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Prologue

Through 51 years, the Rhode Island Reds provided their fans with more disappointments, thrills, heartaches and championships than many other teams in professional hockey.

From the beginning, the Providence franchise was one of the best in hockey, and Reds fans ranked among the most enthusiastic and loyal in the game.

Early on, without competition from television or televised sports of today such as NHL football, Sunday night at the R. I. Auditorium became "Hockey Night" in Providence. Often, overflow crowds of 6,000 would squeeze in to the 5,500-seat "Arena." To many sports fans, the Reds were the only show in town.

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