Senior All-Star Game Results

Exeter, NH - On Sunday March 20th, at the Rinks of Exeter, the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey ("Legends") hosted both Senior All-Star Classic Hockey games.  The 2:00 pm game featured the very best players from Division I and II, while the 2:30 pm game was for Division III players only. 

Seniors were selected by the New Hampshire High School Hockey Coaches Association.  At the conclusion of each game, a reception hosted by the Legends took place in the lobby of the Rinks of Exeter for players and their families. 

(Shown Above) Tyler Gamble #10 moves the puck through traffic.  All photos were taken by Matt Parker Photos.  To view and or purchase photos, information can be found later in this article.

At the conclusion of each game, all Senior players were announced individually and received a certificate for their participation of the Senior All-Star Classic from John Normand Vice President of the Legends.

In addition, a random drawing took place for each game and selected was Sean McGadden from the 2:00 pm game and Nick Hamel from the 2:30 game.  Each player won a Bauer composite stick of a standard stock pattern of their choice.  They have been contacted via email already. 

(Shown below) Colby Austin red #19 takes out and opponent

Senior players in attendance who had been selected for All-State recognition by the NH High School Hockey Coaches Association each received a framed All-State certificate from the Legends.

 (Shown above ) Players gather after the 2:00 Senior All-Star game

For the sixth straight year, the Legends provided framed certificates for each member of the various All-State teams.  In addition, for each division, the Legends awards certificates to the Player-of-the-Year and Coach-of-the-Year. 



(Shown Above) First Team All-State and Division III Player of the Year - Caleb Drouin of Belmont-Gilford with President John Normand

Click on each Division to view the complete list of this year's All-State recipients Click Here.  Certificates for those underclassmen and girls recipients not in attendance were taken by team mates or coaches in attendance for disbursement.

Many thanks to the following DI and DII coaches for their time and effort to help make this event a great one. Jim Tufts - Exeter; Jerry Manchester - Windham; Matt Davis - Merrimack; Steve Riker - Dover; Mike Young - Dover; Gary Bishop - Bishop Guertin..

In addition, many thanks to the following DIII coaches for their time and effort to help make this event a successful one. Michael Lane - Kennett; Jay Londer - Belmont-Gilford; Dave Saball - Belmont-Gilford; Chuck Yeager - Moultonborough-Inter Lakes.

We apologize if anyone was not recognized.

Participating players from the 2:00 pm game were eligible to be selected by the New Hampshire High School Hockey Coaches Association for the Annual Make-A-Wish team.  That game against Vermont is scheduled for Saturday June 25 at the University of Vermont. Those players will be contacted shortly.  When available, that roster can be viewed here.  In addition, the roster will be posted on the Coaches Association website.

Two large crowds of family members and friends watched the Red All-Stars and White All-Stars in the 2:00 pm game and light, dark in the 2:30 game. 

A nandom drawing took place for each game and selected was Andrew Stevens from the first game and Erik Leger from the second.  Each player won a Bauer composite stick of a standard stock pattern of their choice.  They should contact our Executive Director Jim Hayes hayes743@comcast.net with their choice.

1:00 pm All-Star Game
Team White jumped off to a 2-0 lead after period one and never looked back.  Scoring first was Kieran Lombard of Dover with assists be handed out to Evan Royer (Exeter) Brandon Mello (Exeter).  Goal number two was scored by Chad Desautels of Windham and was assisted by Jacob Wolford (Trinity).  

However, Team Red fought back in period two, as Caleb Drouin (Belmont-Gilford) notched a goal midway through the period on assists from Logan Pacheco (Central) and Colby Austin (Londonderry).  Red scored again, as Tyler Gamble (Bedford) lit the lamp with assists going to Brendan Johnson (Memorial) and Robbie Duarte (Nashua North-Souhegan).

Three minutes later, White took the lead for good as Justin Pearson scored with assists going to Cam Richall (Alvirne-Pelham) and Drew Merrick (Trinity).  A little more than a minute into the final stanza, Kieran Lombard scored his scored his second and the final goal of the game, with assists going to Matt Norris (Concord) and Lyle Lorenz (Exeter).  Final Score Team White 4, Team Red 2.

Goalies for Team Red:
Period One - Ben Nelson, Concord 0 GA
Period Two - Bryson Desjardins, Exeter 2 GA
Period Three - Nick Martinen, Dover 0 GA

Goalies for Team White:
Period One - Colin Holt, Goffstown 2 GA
Period Two - Alex Lindberg, Bedford 1 GA
Period Three - Jordan Puzzo, Pinkerton 1 GA

(Sown below) Nate Ash #35 in action at the 2:30 pm game

2:30 pm All-Star Game
Unfortunately, in the 2 pm game, a few players switched sides to even out the players which made it difficult to determine who scored.

Therefore:
1st Goal:   #14 scored, assisted #15 Team A
2nd Goal   #23 scored, unassisted  Team B
3rd Goal    #15 scored, unassisted Team A
4th Goal    # 6 scored, assist #
11 Team A
5th Goal    # 6 scored, unassisted Team B
6th Goal    #15 scored, unassisted Team A
7th Goal    #6 scored, assist #14 Team B
8th Goal    #15 scored, assists to #14 and 6 Team B
9th Goal    #23 scored, assist to #36 Team B
10th Goal  #10 scored, assist to #5 Team A
11th Goal  #11 scored, unassisted, Team A 
12th Goal  #23 scored, unassisted Team B, Hat Trick
13th Goal   #15 scored, assist to #14 Team A
14th Goal   #12 scored, unassisted Team A
15th Goal   #5 scored, assist to #15 Team

 (Shown below) Players gather after the 2:30 Senior All-Star game

All photos were taken by Matt Parker Photos.  To view all photos from the doubleheader, click HERE to view and or purchase. 

More About New Hampshire Legends of Hockey
"The Legends recognizes the important role high school hockey plays in the state's rich ice hockey history," said Jim Hayes, Legends Executive Director. "In addition to supporting high school hockey with various events, we have compiled and documented the results of all high school hockey championship games - and coaching records - dating back to the 1946-47 season."  To access this information, simply click on the High School Archives link at our website:
www.nhlegendsofhockey.com.

The Legends actively solicits historical, hockey-related artifacts for preservation and display to the general public. The Legends online museum catalogs the state's hockey history and heritage gathered from periodicals, game film, trophies, photos, uniforms, other clothing, etc. The museum is searchable by the number of fields such as team, player, jerseys etc. While there are several hundred photos currently available for viewing, new ones are added on a ongoing basis, so be sure to check back frequently. For more information on the Legends of Hockey, visit our web site at nhlegendsofhockey.com.

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