A few days later, the spotlight narrowed a bit to the Bay State, focusing on the dedicated volunteers of the game at Massachusetts Hockey’s Annual Congress. And, yes, Dr. Alan Ashare took a star turn at both.
Congratulations to all of our service award recipients from Massachusetts at USA Hockey President’s Awards last week in Denver, CO! Swipe to see their amazing achievements. Thank you to this group for that they have done for Massachusetts Hockey! pic.twitter.com/0XiGSQf45v— Massachusetts Hockey (@Mass_Hockey) June 16, 2022
Near the end of June, a couple of Mass natives, Kip St. Germaine and Joe Howard, were recognized as part of the historic team achievement that was Team USA's first-ever Paralympic gold medal.
This weekend at Massachusetts Hockey’s Annual Congress we took the time to celebrate and honor our volunteers for all of their hard work. Join us in congratulating and thanking them for all that they do for Mass Hockey! pic.twitter.com/rLN7pX6J1K— Massachusetts Hockey (@Mass_Hockey) June 21, 2022
And, if it's July, it's the NHL Entry Draft, where nine of Mass Hockey's pro prospects heard their names called over the course of the weekend.
The 2002 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team took their place as the first Paralympic team to be inducted into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame last night! #TeamUSAHOF pic.twitter.com/0UyOenqoQn— USA Hockey (@usahockey) June 25, 2022
To read more about each, check out this Nine Players from Massachusetts Chosen in the 2022 NHL Draft feature from mahockey.org
Over the summer, we caught up with Millis native Matt Boldy, who went on to score 31 goals in 81 regular season games with the Minnesota Wild this past season. We also checked in with Boston College legend Greg Brown, who talked about returning to the Heights as the Eagles head coach and what it means to take over the program about which he has cared so deeply for so long.
Turning into the fall, we talked to Boston native Olivia Soares about Building Character On and Off the Ice, Falmouth's Paul Moore about What Makes a Kid Coachable and to NESN studio analyst (and hockey dad/coach) Billy Jaffe about some Tips for New Hockey Parents
In a November highlight, we looked to Bruins forward and Weymouth native Charlie Coyle for Shooting Tips to Score More Goals. Hint: It's to shoot more.
December also set up as a good time to look back at the highlights from late-November's Massachusetts State Hockey Championships presented by Sparx. Definitely worth the 38 seconds!
Coaches from across Massachusetts gathered at @WarriorIceArena this morning to learn from Coach Montgomery, Coach Gruden, and @usahockey representatives during the 12th Annual #NHLBruins Coaching Symposium, pres. by @MassGenBrigham and in partnership with @Mass_Hockey. pic.twitter.com/XybFM7HZMY— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 3, 2022
More team accolades, too!
Check out some of the great action that took place at the Massachusetts Hockey State Championships presented by Sparx. From November 25-27, we hosted 60 teams and 102 games and crowned FIVE State Champions! Special thank you to @_MSFilms for capturing the excitement! pic.twitter.com/ihr6rFz2V7— Massachusetts Hockey (@Mass_Hockey) December 8, 2022
Last month, 10U and 12U Youth and Girls’ players had their chance to compete in the Bruins Academy Mini 1-on-1 powered by @tdbank_us. Congratulations to our 10U Winners, the Boston Jr. Eagles and the Boston Jr. Penguins, who have won a trip to NHL All-Star Weekend! pic.twitter.com/BbEWMH7Y9O— Massachusetts Hockey (@Mass_Hockey) December 15, 2022
And in individual action, we have this list of names to keep an eye on for the future.
Additionally, congratulations to our 12U teams and sled team winners, the Bay State Breakers, Providence Hockey Club and the Spaulding Sledgehogs, who have won tickets to a @nhlbruins home game! pic.twitter.com/Ea4ACVLybH— Massachusetts Hockey (@Mass_Hockey) December 15, 2022
For the players listed above, they could see an aspirational future in the form of Matty Beniers and Kevin Hayes as a pair of Mass-born NHL All-Stars this past January.
Congratulations and good luck to our 4 Massachusetts players featured in the upcoming BioSteel All-American game playing for Team Blue. This game features the top American- born prospects that are eligible for the upcoming NHL Draft. #MassProud pic.twitter.com/DYiTJ7k92O— Massachusetts Hockey (@Mass_Hockey) December 30, 2022
Massachusetts Hockey joins the rest of the hockey community in sending condolences to the family and friends of Dylan Quinn, goaltender for Southeastern Regional/BP high school and a member of Tri County Saints and Bridgewater Bandits. pic.twitter.com/9xt64nQBhg— Massachusetts Hockey (@Mass_Hockey) January 16, 2023
By February, the tradition that is the Beanbot, per usual, featured quite a Mass Hockey influence.
The #NHLBruins are extremely saddened by the tragic passing of BP-Southeastern goalie Dylan Quinn, who was a volunteer at several of our Learn to Play clinics over the years.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 22, 2023
Our hearts are with his family, friends, and teammates during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/1iBPTmCQ56
Hear, hear ...
Good luck to the 41 players and coaches from Mass Hockey who are participating in this year's Beanpot tournament between the Harvard Crimson, Boston College Eagles, Boston University Terriers, and Northeastern Huskies! #MassProud pic.twitter.com/qi4d1y98t1— Massachusetts Hockey (@Mass_Hockey) February 7, 2023
USA Hockey’s Level 5 Coaching Symposium is underway in Falmouth, MA!— USA Hockey (@usahockey) May 5, 2023
The Beanpot coaches kicked off the action with a panel Thursday night pic.twitter.com/bYvpETUJ6T
Day 2 of the Level 5 Coaching Symposium is a wrap!— USA Hockey (@usahockey) May 5, 2023
Panel with members of ‘98 Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team
Dan Muse & Jay Varady
Breakout sessions pic.twitter.com/LN3bBHgzL3
Another day of the Level 5 Coaching Symposium in the books from Falmouth, MA! pic.twitter.com/Jr13G5Yh78— USA Hockey (@usahockey) May 6, 2023