Holy Cross Mourns the Passing of Lance “Duke” Brady '93

Holy Cross Athletics   02-06-2019

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross community mourns the passing of men’s ice hockey and class of 1993 alumnus Lance “Duke” Brady, who lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday [Feb. 5] evening.

Brady was a four-year member of the men’s ice hockey team at Holy Cross and went on to play in the AHL and ECHL. As a Crusader, Brady captained the 1992-1993 team, was an All-ECAC East second team selection, and a New England Hockey Writers All-Star that same season. Brady graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1993. Brady went on to play 296 games in the ECHL and recorded 44 goals and 141 assists for 185 career points.

Most recently, Brady served as the director of hockey operations at Merrimack and spent 10 seasons as the head coach at Assumption College. Brady led the Greyhounds to their first-ever Northeast-10 Conference Championship in the 2017-18 season. Brady was honored as the NE10 Coach of the Year on three occasions and coached three players who went on to play professionally, as well.

Visiting hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home (61 Myrtle St., Worcester). Click here for Brady’s obituary.


The entire Holy Cross community is asked to remember Lance Brady and his family in their prayers. Brady will also be honored in the men’s hockey game on Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m.




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