Senior All-Star Doubleheader Results

Exeter, NH - Last Saturday afternoon, at the Rinks of Exeter, the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey ("Legends") hosted both Senior All-Star Classic Hockey games.  The 3:00 pm game featured the very best players from Division I, II, and III and the 3:15 pm game was for Division III players only. 

Seniors for the games were selected by the New Hampshire High School Hockey Coaches Association.  The coaches conducted Skills Competitions between the first two intermissions of both games.  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.  Click here to view 3:00 Rosters and here for the 3:15 Rosters.

Shown above are the players for the 3 pm Senior All-Star game.

All Senior players were announced and each received a certificate for their participation of the Senior All-Star Classic from Greg Moffett, President and John Normand Vice President of the Legends. 

(Shown above) Connor Jewett of Berlin High School is presented his First Team All-State Certificate by John Normand (left) and Greg Moffett.  Jewett was also voted Most Valuable Player in Division III.

Those 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. For the fourth straight year, the Legends will 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.  Click on each Division to view the list of this year's All-State recipients for Girls, Division I, Division II and Division III.  Underclassmen and the Girls All-State players not in attendance, certificates were distributed to some of the Coaches in attendance for disbursement.

Many thanks to the following coaches for their efforts to help make this event a great one.
Exeter - Jim Tufts, Londonderry - Peter Bedford, Manchester Central - Brian Stone,
Nashua North - Dan Legro, Trinity - Mike Connell, Bedford - Marty Myers, Goffstown - Paul Roy, Merrimack - Kurt Mithoefer, Somersworth / Coe Brown - Ron Siering, Windham / Pelham - Jerry Manchester, Winnacunnet, - Rick Weber, John Stark / Hopkinton - Denis Kolehmainen, Kennett - Mike Lane, Portsmouth - Al Brandano, Souhegan - Danny Belliveau

The Legends jerseys and socks were worn during the 3 pm game. Exact replica Kamazu jerseys worn in that game are available for purchase through Brine - ESC Team Sports here in Concord for the players in both games.

Saturday action in front of  Team White goalmouth.

Those jerseys are available in the RED version only. They may be ordered with the number of your choice and name plate on the back if you wish. Order must be placed no later than Wednesday April 9, 2014. Go to Brine Everett Sports website after Wednesday at www.brineteamsales.com then click on the Brine Team Sales apparel site. For reference, sizes worn in today's game were as follows:  1, 30, 31 All Goalie Cut; 2-11 XL and 12-21 L.  Cost of the jersey is $82.00 plus shipping if necessary. Use CC or your PayPal account.  If you have any questions, call Bob Palisi at 603-228-5976 (ext. 204) or 603-231-1446.

Participating players from only 3:00 pm game only, are 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 to be played in July at the University of Vermont. Those players should be contacted shortly.  In addition, the list should be posted on the Coaches Association website in addition to our site.  Click on Coaches Association above.

Now for the games.  Two large crowds of family members and friends watched the Red All-Stars and White All-Stars. To view rosters, click team names to left.  One random player from each game drawn randomly to win a Bauer composite stick of a standard stock pattern of their choice.  The two selected were: Team White - Mitch Myers and for Team Red Michael Dee.

3:00 pm D I, II, III All-Star Game
Glen Wiswell of St. Thomas recorded a hat trick to lead Team Red to a come-from-behind 8-6 win over the Team White at the Senior All Star games Saturday at the Rinks at Exeter.
 

After Team White team jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one period on the strength of  pair of goals by Brian Fraizer and a power play goal by Curtis Harper of Londonderry. 

Then Team Red finally lit the lamp in period two as Wiswell scored two of his goals and St. Thomas teammate Niall  Foster added a third. Harper picked up his second of the game and White held a 4-3 lead after two periods of play.

Mike Donlan of Londonderry increased the lead to 5-3 a little under two minutes into the final period but Manchester Central's Tim Tetrault answered with an unassisted goal just over four minutes later.  Berlin's Connor Jewett scored the final goal for White at 7:59 of the final period before Red made its final comeback.  Goals by Mike Hayden of Souhegan and Mike Dee of Bedford knotted the score at 6-6 at 13:32. 

That set the stage for what may have been the prettiest goal of the afternoon.  Wiswell worked his way through the defense and pulled a backhander top shelf for the unassisted game winner.  Dustin Lubinger of Windham-Pelhamadded an empty netter to set the final score at 8-6.

Saves by period were as follows:  First Period: Red - Tyler Lucchini, Exeter (17)  White - Joe Grant, Lebanon (10).  Total shots on goal, Red 20, White 10.
Total Shots: Red, 20-10

Second Period: Red - Devin Gillis, Merrimack (6) White - Griffin Scanlon, Bishop Guertin (9).  Total shots on goal, 9 to 9

Third Period: Red - Ian Belliveau, Manchester Central (11)  White Jake Genest, Nashua North (2).  Total shots on goal, White 13 to 9


3:15 pm D III All-Star Game

Limited information was provided to the Legends, but it was quite the hockey game.  Again a large crowd of family and friends supported their All-Stars. Garrett Thomas of John Stark-Hopkinton led the winners with the hat trick for Team Light Team whose players wore their schools home (light) jerseys.  Dakota Tyno of Laconia-Winnisquam netted 4 goals in losing effort for the Team Dark. The final score was 8-6 Team Light.

More About New Hampshire Legends of Hockey
The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey, a New Hampshire non-profit organization, is dedicated to preserving New Hampshire's ice hockey history, maintaining the state's Hockey Hall of Fame, and promoting the sport to New Hampshire's youth.  "In keeping with our mission, the Legends is proud to celebrate the achievements of our talented high school and prep school athletes, who represent the future of the sport," said Greg Moffett, President of the Legends.

"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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