New England Hockey Journal caught up recently with Wilbraham, Mass., native Bill Guerin, assistant general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins and a two-time Stanley Cup champ as a player with the Devils and Penguins. He also hoisted the Cup with Pittsburgh as an executive in 2016 and 2017.
Billy Jaffe: Growing up in Springfield, what’s your best youth hockey moment?
Bill Guerin: Honestly, I could write a book on them. There are so many great memories with guys that I’m still friends with today, guys in their late 40s. One of them I was 10 years old, playing for Wilbraham in the state championship, in Fitchburg. It was unbelievable. We thought we were the greatest team in the world. For a couple of minutes I guess we were. A little team from Wilbraham, Mass., we won the state championship. It was pretty cool.