RI Hockey Legacy

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Maroon Between the Pipes

La Salle Academy has had a long line of outstanding goalies since they joined schoolboy hockey officially in the 1928-29 season.  Clem "Turkey" Harnedy '32 was the first outstanding La Salle goaltender.  Harnedy was a three time all-stater (1930, 1931, 1932) leading his team to the Interscholastic Conference title in 1929-30 and 1931-32.  He would go on to play at USC, the US National team and several years in the minor leagues.  Tom Gormley picked up where "Turkey" left off and was picked all-state the following two seasons (1933, 1934).  Norm Desaulniers '52 was a first team all-state selection in 1952 and got into a Providence Reds game in the 1953-54 season.   Bob Bellemore '59 made back to back all-state selections (1958, 1959) and would go on to lead Providence College to the 1963-64 ECAC Championship.  Jack Ferriera '62 was picked all-state in 1962 before staring at Boston University and embarking on a front office career in the NHL.  Tim Regan made three consecutive all-state selections (1966, 1967, 1968).  Regan went on to star at Boston University as well as the US National team and in the AHL.  Rick Moffitt was the last La Salle goaltender to make all-state on three straight occasions (1971, 1972, 1973).  Moffitt would later settle between the pipes at Providence College.