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Bill Link: Owner and Lead Instructor for HPS

Bill grew up in Acton, MA  where he played youth hockey at both town and club levels before attending the Belmont Hill School. He returned to Acton Boxborough Regional High School where he played his final 2 years for the Colonials. Bill played for 3 seasons at the College of the Holy Cross and was a prospect for the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Although Bill chose to play professional golf for the better part of 10 years of his professional career, his love for hockey remained a constant. Bill is now in his 9th season as a head coach,  coached for town and club programs,  has attained his Level 5 Coaching Certification - the highest offered by USA Hockey ,  and is a certified USAH referee - Level 3.  He is also an independent skills instructor for both town and club youth hockey programs in MA and RI.  Bill currently resides in Walpole, MA with his wife and two children.

Coaching Highlights

  • 2021 - Present: HPS Lead Skills Instructor For Town & Club Programs in MA & RI
  • 2023: Head Coach 95 Giants U18 Prep Tier 2 National Bound
  • 2022: Head Coach Medway High School Boys Varsity Hockey
  • 2022: Head Coach 95 Giants U15 Tier 1 National Bound
  • 2020-2022: Head Coach 2007 Bridgewater Bandits (EHF Elite)
  • 2019-2020: Head Coach Walpole Jr. Rebels
  • 2017-2020: Head Coach 2007 Boch Blazers (EHF Tier 1 & PHL)
    • 2019 Gold medal in CAN/AM Montreal 12U, QC 
    • 2017 Silver medal in CAN/AM Lake Placid, NY 
  • 2017-2018: Assistant Coach Massachusetts Spitfires U10 Girls 
  • 2015-2017: Head Coach KPW Boys 
    • 10U 2017: South Shore Conference regular season and playoff champions
    • 10U 2017: Champions-Dusty Larden Invitational Franklin, MA 
    • 8U 2016: Yankee Conference regular season champions
    • 8U 2016: Selected to coach the Yankee Conference all-star team 

Professional Highlights

  • Prospect (unsigned) for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1996)
  • Competed in PGA, Nationwide, and mini-tour events
  • Notable golf events:
    • Cannon Greater Hartford Open (PGA Tour 2001)
    • B.C. Open (PGA Tour 2004)
    • National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic (Nationwide Tour 2005)
    • Greater Bangor Open (Champion 2003)

College Career Highlights

  • Division I Hockey at Holy Cross
  • Holy Cross Male Athlete of the Year: freshman year
  • Tied for team leader points freshman season (26) as a hockey defenseman
  • Qualified for the US Public Links (2001 & 2000)
  • Qualified for the US Amateur (2001 & Medalist in 1999)
  • Held the MasterCard Collegiate #1 Ranking for Men’s Division I Golf (1997 North East section)
  • New England Intercollegiate Champion (1997)
  • ECAC Men’s Open Champion (1997)
  • Three time consecutive Champion of the Worcester Intercollegiate Invitational (1996-1998)

High School Highlights

  • Metro Valley Conference/Dual County League Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic
  • Boston Herald Dream Team Selection: 1 of 2 defensemen selected between public and private schools in Massachusetts
  • Led Acton Boxborough to berths in the Super 8 in consecutive seasons
  • 2-time selection to play New England College Development League (NECDL) and Hockey Night in Boston (HNIB)