Hubie McDonough, Jr.

Hubie grew up playing pond hockey and on the Dorr’s Pond rink in Manchester, NH when no organized hockey existed in the area.

He played for UNH in 1952-1953 on natural outdoor ice when the players were known as “The Outsiders”.

In the late 1950’s, Hubie helped organize and played for the “Manchester Beavers” who played other teams on natural ice surfaces in NH and northern Massachusetts.

Hubie played for the Manchester Tam-O-Shanters through the 1960’s after the JFK Memorial Coliseum was built in Manchester.

In the early 1960’s, Hubie worked with other founders to form the Manchester Regional Youth Hockey Association (MRYHA).

During 1967-1968, Manchester Memorial High School formed their first hockey team and Hubie was named head coach. Hubie continued as head coach for over 16 years and in 1978 his team won the State High School Hockey Championship-the first for the City of Manchester.

Hubie has also been awarded the “NH Sportswriters Achievement Award”, voted “Coach of the Year” by sportswriters and sportscasters, received the Union Leader-Walter Smith Coaches award and he has been inducted into the “Queen City Athletic Hall of Fame:”.