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Art Lesieur – Rhode Island’s very first hockey Legend & Hero was born under the Stars & Stripes

2020-03-17T10:54:42-04:00March 17th, 2020|

Art Lesieur is a Providence Reds and Rhode Island hockey legend. With his skillful, imposing blueline play and his rights owned by the Montreal Canadiens, local fans and opposing players, alike, assumed he was Canadian. To the contrary, he was born and raised just 20 miles away in nearby Fall River, MA on September 13, [...]

Buster Clegg Named Recipient of 2020 “Chace Award” for Lifetime Contributions to Hockey

2020-03-12T08:58:50-04:00March 12th, 2020|

The RI Hockey Hall of Fame has announced that Barrington, RI’s, Sylvester “Buster” Clegg, former GM of the RI Reds and founder/president of the RI Reds Heritage Society, has been selected the recipient of the 2020 Malcolm Greene Chace Memorial Trophy recognizing “Achievement and Outstanding Service by a Rhode Islander to the Game of Hockey”. [...]

A History of #EBUG (Emergency Back Up Goalie) in Providence

2020-03-04T16:14:23-05:00February 28th, 2020|

If you're a hockey fan, odds are overwhelming that you’ve heard the story about David Ayres and #EBUG: https://www.nhl.com/news/hurricanes-emergency-backup-goalie-against-maple-leafs/c-315410618 And a great story it is. However, it's one we've heard in these parts before. You'd have to have seen a few faceoffs to remember this one. 20-year-old George Dermksian, who played goal for Central High School -- which hasn't [...]

New “Wall of Fame” Pays Perpetual Tribute to RI’s Hockey Heroes & History

2020-02-26T11:52:10-05:00February 26th, 2020|

When the RI Hockey Hall of Fame was conceived and established in 2016, work immediately began to thoroughly research Rhode Island’s long and deep hockey history. While the research has often been exhaustive, the wealth of information and detail uncovered has been richly revealing…and there is yet more to uncover and share. In addition to [...]

“Class of 2020” Reveal Shares Spotlight with New “Wall of Fame” Unveiling at the Dunk

2020-03-06T11:28:20-05:00February 24th, 2020|

The names of seven local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s “Class of 2020” were unveiled on February 22nd between periods of the Providence Bruins vs Springfield Thunderbirds “Hall of Fame Game” at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. The occasion also marked the unveiling of the Hall of Fame’s new [...]

Tim Army

2020-02-26T15:37:34-05:00February 24th, 2020|

Inducted into the Providence College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997 Inducted into the RI Interscholastic League Hall of Fame in 2011 Tim Army, born April 26, 1963, is the grandson of famed RI Reds’ trainer, George Army, son of former Providence College team captain and star, Tom Army, brother of Boston College All-American, Billy, [...]

Dave Capuano

2020-02-26T15:44:37-05:00February 24th, 2020|

Inducted into the University of Maine Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008 Inducted into the Mount St. Charles Hall of Fame in 2016 Dave was born in Warwick in 1968 and raised in Cranston. A 1986 graduate of Mount St. Charles, he was a two-time All-Stater at the Mount before accepting a scholarship to play [...]

Jack Ferreira

2020-02-24T10:00:25-05:00February 24th, 2020|

Inducted into the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982 Born in Providence in 1944 in Providence, Jack starred in the long line of All-State goaltenders at LaSalle Academy. His play, including an All-New England nod, earned him a scholarship at collegiate powerhouse, Boston University. He played under Jack Kelly and was part of [...]

Jim Fullerton

2020-02-24T09:57:19-05:00February 24th, 2020|

Inducted into the US Collegiate Hall of Fame in 1971 Inducted into the Brown University Hall of Fame in 1974 Inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992 Inducted into the MA hockey Hall of Fame in 2019 One of the true gentlemen in the sport, James Herd “Jim” Fullerton was born in [...]