Famed "Local Line" to be Inducted to Massachusetts Hockey Hall
Pictured: The Local Line, from left wing to right: Hynes, McManama and Corkery.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Harvard's prolific "Local Line" of Bill Corkery '73, Bob McManama '73 and Dave Hynes '73 will be inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
The Crimson trio is among 11 inductees for 2010. The 16th annual induction ceremony and dinner will start at 6 p.m. at Lombardo's restaurant in Randolph and will be emceed by Bernie Corbett, the radio voice of Harvard football and Boston University men's hockey.
The other 2010 inductees are referee Ned Bunyon, Vermont coach Mike Gilligan, Massport Jets female pioneer Lee Johnson, Boston University's Jack Garrity, longtime Boston Bruins public relations executive Nate Greenberg and Massachusetts hockey builders Jim Cooney, John Gustafson and Bob Rogers.
Eight Harvard players have previously been inducted to the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame: head coaches John Chase '28, Bill Cleary '56 and Ted Donato '91 and players Cleary, Donato, Bob Cleary '58, Mark Fusco '83, Scott Fusco '86, Ben Smith '68 and Tim Taylor '63. Donato was inducted as a player, while Smith and Taylor were enshrined as coaches.
McManama, a native of Belmont, Mass., centered left wing Hynes of Cambridge and right wing Corkery of Arlington for each of their three seasons on the Crimson varsity squad. They helped Harvard capture the ECAC championship and reach the NCAA semifinals as sophomores in 1970-71 and share the ECAC regular-season crown as seniors in 1972-73.
The Crimson posted a 52-16-3 record in those three years as the three members of the Local Line totaled 201 goals and 407 points. At the time of their graduation, McManama and Hynes ranked second and third, respectively, on Harvard's career scoring chart and were tied for second all-time in goals at Harvard.
Corkery totaled 116 points on 53 goals and 63 assists in 73 career games for Harvard. He was a first-team All-Ivy League and second-team All-East selection in 1972-73 and was a second-team All-Ivy pick the previous season. A goal and an assist in the 1971 ECAC title game were among his many clutch playoff performances. Before joining the Crimson, Corkery was an all-league and all-state selection at Arlington High School and an All-Prep and All-America pick at Andover.
Hynes was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 1971 ECAC Championship after sparking a comeback win for Harvard with a hat trick in the final victory against Clarkson. He was an All-America, All-East and All-Ivy pick a year later. He is tied with McManama and others for ninth on the Crimson's all-time goals list with 64 and ranks 14th on Harvard's career points list with 140 in 64 career games. A two-time all-league pick at Browne & Nichols, Hynes was the Boston Bruins' fourth-round draft pick in 1971.
A 1972-73 All-American, McManama ranks ninth in Harvard history with 151 career points on 64 goals and 87 assists in 75 games. At the time he left Harvard, only Joe Cavanagh '71 had registered more goals and points in a Crimson sweater. He registered three points in the 1971 ECAC final and was named All-Ivy and All-East each of the two following seasons. McManama was an all-league standout at Belmont Hill School prior to his arrival at Harvard.
Nominees of the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame are chosen on the basis of accomplishments in hockey, sportsmanship, character and contributions to his or her teams or organizations in college, amateur or professional hockey, or on international teams representing the United States. Each nominee must have distinguished himself or herself by exceptional performance and outstanding character reflecting favorably upon the game of hockey in Massachusetts, be in good public standing in the community, an appropriate role model for young hockey players and an exemplary representative of the game of hockey.
A limited number of tickets ($50) to the 2010 Hall of Fame Induction Dinner are available and may be purchased by contacting Jim Prior at firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 938-4400.