The Islanders are going to commemorate their 40th year at the Home Opener against the Northern Cyclones by hosting the Inaugural Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This event on October 1st at Merrimack College’s Lawler Arena will be attended by Islanders players, their families and our esteemed Inductees. Inductees include Christopher Hopey, President of Merrimack College. The partnership formed by President Hopey, Merrimack College and the Islanders Hockey Club has allowed our organization to grow significantly over the past five years. His commitment to students and student athletes is unmatched. The Founder of the Islanders Hockey Club organization Fran Murphy who was the steward of the organization for over 25 years will be inducted alongside former players Jim Vesey of the New York Rangers and Ryan Fitzgerald of the Boston Bruins Organization.