Even before there was a rink in his hometown of Henniker, forward Ryan Weston was showing the kind of skill as a Mite that would make him one of the top players to come out of New Hampshire.
While attending John Stark Regional High School in Weare as a freshman, Weston skated for the New Hampshire Jr. Wildcats. He transferred to Tilton School for his final three years, where he was a standout four-sport athlete (soccer, hockey, lacrosse and golf) and his hockey teams won New England championships each year he played, including his senior year, when he was captain. He would later be inducted into the Tilton School Hall of Fame.
“He was unbelievably motivated,” said Mike Walsh, his coach at Tilton.
After two years playing for Gary Dineen and Lincoln Flagg for the New England Jr. Coyotes in the EJHL, where he amassed 39 points in 37 games, Weston took his talents to Boston University, where he played in at least 30 games in all four seasons.
The Terriers won three Beanpot tournaments of his first three years, BU advanced to the NCAA tournament.
As a senior, Weston served as Alternate Captain and was one of just four players to play in all 39 games. He finished his career with nine goals and 17 assists.
After BU, Weston went on to play parts of four seasons in the American Hockey League for the Albany River Rats and San Antonio Rampage.
His best season came in 2008-09 with Albany, when he scored nine goals and added seven assists in 63 games. He also played parts of two seasons with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL.
Weston just recently moved from San Diego where he was Head Coach of San Diego State University Club Hockey Team. He is now a volunteer assistant with Santa Margarita and Carlsbad Unified high school hockey