RI Hockey Legacy

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Big Night for Cougar

In January 1963 North Providence High School's John Hoyer had a game most hockey players only dream about.  Hoyer rifled home four goals in a one minute and 23 seconds span in the third period as his Cougars came from behind and defeated Mount Pleasant 7-2 at the Auditorium.  North Providence, trailing 2-1, grabbed a 3-2 edge before Hoyer went into his act.  He scored goals at 8:30, 9:13, 9:34 and 9:53 with Mark McNeilly assisting on each tally and Al DeCellio on the second goal.