Hurray for Make A Wish! Hurray for NH!

HHS 2016 Grads and Coaches Dodds and Drew hoist the Make a Wish Trophy

HHS 2016 Grads and Coaches Dodds and Drew hoist the Make a Wish Trophy

In their swan song, the HHS fab five forwards and 2016 grads, got down to business together for their last high school hockey hurrah .  Eliza, Matti, Julie, Kelly and Ella mixed one last time as powerful and crafty playmaking  line mates and made it happen for NH to win the Make A Wish Hockey Classic  at Gutterson Arena in Burlington yesterday, 3-2.   It was a tight game, down to the last seconds when VT pulled their goalie to try and even the game.

Way to skate it, work together,  and get it in the net, girls!  Our HHS grads and newly minted hockey alums for Hanover made us proud! We will all miss you!  Good luck to these gals as they make their way to college rinks, soccer fields, classrooms and beyond.

And……………sadly, that’s it for me as well.  My last post.  Good luck and best of creativity be with the next blogger chosen to carry this gauntlet   It has been a wonderful 4 years being the webmaster and blogger for four exceptional HHS teams, great coaches, and so many terrific girls who have honored the tradition of HHS hockey.

Winter just won’t be the same.

Coach Dodds to be Inducted into NH Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame

Our legend in a NH Legend... Congrats on the Hall of Fame Honor, Coach Dodds!

Our legend is a NH Legend… Congrats on the NH Hockey Hall of Fame honor, Coach Dodds!

A record of 208-29-8, seven state championships, and players continuing on to play in college. These accomplishments AND the love and admiration of his players and fellow coaches have been earned.   His dedication and care of the HHS girls hockey program are legendary!

Check out the news on this link:

NH Legends of Hockey

This season’s players aptly commented after his 200th win this year:

“Coach pushes us to be the best players we can be and above all he values sportsmanship and our involvement in the community.”

“Coach puts an unbelievable amount of time, effort, and love into this team and I am so grateful for all that he does for my teammates and me. We are always striving to make him proud.”

“I will forever be grateful for the fact coach was willing to take a chance on me and let me play this year. He has increased my play and made me a better athlete. I respect him so much, and he is my all time favorite coach.”

Dodds

Congratulations, Coach Dodds!

Captains 2016-2017

Maddie Lyons

Maddie Lyons, class of 2017

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Mahler Meyerrose, class of 2017

HHS team captains for the 2016-2017 season are Mahler Meyerrose and Maddie Lyons. The gauntlet has passed and the tradition of this hard working storied team moves on………. Good luck!  You have the tools! The force, tradition, be with you!

Banquet Celebration Night

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State of denial? It’s hard to believe,  especially for parents of seniors. But, it really IS that time of year.  Good luck to our athletes as they embrace the spring and next surface!

Banquet celebration tonight! Time for all to put away the hockey swag and join together players,  coaches, family, friends for a night to celebrate the 2015-2016 season.

All State Honors

Congratulations to our players!

Player of the Year – Matti Hartman

First Team All State – Matti Hartman (Sr), Eliza Laycock (Sr),  JJ Taube (Jr)

Honorable Mention – Sarah MacCormick (Jr), Cate Wagner (So), Kelly Brigham (Sr)

HOLDING HANDS

Congratulations to all the HHS players for a fantastic year!

Championship Images

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VICTORY 2016 1.jpgCongratulations to the team, and big thanks from all of us to Paul Stinson who captured images from the Championship Game, and many games throughout the seasons of HHS ice hockey. See photos from yesterday’s game, and many more with the link:

Championship Photos by Paul Stinson

You can also get there by the link on the right. (Paul Stinson’s HHS Hockey Photos) Thanks Paul!

 

 

Championship Victory!

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This photo says it all! All smiles on Verizon Center center ice.

The seventh consecutive NHIAA girls D1 hockey title was brought back to Hanover today after a hard fought game vs. a tough and determined Berlin team.  Both teams showed their gritty mettle in this one.  Despite skillful HHS plays, the score remained 0-0 after 2. HHS kept their game plan focus and team hockey energy up all three periods to wear down a short Berlin bench and find the back of the net.   The 0-0 score  was broken in the third with a beautifully placed top shelf goal.  Hanover soon after went up 2-0, then 3-0. The game ended with an empty netter from the blue line.  4-1 Hanover! Champions!

It’s been a season of a lot of hard work. Congrats to the players and coaches! Well done!  Time to celebrate, Marauders!  You all earned this!