Biography - Robert R. Tardif

Born March 22, 1925
Berlin, New Hampshire
Died November 18, 1990
Inducted March 23, 2003
  • Graduate of Berlin High School, class of 1943.
  • U.S. Air Corp veteran with service in World War II.
  • Coach and mentor for the City of Concord Youth Hockey at the Whites Park outdoor rink in 1964.
  • Served as coach, and general manager for the Concord Shamrocks in 1964-65. The adult league Shamrocks set the stage for the Concord Coachmen and an indoor arena in Concord.
  • Served as a member of the Board of Directors at the newly built Douglas N. Everett Arena and began association with the Coachmen in 1966-67.
  • Helped bring high school hockey to Bishop Brady High School in 1967.
  • Director of player personnel and general manager for the Concord Eastern Olympics of the New England Hockey League from 1967 to 1974.
  • Talent scout with the Boston Bruins from 1967 to 1974.
  • Active in senior hockey with the Concord Budmen, organizing charity events and coaching from 1975-76 to 1990.
  • Known as "Mr. Hockey in Concord."

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