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Rob Gaudreau

2022-08-24T16:10:10-04:00February 25th, 2022|

Inducted in to the Providence College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003 Inducted into the Bishop Hendricken Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 Rob Gaudreau was an offensive-minded right-winger who spent four years in the NHL during the early 90s. In addition to his big league experience, he was standout at Providence College and represented [...]

J. Robert “Bob” Bellemore

2022-08-24T16:16:30-04:00February 25th, 2022|

Inducted into the Providence College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984 Inducted into the RI Interscholastic League Hall of Fame in 2012 Bob Bellemore was born in Smithfield, RI and became a standout goaltender at LaSalle Academy, earning All-State honors in both 1958 and 1959. In 1964, as a sophomore at Providence College, he backboned [...]

It Seemed like a Dream – the night Pawtucket’s Bob Ricci suited up against Gordie Howe and the Whalers

2022-01-23T16:22:06-05:00January 23rd, 2022|

Bob Ricci's done all right for himself. The 62-year-old Pawtucket native lives in California, working as a Strategic Account Manager for the Industrial Division of Sherwin-Williams Paint. It's a good job with an important company that has commercial and retail customers around the globe. Maybe it's not what you dream of as a kid, but [...]

RI’s David Quinn Named Head Coach of the 2022 US Men’s Olympic Hockey Team

2021-12-28T18:11:08-05:00December 28th, 2021|

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - David Quinn will serving as head coach of the U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team for the first time, but he is no stranger to international competition. The former head coach of the NHL's New York Rangers (2018-21), David last coached for Team USA as an assistant coach at the 2016 IIHF [...]

Here’s how Football and a Brown Undergrad Gave Birth to RI Schoolboy Hockey

2021-11-21T13:01:28-05:00November 15th, 2021|

The New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University is widely recognized as the site of the first college football game in the USA. The Rutgers game, played in 1869 against Princeton (then known as the College of New Jersey), was reported to have more resembled the game of soccer than the “football” we know today. Two [...]

The Long and Lasting Legend of 17-Year-Old Norm Desaulniers

2021-10-23T18:13:44-04:00October 22nd, 2021|

It’s every sports-minded young person’s dream to hit the home run that wins the game…nail the shot that beats the buzzer…score that sudden death goal. The ultimate thrill, however, as improbable as it might be, would be to someday “play in the bigs.” If you grew up in Rhode Island in the early and mid [...]

Greg Britz – the First Bishop Hendricken Player to reach the National Hockey League

2021-07-07T10:07:50-04:00July 6th, 2021|

Bishop Hendricken’s future Hobey Baker Award winner, David Emma, made it to the NHL in 1993, the same year as Steven King, one of the stars of the Providence Bruins’ Calder Cup run in 1999. But there was another Hawk who made it to the big show well before both and few know his name. [...]