Men's Hockey Holds Annual Alumni Golf Tournament

    Co-captain Noel Acciari started the event with a ceremonial first tee shot.

    Co-captain Noel Acciari started the event with a ceremonial first tee shot.

    Aug. 18, 2014

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence College men's hockey team held its annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Friday, Aug. 15 at the Pawtucket Country Club in Pawtucket, R.I.

    Led by Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P.'80 and Head Coach Nate Leaman, over 125 golfers participated in the event, which included alumni from each decade since the 1960's. Many current players were also on hand and red-shirt junior co-captain Noel Acciari (Johnston, R.I.) started the event with a ceremonial first tee shot.

    Combined with a live auction following the round of golf, over $50,000 was raised to support the men's hockey program. With a par-3 contest, an additional $2,250 was specifically raised in support of Drew Brown's fight against cancer (Dropping The Mitts Against Cancer).

    Additional participants included Providence College Board Of Trustee members Bob Gorman '78, Chris Reilly '84 and Karl Anderson '88. Several NHL players and staff members also teed it up including Hal Gill '97, Colin McDonald '07, Mark Fayne '10, Boston Bruins Executive Director of Player Personnel John Ferguson '89, Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke '77 and New Jersey Devils Sr. Vice President of Hockey Operations Chris Lamoriello '94.

    Other participants in the sold out field included ESPN analyst John Buccigross, assistant coaches Steve Miller and Kris Mayotte and Coordinator of Men's Hockey Operations Kyle Murphy '13.