The game of hockey on Long Island owes everything to Bill Torrey, and teams at all levels are reaping the benefits of his Islanders dynasty from the early 1980’s that won four straight Stanley Cups. A crop of young talent from Long Island, including Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy, Harvard defenseman Adam Fox, and St. Lawrence’s own Mike Marnell, are starting to take the hockey world by storm
Southern California doesn’t seem like it would be a hotbed of hockey, but three Stanley Cup championships between the L.A. Kings and the Anaheim Ducks in the last ten years, plus a finals appearance by the San Jose Sharks, is a testament to the growth of the game in that region. This NHL presence has also translated into home grown hockey talent, including Saints netminder Art Brey, a native of Yorba Linda, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, and fan of the Anaheim Ducks.
It would seem that Kyle Hayton was born to be a goaltender, just as Gavin Bayreuther must have been emulating Paul Coffey and Bobby Orr while learning to play on the outdoor rinks his dad built growing up in Maine, Denver, and later, New Hampshire.
Being a scholar-athlete is one of the most time-honored and cherished St. Lawrence traditions. Laurentians thrive on the close-knit nature of the campus, embracing constant contact with professors and coaching staffs. Just ask junior Ryan Lough ’18, of nearby Manotick, Ontario