The Kids Called Her Coach
Seven wins, one tie and one loss for the No. 1 spot in the State playoffs with Al recording 7 shutouts in nine games made the experiment a success. And even though the sextet lost out early in the playoffs, it was still the best team ever put on the ice by North Providence High School. The squad used to swarm into her home several times a week, always before games, for words of hockey wisdom. Humble in evaluating her knowledge of hockey, "Coach" blended a command of fundamentals, a talent for shrewd observations and a natural "way" with the kids into a successful formula (Providence Journal).