Starting Oct 1st of each year and extending for an 8-week period, nominations together with supporting documentation substantiating Hall of Fame candidacy are solicited annually from the public  For the official nomination forms, please click the NOMINATE button below.

Factual and detailed information must be presented for a nomination to be considered. Scrapbook and newspaper clippings are acceptable, as well as letters from competent references.

As the basis of consideration for the election of nominees, the following attributes will be considered:


To qualify for induction, individuals or teams must have been:

  • Rhode Island born or based; or
  • Played, coached or served in a leadership or support capacity for at least three seasons of organized hockey in Rhode Island; or
  • Achieved extraordinary success or made exceptional contributions to the game stemming from their play or hockey careers in Rhode Island.


The RI Hockey Hall of Fame compiles and maintains a database containing the thoroughly researched profiles and hockey histories of all qualifying candidates. That database now numbers over 200 candidates.

From our growing database, the Board of Directors, serving as the Hall’s Nominating Committee, presents an annual list of nominees to its Selection Committee for its impartial evaluations and selections.

Our Selection Committee is made up of nine qualified and highly respected individuals – sports and hockey historians, hockey writers, broadcast journalists, and sports executives – each carefully chosen for their expertise, local hockey knowledge, integrity, objectivity and impartiality.