DORCHESTER — Hundreds of well-wishers and mourners lined the streets of Dorchester near St. Ann’s church in Neponset for a touching farewell to Jimmy Hayes, a local native and former pro hockey player who died unexpectedly recently. He was 31. Although the actual funeral Mass was for immediate family only, the area outside the church to Florian Hall was lined with Dorchester residents, participants in the local youth hockey program, Jimmy’s friends from his days…

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DORCHESTER – Jack Doherty and his team at College Hype has teamed up with famed radio host Greg Hill and his foundation to create shirts to support the recovery of AJ Quetta, a varsity hockey player for Bishop Feehan High School who was seriously injured during a game. On January 26, 2021, AJ crashed, head first, into the boards during his game against Pope Francis in Springfield. He was taken off the ice on a…

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ARLINGTON — A standing room only crowd packed the Regent Theatre in Arlington for a panel on substance abuse and the premiere screening of the short documentary “Shattered” about the life of former professional hockey player Kevin Stevens. The panelists included Stevens, two-time Stanley Cup champion and recovering addict, state Senator Cindy Friedman of Arlington, Dr. Michael Hamrock, addiction specialist from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, and Becky Savage, a self-professed hockey mom and educator, who lost…

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SOUTH BOSTON — More than 350 guests attended the Corey C. Griffin Foundation’s Summer Cocktail Party that was held on August 5, 2019 at Coppersmith. The late Corey Griffin played hockey in college and he worked with a number of hockey players in raising money for charity. The host committee included a who’s who of the NHL world: Brian Boyle (Nashville Predators); Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils); Chris Wagner (Boston Bruins); Charlie Coyle (Boston Bruins);…

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BOSTON — Comcast hosted more than 100 guests at its “Winter Olympics with Xfinity” event at Boston Winter featuring 1980 USA Hockey “Miracle on Ice’’ Olympic gold medalist Jim Craig and Consul General Kim Yonghyo from the Korean Consulate in Boston. The event also included a curling demo on the Boston Winter ice featuring members of the North End Curling Club (which ended up attracting participants from the MIT Curling Club, Cape Cod Curling Club,…

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