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Boston Shamrocks Founder, Owner & GM Bob Rotondo Named One of New England Hockey's 100 Most Influential People

Saturday, September 2, 2017, 3:55PM

in-flu-ence noun | 1. the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.

New England Hockey Journal's 100 Most Influential People in New England Hockey are movers and shakers. They are head honchos and power players. They are team owners and college coaches and Stanley Cup champions.  They are — in a word — influential.

The people chosen by New England Hockey Journal are the people who shape hockey in New England — the players who are looked up to and emulated, the executives who decide the fates of teams and organizations, the coaches and trainers who mold young players, the writers and commentators who inform and analyze, the businessmen who chart the future of hockey, and even a miracle worker.

These are the 100 most influential people in New England hockey.  NEHJ really tried to get at the heart and meaning of the word influence. Who in New England has the capacity to impact hockey in our back yard the most? And NEHJ attempted to examine their influence right now, in today's game.  They solicited opinions, researched candidates, interviewed experts, debated (over and over) the criteria and the people and now they unveil their list in NEHJ's September 2017 issue.

Boston Shamrocks founder, owner & GM Bob Rotondo was chosen as one of  the 100 Most Influential People In New England Hockey.  According to NEHJ, he is a New England hockey pioneer.  "Rotondo is a jack-of-all-trades in the region's hockey scene, but his roles as general manager of the Boston Shamrocks and founder of the Northeast Women's Hockey League have made him a longtime pioneer for the women's game. He also serves as a goaltending instructor and manages Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass., where the Boston Bruins held practice sessions for nearly three decades before the new Warrior Ice Arena opened last year."