Steve was a leading actor in The Golden Age of Acton-Boxborough Boys Hockey. As a four-year varsity forward for Coach Bruce Parker. Steve garnered honors as a DCL All Star and Hockey Night in Boston All Star. Skating on a line with fellow AB Hall of Famers Deron Barton(ab) and Jon Davis(ab) this line was the top scoring line in the state. The Boston Bruins had "The Kraut Line," AB had "The Blue-Gold Streak Line."
In 21 games Steve and his mates scored 74 goals and 96 assists for a total of 170 points. Steve's fellow line mate, Jon Davis(ab), says, "When Steve was healthy he was the best high school hockey player I ever saw." Steve's slick skating speed and shooting acumen struck fear into the opposition. After racking up 43 points his senior year a kidney injury sidelined Steve with only three regular season games to play. Steve had established himself as one of the state's elite players. Steve also played outfield on the highly successful 1979 baseball team and his athleticism, batting skills and outstanding outfield play helped The Colonial Nine into the State Championship game. Upon graduation Steve attended New Hampton prep on a team that went undefeated playing a College JV & Top Prep Schedule. Eleven of those players went on to play Division 1 hockey, including Steve when St. Lawrence came a-calling.
Steve was a big part of The Saints ECAC successes in the early 1980's. The '83 team advanced to The NCAA Quarterfinals and lost to eventual champion, Wisconsin. Steve scored key goals in a number of games and was an All-Tournament selection in both the RPI and Empire Cup Tournament All Stars. Steve played a total of 127 games for The Saints scoring 41 goals and 62 assists. Steve joins his Dad, Dick Rhodes, in the annals of AB's Hall. Dick was a member of the Boys 1951 Basketball Team(ab) that went to Boston Garden and was inducted into AB's Hall of Fame in 1999.
Steve has been highly successful in the Real Estate Business for thirty plus years. Steve and his wife, Cara live in Needham and West Dennis and have two boys Ryan, Colgate 2015 and Tucker, Vanderbilt 2017.