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PC’s Nate Leaman Named Head Coach of the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team

2021-04-08T11:41:00-04:00April 8th, 2021|

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced on April 7 that Providence College's Nate Leaman, who led Team USA to a gold medal in 2021, will return as head coach of the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team. The U.S. National Junior Team will take part in the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2021 – Jan. 5, [...]

RI’s Hockey Coaches: A Legacy of Stardom and then Paying it Forward

2021-04-07T10:19:36-04:00April 6th, 2021|

Many ex-RI Reds coached at all levels of the game all over the continent after their time in Providence - names like Bessone, Blake, Cook, Flaman, Polano, Reardon, Schmidt, and Sinden, to name just a few. Fortunately, many of those Reds we cheered for settled in Rhode Island and paid the favors forward by coaching [...]

In 1955, LaSalle’s hockey team went “Gaga” meeting Tenley Albright at St George’s rink

2021-04-06T12:15:31-04:00March 20th, 2021|

On Dec. 10th, 1955, it was a jubilee of sorts at St. George’s school in Middletown. The school’s Cabot Memorial Rink was surrounded rows deep with all ages straining for a glimpse of Tenley Albright, perhaps the most famous woman in American sports over the decade. Indeed, two years earlier she became the first American [...]

George Army

2021-08-29T10:19:10-04:00February 21st, 2021|

Inducted into the Rhode Island Reds Hall of Fame in 1964 A “Class of 1964” inductee into the RI Reds Hall of Fame, George Army, the Reds’ iconic and revered trainer from 1934 to 1969, had the longest tenure of any individual associated with the team. Self-taught during a time when there were no schools [...]

David Quinn

2021-08-29T10:24:46-04:00February 21st, 2021|

David was born in Cranston in 1966, developing his hockey skills in the CLCF and the Johnston youth league, where he captained USA Hockey's National Bantam Champions in 1981. He played his high school hockey at the Kent School in Connecticut, where he was a 2-year captain and team MVP. Highly touted, Dave was the [...]

Miracles: The Miracle on Ice and the One that Came Next

2020-10-12T11:29:18-04:00October 12th, 2020|

Virtually every single American knows the ever-so-famous “Miracle On Ice” story of the 1980 USA ice hockey team during that year’s Winter Olympics, held in Lake Placid, NY. However, few are familiar with the events that followed for Team USA, as a country and the world’s ice hockey community wondered if the Americans could do [...]

The RI Auditorium – Epicenter of RI Hockey for Nearly Half a Century

2021-07-19T11:57:43-04:00May 27th, 2020|

The news first appeared on the front page of the Providence Journal the morning of April 18th, 1925. Headlines announced plans for Rhode Island to become the home of New England’s largest auditorium, “an imposing structure of artistic design, seating 8,000 persons and costing $500,000.” The new facility was hailed as being “of vital importance [...]

Iceland – Rhode Island’s Visionary Outdoor Hockey Haven in Neighboring Seekonk

2021-07-19T11:57:33-04:00July 20th, 2020|

Anthony Venditti became famous in automotive circles, not only here in Rhode Island but in a good part of the nation. Known as the “Godfather” of stock car racing in New England, his almost single-handed creation of the Seekonk Speedway and the innovations he introduced to the sport there made him one of the early [...]