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R.I. Reds to hold 10th Annual Reunion July 30-August 1

Providence, RI (6/4/2010): The Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society has announced it will hold its 10th annual reunion for former Reds hockey players and fans in the carousel building at Goddard State Park in Warwick on Sunday, August 1, starting at noon.

The non-profit society of nearly 700 members expects to host about 300 guests, including 30 or more former Reds and other pro hockey players from all over Canada and the United States. As in recent years, players will disperse and be seated among fans at individual dining tables.

 To date, players already committed to attend are ex-Reds and Hockey Hall of Famers Johnny Bower, Milt Schmidt and Ferny Flaman.

Also scheduled to come in from Canada and far away states are Bruce Cline, Jimmy Bartlett, Yves Locas, George Ranieri, Eddie MacQueen, Jim Mikol, Ray Clearwater, Don Raleigh, Buzz Deschamps,, Larry Leach, Ian Anderson, Bob Robertson and Ray Ross. Newcomers to the reunion will be Ron Attwell and Bill McCreary, both members of the Reds last AHL Calder Cup championship team of 1955-56.

Also in attendance will be familiar locals Stan Baluik, Serge Boudreault, Ross Brooks, Marty Gateman, Bobby Leduc, Gil Mayer, Don McKenney and Chuck Scherza.

Former distinguished foes who will attend are Jerry Toppazzini, brother of the late Zellio, and Jimmy Morrison, an eight-time all-star defenseman of the past while playing for four AHL rivals of the Reds.Bower, one of the greatest goaltenders in hockey history, will again fill his “Bower’s Bus,” a 40-seat charter coming from Toronto for the three-day reunion stay. The society reports that 88 tickets have already been sold through its members’ April newsletter, 1111 Echoes.

“The building’s maximum seating capacity is limited to 300,” said Bill O’Connor, committee chairman for the Reds. “We urge everyone to get their reservations in before we sell out, which has happened the past five reunions.”

Non-members are invited to attend and may obtain information by calling the society’s office at 401-247-2666. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children 6-12, and free for kids under age six. Deadline for reservations is July 10. No tickets will be sold at the gate.

For further information call 401-270-0035 or e-mail UNH1959@aol.com.

R. I. Reds Heritage Society
1 Penrod Avenue, Suite 1111, Riverside, RI 02915
Telephone and Fax: 401-270-0035
email: webmaster@rireds.org