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70 years ago, Brown became Maroon to help win Gold & Glory for Rhode Island hockey

2022-04-06T15:42:28-04:00March 9th, 2022|

Over the years, Rhode Island has captured 10 USA national hockey titles. Its first came in 1948, at a time when USA Hockey was known as AHAUS, the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States. That year, the Rhode Island Scarlets captured the “Memorial Cup”, the trophy of the US National Seniors Championships, by defeating [...]

Names of 5 RI hockey greats unveiled as RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s “Class of 2022”

2022-02-26T11:32:54-05:00February 26th, 2022|

(Providence, RI) The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s “Class of 2022” were unveiled on February 25th between periods of the Providence Bruins vs Charlotte Checkers “Hall of Fame Game” at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. Vin Cimini, founding chairman of the Hall of Fame, noted [...]

J. Robert “Bob” Bellemore

2022-08-24T16:16:30-04:00February 25th, 2022|

Inducted into the Providence College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984 Inducted into the RI Interscholastic League Hall of Fame in 2012 Bob Bellemore was born in Smithfield, RI and became a standout goaltender at LaSalle Academy, earning All-State honors in both 1958 and 1959. In 1964, as a sophomore at Providence College, he backboned [...]

Rob Gaudreau

2022-08-24T16:10:10-04:00February 25th, 2022|

Inducted in to the Providence College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003 Inducted into the Bishop Hendricken Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 Rob Gaudreau was an offensive-minded right-winger who spent four years in the NHL during the early 90s. In addition to his big league experience, he was standout at Providence College and represented [...]

Tom Mellor

2022-08-24T16:11:05-04:00February 25th, 2022|

Inducted into the Boston College Athletics Hall of Fame in 1980 Defenseman Tom Mellor was born in 1950 and raised in Cranston, RI. He came up through the collegiate hockey ranks, playing with Boston College after starring at Northwood Prep School in Lake Placid. As a Boston College freshman in 1968-69, Tom scored nine goals [...]

It Seemed like a Dream – the night Pawtucket’s Bob Ricci suited up against Gordie Howe and the Whalers

2022-01-23T16:22:06-05:00January 23rd, 2022|

Bob Ricci's done all right for himself. The 62-year-old Pawtucket native lives in California, working as a Strategic Account Manager for the Industrial Division of Sherwin-Williams Paint. It's a good job with an important company that has commercial and retail customers around the globe. Maybe it's not what you dream of as a kid, but [...]