1965-66 Men's Ice Hockey
1965-66 Men's Ice Hockey

Only three schools in college hockey history have posted an unblemished record for the season and the 1965-66 Boston State College hockey team was one of them. UMass Boston Hall of Famer Ed Barry matched Clarkson College's 1956 feat of an undefeated season and only Cornell University (1970) has been able to match him since. The Warriors were the number one ranked Small College team in the nation, led by UMB Hall of Famer Bob Quinn, who led the squad with 71 points and a 3.5 points per game average. The first line of Quinn, Bob Russell and Frank Kelley was the most prolific scoring line in the country, contributing to a Boston State offense that tallied 169 goals for a staggering 8.5 scores per outing. Wayne Petrovek, Eddie Sullivan, Bob Donovan, Wayne Starkey and Bob Cunio also played important roles in the Warriors' offensive output, which saw the team tested just three times with one-goal victories. The defense was no slouch either, allowing just 46 goals for an average of 2.3 per game, led by captain Bob Ghilani, Richie Lovell, Fran Olson, Hank Quigg and Paul Davieau. UMass Boston Hall of Famer Bill Berglund led Boston State between the pipes, backed up by Joe Cunningham. Boston State's dominance spared almost none of its opponents, including a 16-2 win over Notre Dame in front of 2,500 people at the Boston Arena and a 4-3 overtime victory over Ohio University the same weekend. The Warriors took down Western Michigan by scores of 7-3 and 8-3, while beating Vermont, 8-2 and 8-3. Boston State hammered Holy Cross, 9-0 and 8-4, Pennsylvania, 9-2 and 13-1 and Lowell, 15-0 and 11-0. The Warriors proved to be just as tough on a long road trip with a 5-3 win over Ohio University and a 7-1 triumph over Ohio State. American International College proved to be a test, but also fell, 5-4 in overtime and 4-3. Boston State capped its magical campaign with a 5-3 win in the Codfish Bowl as Kelley took MVP honors in the teams' second victory of the season over Salem State in a sold out Boston Arena. Members of the team include: Bill Berglund, Don Brandolini, Paul Casilli, Dave Crusco, Joe Cunningham, Bob Cunio, Bob Daley, Paul Davieau, Bob Donovan, Mike Gagne, Bob Ghilani (Captain), Frank Kelley, Rich Lovell, John McGinnis, Mike Morrissey, Fran Olson, Jim Palumbo, Wayne Petrovek, Hank Quigg, Bob Quinn, Bob Russell, Wayne Starkey, Ed Sullivan, Bob Walker, John Wappel, Paul Donnelly, Head Coach Ed Barry, Managers Walter Kenney and Ed Shanley.