Assistant Coach Courtney Hanlon


from left: Courtney Hanlon, Brian Drew, Head Coach John Dodds, Josie Fisher

Our coaches are multi-tasking and multi-talented people. While not an everyday practice presence, both  coaching assistants Courtney Hanlon and Josie Fisher (HHS 2008) have given very generously of their time and talents to this Marauder team. They have been invaluable role models and skills teachers. Some players have named a  move “the Josie” and attribute some slick stick skills to Courtney. It takes a village!

Josie and Courtney are now both second year med students, Josie at Harvard Med and Courtney at Geisel Med at Dartmouth.  It is a busy time for them.  Both are amazing, unselfish, humble and accomplished young women.   They are also gifted athletes and hockey players!  HHS girls are so lucky to learn from them about both hockey and life.  I was able to convince Courtney to share a bit about herself for this post.

“I grew up playing both boys’ and girls’ hockey in Southern California. At the time, there were only two girls programs in the area, so I spent the last two years of high school at the North American Hockey Academy in Vermont. In college I played for Amherst (class of ‘11), where I got to play with the legendary Josie Fisher (HHS all-time leading scorer, Amherst ‘12) for three years. Skating with Josie in college was so fun–her skill seems effortless and she’s a fierce competitor. We were very lucky during our years at Amherst to have such a self-motivated group, all dedicated to each other and driven towards the same goals.

Josie introduced me to the HHS family when I moved to Hanover for medical school in August 2015. From the short time I’ve spent with Coach Dodds and HHS, it’s easy to see the program develops consistently strong, skilled, team-minded players. I’m so proud of this HHS team, being on the ice with them is always a joy. Their dedication to their teammates reminds me of the lifelong friendships that hockey has brought into my own life. I can’t wait to see where their work ethic takes them, on and off the ice!”

Thanks so much to Courtney and Josie for your efforts as part of the Marauder girls ice hockey family!


Speaking of championships and inspiration…….Can you find 2009 Nescac Championship  Amherst College teammates Courtney and Josie?

Stay tuned for tomorrow evening’s  post….. this year’s version of  “Twas the night before the Championship”

Saturday’s Championship Game

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Hanover is back!

NH High School Girls’ Ice Hockey D1 Championship

Saturday, March 11, 2017,  10:00 AM

Hanover High School Marauders vs. Exeter High School

at Southern NH University Arena (Formerly the Verizon Center)

555 Elm Street

Manchester, NH

The Marauder team wants all the fans that can make the game to come and cheer them on!  The more cheering HHS fans at the game, the better!  They have been working hard all season and deserve you support!  This team is eager,  prepared, and ready to face this end of the season challenge!

ONLY if  you can’t make the game, you can REGISTER AHEAD, and watch the game streamed live.

For the link, go to the NHIAA website and click on the link at the right, “watch NHIAA games LIVE”

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Semi-Final Win! HHS is Headed to the Championship for the Eighth Consecutive Year!

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Congratulations on the Semifinal win! Moving on to the SNHU Arena (formerly, Verizon Center) !

Marauders had a strong first period, putting up 5 goals to Berlin’s 1. Net action slowed to only one goal in the second, on a strong slap shot from near the blue line, which put Hanover up 6-1 after two.  Strong defense was key to the Marauder effort.

Both teams added two goals in the third for a final score of 8-3.  Hanover moved the puck well, and found opportunities, making some HHS crowd pleasing plays on smart pass connections.  There was a lot of Marauder fire and hustle tonight.   Well done, Marauders!

Next game: the Championship on Saturday morning.

Hanover will play Exeter, who beat Concord, 4-0. Game time, 10:00 AM

Semi-final Game Tomorrow


This is Team Marauder. Teammates, friends, family.

Marauders travel to Plymouth State University tomorrow to face Berlin in the NH D1 NHIAA semifinal game at 5:30 PM.

This team is bringing a lot of practice and championship game experience to the game tomorrow.

Good luck, Marauders! Remember–half the game is mental!

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. ”  PelTradition never graduates

Three HHS Alums Playing in College Championships Today

Hockey East Championship:  Northeastern U. vs. Boston College

  • At Boston University, Walter Brown Arena,  1:30 PM. 

NESCAC Championship:  Amherst College vs. Middlebury College

  • At Middlebury College, Kenyon Arena,  2:00 PM. 
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Matti Hartman (#16) celebrates with line mates after she set up the game tying goal yesterday, with about 3 minutes left to play.  Northeastern won on a goal in the last 46 seconds.

Matti Hartman (HHS 2016) plays in the Hockey East Championships today, at 1:30. Go to Nu.Com to catch the game streamed live! It’s Northeastern vs. Boston College for the championship. Go Northeastern! Go Matti!

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Sarah Wagner (#8) and HHS assistant coach Brian Drew (left), Eliza Laycock (#14) and Coach Drew (right) after the Amherst vs. Conn College Nescac semifinal yesterday.

Meanwhile, former HHS teammates of Matti’s, Eliza Laycock (HHS 2016) and Sarah Wagner (HHS 2017) will play today in the NESCAC Championship. Amherst beat Connecticut College yesterday,  earning Amherst a spot in the championship game today vs. Middlebury. Face off for that game is 2:00 PM.  Catch the game streamed live on the web at  Amherst womens ice hockey. Click the video icon to stream. Go Eliza and Sarah!

Honor the tradition!  HHS Proud!



Moving On! To the Semis on Tuesday, Hanaway Rink, Plymouth State University


JJ Taube, #17, defense- Good hockey always starts with good defense. Hanover defenders: Sarah MacCormick, JJ Taube, Leslie McNamara,  Bryn Kable, Clara Boland, Emma Tysinger, and our goalies: Cici Barton and Clare Yegian

It was a good crowd for this NH NHIAA quarterfinal game in Campion! Marauders controlled and came out ahead tonight with a win vs. BBT 11-1. All lines contributed to the scoresheet, playing in the Marauder tradition for 3 periods to claim the opportunity to move on to the semifinals.  Tonight’s score reflects the Marauder weapon of highly dependable skill and experience in defense as well as an on the job offense. Well done, Marauders! Time to regroup, ready up your sparks for the challenges ahead on Tuesday.

Semifinal Game at Plymouth State University – Hanaway Rink, at 5:30 PM, Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hanaway Rink

129 NH-175A, Holderness, NH 03245

Quarterfinal Game Friday at Campion- 5:10 PM

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Mahler Meyerrose, #5,  and Clare Gardner, #6, celebrate a moment in the senior night BBT game

Puck drops at 5:10 PM at Campion in this quarterfinal match-up Friday vs. Bishop Brady- Trinity.  Home ice advantage for team Marauder!  The hard work, Marauder discipline and teamwork at practices will come into play.  All the pieces in place for the start of the post- season.  Go Hanover! Honor the Tradition!