Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Popularity Induction Back personally, 6 Legends Honored


The names of 5 regional hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Popularity’s “Class of 2022” were revealed on February 25th in between durations of the Providence Bruins vs Charlotte Checkers “Hall of Popularity Video Game” at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence.

Vin Cimini, establishing chairman of the Hall of Popularity, kept in mind that the 5 brand-new inductees-elect are, “amongst the most accomplished our state has actually produced. Aside from their expert hockey professions and their play representing our country, they each made famous status on the ice at their particular schools.” With their official inductions in August, the variety of honorees in the Hall will reach 37.

The Enshrinement Event & & Supper for the 2022 Class will be hung on Saturday, August 20th at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston. Tickets are now on sale on the the Hall of Popularity’s site– RIHHOF.com

The “Class of 2022” inductees-elect are:

TOM MELLOR
Tom finished from the Cranston CLCF youth hockey program that his dad, Don, co-founded. He starred at the Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY, prior to making All-America honors at Boston College where his retired jersey awaits the rafters of the Conte Online forum. He bet Group U.S.A. on 3 events, taking house a Silver Medal at the 1972 Olympics prior to signing up with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings. He ended his hockey profession by being called MVP of the International Hockey League in 1977.

RALPH WARBURTON
This previous LaSalle excellent captained Dartmouth College to the NCAA title throughout its popular 47-game unbeaten streak in the 1940’s. He then ended up being Rhode Island’s really first Olympian, scoring an amazing 16 objectives in the 1948 Games in St-Moritz prior to leading the Rhode Island Scarlets to our state’s very first National Amateur Champion later on that year. He was formerly honored by the Hall of Popularity in 2018 as its very first Malcolm Greene Chace Award recipient for life time contributions to the video game.

HARVEY BENNETT, JR.
Among the stars of our state’s most popular hockey household, he led Cranston East to the Rhode Island state and New England champions prior to starring at Boston College and betting 5 NHL groups over his professional profession. He two times represented the U.S.A. in global have fun with his bro, Curt, who he will sign up with, together with his dad, Harvey, Sr., both charter conscripts of the Hall of Popularity in 2018.

ROBBIE GAUDREAU
A graduate of Bishop Hendricken, Robbie connected the single-season objectives record at Providence College and was later on chosen an All-American, New England Gamer of the Year, and a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the U.S.A.’s finest college gamer in 1991. He went on to score the most objectives of any native Rhode Islander to play in the National Hockey League. He will join his dad, Bob Gaudreau, a 2021 conscript of the Hall of Popularity.

BOB BELLEMORE
This LaSalle and Providence College goaltending legend backstopped the Friars’ very first ECAC champion and Last 4 NCAA title quote in 1964. After arranging and training Smithfield’s very first high school hockey group and functioning as assistant coach with the Friars, he ended up being the long time goalie coach for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. He went back to PC to coach the Girl Friars’ goaltenders for 19 years and has actually been honored as our country’s Assistant “Coach of the Year” in ladies’s hockey.