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 NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY- HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2011


 Rick Strack-  (Lake Placid 1972-76)
   


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Rick Strack grew up in Lake Placid where he played varsity hockey as a goaltender for 4-years earning All Northern Athletic Conference All-Star all four years.  After high school he attended Northwood Prep School for one year.  In 1977 he entered the State University of New York at Plattsburgh where he was-

  • 2-Time SUNYAC All-Star

  • 3-Time NYHCA All-Star

  • ECAC West All-Star First Team

  • 1981 NCAA Tournament All-Star Team

  • 1981 Male Student Athlete of the Year

  • 1981 Hobey Baker Finalist

Rick signed as a free agent fro three years with the New York Rangers.  In 1984 he joined the hockey coaching staff at St. John's Academy and coached them to-

  • 1984-85 NYS Division II Champions

  • 1985-86 NYS Division II Runner-Up

  • 1986-87 NYS Division II Champions

  • 1987-88 Division I Champions

In 1993 he was inducted into the Plattsburgh State Sports Hall of Fame, selected to the Plattsburgh State All-Decade Team for 1975-84, and was the first Student-Athlete to have his jersey retired there.

        

Rick was inducted into the New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, March 2011, for his dedication to the sport as a truly great player who has contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.
 
 

The New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, located in the Lake Placid Olympic Center's '80 Rink hallway,  recognizes former outstanding Players, Coaches and Teams that have contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.


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