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BC Hockey Coach Jerry York Honored at WHS Hall of Fame Ceremony

The Watertown native received a special honor during the ceremony celebrating the best athletes and coaches in Waterown High School history.

Although he didn't attend Watertown High School, Boston College ice hockey coach Jerry York received a warm welcome and a special honor during Friday's Watertown High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the .

The Watertown native who still calls the town home this year, his fifth overall (including one with Bowling Green). For this accomplishment, Town Council President Mark Sideris presented York with a proclamation from the Town Council, and he received some Watertown High School gear.

"Want to extend our congratulations to Coach York and the BC hockey team for another championship," Sideris said. "I just want to say that we as a town are extremely proud to have Coach York as a lifelong resident and a role model for everyone in the community."

York grew up on Mt. Auburn Street and spent many hours playing on Victory Field and the playgrounds of East Watertown, said Emcee Bob Norton, a Watertown native who serves as an analyst for college hockey broadcasts. York attended Mount Trinity Academy and Boston College High School before going to Boston College. 

Accepting his awards, York kept his comments brief, and added that he was excited for one of the other honorees.

"This is a particulars evening for me because my next-door neighbor Art Venezia is being honored tonight," York said.

Venezia, a 1963 grad who played hockey and soccer and coached the WHS boys' hockey team, was one of .

Follow Watertown Patch for more coverage of the WHS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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