11 Updates

AIC Hockey Coach Gary Wright Earns 300th Win

Feb 14 2014, 4:05am CST | by

Gary Wright, who came to American International College in 1984, earned his 300th win with a 2-1 victory over Army.

Springfield, MA, February 14, 2014 --(PR.com)-- When American International College's hockey team beat Army over the weekend, it was their third straight victory. But, more than that, it marked...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos


30 weeks ago

AIC Hockey Coach Gary Wright Earns 300th Win

Feb 14 2014, 4:05am CST | by

Gary Wright, who came to American International College in 1984, earned his 300th win with a 2-1 victory over Army.

Springfield, MA, February 14, 2014 --(PR.com)-- When American International College's hockey team beat Army over the weekend, it was their third straight victory. But, more than that, it marked the 300th win for Coach Gary Wright.

“This present win total is certainly a nice milestone, but it’s probably a bigger indicator of longevity than achievement. I’ve been most fortunate to have had the opportunity to make AIC my workplace for all these years, and to coach at the college level. And, it’s been a privilege throughout dealing with my past and present players, coaching colleagues and others, who make college hockey a special experience.”

Wright, who came to AIC in 1984 after a stint as the assistant coach at the University of Maine, has had plenty of on-ice success, including a conference championship in 1990 when the squad competed at the Division II level. He has also graduated several players into the ranks of professional hockey, including one who reached the NHL (Kevin Wortman) and one who played for Italy in the Olympics (Vezio Sacritini).

Indeed, former players and assistants have moved on to numerous posts all around college and junior hockey. The impact is felt most keenly at Army, as their assistants Eric Lang and Trevor Large both coached at AIC under Wright, and Lang played at the college as an undergraduate, graduating in 1998.

“Coach Wright has been one of the most influential people in my life. He has taught not only me, but all of his former players so many things beyond the scope of hockey. Things that matter like discipline, accountability and integrity are all staples of AIC hockey. I am extremely proud to have played for and coached with Coach Wright,” Lang said.

However, as well as Wright has done between the boards, it is the success off the ice that sets Wright apart in the eyes of those around him, including AIC President Vincent Maniaci.

“Gary’s impact on students and the institution extends far beyond the realm of hockey and his coaching responsibilities,” Maniaci said. “[He] imparts to his players values and the importance of a strong work ethic that carries over into the classroom as well as their personal lives. This is evidenced by [his] stellar graduation rates and the great young people he graduates. [His] mission-centric approach to coaching has had a significant and positive impact on AIC and all the people whose lives he has touched over the years.”

While Wright acknowledges it's nice to reach 300 wins, he is more focused on the rest of the season. "The team has been playing pretty well lately, but we've got some big games coming up, including our first-ever appearance at the MassMutual Center on Feb. 22 against Holy Cross."

Contact Information:
American International College
Craig Greenberg
Contact via Email

Read the full story here: http://www.pr.com/press-release/542140

Press Release Distributed by PR.com

Source: PR.com


24 minutes ago

Huddo’s tips: Favourites will prevail

Sep 18 2014 6:50pm CDT | Source: Fox Sports Australia

ANTHONY Hudson expects Sydney and Hawthorn to advance to the AFL grand final by accounting for the underdogs on preliminary final we ...
Source: Fox Sports Australia   Full article at: Fox Sports Australia


28 minutes ago

Rangers sweep A's, knock them out of WC spot

Sep 18 2014 6:45pm CDT | Source: CBSSports.com

Rangers sweep A's, knock them out of WC spot ...
Source: CBSSports.com   Full article at: CBSSports.com


32 minutes ago

Jordy and Steph Take Lowers - Jordy Smith and Stephanie Gilmore, your Hurley Pro and Swatch Pro champions

Sep 18 2014 6:41pm CDT | Source: Surfer Magazine

There was a moment in his post-semifinal interview when Jordy Smith’s will almost seemed to buckle. He was clearly relieved to be in the Final—against John John Florence, who’d just smacked Kelly Slater in their Semifinal—and the close observer might have thought: “Ah, Jordy you’re a little too happy to be there.” Probably not the […] The post Jordy and Steph Take Lowers appeared first on SURFER M ...
Source: Surfer Magazine   Full article at: Surfer Magazine


44 minutes ago

Ranking the Best Boxing Fights in 2014 so Far

Sep 18 2014 6:29pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Boxing fans know to count on fireworks when Argentine gunslinger Lucas Matthysse is on the card. But his scrap with John Molina last April surpassed expectations.  Matthysse came back from two knockdowns in Rounds 2 and 5 and a cut over his eye from an accidental headbutt in Round 3 to drop Molina in Rounds 8 and 10 and knock him out in the 11th. It's the consensus Fight of the Year as of now. But there are other worthy candidates, drawn from the smallest and biggest weight cla ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report


47 minutes ago

Algeri Vs Pacquiao, lets talk about this one.

Sep 18 2014 6:27pm CDT | Source: reddit boxing

I think Algeri is out there to get smashed by pacquiao. His boxing skills won't mean anything if Pacquiao manages to bulldoze him with power. Unless Algeri is capable of keeping him at bay, which is unlikely. One thing to take note, Algeri survived Provodnikov. He not only survived him, he outboxed him with one eye! Think about that, being in the ring with the unstoppable, vicious, hard as f hitting Provolone! for 12 rounds, with one eye! What ...
Source: reddit boxing   Full article at: reddit boxing


1 hour ago

Voice you hear on Fox is likely to be Burkhardt's

Sep 18 2014 5:40pm CDT | Source: USA Today: Sports

NFL play-by-play man also will be on Fox Sports 1's MLB playoffs and college hoops coverage.     ...
Source: USA Today: Sports   Full article at: USA Today: Sports


2 hours ago

Czech mate for Davis Cup hopes

Sep 18 2014 5:10pm CDT | Source: Fox Sports Australia

LLEYTON Hewitt’s hopes of securing a third Davis Cup trophy appear doomed after Australia was condemned to a first-round away clash with ...
Source: Fox Sports Australia   Full article at: Fox Sports Australia


2 hours ago

[PIC] Mike Tyson with Arturo Gatti

Sep 18 2014 4:59pm CDT | Source: reddit boxing

submitted by boxingasshole [link] [co ...
Source: reddit boxing   Full article at: reddit boxing


Don't miss ...


<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/29" rel="author">PR.com</a>
PR.com press-releases.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Asian Games: Tough task for Indian paddlers
Incheon, Sep 18 (IANS) For Indian table tennis, Asian-level tournaments have never been easy and, going by the past records, the current form of the players and the level of competition they will face at the upcoming Asian Games starting here Friday, things will not be any different this time as well.
Tennis' Grand Slams increase funding for GSDF
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Tennis' Grand Slam tournaments Thursday agreed to increase their contribution to the Grand Slam Development Fund (GSDF) by 25 percent to over $2 million annually in order to assist the development of the sport worldwide.
China beat Chinese Taipei in Asiad women's football
Incheon, Sep 18 (IANS) China beat Chinese Taipei 4-0 in the Asian Games women's football tournament here Thursday.
Iva Majoli completes line-up for WTA Legends Event
St. Petersburg (US), Sep 18 (IANS) The Women's Tennis Association named former French Open champion, Iva Majoli, as the fourth and final player for the legends event at the BNP Paribas Finals Singapore, starting Oct 20.

Latest from the Network

Jay Z, Beyonce renew wedding vows
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Singers Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles, who have been surrounded by rumours that their marriage is in trouble, reportedly renewed their wedding vows when the latter celebrated her 33rd birthday...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
Jessica Simpson is 'done' having kids
Jessica Simpson is ''done'' having children. The 34-year-old star and her new husband Eric Johnson already have two-year-old daughter Maxwell and 14-month-old son Ace together and they are adamant they don't want to add...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had posters of 'beautiful women' on wall
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley used to have posters of ''beautiful women'' hung on her bedroom wall. The 27-year-old star, who is dating Jason Statham, admits she's never been one to have pictures of hunky men stuck up...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
Lauren Conrad found picking bridesmaids 'fun'
Lauren Conrad thought it was ''fun'' choosing her bridesmaids for her wedding. The 28-year-old designer tied the knot with 34-year-old William Tell in California earlier this month and she admits she's glad she had 10...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
Jackson Rathbone feared death after plane explosion
Jackson Rathbone feared for his life after the engine of his plane exploded in the air today (09.18.14). The 'Twilight' star, 29, was convinced he, his wife Sheila Hafsadi, and their two-year-old son Monroe were about...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
13 killed in bomb attacks in Iraq
Baghdad, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad Thursday evening, a police source said. A suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden car into a checkpoint...
Read more on Politics Balla
Scottish referendum polls end, huge turnout reported
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Polling in the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country have closed and counting is under way, BBC reported. Counting will be carried out...
Read more on Politics Balla
Parliamentarians urges EU to cut off IS resources
Brussels, Sep 19 (IANS) The European Parliament Thursday urged the European Union (EU) to enforce sanctions against business bodies related to the Islamic State (IS) in a bid to cut off its resources. The creation and...
Read more on Politics Balla
Sharon Osbourne slit her wrist to prove love
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) TV host Sharon Osbourne says, back in her rocker girl days, she slit her wrist to prove her love for Ozzy Osbourne. The 61-year-old star has revealed she was hospitalised after cutting...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
Ebola hit countries to lose $809 million by 2015: World Bank
This projected loss will be the medium-term impact of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on these countries, Xinhua reported. A statement issued from the World Bank's Ghana office responsible for both...
Read more on Business Balla