A priest in the NHL has become a popular choice for priests and the NHL is bringing him back for a special ceremony.
The priest is Joseph Pimentel of the New York Islanders, who was named the NHL’s new ceremonial head coach on Wednesday.
He replaces Dave Lowry, who retired after three seasons as coach.
Pimentel, who has been the head coach of the Islanders since June, was chosen to be the head priest in New York for a ceremony that will begin at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
He will officiate during the ceremony, which will be held in the New Jersey Memorial Coliseum.
Pimental is one of a number of New York players who have come out of the locker room to offer praise for their new team.
The Islanders were the NHL team for five of the previous six seasons.
The Islanders have won seven of the past nine.
The team’s last victory came in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, when it defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 in Game 6.