Did you know one of Rhode Island's Public Libraries was once a fully operational Hockey Rink? In today's episode, Stef Blankenship, current director of the Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Library in North Providence, discusses Rhode Island's deep hockey history. She also interviews the newest inductee of the RI Hockey Hall of Fame, Tom Mellor, and his father Don Mellor.
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From the show:
- Visit the Ocean State Libraries Catalog to borrow “Striking Silver: the Untold Story of America’s Forgotten Hockey Team” by Tom Caraccioli and Jerry Caraccioli.
- Information about the Lost Arenas of RI can be found on the RI Hockey Hall of Fame website.
- Read Tom Mellor’s biography.
- Read the hockey story of Don Mellor and his family.
- Learn more about the August 20th Enshrinement event.
- Visit North Providence library’s website for more information about their services and programs.