2020 Legends of Appleton

Appleton Arena Dedication Weekend Feb. 7-8, 2020

Gina Kingsbury ’04 and Peter McGeough ’88 honored as newest inductees

St. Lawrence University and the St. Lawrence Hockey Alumni Association welcomed Gina Kingsbury ’04 and former captain Peter McGeough ’88 into the ranks of the Legends of Appleton honorees during the Appleton Arena Celebration weekend in February.  Kingsbury and McGeough join William “Bill” Torrey ’57, Brian McFarlane ’55, and former Saints head coaches Paul Flanagan ’80, P’13 and Mike McShane in the elite group.

While donning a Saints jersey, Kingsbury led her teams to 96 total wins, two NCAA Frozen Four appearances and a national championship game. Kingsbury was one of the most prolific scorers in University women’s hockey history despite missing a number of games while participating on Canadian National teams. A three-time All-ECAC selection, she was named a Second-Team AHCA All-American her senior season and was previously inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. 

Upon her graduation, Kingsbury owned the program records for career points (152; 74g, 78a), points in a season (57 in 2003-2004), multi-point games in a career (43), points in a game (9, 4g, 5a), multi-point games in a season (17, 2003-2004), goals in a season (26 in 2003-2004), assists in a season (31 in 2003-2004), and game-winning goals in a career (14). 

A two-time Olympic gold medalist with Team Canada (2006 and 2010),  Kingsbury played on six World Women’s Championship medalist teams including gold medal teams in 2001, 2004, and 2007, and was on six Four Nations Cup gold medal teams as well as two silver medalist teams. She played professionally for the Calgary Oval X-treme and the Montreal Axion. She currently serves as the director of the women’s national teams for Hockey Canada.

McGeough was the captain of the 1988 men’s team that played in the national championship game in Lake Placid, New York. After a successful hockey career at the New Hampton School, he followed other Huskies including former Saints head coaches Joe Marsh and Mike McShane in landing at St. Lawrence. A 1983 draft pick of the New York Islanders, McGeough was a natural leader on and off the ice and helped solidify the program’s turnaround in the mid-1980s.  His leadership within and loyalty to the Laurentian community stands out to all who know him.

As a player in 1988, McGeough was both a First-Team All-ECAC Tournament selection and the Saints’ Most Valuable Player after totaling 27 points on two goals and a career-high 25 assists. He was previously selected for the team leadership award in 1984-1985.  The defenseman finished his career in the Scarlet and Brown with 84 career points (19g, 65a) in 127 collegiate games. 

McGeough suffered a career-ending and life-altering injury in his third AHL game in Springfield, but following a long recovery, with support from the Saints Hockey family, he has gone on to a very successful career at Morgan Stanley. McGeough currently serves on the Executive Committee of the St. Lawrence Hockey Alumni Association Executive Board of Directors.

As alumni of one of the most storied Division I hockey programs in the nation, those honored as Legends of Appleton represent elite and well-respected hockey alumni from the St. Lawrence’s program. The selections are made by a representative group of the University, Athletic administration, and the St. Lawrence Hockey Alumni Association Executive Board. Kingsbury and McGeough exemplify the very best personal qualities and the extraordinary talents that St. Lawrence hockey was built on.