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Final regular season home game for Mount Saint Charles hockey coach Bill Belisle

August 28, 2019


IS THE COX SPORTS WRAP ON FOX PROVIDENCE 32 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS…26 CONSECUTIVE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS…1,000 CAREER WINS…AND A SPOT IN THE NATIONAL HOCKEY HALL OF FAME. BILL AND DAVE BELISLE’S RUN AS A FATHER-SON COACHING DUO WILL PROBABLY NEVER BE MATCHED AND TONIGHT THEY COACHED THEIR FINAL GAME TOGETHER WITH A CELEBRATION BEFORE… MOREY HERSHGORDON HAS MORE FROM WOONSOCKET… LIKE IT HAS BEEN FOR DECADES, MOUNT SAINT CHARLES ACADEMY WAS THE PLACE TO BE ON FRIDAY NIGHT FOR HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY. IN FRONT OF A CAPACITY CROWD, THE MOUNTIE HOCKEY PROGRAM SALUTING THEIR HEAD COACH ONE LAST TIME THE FINAL CHAPTER OF BILL BELISLE’S LEGENDARY COACHING CAREER CAME TO A CLOSE A CEREMONY TO HONOR A CAREER THAT SPANNED MORE THAN FOUR DECADES, MORE THAN 1000 WINS, AND 20 NHL DRAFT PICKS “He had his own way. Different, unique, from all other caoches, kids respected him. He was very fair. He treated everyone the same.” HUNDREDS OF FANS ARRIVED HOURS BEFORE TO MAKE SURE THEY CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF HISTORY AS DOZENS OF FORMER MOUNTIES PAID THEIR RESPECTS TO ONE OF THE BEST TO EVER TO IT. When you get to Xmas the holidays loving. On the ice they’re completely different, very family oriented. they’re great people. Brian Boucher So thankful that I grew up in a town like this. I dreamed of playing at Mount Saint Charles long before playing in the NHL. He certainly had a major impact on my life. FEBRUARY 15TH 2-THOUSAND – 19 MIGHT BE THE FINAL TIME BELISLE COACHES AT THE MOUNT BUT HIS LEGACY, HIS LESSONS AND HIS IMPACT WILL LIVE ON FOREVER “Hard work, teamwork, commitment. The lessons that I learned through the Belisle way certainly helped me get there.” DAVE BELISLE TOLD EVERYONE THE NEXT TIME SOMEONE ASKS FOR DIRECTIONS TO MOUNT SAINT CHARLES … DONT GIVE THEM THE ADDRESS. GIVE THEM BILL BELISLE WAY. IN WOONSOCKET MOREY HERSHGORDON EYEWITNESS

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