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Scott Fusco ’81 Inducted into Beanpot Hockey Tournament Hall of Fame

The Beanpot Hockey Tournament announced that Scott Fusco, of Winchester, MA, (Belmont Hill ’81 and Harvard '86) is the newest member of the hockey tournament’s hall of fame. Fusco is the Crimson’s all-time scoring leader with 240 points (107 goals, 133 assists). He is the fifth Belmont Hill alumnus to join the 59-member Beanpot Hall of Fame.
 
Fusco won the Hobey Baker Award in 1986, college hockey's highest honor after being named a finalist for the award in 1985. He was chosen to the first-team All-American in both 1985 and 1986 and is the only Harvard player to be named ECAC Hockey Player of the Year twice (in 1985 and 1986) and the third in ECAC Hockey history.  Fusco is a four-time first-team All-Ivy and three-time first-team All-ECAC Hockey selection. He captured the Ivy League scoring title during his freshman, junior, and senior seasons and led ECAC Hockey in scoring both as a junior and a senior. His 81 points (34 goals, 47 assists) in 1984-85 is second all-time in school history for points in a season.  

Fusco was a member of Team USA during both the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in economics, he joined his brother Mark Fusco (Belmont Hill ’79 and Harvard '83), also a Hobey Baker Award winner and Beanpot Hall of Fame inductee, as a founder and senior vice president of Software Quality Partners, an IT consulting company. He was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2007, Fusco founded the Edge Sports Center and the East Coast Wizards junior hockey organization, based in Bedford, MA. His daughter Bradley Fusco is a senior on the 2018-19 Harvard women's ice hockey team. 

The Beanpot Hall of Fame was established in 1995 to commemorate the final year of the Boston Garden. The tournament, which began in the 1952-1953 season, features Boston University, Boston College, Harvard, and Northeastern.


BELMONT HILL ALUMNI in the BEANPOT HALL OF FAME

Bill Cleary – Belmont Hill Class of 1952
Harvard ’56 • F, 1955 • Coach, 1971-1990 • Athletic Director, 1990-2001
Inducted: 1995
At Harvard, Bill Cleary coached for 19 seasons, collecting 324 wins, a National Championship in 1989, two ECAC Tournament titles, four Beanpots and 11 Ivy League crowns. As a player, he established the single-tournament Beanpot scoring record (7-4-11) that still stands today in leading the Crimson to the 1955 Beanpot title. His shorthanded, overtime, game-winning goal against Boston College in the '55 final is arguably the most legendary goal in tournament annals. Cleary was also a member of the 1960 Olympic Goal Medal Team. Awards and recognitions include: 1976 US Hockey Hall of Fame, 1983 Spencer Penrose Award, 1988, ECAC Coach of the Year, 1989 US Olympic Hall of Fame, 1993 Hobey Baker Legends of College Hockey Award, and 1997 IIHF Hall of Fame.

Mark Fusco – Belmont Hill Class of 1979
Harvard ’83 • D • 1980-83
Inducted: 1997
Mark Fusco led the Crimson to the 1981 Beanpot title and was the tournament's co-scoring leader as a freshman in 1980. He holds three school records for scoring by a defenseman. Fusco was a four-time first-team All-Ivy pick, a three-time All-American and the 1983 Hobey Baker Award winner, and also was a three-time winner of Harvard's John Tudor Memorial Cup as the Team MVP. Fusco was a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic hockey team and played two seasons in the NHL with the Hartford Whalers. He was inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.

Scott Fusco – Belmont Hill Class of 1981
Harvard ’86 •  C • 1982-1983, 1985-1986
Inducted: 2019
Scott Fusco won the Hobey Baker Award in 1986 after being named a finalist in 1985. He was chosen to the first team All-American in both 1985 and 1986 and is the only Harvard player to be named ECAC Hockey Player of the Year twice and the third in ECAC Hockey history.  Fusco season and is the school’s all-time scoring leader with 240 points (107 goals, 133 assists). He was a member of Team USA during both the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics and was inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.

Billy Hogan – Belmont Hill Class of 1959
Boston College • F • 1961-63
Inducted: 1999
Billy Hogan was a member of the Eagles' 1961 and 1963 Beanpot championship teams, producing an 8-4-12 career line in the Beanpot. He scored four goals and two assists en route to the 1961 title, and was named the 1963 Beanpot Most Valuable Player with one goal and two assists in the tournament. Hogan scored 130 points (58 goals, 72 assists) in 84 career games at Boston College. A 1962 All-American, Hogan was also the 1963 winner of the Walter Brown Award and was a two-time All-East and All-New England selection. In 1979 he was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame.

Bob McManama – Belmont Hill Class of 1969
Harvard ’73 •  C • 1970-73
Inducted: 2011
Bob McManama played three seasons at Harvard from 1970 to 1973. During his final two years he established himself as one of the premiere scorers in the ECAC. He was chosen to the Second All-Star Team in 1972 and elevated himself to the First Team in 1973 after scoring 27 goals and 52 points in 22 games. In addition to the ECAC recognition, he was chosen for the NCAA AHCA East First All-American Team in 1973. He played 99 games in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins and 37 games in the WHA for the New England Whalers in 1973–76. He was also a member of the United States national team at the 1972 and 1973 Ice Hockey World Championship tournaments.
 
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