Around the Boards – February 2023

In this issue we will touch on the following: Our 2023 Supporter Campaign; Hall of Fame Nominations for 2023; High School and Prep School All-State Teams; The boy’s high school Senior All-Star Doubleheader; The history of hockey in Concord and the 1992 National Championship girl’s Pee Wee team.

Supporter Campaign: January was once again a huge month for individuals joining the Supporter Campaign. We closed the month with 71 individuals joining and of that number 27 are in our Hall of Fame. Thank you for your support.

Our gifts should arrive in the next few weeks and your items will be mailed at that time.

Click here to read the complete article on the Supporters Campaign from January 1. Thanks go out in advance, to all of you joining in February. You can mail a check or pay online.

Hall of Fame Nominations: There is less than one month remaining to submit a qualified Hall of Fame candidate. The Legends nomination committee encourages you research, document and submit a nomination form for consideration of this high honor in any one of the above categories. Click here to read the complete article from January 1.

High School & Prep School All-State Teams: The Legends partner with the NH High School Coaches Association (NHHSC) to help support New Hampshire high school hockey. NHHSC is comprised of high school coaches from across the State. At season’s end, The NHHSC meet and select First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention teams for each of the four high school divisions.

The Legends also partner with the NH Prep School Coaches. The coaches will select their All-State Teams for the boys and girls’ divisions. The eight prep schools in New Hampshire are Brewster Academy; Holderness School; Kimball Union Academy; New Hampton School; Phillips Exeter Academy; Proctor Academy; St. Paul’s School and Tilton School.

The Legends provide certificates for all the New Hampshire High School and Prep School All-State players as selected by their coaches.

Senior All-Star Doubleheader: the NHHSC select the best high school seniors from the Boys Divisions I and II as well as the best from DIII. The DI and II game features the teams wearing the Legends jerseys. Both games will be held at THE Rinks at Exeter on Sunday March 19, 2023. The Division I/II game will start at 12:00 pm and the Division III All-Stars will play at 12:10 pm.

Our Legends jerseys are also used in the annual Make-A-Wish hockey games for both the boys and girls against VT each summer.

History of Hockey in Concord NH: The Concord Historical Society hosted a webcast where Executive Director Jim Hayes talks Concord hockey with four wonderful panelists. Bob Norton, Ken McKinnon, Dunc Walsh and George Chase spent an hour talking hockey here in the capital city. Rumors continue to exist that they might do a 24 hour webcast next year. Check out the videos on our Legends Museum Video Clips page. You’ll find this video by clicking here and opening the Misc. tab.

1992 National Championship game: Watch the NH Women’s Select hockey team compete and win the National Championship in Duluth, Minnesota. This team was started by Jay Jones in 1984-85. With the help of Dennis Nolin, Dave Boudrias, Mike Mounsey and others they led this New Hampshire contingent to the National Championship. Watch and listen to Jim Rivers and Jeff Cain commentating the game.
Click here to go to our video page and open the Misc. tab.

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