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pressbox
07-24-2016, 10:11 AM
A sad day in the Hockey East and college hockey world. I have it on good authority that former Boston University and Hockey East PA announcer Jim Prior has passed away. Jim was well known and respected not only in these worlds but also in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Super 8 championships at the High School level.

Jim, you will be missed.

boblav1
07-24-2016, 10:17 AM
A sad day in the Hockey East and college hockey world. I have it on good authority that former Boston University and Hockey East PA announcer Jim Prior has passed away. Jim was well known and respected not only in these worlds but also in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Super 8 championships at the High School level.

Jim, you will be missed.

Very sad news. R.I.P. Jim.

pressbox
07-24-2016, 10:21 AM
Link to an article written over 10 years ago on USCHO:

http://www.uscho.com/2002/11/11/a-prior-engagement/

maineiac
07-24-2016, 10:36 AM
Condolences to family and friends. Hands down the best PA announcer I ever heard. Really looked forward to listening to him at Walter Brown, Agganis, and the Garden. May heaven reverberate with his signature call, "the teams are ready so let's play hockey"!

Buckeye22
07-24-2016, 11:58 AM
This guy was the voice of hockey for me growing up as a kid. Very sad to see him go. Boston hockey will never be the same.

Maine Event
07-24-2016, 02:26 PM
Definitely something many looked forward to hearing every year at the Hockey East Semis/Finals! He will be missed!!

Ma#1ne Hky
07-24-2016, 02:38 PM
Definitely something many looked forward to hearing every year at the Hockey East Semis/Finals! He will be missed!!Yes indeed.... > "THIS IS HOCKEY EAST"

Split-N
07-24-2016, 03:46 PM
There are some things that rise above even the most intense and bitter of rivalries, and the voice of Jim Prior was one of them.

elsid
07-24-2016, 05:09 PM
A class guy with a tremendous voice. RIP Jim

The Freds
07-24-2016, 06:51 PM
Just read this news on Twitter. Sad to learn of Jim's passing.

Agganis113c
07-25-2016, 09:09 AM
Information on the Obituary

PRIOR, James A., Jr. Of Arlington, July 23, 2016. Beloved husband of Antoinette "Chickie" (Ferraro). Loving father of Dennis and wife Theresa of Springfield and Michael and wife Tara of Arlington. Father in law of Linda Kane of Malden. Devoted grandfather of Cameron, Brandon, Meghan, and Kathryn. Brother of Katherine Murray of Belmont and Mary Ann Prior of Weymouth. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim was "The Voice of BU Hockey" for over 30 years. He was 20 year Navy Veteran in which he served in the Viet Nam War. Inducted into the MA Hockey Hall of Fame, also very active in Eastern Junior Hockey. Worked over 20 years with Stone and Webster in Boston. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., (Rt.60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON, on Thursday at 10:30 am. Funeral Mass at Saint Agnes Church at 11:30 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 pm. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For directions or to send a condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=james-a-prior&pid=180769371&fhid=10108

Rover
07-25-2016, 10:01 AM
Jim was a great guy. Always fun to chat with after the game. You could tell how much he loved hockey. I'm hoping BU does something for him during the upcoming season.

Nick Papagiorgio
07-25-2016, 11:48 AM
there are some things that rise above even the most intense and bitter of rivalries, and the voice of jim prior was one of them.

this!

DLG
07-25-2016, 03:47 PM
Kudos to BU for letting him stay even when not 100%
and honoring him on ice before a game last year

kdiff77
07-25-2016, 04:34 PM
A real treasure. He'll be missed!

wysi
07-25-2016, 09:10 PM
RIP Jim, a true gem.

mookie1995
07-26-2016, 10:31 AM
:(

defkit
07-26-2016, 10:56 AM
Kudos to BU for letting him stay even when not 100%
and honoring him on ice before a game last year

Was thinking of posting the same thing. He clearly was having challenges with the strength of his voice down the stretch, and I'm really glad that BU stuck with him to the end.

mookie1995
07-26-2016, 04:42 PM
Was thinking of posting the same thing. He clearly was having challenges with the strength of his voice down the stretch, and I'm really glad that BU stuck with him to the end.

Yup
We all know what's going on out there without help from a voice. Mookie was just glad we got to finish it out with Jim.

sterlippo1
07-28-2016, 08:41 AM
RIP Jim. A sad day for all of us. Beanpot and HE tourney won't be the same with out him. To me ,hearing his voice at the Beanpot was something special and a part of the rivalry that we all cherish.