Allen H. Bourbeau '87-'89
Ice Hockey - Hall of Fame Class of 2007
Harvard Athletic Achievements
Allen Bourbeau will forever be considered one of the greats in Harvard Hockey history. His credentials are seemingly endless. As a sophomore he notched 24 goals in 25 games including a hat trick in a losing effort vs. Michigan State in the NCAA Championship game, following which he was selected to the 1986 NCAA All-Tournament Team. He became Harvard’s 10th best in scoring (currently 12th) when he recorded 23 goals, and 34 assists in the 86-87 season. He ranked second on Harvard’s Power-play goals per season list with 19 in 1986-87, ultimately ending fourth on the career list with 31. Allen represented the United States hockey team at the Calgary Olympics in 1988 only to return for a stand-out 1988-89 season with the Crimson. He finished fifth on Harvard’s assists per season list with 43 in the 1988-89 season. Allen scored 11 goals and 38 assists through the first round of the ECAC playoffs in 1989, three of those goals came when the Crimson was shorthanded. In addition to selection to the 1989 All-ECAC team and being chosen as a Hobey Baker finalist, Allen ended his 1988-89 season with an NCAA Championship.
Remembering Harvard Athletics
It is a great honor to be chosen as a member of the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame. I would like to congratulate all the inductees for their accomplishments, and continuing the tradition and excellence of Harvard University athletics.
Harvard hockey produced so many great memories for me not only on the ice, with the outstanding teams I played on, but also in the locker room where everyone had their second family.
During my three seasons at Harvard, the talent level of the teams I played on was an incredible sight. Harvard went to the NCAA Final Four all three of my years,
and had two Hobey Baker Award winners in Lane McDonald (1989) and Scott Fusco (1986). A list below shows the magnificence of the teams during my Harvard career.
1989 NCAA Champions, 1989 Beanpot Champions and 1989 Ivy League Champions.
1987 NCAA Semi-Finalists, 1987 ECAC Champions, and 1987 Ivy League Champions.
1986 NCAA Finalists, and 1986 Ivy League Champions.
Looking back, though, the real enjoyment came for me when entering Bright Arena. The locker room was a second home to me because of my teammates, coaches, trainers, and rink and equipment personnel.
I will always respect and admire Coach Cleary for his contributions in making me a better athlete and person.
I would like to share this prestigious honor with my family, for they deserve a lot of the credit for making this night possible. My parents, Al & Elaine, through their own sacrifice, gave me an opportunity to become a better athlete and person.