Hockey Rink In Attleboro To Be Renamed "AJ Quetta Rink"


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ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The New England Sports Village will be renaming one of the hockey rinks at its facility after AJ Quetta, a Bishop Feehan hockey player who suffered a spinal injury during a game nearly a year ago.

The premiere rink at the New England Sports Village will now be known as the "AJ Quetta Rink". The rink will be dedicated to Quetta during a ceremony before Bishop Feehan's game against Archbishop Williams on Dec. 18.

Quetta suffered the spinal injury when he crashed into the boards during a game earlier this year that left him paralyzed from the chest down. After doing rehab in Atlanta for three months, he returned home and graduated from Bishop Feehan.

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In November, the Bishop Feehan Boys Hockey team announced Quetta was being hired as an assistant coach. As a part of his job, Quetta will work with the forwards on the team, assist with breaking down practice and game film, and help build the program's brand.

"He is a tremendous individual and his presence in the rink will be a driving force for our boys in their quest for the MIAA Division I state title," the team said in a Facebook post.

The ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 18 at the New England Sports Village.

WBZ's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports.

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