Boston College Pike's Peak Hockey Club
The Boston College Pike's Peak Hockey Club is the team's support organization and is one of the oldest hockey booster clubs of its kind in the country.
Formed by members of the 1948-49 National Championship Team, (Bernie Burke '49, Jimmy Fitzgerald '49, Butch Songin '49 and John Gallagher '49), the club was established to promote and support the BC Hockey program and recognize the accomplishments of the young men who wear the "Maroon and Gold". Its name honors the memories of the NCAA Ice Hockey Championship, Colorado Springs, the Broadmoor Hotel, the Rocky Mountains, and the grandeur of Pike's Peak.
Since 1949 the Pike's Peak Hockey Club has taken great pride in our mission to enhance the quality of BC Hockey and we continue to support the program annually in a variety of ways including:
One of the longstanding traditions of the Pike's Peak Hockey Club is hosting the annual Season Opening Mass and Brunch. At Boston College we believe strongly in the spirituality aspect of our student athlete's college experience. Gathering as a family: players, their families, coaches, Pike's Peak members, and school administrators, is a reminder of what Boston College is all about. In particular, it is a unique opportunity before the start of the season to introduce the club and our mission to the first year players and a rare instance that all the key components of the Boston College Hockey Program get together on campus. Mass is celebrated at Saint Mary's Chapel, followed by brunch in the Irish Room at Gasson Hall.
The Pike's Peak Hockey Club annually hosts "Skate with the Eagles". It's a special event for BC Hockey fans both young and old to skate with his/her favorite Eagle at Kelley Rink and a terrific time to get a team poster as well as autographs. A luncheon with the team follows and is open only to Pike's Peak Club members.
All former varsity hockey players are annually invited to participate in an Alumni Game. It's gives our former players the occasion to come back and renew old friendships, to lace up their skates, to wear the Maroon and Gold jersey, and to go head to head against each other one more time, with a reception for the players to follow. The event is open to all Pike's Peak Club members to attend. On March 1, 2014 we welcomed back 25 former players to participate in our annual alumni game. Some of our returning alumni from this year's game included Lee Blossom, Dan Shea, David Hymovitz, Jeff Farkas, and Blake Bellefeuille. The Pike's Peak Hockey Club also invited our alumni back for the Boston College/Notre Dame that same afternoon.
The season ending banquet has been our culminating event for the year. We sponsor the season ending banquet to honor the seniors and present the awards, as voted on by the Pike's Peak Club, Officers, and Board. Awards include the presentation of letter sweaters, the Captains' portraits, the Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman Award, the John "Snooks" Kelley Memorial Award (player who best typifies BC Hockey), the William J. Flynn Coaches Award, the James E. Tiernan Memorial Award (most improved player) and the Norman F. Dailey Memorial Award (most valuable player). We also recognize the 25th anniversary team and the 50th anniversary team.
*Save the Date! Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at The Walpole Country Club
Today, the goal of the tournament remains the same as it was from that first outing - to welcome back many former players to maintain the common bond that brings everyone together - the love for Boston College Hockey. We look forward to many more years of producing this quality event for our supporters and as we continue to enhance the Boston College Hockey program in an effort to make it the very best we can be.
With scholarships accounting for the single largest budget expense for the hockey program, the Pike's Peak Hockey Club pledged $150,000 to endow a men's ice hockey scholarship in 2003. This is the largest single gift by a sports related organization in BC's history. Over the years the Pike's Peak Hockey Club has also committed and will continue to commit money for program betterments, which include an HDTV, a state-of the-art video equipment, refurbishments to the locker room and player's lounge, computers, office furniture, and a ice machine for the trainer's room.
The Club was the first sanctioned on-campus club with a room of its own at Boston College. Today, Pike's Peak Club members still enjoy gathering before, during, and after hockey games in the Father Joseph Shea Room at Kelley Rink. The Pike's Peak Club is open one and one half (1½) hours prior to game time. Dinner is served before the game. After the game the club remains open for approximately one (1) hour. (Admission to the Father Shea Room is restricted to a certain capacity according to the University's Entertainment License Agreement with the City of Boston.)
Membership in the Pike's Peak Hockey Club is $250 for the season. Membership allows a member and one (1) guest entrance into the Fr Shea Room.
The Pike's Peak Hockey Club has adopted the story of the tightrope walker and the young man whose unwavering faith to climb aboard the wheelbarrow will serve as our inspirational theme for Boston College Hockey. Climb Aboard