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!
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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.”
Congratulations, Coach Dodds!
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 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.
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)
Congratulations to all the HHS players for a fantastic year!
Congratulations 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:
You can also get there by the link on the right. (Paul Stinson’s HHS Hockey Photos) Thanks Paul!
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!
‘Twas the night before the Championship,
when all through the rink,
Not a player was stirring…..not even Courtney or Josie.
36 skates sharpened with the greatest of care,
In hopes that a seventh consecutive title soon would be there.
The team bonded together, nestled snug on the ice,
with visions of future goals and plays, all very nice;
Coach Dodds in his jacket, and Coach Drew his vest,
recounted “the story”, to inspire in us our best.
We’ve had a season of 23 games,
tomorrow’s last with Berlin,
Barnstable, Plymouth, and Conval to begin.
With a strong start and hard work,
we did see
ways of success, paths to victory.
So tonight on the Eve of the Championship Game,
there’s story to tell, a story of our aim—
To Honor Tradition, Leave No Doubt, We Are Tough!
Better Tomorrow Than Today– No Pulp……
Now BRIGHAM, now SCULL, now SPERRY, and BARTON!
On WILLIAMS! On HARTMAN! On LAYCOCK! MONTGOMERY!
To the Top! On WAGNER , on KABLE and TAUBE! GARDNER,
LYONS, MYERROSE, MACCORMICK, MCNAMARA and CURTIS, and…. Certainly…. STURUP!
After coach’s story, and the last drills were done,
The seniors exclaimed, “It’s time for some fun!”
So the team lined up,
Along the far side,
And created the –last- practice tunnel,
Through which feted seniors would slide.
Matti the Huskie,
With her powerful stride,
Made some fast moves
While finishing her slide.
Eliza was eager
to step up and rage
So she sprinted with vigor
And got caught up in the tunnel-cage.
Kelly was ready,
With her super quick feet.
that camel proudly entered,
Sliding down the tunneled sheet.
Julie went in,
There were whoops and a scream
That senior’s glide and smile
Made the whole team beam!
Ella was last,
With her heart so keen,
She fought to hold on to the moment,
But there’s no holding back now,
Our seniors worked hard ,
And made sure it was fun.
They’ve honored tradition,
Our team tunnel is now done.
And now, all, hear this team’s hallowed stick banging cheer,
the growing rhythm— mounting and steady,
Good Luck, Marauders!
Onward!…. To the ‘Ship….You are ready!