Morocco, Rick

Item

Player Name
Morocco, Rick
Type
Athlete
Sport
Hockey
Inducted
2005
Era
1971 – 1990
Description
Digital image from a metal plaque ; Image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department ; Inducted January 23rd 2005 ;
Rick Morocco had an exceptional Minor Hockey career in Niagara Falls. His natural athletic ability and playing skills resulted in many personal awards. He also led his team to an Ontario Minor Hockey Association Championship in 1973. In 1978, at the age of 15, Rick played Junior “B” Hockey in Fort Erie. That season the “Meteors” won the Niagara District Championship and Rick received the League’s Rookie of the Year award. In 1979, Rick played in the Provincial Jr. “A” Tier Two league, for the Aurora Tigers. That season he was offered a hockey scholarship to Boston University and was also selected fourteenth in the Ontario Hockey League draft. Rick had a very productive career in the O.H.L. which included playing with his hometown team - the Niagara Falls Flyers. After Junior, Rick went to York University and played for their hockey team that won three Ontario titles and a National Championship...
Subject
Niagara Falls Virtual Sports Wall of Fame
Awards
Portraits - Biographical
Sports - Recreation - Leisure