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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Wrentham native makes good


A 37-year-old native of Wrentham is the new general manager of the New York Islanders.

"I drink a lot more coffee and work out a heck of a lot less," Garth Snow joked in an interview with the Edmonton Sun.

The Sun reports that Snow's hiring five weeks ago was met by some in the hockey world with criticism and laughter.

Snow said he didn't have time to notice.

"I honestly was so busy the first week that I didn't have a chance to read the papers," said Snow.

Snow, a Wrentham native who played his youth hockey in Foxborough, was most valuable player on the Mt. St. Charles team that won the Rhode Island and national high school championships in 1987. He played at UMaine, played in the 1994 Olympics, and also played as a pro.

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