Revere resident and East Boston native Joe Giuliotti has been selected for admission into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall Of Fame and will be inducted during ceremonies on June 16 at the 1620 Hotel in Plymouth Harbor.
The long time hockey coach and writer will be joined in the class of 2018 by seven others, including former Northeastern University and Boston Bruins star Art Chisolm, former Catholic Memorial hockey coach Bill Hanson, Joe Cumane, and Dan Esdale. Also being inducted posthumously are Lorne “Tippy” Johnson, Leland “Hago” Harrington and Francis “Austie” Harding.
The inductees are chosen on the basis of accomplishments in the game of hockey, sportsmanship, character and contributions to teams and programs as participants and builders.
Giuliotti, long-time assistant varsity high school coach at East Boston (six years) and Shawsheen Tech in Billerica (15 years) also coach Midget Hockey in East Boston and several of his players went on to college careers. His high school teams won two Boston City League championships, five Commonwealth Conference titles and qualified for the State Tournament 20 times in 21 years. His 1995 East Boston team reached the state semi-finals, losing to Coyle and Cassidy in overtime and Shawsheen the Division 3 title game in 2008, losing 3-2 to Shrewsbury High.
He also worked at hockey camps in the area for high school and college players wrote high school and college hockey for the old Record American and Boston Herald and covered Bobby Orr and the Big Bad Bruins, as well as the Red Sox for 24 years. Prior to moving to sports, he was an award winning news reporter and covered many of the top news stories of that era, including the 1989 San Francisco earthquake that struck during the World Series.
In addition he served as an assistant coach at the now defunct Dom Savio High School. He was also a goal judge for the ECAC and Hockey East for many years, officiating both men and women’s hockey for over 10-uears.
Giuliotti has lived in Revere for over 20-years with his wife, Anne. They have three children, Ed of Nashville, Tenn, J.P. of Los Angeles Calif., and John of Reading, who coaches hockey at North Reading High. He also has three grandchildren: Jack who hockey captain at Reading and a member of the varsity lacrosse team, Charlie, a sophomore hockey player who is the lacrosse goalie and Sam a soon-to-be athlete at Reading High.