Recently, Massachusetts Hockey hosted our 2019 Annual Awards and Hall of Fame evening, in conjunction with our Annual Meeting weekend on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor.
The Master of Ceremonies included our own Hall of Fame member and Hockey East Commissioner Joe Bertagna.
Saturday evening began with a cocktail hour before the about 200 guests were seated for the festivities.
The evening began with the following receiving the following awards: Bryan Harrington for the Milt Kaufman Award, Nick McCummings for the Duke Kumpel Special Achievement Award, Peter Giuliano for the Massachusetts Hockey President's Award, Kevin Stevens for the Dr. Alan Ashare Safety Award and Ryan McCrillis for the Ron & Jo DiFilippo Registrar Award.
Then, after dinner was served, our Hall of Fame Inductees were introduced and then sat down for a Question and Answer session.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2019 includes: long time dedicated Massachusetts Hockey volunteer Nick Demarco (Builder), retired Norwich coach Michael H. McShane, former player and current Boston Bruins general manager and 2019 NHL GM of the Year Don Sweeney and retired UNH coach Dick Umile.
Those in attendance include but are not limited to: USA Hockey General Counsel Casey Jorgensen; USAH Program Service Manager Andy Gibson; USAH Chairman of the Board Ron DeGregorio; 1998 USAH Gold Winning Coach Ben Smith; Retired UMass Lowell Coach Bill Riley, Jr.; Retired NHL Ice Hockey Official and Hall of Fame Member Paul Stewart.
Below is the program, some pictures and videos from the evening.
Hall of Fame Website: https://www.mahockey.org/hof