College Hockey:
Charron loses battle with cancer

According to WHEC.com, former Massachusetts-Lowell skater Craig Charron lost his battle with stomach cancer today in Rochester, N.Y.

He was just 42 years old.

Charron played for the RiverHawks from 1986-1990, amassing 64 goals and 84 assists over that span. He went on to play 12 years of pro hockey, including five with the AHL’s Rochester Americans. The Americans won the 1996 Calder Cup and Charron led the team in scoring that season.

Charron was also the varsity hockey coach for Spencerport (N.Y.) High School and along with his wife, Wendy, and their four children made Rochester their home for the past 15 years.

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  • NYFightingSioux

    Craig Charron was a class act and a beloved member of the Rochester and Amerks community. It was great to see how those communities rallied around the ailing skater and his family. My prayers go out to the Charron family and the Amerks at this sad time.

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  • IronFist

    This is very sad to hear. Craig will be sorely missed by the Rochester community and Spencerport High.

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