Fans Flock to Thompson to Welcome Matti Hartman Home for the Northeastern vs. Dartmouth Game

hanover-fansHHS fans and hockey team members past and future.  This gaggle of smiling  Matti fans was on hand to congratulate her after the game.  From left to right: Sarah MacCormick, JJ Taube, Matti Hartman (Northeastern # 16 player guest of honor), Maddie Lyons, Cate Wagner, Briland Laycock

The welcome for Matti Hartman tonight at the Northeastern vs. Dartmouth game was big and enthusiastic! So many fans made the game to cheer for Matti!  For those who were unable to make the game, see the link to the video introduction:  Starting Line-Up Introduction, #16

This was no ordinary game at Thompson! Matti had a large and vocal fan base cheering throughout the game every time she roared onto the ice.

The Huskies  won the game, 3-0, and Matti once again thrilled the crowd with dazzling speed, skill and tenacious play. It was a crowd pleaser  performance for sure!  Way to go, Matti!  Such a thrill to watch you play with Northeastern at Thompson!

Matti Hartman, Northeastern #16, Plays Friday at Thompson Arena

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She’s BAAAACCKKKK! Matti, I mean! Northeastern number 16!

Matti Hartman (HHS 2016) returns this Friday with her Northeastern Women’s Ice Hockey Team to play the Dartmouth Women’s Team in Dartmouth’s season opener.  Matti is a freshman at Northeastern University, and already has 2 goals to her credit, and will be working to add more in front of her home town fans.

Matti and teammates have practiced at Thompson at times over the years from mites, Dave Reece, skates with the Big Green on up, but this is a Thompson ice experience like no other- she and fans will savor. This brings new meaning to the Thompson locker room.  Welcome home, Matti!

The puck drops at 7:00 PM at Thompson Arena.  Warm-ups earlier. Hanover fans, you are in for a treat, as one of our own comes home!  Come join the crowd and cheer for Matti! 

Hope to see all the loyal HHS hockey fans in the stands!

Link to:

Matti’s Northeastern Roster Bio



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.”


Congratulations, Coach Dodds!

Captains 2016-2017

Maddie Lyons

Maddie Lyons, class of 2017


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)


Congratulations to all the HHS players for a fantastic year!