The FGRE Leadership Award

 

The FGRE is proud to name Jim Logue as the second recipient of the FGRE Leadership Award.

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  • Played at Boston College from 1959-61
  • Began his coaching tenure at Boston College in December 1993
  • All totaled, Logue was a member of coaching staffs that won nine Hockey East Tournament titles, six Hockey East regular-season championships, seven Beanpot titles and four national championships (2001, 2008, 2010 and 2012). He was an assistant coach on teams that advanced to 10 NCAA Championship Frozen Fours and eight national championship games.
  • Awarded the 2011 Parker-York Award honoring contributions to New England Hockey
  • Served as an assistant coach at Salem State for the 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons.
  • Served as head coach at North Andover High School from 1980-1986
  • Served two terms as assistant coach at Merrimack College — from 1983-88 and from 1969-1978. While at Merrimack, Logue also served as a coach in the U.S. Olympic Program from 1972-1976.
  • Three-time All-East and All-New England selection (1959-1961) during his time at Boston College. His 2.17 goals against average in 1960-61 still ranks among the school’s best.
  • Logue led the Eagles to Beanpot championships in 1959 and 1961, capturing Most Valuable Player honors for his performance in the 1959 tournament.
  • Logue was also the goaltender on the 1968 U.S. Olympic squad. He recorded 65 saves versus the former Soviet Union in the Olympic Tournament.
  • A member of the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame, Logue’s hockey excellence was further recognized in 1999 when he was one of the initial three former players whose BC jersey was retired.

 

The FGRE is proud to name Joe Bertagna as the first recipient of the FGRE Leadership Award. Joe has been an innovator and advocate for goaltenders and goalie coaches and his leadership in this field has left a blueprint for all other goalie coaches to follow.  It is truly an honor to recognize Joe Bertagna and his lifelong contribution to goaltending and the sport of hockey.

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  • One of the most influential goalie coaches in North America and widely known for his work with goalies from youth hockey all the way through the NHL.
  • 42 years of coaching
  • Began directing summer goalie schools in 1974
  • Commissioner of Hockey East for 18 years
    • 6 Men’s National Championships during his tenure, 4 in the last 7 years
    • Overseen national TV contracts with CBS Sport, NBCSN and NESN
    • 6 Hobey Baker Award winners in the last 12 years
    • Created and helped oversee Hockey East’s Frozen Fenway outdoor games.
  • Former commissioner of ECAC for 15 years
  • Executive Director of the American Hockey Coaches Association since 1991
  • Played at Harvard University, leading the Ivy League with a GAA of 2.45 in 1972
  • Played professionally for the Milwaukee Admirals as well as in Italy, leading his team to the Italian Championship in 1975
  • Goaltending Coach of the Boston Bruins from 1985-1991 as well as the ‘94-’95 season.
  • Served on the staff of the US Men’s National Team for the 1991 Canada Cup.
  • Served on the staff of the US Men’s Olympic Team at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games.
  • Launched the Harvard Women’s Hockey Program in 1977-78 and coached for two seasons.
  • The Women’s Hockey East Championship trophy changed its name to  ‘Bertagna Trophy’ in 2013.
  • Created 7 Goaltending DVD’s, the latest of which was released in 2011.
  • Currently resides in Gloucester, MA with his wife and three children.