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Monday, March 7, 2011
Reading's Doherty passes away

By ESPNBoston.com

Sad news for the hockey world. One day after the first round of this year's Super Eight tournament, former Reading head coach Peter Doherty, who helmed the Rockets to their rise as the first public school to win the Division 1A tournament in 2008, died at the age of 72 on Sunday.

Doherty spent 29 years as the head of Reading hockey before passing the torch to his son, Mark, who took over the program following the 2009 season. He was involved in a car accident in December and endured complications from injuries sustained.

Doherty's passing was first reported by the Boston Herald.