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The North Providence Breeze 12-12-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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22 SPORTS & RECREATION DECEMBER 12-18, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION Campbell, Gervais help co-op hockey squad net 3-2 win over Mount Hope in D-III opener PORTSMOUTH – North Providence junior Christian Campbell's unassisted goal with 6:32 to play in the game turned out to be the deciding goal in the Johnston/North Providence/Tiverton co-op hockey team's season-opening 3-2 victory over Mount Hope on Sunday night at Portsmouth Abbey's rink. Goals by Johnston senior Zach Morin and North Providence sophomore Jeremy Gervais gave the co-op squad a 2-0 lead midway through the game, and Campbell's goal made it a 3-1 con- test. The co-op team needed to overcome a 38-save effort from Mount Hope netminder Devon Loiselle in order to skate away with the win. Tiverton freshman goalie Ethan Arruda stopped 29 of the 31 shots he faced in his var- sity debut. Johnston/NP/Tiverton is back in action on Friday with an 8:30 p.m. game in Smithfield against defending Division III champion Pilgrim. The following night, the co-op team will face off with the Narragansett/Chariho co-op team at 8:30 p.m. at URI's Boss Arena. Olson returns to Anchormen as assistant baseball coach PROVIDENCE – A decade after wrapping up an outstand- ing career with the Rhode Island College baseball team, North Providence's Peter Olson is returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach, the school reported last week. Olson, who played for the Anchormen from 2005- 08, was a four-year starter and two-time All-Little East Conference selection at sec- ond base who helped lead RIC to the LEC champion- ship in 2005. "It's been 11 years since I've worn the maroon and gold," Olson said in a press release. "I'm very grateful for this opportunity and excited to work with such a great coach- ing staff." In 129 career games, Olson batted .328 with 473 at-bats, 83 runs scored, 155 hits, 32 doubles, seven triples, three home runs, 83 runs batted in, and 210 total bases. Olson ranks sixth all-time at RIC in at-bats, hits, and doubles and 10th in total bases. An accomplished coach in the amateur ranks, Olson guided the Wheeler School baseball team to the Division III championship in 2016, his first year as the Warriors' head coach. Most recently, Olson served as an assistant coach at Community College of Rhode Island. He has also served as a head coach and instructor at the Providence Sports & Leadership, the RBI Baseball Academy, and Upper Deck Baseball Academy. Nominations still needed for RIIL Hall of Fame WARWICK – The Rhode Island Interscholastic League's High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for its 16th class of inductees to be honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. Nominees must exemplify the highest standard of sports- manship, ethical conduct, and moral character and will be considered on the merits of their contributions and achievements to high school athletics. Categories in which a person may be nominated are coach, administrator, and former outstanding athletes. All documents may be downloaded from the Hall of Fame page, located under "Initiatives" on the RIIL website at or by contacting the office at 401- 272-9844. The nomination documents must be submitted to the RIIL office by March 1, 2019.

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