Raynald Charest
Induction Year: 1999
Class of: 1980
Sports: Ice Hockey

Raynald Charest, 1980- One of the most prolific scorers from USM early men’s ice hockey era (1972-79), Raynald Charest played four seasons for the Huskies under former coaches Maynard Howe and Td Child. During his four seasons, the Huskies compiled a 37-23-0 record, went to the 1976 NAIA national tournament, and finished runner-up in the 1977 and 1978 NAIA District Five tournaments. As a freshman, Raynald scored 14 goals and dished out 17 assists to help the Huskies to a 9-7-0 record. He improved upon those figures the next season potting 25 goals and handing out 20 assists for 45 points in 15 games, second highest on the team. That season, the Huskies reached the highpoint of this earlier hockey era, playing in the NAIA national tournament against Gustavus Adolphus College from St. Peter, Minn. The team’s leading scorer his junior and senior seasons (statistics not available) according to teammate and fellow Hall of Fame member J.P. Lavoie, Charest finished his career with over 100 points. He was an NAIA District Five all-star and the team’s captain his senior season.