Former University of New Hampshire men’s hockey coach Dick Umile is one of the nine members of the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
Umile, who played for UNH from 1969-1972 and coached the Wildcats for 28 seasons before retiring in 2018, and his fellow class members, which include his former UNH teammate Mike McShane and Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney, will be inducted on June 15 at the Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Mass.
Umile, who is from Melrose, Mass., led the Wildcats to the NCAA Frozen Four four times, including two national championship games (1999, 2003), eight Hockey East regular-season titles and two Hockey East championships. Prior to returning to Durham, Umile coached Watertown, Mass., High School for 11 seasons, winning two Middlesex League titles.
Umile played with McShane at UNH for two seasons and served as the latter’s assistant at Providence College from 1985-88.
McShane, who is from Wakefield, Mass., began his college coaching career as an assistant at Dartmouth (1978-80) before receiving the head coaching job at Saint Lawrence University. He coached the Skating Saints from 1980-85, Providence from 1985-94 and Division III Norwich from 2002-18.