NH wins! It’s no surprise that the Marauder squad of Mahler Meyerrose, Clare Gardner, and JJ Taube made their mark in yesterday’s win at the annual Make-A-Wish game at Gutterson Arena. Meyerrose contributed 2 assists, and Gardner and Taube both supplied goals in the 7-5 win against Vermont. We’re going to miss these gals, but tradition never graduates!
Briland Laycock, HHS forward and rising senior, was honored this week by the Valley News as Hanover High School female athlete of the year. 18 female and 18 male athletes were selected from their regional high schools for the VN honor. Laycock was cited for signature moments this year including first team all state honors, 37 goals, 22 assists, and as season regional points leader with 59 points. Also noted was a 1 goal, 1 assist state championship game resulting in a 3-1 win against Exeter at SNHU Arena. At a well attended VN Athletes of the Year awards dinner at the Fireside this Tuesday, VN sports editor Greg Fennell applauded this year’s HHS Marauder 8th straight state championship, an honor earned by the many strong returning players and many new team additions. Laycock also was part of the D1 state championship finalist tennis team, winning all matches at number 4 singles.
Past Marauder winners of the VN award include Matti Hartman (2016), and JJ Daniel (2015).
“In this YCN Sports Wrap Special we take a look at the Hanover Girls Ice Hockey 2016-2017 Championship. Beginning with the regular season, all the way to their Championship victory over Exeter. We take a look at highlights from the games as well as interviews with Head Coach John Dodds along with Maddie Lyons, Briland Laycock, Mahler Meyerrose, and Cici Barton.”
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Game clips and highlights, interviews, and insights about what makes the HHS team special.
Captains for next season were announced last night after a wonderful season-end banquet. Players were honored at the banquet with coach’s traditional review of the impressive team season summary stats, and team goal achievements. This was followed by his annual one by one testimony of individual player stats, game highlights, contribution to the Marauder effort, and, of course, the much loved humorous collection of teammate contributed player personality tidbits.
It was a memorable and joyful evening for the Marauder family, capped off by a video and slide creation reviewing the 5 month Marauder journey which culminated in the 8th consecutive state championship title. We also learned that Woburn High, a team we tied 1-1, won the Massachusetts D1 title.
Our 8 seniors were great leaders, friends, and teammates, and will be much missed! Each senior received a Marauder practice jersey with their number on it, in case they are in the area sometime next season. The tradition is that they are welcome!
Looking forward to next year’s season when Hannah Curtis, Briland Laycock, and Cate Wagner from the class of 2018 together assume the HHS captain leadership role and craft the way to another successful, hardworking, and fun filled season. Tradition Never Graduates!
NH All State Teams were announced this week. Congratulations to all our players!
Briland Laycock – Forward, First Team
JJ Taube – Defense, First Team
Cate Wagner- Forward, Second Team
Sarah MacCormick, Defense, Second Team
Clare Gardner, Forward, Honorable Mention
A sweet win today at SNHU Arena! Determination. Composure. Motivation. Desire. Tradition. 8 incredible seniors.
Within the first minute, the Marauders were down. Tentative play, slow. Uh oh.
The Marauders came back to tie up the first stanza with 1:17 to go! Second period, seconds after an Exeter 5 minute major, Hanover gets the go-ahead goal. A couple nice cross bar shots during that penalty. Third period, lots of energy by Hanover, some near goals, with the “insurance goal” soon after an Exeter time out with less than 3 minutes to play. Our goalie made some nice saves!
The HHS traditions are what make this event most meaningful for the girls and their coaches. It has been a great season! Congrats to coaches and players!
The Marauders brought the title back to Hanover today! 3-1 win over Exeter! It was a tough game, and the Marauders earned their parade through Hanover to celebrate the effort! Well done!