July 25, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
Former Providence College women's ice hockey star, Cindy Curley '85, has been selected as a member of the 2013 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class, it was announced today, Thursday, July 25 by USA Hockey. Along with fellow Friar Cammi Granato '93, Curley will be the second woman inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. The only other women to have been inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame were the members of the 1998 Women's Olympic Team that took gold in Nagano, Japan, seven of which are former Friars.
Earlier this year, Curley was inducted into the PC Athletic Hall of Fame as one of the all-time leading scorers for the women's ice hockey team at Providence. Curley ranks third in all-time in scoring with 225 career points. She scored more than 60 points in two seasons for the Friars. She ranks fourth all-time on PC's goal scoring list with 110 goals and third on the school's all-time career assists list with 115. She led the Friars to their first two ECAC Championship titles, scoring the title-winning goal in the ECAC Championship in 1984. She was one of the first women's hockey players to be named to the ECAC All-Star Team her senior season.
Curley played in the first women's international tournament, the 1987 World Championships, and then in the 1990, 1992 and 1994 World Championships. She was selected to the All-Tournament Team in 1990 and still holds the Team USA record for most points in an international tournament after scoring 23 that year. Curley also holds the title of being named the first captain of a U.S. Women's National Team.
She was inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002 for both her efforts as a player and after her retirement. Curley has also been involved with USA Hockey since her retirement as a player, including as an athlete director on the USA Hockey Board of Directors (1995-2006) and as a member of the organization's youth council (1999-2006), legal council (2005-07), girls/women's section (2000-05) and safety & protective equipment committee (2001-07). Additionally, she was a member of the U.S. Olympic Athlete Advisory Committee from 2005-08.
Last year, former Friar Lou Lamoriello was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on October 15, 2012. Lamoriello, while coaching on the men's side at Providence, played a key role in Curley's success while she was a member of the Providence College women's ice hockey team.
The date and location of the induction ceremony will be released by USA Hockey later this summer. To check out the full release and a complete list of 2013 inductees CLICK HERE.