Elmo Theriault

Elmo played for the Berlin Maroons from 1940 to 1951, except for a three and half year period (June 1942 to December 1945) when he served in the military during WWII.

Elmo scored one of the most memorable goals in the history of the Berlin Maroons when with one second remaining in overtime, on a pass from Barney Laroche, his famous shot hit the back of the net to win the New England Amateur Hockey Association Championship in 1949.

Again in March 1951, as writers described it, “his patented long shot does it as the Berlin Maroons defeat New Haven” for the right to meet Dedham and defeated them for the New England Amateur Hockey Association’s Championship.

In 1949, at the New England Amateur Hockey Association Tournament, the officials and writers chose Elmo as the leading defenseman for the tournament’s 1st team. If you mention the name “Elmo” to any hockey enthusiasts from the 40′ and 50’s in New Hampshire, you will hear the following:

  • He had the best wrist shot in hockey.
  • He scored more goals from the point with that shot than any other defenseman.
  • He was one of the toughest defensemen, backed down from nobody and seldom lost while engaging in battle.