March 30, 2011
Boston College assistant hockey coach Jim Logue is the 2011 recipient of the Parker-York Award, given for contributions to New England hockey, according to announcement made by the New England Hockey Writers Association.
The award will be presented at the association's banquet on Wednesday, April 13 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass.
Logue has served as an assistant coach at his alma mater for the last 18 years. During his tenure, he has worked closely with the program's goaltenders, molding several into elite goalies. Among those players are Cory Schneider, the school's only first-team All-America goaltender and its career leader in shutouts (15); Greg Taylor, who led BC to the 1994 Beanpot title and earned Beanpot MVP honors; and Scott Clemmensen, who established a NCAA regular-season record by holding opponents scoreless for 254:23 as a freshman and who completed his college career as the school's career leader in wins (99), and the NCAA Tournament's career leader in wins (10). Schneider now plays for the NHL's Vancouver Canucks, while Clemmensen plays for the Florida Panthers.
Of course, his most recent pupil, John Muse, is this year's recipient of the Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.
Logue came to the Heights from Salem State where he served as an assistant coach for the 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons. Prior to his stint at Salem State, Logue was head coach at North Andover High School from 1980-86. He also served two terms as assistant coach at Merrimack College -- from 1983-88 and from 1969-1978. While at Merrimack, Logue also served as a coach in the U.S. Olympic Program from 1972-76.
Logue starred in net for the Eagles from 1959-1961, He was a three-time All-East and All-New England selection (1959-1961) during his time at the Heights. He served as the goaltender on the 1968 U.S. Olympic squad.
A member of the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame, Logue's hockey excellence was further recognized in 1999 when he was one of the initial three former players whose BC jersey was retired.