Bernard Arguin

Ben started playing ice hockey while attending school in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada from 1944 to 1947. In the 1948 and 1949 seasons, Ben captained the Notre Dame’ hockey team and was the leading scorer in his senior year. In those two seasons, Notre Dame won the New Hampshire Ice Hockey State Championships.

In 1949, at the New England Hockey Tournament held in Providence, RI, Ben was voted to the All New England Tournament Team at the wing position. He was the first in New Hampshire to receive this honor.

From 1949 to 1964, Ben played for the Berlin Maroons, in 1954 he played wing on the team that won the Senior Amateur Hockey Association’s U.S. National Championship, except for the period of 1952 to 1954, where he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

From 1965 to 1980, Ben officiated at all levels of ice hockey for ECAC, AHA, NIHOA, and NEHL. In summary, he officiated at Division I and III College, high schools, senior amateur and all house and travel league teams. He was instrumental in starting the ice hockey program at Winnacunnet High School.

In 1977, Ben was the president of the New Hampshire Ice Hockey Officials Association and he was the key person in making face protection mandatory for high school hockey headgear.

From 1980 to 1983, Ben evaluated the hockey officials at the UNH games for the ECAC.