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


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 [...]

Lou Lamoriello Named Islanders President of Hockey Operations

Rhode Island native son won three Stanley Cups with the Devils Lou Lamoriello, architect of three Stanley Cup championships with the New Jersey Devils and General Manger behind the Toronto Maple Leafs’ recent rise, has been named president of hockey operations for the New York Islanders. "I am excited to [...]

RI’s 1st Hockey Hall of Fame Class Unveiled at March 4th Dunkin’ Donuts Center Ceremonies

On Sunday, March 4th, between periods of the AHL’s Providence Bruins vs Springfield Thuderbirds game at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, the Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame and the Providence Bruins formally unveiled the names and official portraits of 16 Rhode Island hockey greats who will be enshrined [...]

Olympic Gold Medalists Share Memories at PC Reunion

By Vicki-Ann Downing - Twenty years after they captured the first and only Olympic gold medal for the United States in women’s ice hockey, four Friars reunited at Providence College as honored guests at Alumni & Family Weekend, Feb. 9-11. Lisa Brown-Miller ’88, Vicki Movsessian ’94, Sara DeCosta-Hayes ’00, and Laurie [...]

P-Bruins to Unveil Charter Class during March 4 “RI Hockey Hall of Fame Day”

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Bruins, in a gracious offer to assist in the launch and fundraising for the new RI Hockey Hall of Fame, will formally unveil the Hall’s 2018 Charter Class with a scoreboard introduction of the inductees during the first intermission of their Sunday, March 4th, 3:05 pm [...]

  • With Vincent Cimini, center, who made the announcement to create the Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame, are Bill O’Connor, Mal Goldenberg, Arnie Bailey, and Bob Larence. They are members of the Hall’s board of directors.

Rhode Island gets the Hockey Hall of Fame it deserves

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has always punched above its weight when it comes to hockey. Natives of our tiny state, as well as men and women who were born elsewhere but played or coached here, have made their mark at all levels of the game, on and off the ice. [...]