March 16th, 2014
PROVIDENCE â€“ As Ed Cooley and his Providence players posed for pictures, signed autographs and accepted one congratulatory handshake after another, the next mountain to climb started to come into focus.
While the sea of adulation that engulfed the Friars at Alumni Hall Sunday night was a fitting tribute to the programâ€™s distinction as 2014 Big East Tournament champions, itâ€™s time to shift gears and turn the page.
PROVIDENCE -- Burrillville came out with much more aggressiveness and intensity than it exhibited 24 hours before, suffered a lapse midway through the third stanza and held on tight to a thrilling 5-4 triumph.
With the verdict, the fourth-seeded Broncos not only improved to 7-13-3 overall, but gave Daigle a â€śGet well soonâ€ť gift: A rubber game at Brown at 7 p.m., Tuesday to determine the new Division I champion.
For full story and stats, see Monday's print edition of The Call.
PROVIDENCE --- Keith Phaneuf's goal with 31 seconds left in overtime saved Mount St. Charles' season on Saturday night and lifted the Mounties to a thrilling 4-3 victory over rival Bishop Hendricken in the second game of their best-of-three State Championship title series.
The Mounties (17-5) and Hawks (17-3-2) will return to Brown University's Meehan Auditorium on Monday for an 8 p.m. winner-take-all showdown. The Mounties are seeking their second straight title and sixth in the last seven years, while the Hawks are looking for their first since 2012.
WOONSOCKET â€” With the one-year anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon attacks fast approaching, Dr. David King, a Mount Saint Charles Academy alumnus and trauma surgeon who ran the 2013 marathon and then helped save the lives of dozens of people injured in the blasts, visited his alma mater Friday to deliver a message of hope and inspiration.
BURRILLVILLE -- For Burrillville, itâ€™s looking an awful lot like the end of last season.
Owners of a 4-11-3 mark during the regular season, the Broncos caught a bit of fire in last yearâ€™s Division I tournament. They played some of their finest hockey of the winter in the best-of-three semifinals to sweep Cranston West and earn a spot in the title series.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Thereâ€™s only one way to describe what occurred over the final 3:46 of the final stanza at Brown University on Friday night â€“ surreal.
It seemed as if defending state champion Mount St. Charles Academy was prepared to put the finishing touches on a fantastic 2-1 victory over Hendricken High in the opening tilt of the R.I. Championship Division best-of-three series at Meehan Auditorium on Friday night, but then the unimaginable â€“ the surreal â€“ happened.
I have never really given much thought to exploring my family tree, mainly because it always seemed more like a family shrub than a tree.
UXBRIDGE- Philippa "Joy" Gould, 68 of Uxbridge died Mon. March 10, 2014 in the St. Camillus Health Center in Whitinsville.
Ms. Gould was employed as a receptionist and medical assistant to Dr. Stephen Leach in the office of the Windham Medical Group in Willimantic, CT for 28 years. In October 2007, she retired and moved to Uxbridge to live with her former husband, Dana J. Gould.
Mary C. Hunt
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Mary C. Hunt, 89, of North Smithfield, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 in St. Antoine Residence.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Edmund J. and Elizabeth M. (Carroll) Hunt.
Mary was a 1945 graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing and a 1962 graduate of Boston College. She was a registered nurse for the VA Hospital at Davis Park, Providence, for 33 years, retiring in 1985. Mary was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church.
NEW YORK â€” Just in case Ed Cooley let it slip from his mind that the Providence Friars and Madison Square have gone together like oil and vinegar for the longest time, he received a reminder from the collegeâ€™s president, the Rev. Brian J. Shanley.
â€śFrom what (Shanley) told me, we havenâ€™t won down here often,â€ť stated Cooley. â€śSo for us to get off the schneid, itâ€™s a great accomplishment for our program.â€ť