1967-68 Men's Ice Hockey
1967-68 Men's Ice Hockey

Boston State College has produced its share of great teams, butit wasn't until the 1967-68 Boston State College Men's Ice HockeyTeam that the school would see its athletes compete in the nationalsemifinals. The Warriors finished with a 16-9-1 record for HeadCoach Ed Barry that season and defeated Salem State College, 4-3,on Captain Bob Cunio's overtime goal to capture the NationalAssociation of Intercollegiate Athletics Eastern RegionalChampionship and earn the right to represent the East in theinaugural NAIA National Championship in Saint Paul, MN. BostonState would join Bemidji State College, Lake Superior State Collegeand Gustavus Adolphus College in the final four, before falling toBemidji State in the semifinals and Gustavus Adolphus in theconsolation game to finish fourth in the nation. The Warriorsenjoyed some memorable victories along the way that year, winningthe Third Annual Codfish Bowl with a 5-4 triumph over University ofMassachusetts Amherst, behind the goaltending of tournament MostValuable Player, Bill Berglund. Boston State also took downDivision II national powerhouses University of Vermont, NorwichUniversity, Oswego State and Bowdoin College. The team's offenseaveraged over five goals per game and was led by sensationalleading scorer Terry Barry (20-19-39), Cunio (18-20-38), Dick Leahy(16-19-35), Edward Sullivan (15-14-29), Dick Kelley (7-21-28), BobRussell (13-14-27) and Gerry Geary (10-14-24). The defense,anchored by Berglund, an NAIA All-American, allowed just threegoals per outing. Berglund was backed by a defensive unit thatincluded Wayne Starkey, Kelley, Richard Craven, Joseph Campbell,Lamont Barry and one of the best checking lines in the nation withJoseph McLean, David Crusco and Timothy Murphy. Other members ofthe team included George Anastas, Jim Danahy, Carl DeSimone, HowardDuvall, Ronald Favreau, Paul Lentini, Kevin McLatchy, John Wappeland team managers Peter Golden and Robert Reardon.