National Coach-in-Chief”

2020-01-14T10:13:42-05:00January 17th, 2018|

Rhode Island has been known for many, many successful and influential coaches at all levels of the game over the past century - Belisle, Eccleston, Mousseau, Cimini, Lamoriello, Ernst, Fullerton, Degidio, Mandigo, Crins, Army, Augustine, Wilson, Hynes, Capuano, Leaman, McCurdy - to name just a few. One name that stands especially tall is that of [...]