Niagara Gazette

December 26, 2012

Niagara Catholic alumni prep for Dick Nolan Classic

STAFF REPORTS
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — For the 10th straight year, alumni of Niagara Catholic and Bishop Duffy high schools from 1970 to the 90s will gather to participate in the Dick Nolan Classic alumni hockey game, providing an opportunity for the group to pay tribute to former high school hockey coach Richard Nolan as well as an annual get-together of past alumni.

This year, the contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Niagara University’s Dwyer Arena.

The event is composed of a three 15-minute periods, followed by a 90-minute family skate. The feature game pits Team Newhouse against Team Mossette, named after former Bishop Duffy/Niagara Catholic science teacher Roger Newhouse and priest/teacher Robert Mossette.

Team Newhouse holds a slight edge in the history of the series, winning five of the nine contests. Both teams wear throwback red and white Bishop Duffy jerseys.

The alumni also use the game as an opportunity to honor past brethren. Last year’s Classic was dedicated to the Memory of David Bruno, a 1980 alum who passed away in 2011.

Once the game is completed, the ice is cleared off and resurfaced for the family skate, which is followed by a reception held right in the arena.