Biography - Clarence H. 'Buzz' Littell III

Born September 4, 1942
Buffalo, NY
Died July 12, 1996
Inducted March 25, 2006

Buzz was raised in Buffalo New York and graduated in 1960 from Nichols School there. He played three seasons of hockey, football and baseball, earning nine varsity letters. As a senior, he was captain of the baseball team and was named MVP; and in football received the Jack James MVP trophy. He also served as hockey captain his senior year and was selected team MVP. He led Nichols in scoring his junior and senior years, scoring 18 goals his senior season.

In his senior year he was awarded:
  • The Brown Trophy, presented by the Brown University Club of Western New York;
  • The Alumni Cup for being the top athlete at Nichols.

He enrolled at the University of New Hampshire and graduated in 1964. He was an outstanding hockey player earning three varsity letters and he served as captain his junior and senior years. He also was an outstanding freshman player. He ranks fifth on the UNH all-time career list for goals-per-game with an average of 0.86.

He played with the Concord Shamrocks of the and the Nashua Royals of the Granite State Hockey League, and in the 1965-66 season was the Royals' leading scorer with 35 goals, 30 assists for 65 points and was named League MVP. He joined the Concord Coachmen for the 1966-67 season and scored 42 goals, 30 assists for 72 points. He played for the Concord Eastern Olympics from 1967-68 through the 1973-74, scoring 198 goals, 218 assists for 416 points in 306 games. His 416 points ranks second all-time behind Billy Seabury. Buzz led the team in scoring the 1973-74 season.

Additionally, Buzz skated with the Tri City Coachmen for the 1974-75 season, and later with the Concord Budmen.

Buzz also was a long-time official. He served with the NHIOA Hockey Officials Association from 1968 to 1983, serving as President from 1979 to 1981.

He devoted a lot of time to younger players, coaching in the Kennebunkport Youth Hockey Association.

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