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

2020-02-26T11:52:10+00:00 February 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

2020-02-24T15:38:25+00:00 February 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 [...]

John Hynes Named New Nashville Coach

2020-01-08T15:07:42+00:00 January 8th, 2020|

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced on Tuesday, January 7th, that the team has named Warwick, RI native John Hynes as the third head coach in franchise history. He replaces Attleboro native and former Providence Bruins’ player, captain and coach Peter Laviolette. "John Hynes is a bright young coach and great leader [...]

RI Hockey Hall of Famer, Cammi Granato, Becomes the NHL’s First Female Pro Scout

2019-09-26T11:33:12+00:00 September 26th, 2019|

Ron Francis, General Manager of the NHL’s new Seattle franchise, has announced that Cammi Granato will join the team’s fold of pro scouts to begin the process of evaluating which players to select in the 2021 Expansion Draft. The former Providence College Lady Friar and U.S. Olympic captain and gold medalist, is a 2018 charter [...]

10 Greats Become the Newest Members of the Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame

2019-09-10T10:45:26+00:00 September 10th, 2019|

Ten greats became the newest honored members of the Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame during formal enshrinement ceremonies on Friday, September 6th at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln. Also honored was Larry Reid, recipient of the annual Malcolm Greene Chace Trophy awarded for “Lifetime contribution of a Rhode Islander to the Game [...]

Jordan Binnington credits time in Providence for preparing him to face Boston in Stanley Cup Finals

2019-07-24T09:54:25+00:00 May 24th, 2019|

Jordan Binnington will start for the St. Louis Blues against the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals. Interestingly, he played for our Providence Bruins, the B’s American Hockey League affiliate last season and also received a nod to play in the AHL All-Star Game. At the start of last season, the Blues were [...]

Zellio Toppazzini’s Grand Nephew, Justin Williams, Leads Hurricanes into Battle with Bruins

2019-05-16T10:58:48+00:00 May 9th, 2019|

Carolina Hurricanes captain Justin Williams is not a Rhode Islander (and who knows if he’s ever even set foot in the Ocean State), but it’s worth noting that Williams is related to Rhode Island hockey royalty. The 37-year-old Williams, who will be in the spotlight when the Bruins meet the Hurricanes in the NHL’s Eastern [...]

“Class of 2019” Highlighted by the Election of the “Fathers” of RI Hockey

2019-02-25T14:00:55+00:00 February 25th, 2019|

On February 22nd, more than 7,500 were on hand at the Dunkin Donuts Center when the names and official portraits of the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s “Class of 2019” were unveiled between periods of the game between the Providence Bruins and Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The 10 honorees include players, executives, educators and coaches, many [...]

Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame Inducts Charter Class

2018-09-25T14:57:03+00:00 September 25th, 2018|

Sixteen hockey greats became official charter members of the Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame during formal enshrinement ceremonies on Thursday, September 20th at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln. Charter class inductees, in alphabetical order, are: Bill Belisle, Curt Bennett, Harvey Bennett, Sr., Bryan Berard, Keith Carney, Joe Cavanagh, Sara DeCosta-Hayes, Cammi Granato, [...]

RI Reds’ Legend, “Hago” Harrington, Elected to US Hockey Hall of Fame

2019-01-15T11:16:24+00:00 August 10th, 2018|

The US Hockey Hall of Fame has announced that former Providence Reds star, Leland “Hago” Harrington, will be enshrined as part of its Class of 2018. Formal ceremonies will be held in Nashville, TN, in December. Harrington’s induction will mark the 4th consecutive year that an honoree with Rhode Island roots will be enshrined in the US Hockey [...]