RPI Hockey Regrouping After Two People Close to It Pass Away
In its Friday edition, The Albany Times Union pointed out that the Rensselaer varsity hockey programs are rebounding from the deaths of two very important staff members. Two weeks ago, we mentioned the sudden death of Bill Cahill who had served as men's assistant coach and acting head coach before assuming his most recent role as women's head coach. However, men's equipment manager Tom Cavosie also passed away in July, while on a fishing trip.
Tom was an integral part of the men's hockey program and the father of Marc and Eric Cavosie, two alumni of the men's varsity program. Many of the upperclassmen on the team played with one or both of the Cavosies, and had a close relationship with Tom.
A commemorative shoulder patch with the initials "TC" was placed on game sweaters prior to the beginning of the season. It will now be joined by a similar patch in honor of Bill Cahill.
The loss of these two men was also discussed in an article by Jayson Moy '89 that appeared recently on USCHO.com. Jayson has been one of the voices of RPI Hockey on WRPI for the past 12 seasons. He also serves as the General Manager of USCHO.com.
There has been little written about the reactions of the players on the women's team to the death of their coach. One of the more detailed discussions of the impact on the women's hockey program appeared in the Troy Record back on October 7.