Bishop Stang boys hockey receive MIAA state-wide sportsmanship award

Apr 3, 2024

The boys hockey team at Bishop Stang High School was the recipients of one of this year’s James F. Mulloy Sportsmanship Awards.

Each year, the MIAA recognizes two high school boys hockey teams that have exemplified the “tenets of good sportsmanship to the highest degree.” The award criteria includes teamwork, fair play, respect for opponents, ethics and citizenship. 

In January, the Stang Hockey team dedicated their most-attended, rivalry game of the year to bring in funds and donations for My Brothers Keeper, a Christian nonprofit with locations in Easton and Dartmouth that delivers furniture, food, and Christmas assistance to local families, free of charge and without prerequisites.

All ticket proceeds went to the Dartmouth charity, totaling to just under $1,600. Spectators and team members brought canned goods as well to be donated. Throughout the season, the boys also spent time at My Brother’s Keeper to help pack and deliver furniture and food for families in need. 

Athletic Director Nate Greene said, “Our kids had the opportunity to work with [My Brother’s Keeper] and get a sense of what it is they do each and every day to give back. Regardless of the game, these experiences are a huge win for our kids. This is exactly what we want to be as an athletic program and as a school.” 

Team coaches and representatives were invited to the MIAA Boys Hockey State Championship at TD Garden on Sunday, March 17, to be recognized on center ice for their achievement.