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Western New England College Welcomes Back Hockey Alumni on Toys for Tots Day

Posted November 27, 2009

hockeyalumni09gifWestern New England College welcomed back more than 30 hockey alumni on December 5 as part of Toys for Tots Day, which was sponsored by the College’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Many of the former players participated in an alumni game after watching the Golden Bears’ 5-2 victory over Salve Regina at Smead Arena in Springfield. Pictured are Joe Sullivan ’80 (left) and former coach Jim Ramah with the Golden Bear. A four-year player, Sullivan holds the trophy from the team’s New England Club Hockey Championship in 1979.

Ramah, one of the founding fathers of the College’s club hockey program, coached the Golden Bears for six seasons, from 1973 to 1979.


Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,955 students, including 2,575 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.


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