Winchester, MA (January 21, 2020) — The new Boston Imperials Hockey Academy was featured in an article in the Boston Globe on January 21, 2020. Here is a link to the whole article, as well as an excerpt. The article was written by long-time Globe writer Jim Clark.
“Matignon has been synonymous with high school hockey in Massachusetts for much of the last half century.
But in November, the school sent shockwaves through the hockey community when it announced that its boys’ program — winner of eight state championships from 1975-1993 under legendary coach Marty Pierce — did not have enough participants to field a varsity team, and instead was joining a co-operative arrangement with Revere and Malden.
The move also opened doors at the Cambridge school for a new type of hockey venture.
Earlier this week, Matignon and the Boston Imperials jointly announced the creation of the Boston Imperials Hockey Academy at Matignon High School. The Imperials plan to launch teams in three age groups at the national Tier 1 level to begin competing this fall. All of the academy players will be full-time students at Matignon, but otherwise would be unaffiliated with the school’s MIAA hockey co-op.”