News/Press 2018-01-19T08:03:03+00:00

News/Press

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

John Hynes Named New Nashville Coach

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame Inducts Charter Class

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

RI’s Tim Army Named Head Coach of the AHL’s Iowa Wild

Former Providence College Friar star, Tim Army, has been named coach of the Iowa Wild, the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. Tim, now 55, brings 30 years of coaching experience across the NHL, AHL and NCAA to the Wild. He joins Iowa from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, [...]

RI’s David Quinn Named New York Rangers Head Coach

Cranston native, David Quinn, has been named head coach of the New York Rangers. Quinn, 51, joins a heralded fraternity of RI natives, among them John Hynes (Devils), Ron Wilson (Mighty Ducks, Capitals, Sharks, Maple Leafs), Jack Capuano (Islanders), Lou Lamoriello (Devils), and Tim Army (Avalanche) who have risen to [...]