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Clarence T. Lessard

As a successful businessman in Berlin, the late Clarence T. Lessard provided integral moral and financial support to the Berlin Maroons until his death in 1971, and was heavily vested in other aspects of hockey in town. Whether it was buying hockey sticks or getting doctors to attend games, or encouraging young players ... More

Howell P. Campbell

The late Howell P. Campbell left a legacy at St. Paul’s School, where he played, captained and coached the hockey team, and remained on the academic staff until his death in 1953. Born at the school in 1888, Campbell skated for the school’s Isthmian (first) team from 1905-07 and the varsity team as a senior in ... More

Jim Griffin

A standout youth player growing up in Berlin, Griffin went on to have a superb college career at two schools, helping lead Plattsburgh (N.Y.) State to the Division 2 championship game in both 1981 and ‘82. Growing up, when he wasn’t playing, Griffin was attending Berlin Maroons games or watching the Boston Bruins ... More

Wayne Pecknold

A British Columbia native, the late Wayne Pecknold made his mark in New Hampshire with the Concord Eastern Olympics. In seven seasons between 1967-74, he put up 57 goals and 181 assists for 238 points, the only defenseman among the team’s all-time top 10 in scoring. Born in Victoria, B.C., Pecknold was a standout in ... More

Maurice Couture

The late Maurice Couture, whose standout playing career for Sacred Heart spanned the entire existence of the team, is remembered as a marvelous stickhandler who could score from seemingly impossible angles with an accurate shot. Born in Concord in 1915, Couture grew up playing hockey on local ponds, including White’s ... More

George ‘Fuzzy’ Thurston

Known as “Mr. Hockey” in Exeter, the late George “Fuzzy” Thurston played amateur hockey until he was 66 years old, and also contributed greatly to the sport as a coach and referee. Born in 1903, Thurston learned to skate and play hockey on the Exeter River. A strong, hard-hitting defenseman despite his slight ... More

Roger Letourneau

Roger Letourneau moved to Berlin as a teenager and went on to have a standout career as a high-scoring forward for the Berlin Maroons, Concord Eastern Olympics and Concord Budmen in the 1960s and ‘70s. A native of the province of Quebec, Letourneau enrolled at Berlin High School as a junior in the fall of 1965 and ... More

Manchester Monarchs

Forty years before the creation of our present-day Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, there was a highly skilled local bunch also known by the same name. Those original Monarchs played in the six-team senior-amateur New England Hockey League, and every weekend local fans jammed the old JFK Coliseum to ... More

Saint Anselm College

The hockey program at Saint Anselm College started unofficially in the spring of 1968 as a result of a chance meeting between Jim Dooley ‘70 and Frank Harrington. Hockey at Saint Anselm up to that point was largely a loose-knit club operation with few practices or games and without official uniforms or a coach. ... More

New England College

The history of hockey at New England College dates to the mid-1960s, when a handful of students traveled from the Henniker campus to Everett Arena in Concord to play pickup games. In 1968, a club team was formed, fueled by the promise from then-NEC president Jere Chase to sanction a financially supported varsity team if ... More