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Islanders GM to be inducted into the U. of Maine Sports Hall of Fame

Garth Snow
Islanders GM Garth Snow will be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame of the University of Maine on Sunday, Oct. 14.

"It's a very humbling honor. I'm very appreciative," Snow said this morning from Islanders training camp in Moncton, New Brunswick. "I'm very proud of my years at the University of Maine and look forward to seeing old friends. This means a great deal to me and my family."

According to the school's press release, "The University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame was started 22 years ago with the intention to honor and commend UMaine's greatest athletes and athletic administrators. While a prime factor in the selection process is athletic achievement, it is not the only grounds. Also emphasized are character, integrity, leadership, and non-athletic accomplishments. This year's class is especially reflective of the wide range of contributors to Black Bear athletics and how each member made a lasting effect in their own way."

Snow is considered one of the greatest goaltenders in college hockey history. He led the Black Bears with an undefeated season in 1992-93 on their way to their first national championship. He owned nine school records at the time of graduation and represented the United States in the 1994 Olympics. He led the NCAA in victories for three straight seasons from 1990-1992. During his tenure at Maine, Snow was also a member of the All-Academic team.

Just as importantly, Snow earned a Master's Degree in Educational Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.

Congratulations, Garth!
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