The Menard Family

2024-03-03T20:53:14-05:00May 25th, 2021|

While history notes that Thomas Eccleston Jr. founded Burrillville High School hockey in 1938, the record book suggests that the Menard family deserves at least a sub-title billing on the cover of that story. It was to Eccleston’s great good fortune that Maxime and Albina Menard, Canadian immigrants, had settled in Burrillville a half [...]

The Guay Family

2021-05-27T11:32:23-04:00May 24th, 2021|

The French-Canadians influence on molding life and customs in northern Rhode Island cannot be overstated. That fact is even more profound when considered in the context of ice hockey. While some RI hockey greats simply came to know and fall in love with hockey, Paul Guay, raised in North Smithfield, RI, was born into [...]