Seven Hockey Players Earn Top Accolades

May 22, 1998

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Six former Providence College women's hockey players and one current Friar will be honored as Friar Legends at the Sixth Annual Friar Legends Golf Outing supporting the Friar Foundation at the Warwick Country Club on Monday, June 15, 1998.

All seven were named to the 1998 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Squad on December 20, 1997. The athletes were part of a 20-player squad that represented the U.S. at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. The seven PC players that earned a spot on the U.S. Team were Chris Bailey ('94, Marietta, N.Y.), Laurie Baker (Concord, Mass.), Alana Blahoski ('96, St. Paul, Minn.), Lisa Brown-Miller ('88, Union Lake, Mich.), Sara DeCosta ('00, Warwick, R.I.), Cammi Granato ('93, Downers Grove, Ill.) and Vicki Movsessian ('94, Lexington, Mass.). Two of the former Friars named to the team, Granato and Brown-Miller, hold the distinct honor of being the only women in the country to have played on every U.S. National Team since its inception in 1990.

On February 17, they helped the 1998 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Squad capture the gold medal with a 3-1 win against Canada at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. The U.S. squad posted an impressive 6-0 record at the Olympic Games, which included two wins against Canada. After the game, Granato expressed her feelings on the win: "When Canada cut the lead to 2-1, we wanted to keep doing what we had been doing. The whole game I was thinking of this dream of winning a gold medal. I've watched the 'Miracle on Ice' game many times, and now I get to live it. It's like a fairy tale come true." With seven players on the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, Providence College held the distinct honor of having more players on the squad than any other college in the nation.

Past honorees include: Joe Mullaney, Lenny Wilkens, Mike Riordan, Vin Ernst, Lou Lamoriello, Ernie DiGregorio and Chris Terreri.

Foursomes and tee sign sponsorships are still available for the Sixth Annual Friar Legends Golf Outing. Entry fee is $175 per person which includes lunch, awards, cocktails, dinner and a chance to play a hole with head men's hockey coach Paul Pooley and new head men's basketball coach Tim Welsh. Tee sign sponsorship is $125 per sign. For more information, please call the Providence College Sports Information Office at (401) 865-2272.



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