Normand ‘Husky’ Poirier
Attended Notre Dame High School from 1944 to 1948 and was a member of the first hockey team and they won the High School State Championships in 1947 and 1948. He was voted the Most Valuable Player of the 1948 State Championship.
Husky was named in the “Who’s Who” publication for High School Athletics for his abilities in Ice Hockey and Baseball for the year 1948.
Husky was a member of the Berlin Maroons from 1948 to 1962. In 1949 and 1954, the Maroons won the AHA New England Hockey Championships. Also, in 1954 the Maroons won the National AHAUS Hockey Tournament.
Husky was instrumental in organizing the youth hockey program in Berlin by forming and coaching teams at all levels of the youth hockey program from 1963 through 1972.
In 1963, Husky organized and played in the Berlin City Hockey League. He also organized a traveling All-Star team that played in tournaments.
Husky was instrumental in the cleanup and rebuilding of the Notre Dame Arena when the original building collapsed in 1969.
Husky has received many awards for his efforts as a player, coach and builder of the sport of ice hockey in Berlin, NH.