The R. I. Reds Heritage Society is a non-profit,
tax-exempt corporation whose primary mission is to restore and preserve the
fabled 51-year history of the Reds from 1926-27 through 1976-77.
The organization is dedicated to accomplish this priceless goal by:
organizing a large and loyal membership to share, foster and promote the
teams glorious history
memorabilia and artifacts that represent the teams rich heritage
Honoring past Reds
players, administrators others once associated with the team
Assisting the youth
within our community in their involvement in the game of ice hockey
The Society has an enrollment of more than 650
members a staggering number inasmuch as the team has been defunct almost 30
years. Membership costs only $25 per hockey season for which members receive
three full-color newsletters and invitations to special events.
The Annual Reunion, held in August, is the Society's cornerstone
The Society's 2016 Annual Reunion Weekend was held this past August 5-7 and it was a resounding success, once again.
Festivities included our traditional Friday night "Meet & Greet", Saturday night "Dinner Dance & Awards Ceremony", and Sunday "Steak Fry & Barbecue" at Goddard State Park with silent auction, raffle, door prizes, and presentation of our major annual awards. This year's Tops Award, was presented to Don McKenney in recognition of his great talents and contributions to the game. Our Native Son Award was presented to Jack Ferreira, local hockey great and one of the NHL's longtime and most accomplished front office officials.
Like past reunions, this, too, was attended by several hundred fans, guests and Reds alumni including the great Bruce Cline, Hartland Monaghan, Mike Bloom, Buzz Deschamps, Serge Boudreault, Ray Clearwater, Stan Baluik, Bobby Leduc, Don and Tom Mellor, Pete Demers, Eno Kraft, Yves Locas, and Tom Army. Past attendees have included Johnny Bower, Milt Schmidt, Ferny Flaman, Chuck Scherza, Bob Robertson, Ray Ross, Gil Mayer, Eddie MacQueen, George Ranieri, Rick Middleton, Bo Elik, and Ross Brooks, to name a few.
In support of the Reunion, the society in 2006 initiated its Host a
Hockey Hero program. Host a Hockey Hero offsets hotel expenses for
out-of-town hockey players, most of whom must travel long distances to attend
the reunion. In the past, players have absorbed all expenses, including
travel, lodging, and meals. Host a Hockey Hero provides these legends with the
special treatment they deserve.
R. I. Reds Heritage Society
1 Penrod Avenue
Riverside, RI 02915
Buster Clegg, President
Arnold Bailey, Vice President
Bill O'Connor, Secretary
Bill Connell, Treasurer
Board of Directors:
George Patrick Duffy (deceased)
R. I. Reds Heritage Society
1 Penrod Avenue, Suite 1111, Riverside, RI 02915
Telephone and Fax: 401-270-0035