Red Gendron To Be Inducted To The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey assistant coach will be inducted in the April 1 ceremony

March 20, 2007

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Compiled from reports by the Union Leader

UMass hockey assistant coach Red Gendron will be inducted into the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame on April 1, as was announced this week. He has coached at virtually every level within the sport of ice hockey, and joined the UMass staff prior to the 2005-06 season.

He served as an assistant coach with the 1995 champion New Jersey Devils, while his hockey roots are in Berlin, N.H. as a member of the Junior Maroons and later at Berlin High School, where his Mountaineers won the state title in 1975.

Gendron served as an assistant coach at Berlin High, head coach at Bellows Free (Vt.) Academy (four state titles, named Vermont Coach of the Year twice). He was assistant (1990-93) at the University of Maine, part of the 1993 national championship team. He later was an assistant and head coach for the Albany River Rats and, head coach of the Indiana Ice in the USHL.

Gendron was an assistant coach with three US National Junior teams prior to his time an assistant coach at UMass. He received the Walter Yaciuk Award from USA Hockey last summer.

The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey is a self-governing, non-profit association incorporated with the State of New Hampshire. The Association directors each year work to raise money enabling us to preserve all of the donated archives including historical literature, records, photos, clothing, equipment and trophies, etc., of the history of NH ice hockey. These artifacts will be available for the viewing public.

Mission Statement:
To honor individual accomplishments and contributions in the development of ice hockey in New Hampshire; to preserve the history of ice hockey in New Hampshire; to promote the play at all levels of ice hockey in New Hampshire.

To honor New Hampshire-developed players, coaches, administrators, officials and support personnel for their contributions to hockey in the state; to serve as a museum where the history of the sport is presented and interpreted through exhibits and artifacts. The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey shall encourage the development of the sport and serve as a repository for historical literature, records, photos, equipment, trophies and such other educational materials for player training. A building(s) will be constructed or leased and maintained to carry out the intents and purposes of the Corporation, which may buy, sell, improve or lease lands and buildings in connection with the programs mentioned herein and everything incidental hereto.


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