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Greg Britz – the First Bishop Hendricken Player to reach the National Hockey League

2021-07-07T10:07:50-04:00July 6th, 2021|

Bishop Hendricken’s future Hobey Baker Award winner, David Emma, made it to the NHL in 1993, the same year as Steven King, one of the stars of the Providence Bruins’ Calder Cup run in 1999. But there was another Hawk who made it to the big show well before both and few know his name. [...]

RI’s Derek Army Named Head Coach of Penguins’ Wheeling Nailers Farm Team

2021-06-04T18:30:04-04:00June 4th, 2021|

WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced that they have removed the interim tag from Derek Army, making him the team's head coach. "Derek's passion for the City of Wheeling and the Nailers organization is something that we truly cherish, as he is an excellent person to have [...]

The Menard Family

2021-05-27T09:09:36-04:00May 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 [...]

Cranston, RI’s, Jack Capuano Named Head Coach of 2021 U.S. Men’s National Team

2021-05-24T15:25:33-04:00May 24th, 2021|

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Jack Capuano associate coach of the NHL's Ottawa Senators and former head coach of the NY Islanders, has been named head coach of the 2021 U.S. Men's National Team that will compete in the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship May 21-June 6 in Riga, Latvia. Capuano will be [...]

Post-War Hockey at Brown: Wes Moulton’s “Miracle on Ice”

2021-05-10T11:53:01-04:00May 4th, 2021|

Since its historic beginnings in 1898, Brown men’s hockey has endured two dormant periods. The first began in 1906, and play was not resumed until 1926. The second iceless stretch began after the 1938-39 season, when along with wrestling, hockey fell victim to the budget axe at the end of the Great Depression. Fortunately, a [...]

PC’s Nate Leaman Named Head Coach of the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team

2021-04-08T11:41:00-04:00April 8th, 2021|

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced on April 7 that Providence College's Nate Leaman, who led Team USA to a gold medal in 2021, will return as head coach of the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team. The U.S. National Junior Team will take part in the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2021 – Jan. 5, [...]

RI’s Hockey Coaches: A Legacy of Stardom and then Paying it Forward

2021-04-07T10:19:36-04:00April 6th, 2021|

Many ex-RI Reds coached at all levels of the game all over the continent after their time in Providence - names like Bessone, Blake, Cook, Flaman, Polano, Reardon, Schmidt, and Sinden, to name just a few. Fortunately, many of those Reds we cheered for settled in Rhode Island and paid the favors forward by coaching [...]