“(Morris) was a D-man, he had played with some guys from Boston, and he kind of knew the stigma of the Boston guys — he kind of got me as a person,” Keith Yandle said of Morris, a native of Edmonton, taking him under his wing. “He was this husky, burly guy, and he looked intimidating. I knew if I went to one spot, (he was) going to be there. “When I played the game with Keith, I could play the game easy. “Most people involved in youth hockey have had the opportunity to meet or work with Wes over the years,” said Bob Joyce, president of Massachusetts Hockey. Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Tuttle was recruited by NESC owner H. Larue Renfroe to move across town and manage the new facility when it opened. Just one year after capping off one of the most storied careers in NHL history, the future Hall of Famer, who owns the NHL’s all-time records for goals, points and assists as a defenseman, decided to accept the assistant coaching job at the Ashburnham, Mass., prep school to oversee the defense. All event proceeds will support the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. “He was a treat,” Santini said of Tuttle. Cushing Academy develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders in a setting where faculty, staff, and facilities exist to nurture the optimal growth of students. Morris wasn’t the first NHL veteran to have a major effect on Yandle’s budding career. I don’t think I paid for a meal for five years of playing with him — just so good to me.”. The Academy’s college preparatory program is designed to ensure a transformative experience for each individual, at every level. Read Article, Professional photographer Dave Arnold has uploaded a new gallery 'Loomis Chaffee School vs. Cushing Academy (NEPSAC Large School Division Final)' containing 282 images. C.A. “I grew up in that rink,” said Florida Panthers forward Frank Vatrano, whose parents would drive him more than an hour from East Longmeadow to play for the Junior Bruins out of NESC. Governor's (Senior Game). I believe the longevity of my career was due to playing with kids like ‘Yans’ and keeping that spirit in the game for me. From ice hockey to soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis, and more, we offer varsity and JV teams that face prep-school competition throughout New England, as well as recreational and intramural teams. He was one of a kind, and will be missed dearly.”. Alumni Ice Hocking is no longer officially associated with Cushing Academy. The most current information will appear at the top of the wall dating back to prior seasons. and Morris, especially, only emphasized the importance of chemistry, both on the ice and off it.