Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hodge, Jr. to Enter BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame

Former Boston College forward Ken Hodge, Jr. will be inducted into the school's Varsity Club Hall of Fame this fall, the only hockey player among the eight inductees, according to

The inaugural Hockey East Rookie of the Year, Hodge set freshman superlatives that still stand at the Heights, when he notched 44 assists and 64 points during that 1984-85 campaign. He played three seasons in all with the Eagles, and finished with 60 goals and 94 assists for 154 points.

Born in Ontario but raised in Massachusetts, Hodge also helped BC to 85 total victories, three Hockey East regular season titles, one tournament championship, and three NCAA tournament appearances, including a Frozen Four berth as a freshman. The Eagles fell to both Providence and Minnesota-Duluth in overtime.

The son of former Bruins 50-goal scorer Ken Hodge, Hodge, Jr. was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars in the third round in 1984 and went on to skate with the North Stars, Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning, after playing two seasons with the Kalamazoo Wings of the International Hockey League. He notched 39-48--87 points in 142 career NHL outings, including a 30-goal campaign with the Bruins in 1990-91, and finished his career in 1998 after two seasons with the Cardiff Devils of the British Hockey Super League.

Hodge, who will be inducted on Oct. 4 at BC's home ice of Conte Forum, has served as color commentator on BC Hockey radio broadcasts since the 1999-2000 season.

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