Hockey East to honor three with Founder’s Medal Award

Hockey East announced on Friday that three former league administrators have been chosen to receive the league’s Founder’s Medal Award.

Bob DeGregorio, Stu Haskell and Brendan Sheehy will be honored during the season for their contributions to the league over their professional careers.

DeGregorio served as athletic director at Merrimack for 19 years and was the fourth Hockey East commissioner, serving for three seasons (1993-1996). DeGregorio also oversaw the elevation of Merrimack’s men’s hockey program from Division II to Division I status in 1989.

Haskell was the third commissioner of Hockey East, serving for five years (1988-1993). He also was the athletic director at Maine for five seasons (1982-1987).

Sheehy served as the league’s supervisor of officials for 12 years (1995-2007) and played a key role in developing new officials and creating the observers program.

DeGregorio and Sheehy will be presented their medals in the pre-game ceremony at Merrimack on Feb. 12 vs. UNH at Lawler Arena, while Haskell will be honored on Feb. 11 before Maine’s game vs. Vermont.