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


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. [...]

RI Hockey Hall of Fame Announced

Transcript of Jan 23, 2018 Press Conference Remarks by Hall of Fame Chairman, Vincent Cimini. On January 19, 1898, Rhode Island’s rich and colorful history of organized hockey officially began when seven skaters, four born and raised in Rhode Island, led Brown University to a 6-0 win over Harvard in [...]

  • Jim Bartlett

Bartlett to Become 18th Reds’ AHL Hall of Famer

SPRINGFIELD, MA…The American Hockey League has announced that former RI Reds favorite, Jim Bartlett, has been selected for induction into its Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018. His selection brings to 18 the number of former Reds players, coaches and owners in the AHL hallowed Hall [...]

  • Ron Wilson

Ron Wilson Recalls Career Spent Not Having a ‘Real Job’

Coaching came naturally to RI's long-time USA Hockey and NHL bench boss. Ron Wilson vividly remembers the gold-medal game of the men’s hockey tournament at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Wilson was coaching Team USA as it fought back from a 2-0 deficit against Canada. Ryan Kesler closed the gap [...]