Annual Golf Classic A Big Hit

Manchester NH

Thank you to everyone that supported our Eleventh Annual Golf Classic, presented by Bauer. Our event was held July 15 at the Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown.

The event was kicked off with a message from John Normand, President of the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey (Legends). He gave special thanks and recognition to our Presenting Sponsor, Bauer (Global Headquarters) of Exeter, NH and our perennial Gold Sponsor, St. Paul’s School of Concord.

We are extremely grateful to all the players, sponsors, contributors (gifts in kind) and volunteers that help make this event one of the best in the state, each and every year”.

Once again we were blessed with marvelous weather and it was a great way to spend time with our hockey family and friends. We enjoyed another near-capacity field and with generous contributions this year’s Golf Classic was again one our most successful events.

Arriving players and volunteers check out auction and raffle items

Listed below are our twelve Silver and nineteen Bronze Sponsors.

Silver Sponsors: Amoskeag Beverages, LLC – Bogacz Photography/Digital Media – Charles Schwab (Nashua) – Club National – Gamache Enterprises – Morgan Self Storage – New Hampshire Distributors, LLC – North Country Tractor – PretiFlaherty Greg Moffett & Dan Luker – Pro Ambitions – Rowley Insurance Agency – Triplet Computers, LLC

Bronze Sponsors: Ackerson State Farm Insurance Agency – Arcomm Communications – Banks Chevrolet-Cadillac-Buick-GMC – Beauchamp Estate Services – Capital City Paving – Christian Party Rental – Dan Esdale – Deco Limo of Boston – EVR Advertising – Fay’s Boat Yard – Karr & Boucher PLLC – L. A. Brochu Inc. – Manchester 40+ Hockey League – Milford Lumber – Northway Bank – Pro Ambitions – R & T Electric Inc. – Rene LeClerc Insurance Agency Inc. – Sleepnet, Tom Moulton – The Houston Family

More than 100 businesses and individuals donated gifts in kind for the tournament. To view complete list, click on Contributors (Gifts in Kind)

L to R: Rene LeClerc, Jay High and Roland Olivier

In addition, John acknowledged members from the Class of 2016 who will be honored this October 23 at Concord’s Grappone Center at the Fifteenth Annual Legends of Hockey Induction Ceremony. With us today is Head Coach Gary Bishop of Bishop Guertin. The Legends will also pay tribute to the St. Anslem men’s and women’s hockey programs.

Pictured above is the group from Bishop Guertin. L to R Jason Tessini; Bob Langlois; Dan Connley and Steve Duprat.

Our volunteers worked very hard all-day long keeping the registration, raffle and on course contests running smoothly. Many thanks again: to Dave Beauchamp; Pierre Belanger; Dick Boucher; Monique Chauvette; Dave Elliott; Jay High; Lane Mabbett; Cory Philbrick; Arlene Robbins; Dick Roy; Wally Tafe; Dick Theriault; Bob Vachon and Kathy Vachon. In addition the following board members got a chance to play, but also volunteered many hours to help make this event a great success. Dave Corriveau; Jim Hayes; Roland Martin; John Normand; Roland Olivier and Steve Mathieu.

St. Paul’s School group included L to R: Alex Gettens; George Chase; Bob Oziomek and Heather Farrell


Congratulations to this year’s Champions. This year Lee Blossom, Mark Placy, Ryan Sahr and JM Sahr took home the title. They shot a 58 (-16) and bested the team of Kyle Macie, Chris McIntosh, Chris Stroshine and Collin Stroshine by 2.

Pictured Above 2016 Champions: L to R: Ryan Sahr, JM Sahr, Lee Blossom and Mark Placy

All Champions
2016 – Lee Blossom, Mark Placy, Ryan Sahr, JM Sahr
2015 – Rene LeClerc, Pete Ackerson, Steve Grzywacz, Dave Kuhman
2014 – Todd Philbrick, Tom Otto, Jim Corbett, Jerry Collins
2013 – Dick Dodds, John Dodds, Scott Peters, Dean Cashman
2012 – Chris Chisholm, Jim Hayes, Ray Martin, Pat McNicholas
2011 – Casey Kesselring, Jeff Graham, Mike Beliveau, Trevor Smith
2010 – Chris Chisholm, Jim Hayes, Ray Martin, Pat McNicholas
2009 – Mike Castagna, Paul Lemire, Doug Leppart, Doug Snyder
2008 – Chris Chisholm, Jim Hayes, Ray Martin, TJ Whitelaw
2007 – Mike Castagna, Mike Ladouceur, Johnna Lory, Rich Tombs
2006 – Ken Roberge, Mike McGinn, Glen Williams, Dwayne Robinson

L to R Jim Hayes, Lee Hayes and Steve Rich congratulate Tom Foote (club raised) for his birdie putt on #2.

On Course Contests
Longest Drive # 17 – Yves Tanguay
Closest to the Line #1 – Charlie Morgan 1-0″
Closest to the Pin # 4 – Tim Creutz 1-11″
Closest to the Pin # 6 – Dwayne Robinson 7-10″
Closest to the Pin # 13 – Mike Bayer 6-1″
Closest to the Pin # 16 – Mark Placy 1-0″
Closest to the Pin #18 Second Shot – John Davidson 2-6″
Putting Contest Champion – Rick Laurendeau *
* Rick was crowned Champion in a putt off against George Chase and Harry Moulton.

This year’s gift to all golfers and volunteers was this beautiful back-pack cooler bag. Coincidentally it keeps several of your favorite beverages ice cold for that long hike! Players also received a Bauer performance work-out shirt.

John Normand (H of F) recognized all Hall of Famers in attendance. They were as follows: Lee Blossom, Dick Boucher; Dick Dodds; Rene LeClerc; Ken McKinnon; Dick Roy and Dick Theriault.

In addition, John recognized New Hampshire’s own Ben Lovejoy excellent all-round work in playing a key-role with the Penguins winning the Stanley Cup last June. As most of you probably know, Ben is the first player from New Hampshire to win the Stanley Cup.

Dick Roy holds autographed photograph of Ben Lovejoy hoisting the Stanley Cup

2016 Golf Date
Next year’s Golf Classic is scheduled for Friday July, 14, 2017, so please mark your calendar, grab your players plan on joining us!

2016 Golf Photos
More than 500 terrific photographs were taken by Matt Parker Photography and are available to view and or purchase. Click here to view. If you have any questions contact Matt at

On-Line Auction Items
We are offering the following seven items for auction to our entire contact list. We will update current high bids along with the initials of the bidder approximately twice a week beginning with Friday September 2, 2016 and continuing to 5:00 Eastern time on Friday September 9th. If you are interested in bidding on any item(s) email

New England College Men’s red game jersey #4 Opening minimum bid $25.00. Increments of $20 or higher.

Lovering Volvo $500 credit off new purchase or lease. Opening minimum bid $100.00. Increments of $20 or higher.

Peter’s of Nashua $300 credit off new purchase or lease. Opening minimum bid $75.00. Increments of $20 or higher.

Pittsburgh Penguins 2016 Stanley Cup Champions (16″ x 20″) autographed and framed. Photo not shown at this time. Opening minimum bid $100.00. Increments of $20 or higher.

NH Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon, honoring players, coaches, builders, and media representatives for their outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the sport of ice hockey in New Hampshire. We also collect and display hockey-related artifacts in our on-line Museum of New Hampshire Hockey and we support the growth of the sport through various activities, including our youth hockey equipment donation program and our sponsorship and support of the NH High School Senior All-Star hockey games as well as All-State recognition for both New Hampshire high school and prep school teams.

We continue to search for artifacts and film from the old days. Anyone wishing to loan or donate artifacts is welcomed to do so. Thank you in advance.

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