When Warrior Ice Arena opened in September 2016, much of the attention was given to the Boston Bruins and the fact that the Brighton, Mass., facility would be the team’s new state-of-the-art practice home.
One of the main hopes of having the local NHL team based minutes away from the city would be the impact it had on youth/amateur hockey in the area. In order to make that hope a reality, Warrior had to hire the right person to develop and nurture a program that would benefit all levels of amateur hockey.
Peter Joyal was tabbed to be Warrior Ice Arena’s hockey director from its inception, and recently I caught up with him to discuss his tenure and the successes and challenges of the job.
Billy Jaffe: How did you get into playing hockey and the business of hockey?