New England Hockey Journal - August 2016 - 17
bentley to build new rink on campus
announced plans last month
to build a new 2,000-seat,
multipurpose arena on
campus that will be the new
home for its hockey team.
Construction is scheduled to begin
this fall and be completed in early 2018.
The university has teamed with Architectural Resources Cambridge to design a
new venue with approximately 2,000 fixed
seats that also can accommodate up to
3,400 people for large-scale events including seminars, concerts and guest speakers.
Since 1977, the hockey team has used the
John A. Ryan Arena in Watertown, Mass.
The new arena is part of the university's
10-year capital plan to modernize and expand the campus, which also includes renovating academic buildings and residence
halls and building a new health and wellness center and a new academic building.
For hockey, there will be a wide range
of amenities, including locker rooms
for the Falcons and visiting teams, an
equipment room, a weight room and a
sports medicine center.
Bentley president Gloria Larson stated, "As a university, we will continue to invest in important strategic initiatives that
raise academic quality, as well as those
that provide a rich student life that all
leading residential higher-education institutions should offer. This arena will enable
us to host a wide range of student and academic events, as well as support our successful Division 1 hockey program."
$55K raised in Classic
The rivalry between Boston College and
Boston University hit the ice again on July
15 for the second annual Comm. Ave Charity Classic, featuring alumni from both programs facing off at Walter Brown Arena.
The event raised more than $55,000,
with all proceeds benefiting Compassionate Care ALS, in honor of Ron Perryman,
Pete Frates, Dick Kelley and all those
affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
(ALS). In addition to Compassionate Care
ALS, the Travis Roy Foundation also was a
part of the event; Roy was paralyzed in his
first college hockey game for BU almost 21
years ago and has helped hundreds of others who have suffered spinal-cord injuries
through his foundation.
Fans in attendance were treated to a
high-scoring affair that saw BC skate to
a 13-8 win, evening the series 1-1.
A familiar line from the Eagles' Fro-
Dave Arnold's gallery of
Comm. Ave Classic action
is expected to open
in early 2018.
zen Four team of 2014 teamed up again,
with Johnny Gaudreau, Kevin Hayes
(Dorchester, Mass.) and Bill Arnold
(Needham, Mass.) combining for 13
points. Hayes was the game's leading
point scorer (2-3-5), while Calgary Flames
standout Gaudreau had a hat trick.
Longtime BU coach Jack Parker
(Somerville, Mass.) returned to the
bench at Walter Brown as 17 of his former players came back to campus to
participate in the event, ranging from
Shawn McEachern (Waltham, Mass.),
who starred at BU from 1988-91, all
to way to recent grads Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass.) and Danny
O'Regan (Needham, Mass.).
The charity game featured other current and former NHL and AHL stars, including Stanley Cup winners Brian Dumoulin (Biddeford, Maine) of BC, Nick
Bonino (Unionville, Conn.) of BU and
Conor Sheary (Melrose, Mass.) of UMass.
becker mourns Hoar's passing
Becker (Mass.) College, as well as many
of his friends and former players, are
mourning the loss of hockey coach and assistant athletic director Steve Hoar, who
passed away on July 11 at the age of 64.
Hoar was the head coach at Division 3
Becker since 2007, earning a record of 84143-15. He was named ECAC Northeast
Coach of the Year award following the
2007-08 season, as he guided the Ice Hawks
to a 12-12-2 record. Under Hoar's leadership,
Becker earned a spot in the ECAC Northeast tournament six times, including five
consecutive seasons from 2007-11.
The former Boston College player began his coaching career as an assistant
at West Point, and later served as head
coach at Plattsburgh State and Tufts.
"College hockey lost one of the good
guys with passing of Steve Hoar," said
assistant vice president and director
of athletics Frank Millerick. "He was a
lifelong coach who touched the lives of
hundreds of student-athletes from West
Point to Plattsburgh to Tufts, and finally,
"He was part of Becker hockey since
its inception in 2006 and can truly claim
that he built the program from the ground
up. Steve's passion and love for the sport
of college hockey and dedication to his
players are unmatched. He will be dearly
missed by me and all who knew him."
Hockey East back at Fenway
The City of Boston, Hockey East and
Fenway Sports Management announced
the return of outdoor competitive hockey to Fenway Park, with Frozen Fenway
2017, a two-week series of hockey and ice
skating events taking place at Fenway
Park from Jan. 4-16, 2017.
Two Hockey East doubleheaders will
feature eight of the premier college hockey
programs in New England and are scheduled to take place on Jan. 7 and 14. Game
times will be announced at a later date:
Jan. 7: Boston University vs. Massachusetts; Boston College vs. Providence
Jan. 14: Maine vs. Connecticut; New
Hampshire vs. Northeastern
bC names captains
Senior forward Chris Calnan (Norwell,
Mass.) will serve as captain of the 201617 Boston College hockey team while
classmates Austin Cangelosi and Ryan
Fitzgerald (North Reading, Mass.) will
serve as assistant captains, according to
an announcement made in July by head
coach Jerry York (Watertown, Mass.).
The Eagles' new captain corps was
voted on by their peers, coaches and program personnel.
Ian McCoshen also was voted a captain alongside Calnan but elected to forgo
his senior season after signing an entrylevel contract with the Florida Panthers.
Forward Zach Sanford (Auburn,
N.H.), who had two years of eligibility
remaining, also turned pro, signing with
the Washington Capitals, who drafted
him in the second round in 2013. Calnan
will don the 'C' following a junior season
that resulted in three goals and eight
assists. The Chicago draft pick was an
alternate captain this past season and
missed 12 games in 2015-16 due to a nagging lower-body injury.
Quinnipiac's Riga appointed
Quinnipiac associate head coach Bill
Riga has been appointed as a member
of the NCAA Men's and Women's Ice
Hockey Rules Committee.
Riga will serve on the committee
from Sept. 1, 2016, through Aug. 31, 2020.
He will be one of two NCAA Division 1
coaches on the committee.
2016-17 will mark Riga's ninth year at
Quinnipiac and third as the Bobcats' associate head coach. Last season, Quinnipiac was honored as the 2015-16 NCAA Division 1 Staff of the Year after it reached
the No. 1 ranking on its way to winning
ECAC Hockey regular-season and tournament championships, and reaching the
NCAA championship game for the second time in four seasons.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of New England Hockey Journal - August 2016
NEHJ August 2016
Our Starting Lineup
Around the Region
Bruins Beat: Ryan Donato
NHL New England
NHL New England Digital Directory
BONUS: Comm Ave Charity Classic gallery
NEHJ Skate Guide: Brand Loyalty
NEHJ Skate Guide: Sharpening 101
NEHJ Skate Guide: Buyer's Guide
Prep/High School Guide
NEHJ TV EPISODES
The Goalie Guru
The Hockey Mom
Summer Camp Directory
Hangin' Out With …
New England Hockey Journal - August 2016
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