Catholic Memorial and BC High will meet in boys’ hockey in the Edward M. Wright Memorial game Saturday. The contest will celebrate 50 years of the two schools' rivalry and the life of former CM hockey player and 1965 gradate Dr. Edward M. Wright, who played in the first meeting between these two teams.
The game took place Dec. 31, 1962 at the McHough Forum when Wright was in his sophomore year at CM. He would go on to become the hockey team captain for Yale in 1970 and graduate from Tufts Medical School six years later. The former hockey player would eventually take his medical skills to New York where he became a well-respected cardiologist.
Wright wasn’t the only notable that took the ice in that inaugural bout between these Catholic Conference rivals. Boston University head coach Jack Parker and Boston College head coach Jerry York were also involved in the 1962 that started this longtime rivalry.
Parker played for the Knights, facing off against York of the Eagles much like they have for many years as coaches in the annual Beanpot Tournament. York scored two of BC High’s three goals from his starting left wing position while Parker also had two goals for CM in his team’s 7-3 victory. Before the 61st edition of this historic tournament takes place, both York and Parker will be in attendance for the Edward M. Wright Memorial game between their former high school teams.
The coaches will present the Edward M. Wright Most Valuable Player Award, which will mark the 13th year in which the award has been given out. Just two days after Parker and York honor the MVP of this high school contest, they will both be involved in a rivalry between their two schools in the Beanpot tournament. Both the Eagles and Terriers will be attempting to take home the Beanpot Championship. Depending on how things shape out in the tournament, it’s possible that BU and BC could meet on Feb. 11 at the TD Garden.
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