John Caccamo
John Caccamo

The early 1970s saw John Caccamo star for Boston State College ice hockey. The center was the Warriors' Most Valuable Player in 1972-73 and 1974-75 and led them to an 18-11-2 mark and a berth in the 1973 NAIA National Championship tournament in Thunder Bay, Ontario with a team-high 45 points, including 21 goals. The Belmont native was the team's second-leading scorer as a junior and a senior with 51 and 35 points, respectively. He is Boston State's fifth all-time leading scorer with 137 points, while ranking fourth with 67 goals and sixth with 70 assists. He made his goals count, leading the BSC skaters in game-winning goals as a sophomore, junior and senior to give him 12 for his career, which is the most by any player in Boston State history. Caccamo also had a knack for scoring in bunches, racking up four hat tricks to rank third among Warriors players. His fine play earned him an honorable mention spot on the weekly ECAC Team twice during his career. Following his graduation from Boston State in 1975, Caccamo played semi-professional hockey for six years and was an all-star in every league he played in, including stints in the USHL with Marquette, Michigan, the SWHL with Minot, North Dakota and the NHF with Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is also a member of the Belmont High School Hall of Fame.