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Legendary RPI coach Ned Harkness dies

Ned Harkness, who led RPI to the 1954 NCAA men's hockey tournament championship, and college president Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson react during his induction into the Engineers' Ring of Honor on Feb. 9, 2007, at Houston Field House in Troy.
Photographer: Bruce Squiers
Ned Harkness, who led RPI to the 1954 NCAA men's hockey tournament championship, and college president Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson react during his induction into the Engineers' Ring of Honor on Feb. 9, 2007, at Houston Field House in Troy.
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NCAA champion hockey and lacrosse coach Ned Harkness died today on his 89th birthday. Born in Ottawa, Harkness won NCAA hockey championships in 1954 with RPI and in 1967 and 1970 with Cornell University. Harkness also coached the RPI lacrosse team, leading it to the 1952 national championship. He also coached the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings and later was the team’s general manager and was instrumental in bringing the Red Wings' American Hockey League franchise ...

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rdf8585
September 19, 2008
3:14 p.m.

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Not to mention how instrumental he was in bringing the Red Wings to Glens Falls. That can't be forgotten.

davez99
September 19, 2008
4:47 p.m.

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BETWEEN UNION, GLENS FALLS & LAKE PLACID; NED HARKNESS WAS MY IDLE. MY OLD LICENCE PLATES DAVE-633 (NED) ALSO 3 WINGS & FINALLY PLACID 3 DAVE ZEMANEK

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