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AHL mourns passing of Roy Boe

The American Hockey League today mourns the passing of Roy L.M. Boe, a former member of the league’s Board of Governors as team president of the Worcester IceCats and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Boe died Sunday following a long illness. He was 79.

“The American Hockey League is truly saddened by the news of Roy Boe’s passing,” said David Andrews, AHL President and CEO. “He was a well respected member of our Board for many years and helped lay the foundation to bring AHL hockey to fans in both Worcester and Bridgeport.”

Boe was involved with the AHL for more than three decades after founding the NHL’s New York Islanders in 1972. He was honored with the Thomas Ebright Award in 2004 in recognition of his career contributions to the American Hockey League.