RYE, N.Y. -- Before its hockey game against White Plains on Wednesday night, Rye's varsity hockey team celebrated the 40th anniversary of its founding by Coach John Zegras.
Since 1974, four coaches led the Garnets' team including Zegras for 17 years, Kevin Kelly, Jason Friesen and the newest head coach, Peter Thomas.
Rye had five State Final Four appearances under Zegras and one apiece under Kelly and Friesen.
Celebrating Wednesday at Playland Ice Casino were former coaches and star players including Jay Altmeyer and Peter Duncan.
Paul Deen, father of RHS captain Nat Deen, the team's goalie, planned to recap the hockey team's four decades of play.
Rhythm on Rye and the high school pep band entertained fans and alumni.
During the past 40 years, Rye also won15 Section 1 titles, eight regional titles and made it to one state championship final.
More history can be found online at www.ryevarsityhockey.com .
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