2014 High School Hockey News

2014 State Champions
Congratulations to the four Division Champions from last weekends NHIAA State Championships held at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday March 15, 2014. To all the players, coaches and staff members, we salute you for your most recent success. To read the related stories from the New Hampshire Sunday News (Union Leader), click on headlines listed below.

Division I – Central shuts down Londonderry 3-1
Division II – Bedford stays perfect, shuts out Bow 3-0
Division III – Souhegan edges John Stark-Hopkinton 5-4
Girls – Hanover takes 5th straight, 5-1 over Berlin-Gorham

All-State Teams Announced
The New Hampshire High School Coaches Association (NHHSCA) today announced their 2013-14 All-State teams for Girls and Boys Div. I, II and III. The NHHSCA is comprised of high school coaches from across the state. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with the NH Legends of Hockey,” said Dunc Walsh, President of the NHHSCA and Head Coach of Concord HS Hockey team.For the fourth straight year, the Legends will provide 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.

Any All-State award recipients who attend the Boys Senior All-Star Classic (details below) will receive their certificates at a reception to be held after the game.

2014 Senior All-Star Teams Announced
On Saturday March 22, 2014, the Legends will host both Boys Senior All-Star Classic Hockey games, which will be held at the Rinks of Exeter. These games at this beautiful dual rink facility will feature the very best players from Division I, II, and III in the 3 pm game and a separate game for Division III players only to be held at 3:15 pm. Players should arrive approximately one hour before taking the ice. Players for both games were selected by the NHHSCA. Rosters may be viewed by clicking on 3:00 pm Game and 3:15 Game.

In the 3:00 pm game, players will wear the Legends jerseys pictured to left. Replica Kamazu jerseys are available for players to purchase through Brine – ESC Team Sports in Concord for the players in both games, with jerseys are available in RED only. Jerseys may be ordered with the players choice of name and number. Orders must be placed between Saturday March 22 and before Sunday April 6, 2014. Go to Brine Everett Sports website for ordering.

Chris Fortin (6) of Merrimack screens Tyler Briand (30) of Dover in the 2012 Senior All-Star Classic in Concord.2014

For reference, sizes worn in the 3:00 pm game are as follows: 1, 30, 31 All Goalie Cut; 2-11 extra large and 12-21 were large. Cost of the jersey is $82.00 plus shipping if necessary. Use CC or your PayPal account. If you have any questions, contact Bob Palisi at 603-228-5976 ext. 204 or 603-231-1446.

The NHHSCA will select players from the 3:00 pm game to participate this July in the Annual Make-A-Wish Game at the University of Vermont in Burlington. The Girls Senior All-Star team will also compete in Vermont, and the Boys and Girls teams will wear the Legends uniforms.

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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