BC Honors Eagle Hockey Greats

BC Honors Eagle Hockey Greats

Game sweaters honoring two of Boston College's greatest ice hockey players, William "Billy" Daley '61 and John Cunniff '66, were raised to the rafters in Kelley Rink in a special ceremony held between periods of the BC game against Boston University on Jan. 18.

Daley and Cunniff join a select group of six former players and legendary coach John A. "Snooks" Kelley who have been similarly honored at the rink in Conte Forum.

Daley, twice an All-East selection, set BC's all-time single season scoring record with 74 points in the 1960-61 season, a mark that stood for 25 years. He also set the school career scoring standard of 153 points during his three varsity seasons. Daley later served as an assistant coach to Kelley from 1966-72.

Cunniff, an assistant coach for the US hockey team competing in this year's Winter Olympics, won All-America honors in his junior and senior seasons and also scored 153 career points. The 1964 Beanpot Tournament MVP, Cunniff played on the US team in the 1968 Olympics at Grenoble, France, before pursuing a career as a professional hockey player and coach.

-Reid Oslin

 

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