John Hurley

Varsity Ice Hockey, Baseball

Seven Varsity Letters

Barnstable High School Class of 1972

Captain, Ice Hockey, 1970-71

Captain, Ice Hockey, 1971-72

1969-70 Cape Cod Standard-Times All-Cape & Islands, Ice Hockey

1970-71 Cape Cod Standard-Times All-Cape & Islands, Ice Hockey

1971-72 Cape Cod Standard-Times All-Cape & Islands, Ice Hockey

1969-70 Boston Globe All-Scholastic, Honorable Mention, Ice Hockey

1970-71 Boston Globe All-Scholastic, Honorable Mention, Ice Hockey

1971-72 Boston Globe All-Scholastic, 1st Team, Ice Hockey

1969-70 Boston Herald All-Scholastic, Honorable Mention, Ice Hockey

1970-71 Boston Herald All-Scholastic, Honorable Mention, Ice Hockey

1971-72 Boston Herald All-Scholastic, 1st Team, Ice Hockey

1970-71 William P. McEvoy Jr. Memorial Best Defenseman Award, Ice Hockey

1971-72 William P. McEvoy Jr. Memorial Best Defenseman Award, Ice Hockey

1971-72 Cotuit Athletic Association Most Valuable Player Award, Ice Hockey

1971-72 Cape Cod News All-Cape Team

1969-70 Cape Cod I.H.S.H.L All-Star

1970-71 Cape Cod I.H.S.H.L All-Star

1971-72 Cape Cod I.H.S.H.L All-Star


In the words of former BHS varsity ice hockey head coach Don Crowley, Red Raider defenseman John Hurley was incomparable. "When it comes to Cape Cod hockey players, John Hurley is the gold standard against whom all others must be measured," Crowley said. "Regarding his talent, John's shot was legendary, but it must be remembered he excelled in every facet of the game. He was a better shooter, a better passer and a better skater. He could do it all better than anyone else."

Perhaps the true measure of the man was not so much the postseason awards he piled up each season while wearing the Red & White, but more so the team win-loss records that piled up around him whenever he took the ice, a culmination of effort marked by the school's only undefeated ice hockey campaign in 1971-72 (21-0) and the school's first state championship on the ice.


Inducted into the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame, Nov. 27, 2010

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