Mr. Moore, 79, passed away Monday at the St. Regis Nursing Home, leaving behind a stellar record of 510 wins, 141 losses and 15 ties in the 32 years with Massena's hockey program.
During those years, he led his Massena players to 18 League Championships, 17 Sectional Championships, seven New York State Championships, and several appearances in the New York State Final Four Championships.
"He was constantly thinking hockey," according to Bryan LaVigne, who played for Mr. Moore on the 1975-76, 1976-77 and 1977-78 teams..
Mr. Moore was a math teacher at the time, and Mr. LaVigne said he wasn't in his classes. But that didn't stop them from talking hockey in the hallways.
"I didn't have him for class, but when I ran into him in between classes, he'd be talking hockey. He though hockey all the time," he said.
Reginald Cross said even after Mr. Moore retired, he was still thinking hockey as they sat in the bleachers with Dick Morris.
"He and I used to sit together and he would still critique the games. It was fun to sit with him," Mr. Cross said.
"He was a dedicated coach. He was a teacher. I think the teacher and the coach sort of went together," he said.
"Every time we talked when we got a minute, especially during the off-season, it always got around to hockey," said David MacLennan, who coached the hockey team at Holy Family High School in Massena.
"He was very knowledgeable and an outstanding coach," Mr. MacLennan said. "Its a loss for the community. His knowledge was immense."
Known as the "Dean of New York State Hockey", Mr. Moore coached at Massena for 33 years from 1960 to 1992. He coached the JV team in 1960 and became the varsity coach in 1961.
Prior to that, Mr. Moore played hockey at Clarkson University, where Mr. Cross had his first exposure to a man who would become his friend.
"We go back. I was at Clarkson when Stan Moore played (hockey) at Clarkson. I was a year ahead of him," Mr. Cross said.
The Moore's son, Stanley Jr., played hockey with Mr. Cross' son, Mike. Mr. Moore also coached Tom Cross, who played two years of hockey at Holey Family before transferring to Massena Central when Holy Family closed its doors. At Massena, he played for two more years under Mr. Moore.
"He coached both my sons, not only in minor hockey," Mr. Cross said. "Both years (when Tom Cross played) Massena was number one in the state. They had some good kids there."
Tom Cross later went on to play hockey for four years at Dartmouth College. It didn't matter who played for Mr. Moore, he always brought out the best in his teams, according to his players.
I would say he was such a student of the game and he stressed the skills. He was just consistently stressing the basics and he know how to use the players that he had and I would say, he got the most out of his team," Mr. LaVigne said.
Mark Morris, a 1976 graduate at Massena who played under Mr. Moore and now coaches the Manchester Monarchs in the American Hockey League, agreed. "He forced us to think about the game as well, but he also made it fun," he said, suggesting that Mr. Moore set the bar high for other coaches in the area. "I don' know if anybody will ever live up to the commitment he made."
Mr. MacLennan said he and Mr. Moore often got together to talk about hockey, and he always found it a learning experience.
"He was a great teacher, a great student of the game. He knew it inside and out. He was able to relate that knowledge of the game and his record speaks for itself. Look at how many championships and sectionals titles and state championships that his teams won. He was well repected by his peers," Mr. MacLennan said.
"It was a learning experience for me all the time. Every time I talked to him about hockey I learned something,: he said.
Mr. Moore also coached minor hockey and, along with Mr. Cross, Dick Morris, Crow Smith and others, started the Massena Juniors.
"Stan was involved in that. I think he coached for a while," Mr. Cross said. "it was a lot of fun, but it was a lot of work too. But you forget about the work and remember the fun.
"I think the impact that he had on so many athletes in the area was the first thing that come to mind," Mr. Morris said. "It's very sobering to realize that part of your playing history is no longer around. He was such a great coach."
What made Mr. Moore unique, according to Mr. Morris, was that he know how to adapt his hockey philosophy to every team player.
"I think more so than anything was his passion. It was contagious. He taught a lot of skills, He really enjoyed practice. He would teach us how to compete and challenge ourselves,: he said.
"I think anybody that had an opportunity to watch him work wtih kids could appreciate the energy that it took year after year to pull all these kids together and help them enjoy the game and teach them like lessons," Mr. Moore said.
It may be a different era with a different breed of players, but he said Mr. Moore's' way of coaching still holds true today.
"I think just to bring you energy to the rink every day. You try to figure out each guy individually. Everybody has buttons that need to be pushed. You have to find what makes the person tick and he obviously could do that. He took the time to give you a boot in the pants if you needed it and also a pat on the back if you needed it as well." Mr. Morris said.
The knowledge that Mr. Moore passed on to his players left a mark on those players and the community, according to Mr. MacLennan.
"I know that most coaches that did have to face him certainly had their hands full because he was an outstanding coach. He touched so many lives," Mr. MacLennan said. "He was a name synonymous in the community and throughout the North Country and the state."