Former River Hawk Golden Killed in Car Crash

Former Mass.-Lowell River Hawks forward Ryan Golden was killed in the early hours Saturday morning when his car rolled over on the highway in his hometown of Reading, Mass.

Golden, who played at Lowell from 1993 through 1997, was a member of the last two River Hawks teams to appear in the NCAA tournament in 1994 and 1996. He appeared in 51 games for Lowell, scoring two goals and four assists. He was a 7th round draft choice of the Boston Bruins in 1993.

Golden was the younger brother Maine standout Mike Golden, who played for the Black Bears from 1985 through 1988 and was an all-American and Hobey Bakey finalist.

Details regarding the accident are unclear and funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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