Rev. Msgr. Omer Bousquet
Fr. Bousquet, pastor of the Guardian Angel Parish in Berlin, New Hampshire for 36 years, was one of the pioneers of North Country hockey. With the help of an entire city, Bousquet built the Notre Dame Arena board by board, providing a home to local high school teams as well as the famed Berlin Maroons. With Fr. Bousquet’s blessing countless New Hampshire High School Hockey Tournaments were held at the Notre Dame Arena, providing young people with a true opportunity to display their talents on the ice. For his efforts, Fr. Bousquet was honored as “Man of the Year” by the Berlin Chamber of Commerce in 1951.