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RI Hockey Hall of Famer, John Hynes, Named Coach of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild

2023-11-30T13:27:14-05:00November 30th, 2023|

SAINT PAUL, MN (Nov. 27, 2023) – Minnesota Wild President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has named John Hynes Head Coach. A veteran of eight seasons as an NHL Head Coach, Hynes owns a career record of 284-255-63 (.524) in 601 regular season games [...]

Genevieve Lacasse: PC’s “other” Olympic goalie honored her predecessors before her arrival

2023-11-19T21:41:56-05:00November 19th, 2023|

When sculpting her collegiate credentials as a student-goaltender, Genevieve Lacasse did not quite roam the earth, but did cover two countries and two-thirds of the NHL’s Original Six regions. Native to Montreal, she saw action for scholastic or travel teams around Toronto, Chicago, and Detroit. Her attachment to her home and native land never tapered. [...]

Schneider Arena & Friars Celebrate the Golden Anniversary of “Dutch’s Dream”!

2023-10-12T18:28:48-04:00October 12th, 2023|

November 24, 1973, is a landmark date in the annals of Providence College hockey history. On that evening, the puck dropped for the first time at center ice, as Schneider Arena held its grand opening 54 weeks after groundbreaking. The star of the night was sophomore Dan Kennedy, a left winger from Montreal, who scored [...]

From Pawtucket, RI to Las Vegas: Dave Goucher’s “Hat Trick” Hockey Journey

2023-10-10T19:23:31-04:00October 10th, 2023|

When the Vegas Golden Knights open defense of their Stanley Cup championship on October 10, the team will have for its seventh season a TV-radio broadcaster from Pawtucket who himself has achieved quite the record of success. Dave Goucher joined the NHL team six seasons ago, bringing with him his iconic “Get the duck boats [...]

Vice Admiral Ted “Slap Shot” Carter: Burrillville, RI’s “Top Gun” Hockey Player

2023-09-29T18:02:53-04:00September 29th, 2023|

Success in the game of hockey is about the only accomplishment that has eluded Walter “Ted” Carter, Jr., during his exciting journey through life. And that was only temporary. A Rhode Island native born in Burrillville, RI, Carter was recently back in his home town to be honored by the high school he attended. The [...]

The Long and Lasting Legacy of the “Harvey Bennett Hockey Clinics”

2023-06-26T13:25:59-04:00June 26th, 2023|

If you were a good young hockey player in Rhode Island in the 1960s or if you dreamed of becoming one, the place to be on Sundays at noon was the Rhode Island Auditorium. That’s when Harvey Bennett’s hockey school took the ice thanks to the generosity of Reds and Auditorium owner, Lou Pieri, and [...]

A Goalie Goal…not only hockey’s, but, perhaps, sport’s rarest feat.

2023-04-17T20:47:12-04:00April 17th, 2023|

It seems like the entire hockey world has watched in wonder, live or on replay, the goal scored by Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark on February 25, 2023. The rarity of the event was a powerful attraction. In fact, there are even rules established years ago to make it even less apt to happen. But [...]

Norm Rosa: The Maestro of RI Auditorium Ice was the Pulse of the Arena

2023-03-26T13:46:48-04:00March 20th, 2023|

A few decades ago, Norm Rosa's schedule would have looked something like this: R.I. Reds hockey, then a Celtics basketball game, then the comedy team of Martin and Lewis, the rock music of the Grateful Dead, a Rocky Marciano boxing bout, the graceful spins and jumps of the Ice Capades, the rough action of Roller [...]

RI Hockey Hall of Fame Reveals “Class of 2023” at Annual Hall of Fame Game

2023-03-29T18:46:34-04:00February 24th, 2023|

(Providence, RI) The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s “Class of 2023” were unveiled during its annual Hall of Fame Game on February 24th at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence. Vin Cimini, founding chairman of the Hall, performed the ceremonial puck drop prior to the annual [...]