Joe Curran ’87 to Be Inducted into UMB Athletics Hall of Fame

BOSTON, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Athletics has announced that former UMass Boston ice hockey player, Joe Curran ’87, will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2012 induction class.

A member of the 1981-82 ECAC championship team, Curran will be one of 10 honorees that will be enshrined this October in the university’s annual ceremony, which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary.

A two-time captain, Curran stands as the all-time program leader in career assists with 104.  He also ranks third all-time in career points with 161 and eighth in total goals with 57.  Named the Codfish Bowl MVP in 1983, Curran’s hard-nosed play earned him the respect of his teammates, coaches, and opponents. 

From 1980-84, Curran ranked among the leading scorers and point earners in the entire ECAC Division III hockey league.  In the 1981-82 season, Curran played a major part in leading the Beacons to the program’s first conference title.  Following his playing career, Curran returned to his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach for two seasons (1986-88).    

For more information about this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony please contact Maria Marcelino at maria.marcelino@umb.edu or call 617-287-7895.