Nominations for Hall of Fame Now Open
The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey Nomination Review Committee are now accepting nominations of candidates for induction into the next New Hampshire Hockey Hall of Fame Class. At this time, the date has not been confirmed. We are looking at October 2017 or the following spring.
The Legends Hockey Hall of Fame was established to recognize and honor those men and women who have made significant contributions to sport of ice hockey in New Hampshire by their participation as Players, Coaches, Builders, Officials or as members of the Media. Through our first fourteen years, one hundred and fifteen deserving individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
If you know of anyone you feel may be a qualified Hall of Fame candidate, the Legends committee encourages you research and submit a nomination form for consideration of this high honor in any one of the above categories.
NH Legends of Hockey Policies and Procedures for Nomination states, “It is important that any nominee be of high moral character and the Induction Committee and Board of Directors shall consider such matters when considering candidates for induction.”
ELIGIBILITY FOR INDUCTION
To be eligible for induction in the Player category, the individual must: a) have been born or raised in New Hampshire and played ice hockey at an exemplary level; or b) while an active player, have made a significant contribution to the sport of ice hockey in New Hampshire.
To be eligible for induction in non-player categories, the individual must: a) have made significant contributions to the sport of ice hockey in New Hampshire: or b) have made significant contributions to the sport of ice hockey while residing in New Hampshire.
In addition, each individual’s contribution may be different. Also to be considered will be the nominee’s ability, sportsmanship or character, or a combination of these qualities.
For nomination form click here. Nominations must be received prior to March 1, 2017. To view nomination page including sample form, click here.
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Type your information into the form and save on your desktop. You should print a copy for your own records, then email Jim Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org the completed form. In addition, click on Submit form on the top right.
Selected individuals will be recognized at the next annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
The Legends will also be honoring the New England College men’s and women’s hockey teams.
The men’s team officially began play as a varsity team in 1969-70. For more than 10 years – beginning in 1999-00 the Pilgrims competed in the most competitive league in the country. They twice won their league title and have participated in three NCAA tournaments, reaching the Final Four in 2005. Their players received All-American status on five occasions, one being a two time recipient.
Their storied hockey history had another major chapter written when the women’s hockey program began in 1999 as a club team. The first two years of its existence, this team was led by a volunteer coach and played against high school teams, college clubs, and adult women’s teams. In its third year of existence the team was granted varsity status as a Division III Independent and hired their first coach who had played at St. Lawrence University. At that time, the women’s team joined the ECAC East.
When the team was announced at last fall’s induction ceremony, 8 members of the original team were in attendance as well as 9 other former players and current coaches.
If you have questions or need assistance with the nomination process, please contact any one of the New Hampshire Legend’s board of directors who are listed on the web site. You may also call the Executive Director, Jim Hayes, at 603-731-4168.
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