Brian C. Stone
Stoney was never tall or weighed very much, but it didn’t matter. Whichever level he played hockey at, he was always one of the very best. You couldn’t get the puck away from him even if everyone of the opposition was forechecking him.
In fact, going back to his Mite days, Brian was always quite the magician. If you were from the Manchester area, you might recall Brian and Kyle McDonough being teammates. That season, the Mites compiled a record of 44 wins, five ties and six losses. Brian had an impressive 64 goals and 45 assists. It was a sign of things to come. By the time he finished his college career, his name was on almost every scoring sheet in all the games he played.
He played four seasons for Manchester Central High School, 1980-81 through 1983-84. He led team in scoring three straight seasons. In his junior and senior years, he was named to the All-State team. As a senior, he served as Captain and was named team MVP, plus MVP of Holiday tournament and MVP of the New England High School All-Star Tournament. He scored an astounding 216 points with 90 goals and 126 assists for an average of 3-plus points per game.
He played four seasons for New England College, 1984-85 through 1987-88. He led team in scoring three consecutive seasons. He was voted Captain his junior and senior years. In four seasons, he missed only one game. He was selected to All-Tournament teams three different occasions. He ranks second in career points with 59 goals, 114 assists for 173 points in 92 games, an average of 1.88 points per game. He still ranks first in career assists with 114.
He was inducted into the New England College Athletic Hall of Fame on September 23, 2001.
He played on the Manchester Flames Junior C team which won national titles in April of 1985 and again in 1986.
Brian was offered a professional contract to play in France. However, he declined.
In 2002, he was inducted into the Queen City Hall of Fame.
To this day, Brian continues to play in Manchester men’s hockey leagues