Roland ‘DeDe’ Villeneuve
Attended Notre Dame High School from 1953 to 1957 and was a key figure on the hockey team that won four state championships in each of his four years.
In DeDe’s senior year at Notre Dame, he scored 60 goals and had 40 assists, very significant when one considers that high schools only played up to 26 games a year including tournaments.
That same year, 1957, Notre Dame High School won the New England High School Championship held at Providence, R.I.. He was selected to be on the all tournament team and voted the tournaments Most Valuable Player. Note: Massachusetts high schools were part of the tournament back then.
DeDe was a member of the famed Berlin Maroons (AHAUS) hockey team from 1957 to 1972. In those fifteen years he scored 336 goals.
DeDe was voted the Most Valuable Player in the 1972 AHAUS Senior Open Tournament.
Walter Brown, owner of the NHL Boston Bruins invited him to a tryout for the Bruins, but had to decline due to prior commitments.
DeDe was a member of the Berlin Maroons when they won two AHAUS (Amateur Hockey Association of the United States) National Championships in 1967 and 1968.