Michael (Mikey O) O’Sullivan, son of Daniel and Denise O’Sullivan from Dorchester, was inducted into the Curry College Hall of Fame for Hockey on Nov. 1.
Mikey began his hockey career starting with Dorchester Youth Hockey (DYH). Hewas part of the famous midget team (1999-2000) that placed first in their division, won the state championship and traveled to Houston and won the national championship.
Michael attended Archbishop Williams High School. As a senior, Archies’ went on to the state finals and the team placed second. Michael was ranked 4th all-time in scoring at Curry College with 172 career points. He excelled on the ice during his four hockey seasons there. In his junior season, he was named the Joe Concannon Award winner as the Division III New England Player of the Year, while also being named the ECAC Northeastern Player of the Year.
He also made the First team All-League voted by the New England Hockey Writers Association his freshman, junior and senior seasons. During his junior and senior seasons he led the nation in short-handed goals. He was named assistant captain his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
Michael played professionally for the Fort Worth Brahmas for one year. Then he played for the Huntsville Havoc, SPHL league for five years. A broken ankle sidelined Mike for a year. As a result of that injury his professional career ended.
Being on ice skates was second nature to Michael. He was fast and steady and he could skate strong like the wind. His stick handling was sharp and precise. He was a team player and a good friend to have on and off the ice.
Mikey O is the third person in his family to be inducted into a Hall of Fame. His grandfather, William (Bucky) Jennings, is in the Boston English High School Hall of Fame. His aunt, Mary Ellen Jennings-O’Sullivan, is in Cathedral High School Hall of Fame.
His family and many friends are very proud of Michael.