College Awards

Ramapo College Athletic Hall of Fame Ice Hockey Inductees 1990-2014


Harry Maynes ‘79
Inducted November 30, 1990
1974-1979
Center/Defense/ Assistant Coach

The heart of Ramapo’s two Metropolitan Hockey League championship teams in 1974-5 and ’75-76, Maynes is the Roadrunners’ all-time leader in goals (96), assists (113), and points (209). An inspirational player, clutch goal scorer and three-time team captain, he was an instant smash, scoring 21 goals in 21 games as a freshman, and taking charge down the stretch in the first of the two title seasons. Maynes’ best season came in ’75-76 when he registered 35 goals and 35 assists to lead Ramapo to a 29-1-3 record. That season, Maynes centered the “Irish Connection”, a line that combined for an unheard of 219 points, or close to 7 points per game. For his career, Maynes averaged better than 2 points per game.

When Ramapo upgraded its program and joined the tougher ECAC in ’77-79, Maynes made the difficult switch from center to defenseman, yet still earned 2nd team All-ECAC honors that year.


Arthur Chill ‘74
Inducted December 7,
1991 1972-1974 Goalie/Assistant Coach/Head Coach

In the mid-1970’s, ice hockey was the sport at Ramapo College. Until the program ended after the 1983-84 season, Artie Chill was the ice hockey man at Ramapo. From his two seasons as goal tender, to his one campaign as assistant coach, and his eight years as head coach, Chill was the driving force and the spirit of the program. After hanging up his skates (his two-year goaltending record was 17-13-5), he assisted Jim Barrow in coaching the Roadrunners to the Bi-State Intercollegiate Hockey League championship in 1974-75. Taking over the reins the next season, Chill led the school to a landmark 29-1-3 record and second straight league championship in ‘75-76. not only did the hockey team attract swarms of publicity for the fledgling college, it brought together hundreds of students who attended games, both home and away. Chill’s tireless efforts upgraded the program in the future years to where little Ramapo was skating with and beating several of the powerful New England area schools/ an immensely popular individual, Chill has always been and remains a devoted friend to student-athletes at Ramapo.


Tom Moriarty ‘76
Inducted March 29, 1996
1974-1976
Right Wing

As Ramapo College was growing, the ice hockey team was gaining a lot of attention for the skill and expertise of their players. Tom Moriarty, team-mate Tom Hogan, transferred to Ramapo in his junior season and played for two years. He was one of the top players during both seasons in which the College won back-to-back league titles. As a junior, Tom played in 16 of 27 games and finished sixth in scoring with 19 goals, 20 assists, and 39 points. During his senior year, he led the team in scoring with 35 goals, 48 assists, and 83 points. Tom holds the record for both assists and points in a single season. In addition, he had a pair of four-goal games and one five-goal game that year, another school record. His career average of 2.75 points per
game is also the best in school’s history. Although his accomplishments on the rink have put Tom in the record books, he was also a full-time student athlete.


Bob Hogan ‘76
Inducted March 29, 1996
1972-1976
Right Wing

During the early years at Ramapo College, Bob Hogan was busy playing both soccer and ice hockey. As a freshman, he led the hockey team in goals and second overall in scoring both as a freshman and a sophomore. He was also a major influence on two championship squads in 1974-75 and 1975-76. His ice hockey career is forever documented as he is fourth in goals scored and ninth on the overall scoring list. Bob was also a strong player on the hockey field during his four years at Ramapo. He will always be remembered for his smart and skillful playing on the field.

However, Bob’s contributions to Ramapo did not stop on the playing field or on the ice rink. He was a model student-athlete and a campus leader in the College’s early years.


Dennis O’Keefe ‘76
Inducted October 10 1998
1974-1977
Left Wing/Assistant Coach

As Ramapo College was growing, the ice hockey team was gaining a lot of attention for the skill and expertise of its players. Dennis “Beefy” O’Keefe was on both of Ramapo’s two Metropolitan Hockey League championship teams in 1974-75 and ’75-76. Playing on the front line, Dennis teamed up with Harry Maynes ’79 and Tom Moriarty ’77, are both members of the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame. As a sophomore, he scored 27 goals, 17 assists, and 44 points. During his junior year, Dennis had 22 goals, 44 assists, and 66 points. He is also eighth of the all-time point leaders for Ice Hockey at Ramapo. In addition, Dennis was a member of the BSIHL Northern Division All-Star Team in 1975 in the position of forward.


1975-76 Team
Inducted April 5, 2001

As defending champions of the Metropolitan Collegiate Hockey Conference, the 1975/76 Ramapo College Hockey Ice Hockey Team was the target of every opponent. First year Head Coach and former Ramapo goalie, Art Chill ’74, had no idea how explosive the team would be. With 15 returning players and 7 quality newcomers, Ramapo dominated the opposition on route to a second consecutive league championship.

After opening the miracle season with an 18-0 demolishing of William Patterson College, “the Super Team,” as it became known by the media, went on to set record after record. Some of the extraordinary marks set were: an overall season record of 29-1-3; a 17-0-0 regular season League record; a 29 game unbeaten streak; a 15 game winning streak; outscoring opponents 285 goals to 73 goals; scoring 10 or more goals in 16 games; 8 shutout wins. The team’s most prestigious victory was a 10-1 drubbing of Navy. The College’s all-time highest scoring line of Harry Maynes ’78 (team captain), Tom Moriarty ’76, and Dennis O’Keefe ’76 scored an unprecedented 92 goals and 127 assists totaling 219 points. Each player, along with coach Chill, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame.


Russ Tricoli
Inducted April 26, 2003
1975-1979
Right Wing

Russ Tricoli gives his heart and soul to the things that matter in his life. Those who know him well realize what those things are –family and friends, work, health, and certainly sports! Along with coffee, he has also excelled in softball, racquetball, and bowling. A common thread through all of those is Russell’s unique sense of humor and hilarious antics that often accompany everything he does.

Following a season of hockey at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Russell Tricoli came to Ramapo and soon became part of Roadrunner history. For the next four seasons of club and varsity hockey, Russ was an offensive threat on the ice and a noticeable presence in the locker room. His goal scoring and offensive skills helped him lead the team in scoring twice, and when his playing career ended he was second in Ramapo College’s all-time career scoring. He holds the team records for most goals in a season (43), most 3-goal games in a season (8), and most 3-goal games in a career (9).


Edward Chapel ‘77
Inducted April 26, 2008
1972-1976
Defense

In four years of playing ice hockey for the Roadrunners, Ed Chapel helped lead his team to two Bi-State Metropolitan Intercollegiate Hockey Championships. His team compiled an impressive 84-25-9 overall record during the four seasons he competed as a Roadrunner, and for his efforts on the ice, he was named team captain for his senior season. Chapel, from the 1973-1974 season to the 1976-1977 season, as a defender, recorded 14 goals and 28 assists for 42 total points.

After graduating from Ramapo College in 1977, Chapel went on to earn a Doctorate in Sociology from New York University, Chapel took with him from Ramapo, a deep appreciation for higher learning which led him down a career path in higher education that included seven years as a faculty member at Seton Hall University and various other administrative roles.


Ken Manna ‘84
Inducted April 25, 2009
1980-1984
Right Wing

Ken Manna was a three-year member of the Ramapo College ice hockey team. Ken graduated from Ramapo College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1984. In his first year with the program, 1980-1981, Ken led his team to six wins, contributing five goals over 21 games played. It was his second year with the team, 1982-1983, where he began to shine, netting 29 goals, second on the team, and earning MCHC All-Star 2nd Team honors. He posted three 3-goal games that year, while adding two 4-gal games, a record in the program’s history. In his final tear with the program, Ken again
earned MCHC All-Star 2nd Team honors after contributing a team leading 25 goals and 23 assists, for 48 total points. In two games he scored three goals, and added his third career 4-goal game that same season.

Ken racked up 68 games played and 59 goals in his three-year stint with the program.He recorded 60 assists and 119 total points, leading his team to 19 wins. His three career 4-goal games, stand as number one in the program’s record book.


Jim Barrow
Inducted April 24, 2010
Head Coach/General Manager

In 1972, at the time when Jim Barrow served as the Director of computer Services at Ramapo College, a group of students approached Barrow about starting an ice hockey team at the college. With great enthusiasm for the sport, and with minimal funding, a $1,000 grant from the Student Government Sports Council, Barrow made it happen. After Fall tryouts, where 19 players made the team, Barrow led the program to its first victory over new Jersey College of Medicine, 5-1. The team finished the year at 9-7-1, becoming the first athletic team to post a winning season.

Barrow stayed on as head coach and led the Roadrunners to a 12-4-4 overall record in their first season (1973-74), competing in the NJIHL (New Jersey Intercollegiate Hockey League). The team finished in fourth place, just four-points shy of first place, but enough for their first playoff appearance. In 1974-75, the NJIHL, renamed the BSIHL (Bi-State Intercollegiate Hockey League) , reorganized the league to include 12 collegiate teams from the area. The roadrunners went 23-7-1 that year, and won the  BSIHL Championship, the first championship in the history of the college. In 1975-76, Barrow served as the team’s General Manager, watching the Roadrunners earn a second championship, with a 30-game unbeaten streak, and a 15-game winning streak, earning 29 overall wins and just one loss. He was one of Ramapo’s and ice hockey’s biggest athletic supporters from 1971-1979.


James Nardello ‘84
Inducted April 24, 2010
1979-1984
Defense

Jim “Knobby” Nardello was a member of the Roadrunner ice hockey team from 1979-1984. He is a 1984 graduate of the college where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts, in four seasons with the program (no program in 81-82), Nardello helped lead his team to 36 overall victories. In his freshman campaign, he recorded three goals and added two assists, while recording four goals and four assists for eight total points his sophomore season. In his junior season, 1982-83, Nardello added five goals and chipped in nine assist on that year, helping his team to a second place finish in the Metropolitan Collegiate Hockey Conference. He then moved onto become the second leading score on the team in 1983-84, tallying 12 goals and 18 assists. He was named to the 1983-84 Metropolitan Collegiate Hockey Conference West Division AllStar Team for his efforts on the ice that season.


Chuck Podgurski ‘76
Inducted April 20, 2011 1975-1978
Defense/Assistant Coach

Chuck “Ace” Podgurski is being inducted into the Ramapo College Hal of Fame for his years of service to the ice hockey program as both a player and assistant coach. He was a member of the 1975-76 team where he helped lead the Roadrunners to a 29-1-3 overall record, including a 33-game win streak. After finishing the season in 1st place in the conference, the team went on to earn the Bi-State Metropolitan Intercollegiate Hockey Conference Championship, defeating Brooklyn College, 8-5, in the final match-up. Podgurski recorded 17 goals that season while chipping in 45 assists for 62 points. For his efforts on the ice, Podgurski earned BSMIHC All-Star First Team (defense) honors and was named Most Valuable Player of the playoffs. For the following two seasons, Podgurski served in a coaching role helping to guide the team to 26 wins. In 1976-77, the team finished second overall in the conference.


1974-75 Team
Inducted October 11, 2014

Under the direction of head coach Jim Barrow and Assistant Coach Art Chill, the ’74-’75 ice hockey team earned the Bi-State Intercollegiate Hockey League Championship by shutting out the County College of Morris, 5-0 on the road. That season, the team went 23-7-1 overall, collecting 47 points. The Roadrunners earned the championship bid by finishing in second place in league play. It was the second time in just as many years that the Roadrunners made an appearance in post-season play. Led by the “Irish Connection” of Harry Maynes, Dennis O’Keefe, and Tom Moriarty, Ramapo knocked out John Jay, Wagner, and CCM to take the championship trophy. Ramapo College’s founding President, George T. Potter, accompanied the coaches and team leaders to the League’s award ceremony, where he accepted the team trophy on behalf of the college, concluding a magical season for the Roadrunners.

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