Appleton Arena has seen its fair share of great players suit up for the Saints since its construction in 1952. Generations of St. Lawrence hockey have come and gone, but few players have had more of an impact on St. Lawrence hockey, and the greater hockey world, than Brian McFarlane ’55 and Bill Torrey ’57.
All of us who have played hockey have dreamt of winning the Stanley Cup. It keeps us out on our backyard rinks as darkness approaches and the temperature drops. It gets us out of bed for 5 AM practices, and keeps our legs moving during bag skates. It is the pinnacle of the hockey world, and like many former Saints, Jacques Martin ’75 and Randy Sexton ’82 have etched their names in history, winning back-to-back championships with Pittsburgh Penguins.
In the long and storied history of The St. Lawrence’s Men’s Hockey program, there have been countless players hailing from all over the globe. Brothers, twins, cousins: they’ve all worn the Scarlet and Brown with pride. But one special case stands out: that of David Yoshida ‘ 73 and his son, Chris Yoshida ’00.