AHL mourns passing of George Sage

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League is mourning the death of George M. Sage, former owner of the AHL’s Providence Reds.
Sage passed away on Monday at the age of 75.
“The American Hockey League has lost one of its builders in George Sage,” said David Andrews, AHL President and Chief Executive Officer. “His leadership and enthusiasm were integral to the success of the league, and his philanthropy in the Rhode Island community is legendary.”
Sage served as owner, chairman and president of the Reds between 1969 and 1976, and was a long-time member of the AHL’s Board of Governors, including honorary membership on the board for the last three decades. In 1972, he helped open the Providence Civic Center, now known as the Dunkin’ Donuts Center and home to the AHL’s Providence Bruins.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, two children and two grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Barrington, R.I. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Andrew’s School in Barrington and the United Way of Rhode Island.