Senior All-Star Doubleheader Results

Exeter, NH - On Sunday March 19th, at the Rinks of Exeter, the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey ("Legends") hosted both Senior All-Star Classic Hockey games.  The 12:30 pm game was for Division III players only while the 1:00 pm game featured the very best players from Division I and II.  

Seniors had been 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. 

This year, BodyArmor Sport Drink was the Presenting Sponsor.  Body Armor is distributed throughout a good portion of New Hampshire by New Hampshire Distributors of Concord. 


Nate Bowler (14) of Bishop Brady, Nate Gariepy (13) of Lebanon and Matt Chorlian (4) of Concord in action during the 1:00 pm Division I - II game.

 
Action during the 12:30 Division III game are Ethan Becker (18) of Belmont Gilford and unidentified player in red.

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

A random drawing took place for each game for a Bauer composite stick of a standard stock pattern of their choice.  Selected was Luca Haeufler (Conval-Conant) from the 12:30 game and Gabe Loud (Hanover) from the 1:00 pm game.   

For the seventh 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.  Those individuals were selected by the NH High School Hockey Coaches Association.

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.

Shown below are Bow High School seniors Doug Champagne, Colin Tracy and Austin Beaudette.


Division III action
  

 

Many thanks to the following DI and DII coaches for their time and effort to help make this event a great one. Gary Smith - Lebanon; Jim Tufts - Exeter; Mark McGinn - Salem; Sean Dunn - Windham; Peter Bedford - Londonderry and 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: Dave Saball and Jason Parent - Belmont-Gilford;, Kevin Merrick - Sanborn:, Shane Maurice, Fred Strum and TJ Wrobleski - Somersworth and Denis Kolehmainen and Marc Bourque - John Stark-Hopkinton.

We apologize if any of the coaches were not recognized.


Division I - II action Doug Champagne (9) and (14) Austin Beaudette both of Bow and (12) Griffin Gagne of Bedford.

Participating players from the 1:00 pm game were eligible to be selected by the New Hampshire High School Hockey Coaches Association for the Annual Make-A-Wish team. 

The weekend kicks off on Friday, but the games against Vermont are scheduled for Saturday July 1 at the University of Vermont. The girls team plays at 4:00 pm and the boy's at 6:30 pm.

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 Team Home (White) and Team Away (Dark) in the 12:30 game while the Legends Team Red All-Stars and Legends Team White All-Stars met in the 1:00 pm game. 

1:00 PM Game

Limited information was available from both score sheets, but here's what we got.

Order of goaltenders for Legends Team White:  First period Liam McNamara; Period 2 Paddy Capsalis and period 3 Max Daley.

Legends Team Red:  First period Luke Ratliff; Period 2 Gabe Loud and period 3 Thomas Norton.

In this low scoring game, Team Red's Guy DeLonge (Keene) opened the scoring on assists from Jake Vadeboncoeur (Exeter) and Beau Arsenault (Portsmouth-Newmarket) and Red took a 2-0 lead when Griffin Gagne (Bedford) scored an unassisted goal.

In the second period Team Red extended its lead to 3-0 when Jake Vadeboncoeur notched his first with assists going to Arsenault and DeLonge.

In the third period, Team Red would extend their lead to 4-0 when Jay Roberto (Bedford) scored with assists going to Dylan Hyers (Goffstown) and John McDonough (Bedford).

Team White would finally break the shutout on a goal from Colin Tracy (Bow) with assists going to Dan LeBell (Concord) and Eric Keilty (St. Thomas Aquinas).

Final Score Legends Team Red 4 - Legends Team White 1


Division  I and II Senior All-Stars gather after their game. 



Division III Senior All-Stars congratulate each other after their game.

12:30 pm Division III All-Star Game

To view roster, click here.

Team Away opened the scoring with two first period goals - the first coming off the stick of Tim Sawitsky (John Stark-Hopkinton) with a single assist to Aidan Molnar (John Stark-Hopkinton).  Their second goal was scored by Luca Haufler (Conval-Conant) with an assist going to Molnar.  Click here for Roster.

However, Team Home roared back with a vengeance, scoring 5 straight goals in the second period to hold a 5-2 lead heading into the third.  Their first goal of the 2nd period was scored by #7 with assists going to Damon Ruel (Berlin-Gorham).  Because players wore their own jerseys there were two number 7's.  The 2nd goal was scored by Andy Soule (Somersworth-Coe Brown) unassisted and again by Soule from Joe Morrisette (Somersworth-Coe Brown) and Casey Pridham (Somersworth-Coe Brown).  # 7 made it 4-2 with a single assist to Jakob Arnold (Kearsarge-Plymouth) and Joel Boulanger (Somersworth-Coe Brown) closed out the 2nd period scoring with an assist to # 7 (?) and Tanner Brown (Kennett).

In the third period, they extended their lead to 6-2 as Arnold scored unassisted.  However Team Away bounced right back with one of their own on a goal by Josh Shevlin (Laconia-Winnisquam) with an assist going to Justin Bowen (John Stark-Hopkinton).

The teams would swap two late goals, the first extending the lead to 7-3 on the second goal of the game, scored by Boulanger and was assisted by Owen Dorval (Berlin-Gorham).  Liam Dolan (Sanborn) closed out the scoring on an unassisted goal.

Final Score Team Home 7 - Team Away 4.

Each goaltender played one period each, score sheet did not reflect who played when.


Jacob Rioux (4) of Bedford is stoned by Thomas Norton (1) of Bishop Guertin


Jacob Rioux (10) with puck moves towards goal as Will Smith (16) of Hanover and goaltender holds post while battle in front for position continues with Beau Arsenault (8) of Portsmouth-Newmarket and (11) Kerry Winfrey of Spaulding.

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.


Division III Senior All-Stars gather after their game.

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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