UML River Hawks

Former River Hawks hockey players to be honored.

Craig Charron, Bob Kearin and Michael Murray will be honored by UMass Lowell on October 22, 2010

LOWELL, MA – Former hockey standouts Craig Charron (’90), Bob Kearin (’73) and Michael Murray (’94) will be inducted in the Legends of Lowell, formerly named the UMass Lowell Hockey Hall of Honor,  on Friday, October 22, as the River Hawks take on Providence in the Tsongas Center.

The pre-game ceremony, coinciding with the 3rd Annual Riley Reunion Night, will recognize their impressive accomplishments as members of the UMass Lowell hockey program. The celebration will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a reception, video tributes and brief speaking program, followed by the game at 7:00 p.m.

Legends of Lowell: The Long Red Line ties the grand history of Lowell hockey together in a magnificent new display located at the TsongasCenter. Last year witnessed greats Paul Ames, Gary Bishop, Mike Carr, Jeff Daw, Tom Jacobs, Dean Jenkins, Paul Lohnes, Craig MacTavish, Jon Morris, and Dwayne Roloson join renowned UMass Lowell hockey coach Bill Riley in the Legends of Lowell.

To RSVP for the 3rd Annual Riley Reunion Night, please contact Katie Gill in the hockey office. She can be reached via phone at 978-934-4954 or email at kathleen_gill@uml.edu. Tickets for the event are $50 per person and include a ticket to the River Hawks’ game at 7:00 p.m.

Charron skated for four seasons and served as captain of the 1989-90 squad. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, Charron finished his career as the second leading scorer in the program’s Division I history. Ranked 13th among all scorers, he tallied 148 points on 64 goals and 84 assists in 142 career games. During his tenure, ULowell appeared in its first ever Division I NCAA Tournament in 1988.

Kearin wore the Chiefs sweater as a defenseman in the early ‘70’s, guiding the program during its infancy. A prolific scorer, Kearin potted 62 goals and 58 assists in only 62 career games. Still the 26th highest scorer in program history, only three players attained more points in as many or fewer games. Kearin was previously inducted into the UMass Lowell Hall of Fame in 1992.

Murray captained the 1993-94 team that went 25-10-5 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament under head coach Bruce Crowder. Tied for 17th on the all-time scoring list, Murray had 134 points on 67 goals and 67 assists. A ninth-round selection of the Calgary Flames,Murray was named to the All-Hockey East Second-Team as a junior.

The inductees were voted on by a selection committee comprised of former UMass Lowell hockey players, coaches and administrators.