Congratulations to the 2011-12 Captains:
Madison Hill, Maddie Dewhirst and Hannah Lyons
The team and their families celebrated another great season, highlighted by an undefeated NHIAA record (losing only one non-division game to the second place Vermont team and beating the Vt. Metro champion BFA-St. Albans), Coach Dodds’s 100th coaching win, and a third (second consecutive) NHIAA Girls’ D1 championship! (…with a team cumulative GPA of 3.72!)
After dinner and awards, the evening concluded with Randy Hill’s traditional highlight video (a short version is posted), which was hard to keep short this year!
As always, many thanks are in order, to:
The Coaches (John Dodds, Brian Drew and Peter Perkins)
Manager Emma Butler
The Captains’ Parents (Linda and Steve Eickhoff, Jim Mayers and Deb Goodrum)
Bob Dewhirst (piscataquog.com)
Videographer: Randy Hill
The HHS JV Boys’ Hockey Team
And all of the Marauder Fans who supported the team at home games, the semifinals at Concord, and the Verizon Wireless Arena!
With a convincing victory over Oyster River this morning at the Verizon
Wireless Arena in Manchester, the HHS Marauder Girls finished their NHIAA season with a perfect 18-0-0 record and repeated as Champions in NHIAA D1 Girls’ Ice Hockey.
After a bit of a nervous start, giving up a short-handed goal and then tying it at one each in the first, our girls got going in the second period. The Bobcats exposed their defensive zone with their aggressive offense, and Hanover capitalized with four more unanswered strikes to take a commanding 5-1 lead. Never giving up however, Oyster River kept it interesting for a while, netting two of their own, but could never get closer than two away, and ultimately succumbed by the 7-4 final score.
All three lines and the defense earned scores for the Marauders, while the team defense and goaltending for the most part stifled the Bobcat attack, even succeeding at denying a goal during four continuous minutes of penalty kill, which included a full minute of 5 on 3, to begin the third period.
With the 2011 Championship, Hanover has captured three of the four titles since girls’ ice hockey was sanctioned by the NHIAA in ’07-08.
Congratulations on another memorable season!
“Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.” John Wooden
(nice print article in Valley News 3/14, not available online)
The Marauder Girls’ final home game of the season was at Campion on
Wednesday evening, our “Senior Night.” Many family and friends of Girls’ Hockey came to celebrate the contributions of our three graduating (Co-Captain) Seniors and the Seniors of Concord’s Crimson Tide.
Thanks to all who made donations in memory of Bob Vanier (Stateline Sports), a generous supporter of HHS Girls’ Hockey. Over $200 was collected for the Pat Walsh Sneaker Fund.
Also: see Calendar for Friday practice change.
$10 per family (includes food and drink)
SOME “TALKING POINTS” FOR A VISIT WITH THE GOVERNOR:
* HHS Girls’ Hockey is likely the oldest public high school girls’ ice hockey program in the United States.
* Hanover (as other public schools) cannot recruit players from other NH schools, or states, in order to compete with private secondary schools in NHIAA play.
* Defensively, this year’s young team (with 8 of 15 players underclassmen, including 3 freshmen and 5 first time high school hockey players) surrendered the fewest goals in the division.
* The 2009-10 Marauders had a goal-tending duo who had 5 shutouts in 18 games…. and the two lowest goals against per game averages in the division.
* Hanover finished second in the state in total offense, for both goals and total points, (and first in power play goals scored)….out-shooting opponents by a >2:1 advantage and out-scoring them by a >3:1 margin.
* Four Marauder forwards ranked among the top ten in scoring in the state, and their second line scored over 90 points this season!
* Despite these offensive and defensive accomplishments, the Marauder Girls were the least penalized team in the state….with only about ½ of the minutes served by the 2nd place team.
* Hanover has won 5 of the last 6 Girls’ Ice Hockey Championships in New Hampshire. (including 3 unofficial and 2 of the 3 NHIAA-sanctioned tournaments.)
* All this, while earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.69!
Hanover High Girls’ Hockey… Proud to be Part of a Tradition.
__________________________________________________________________CONGRATULATIONS TO NEXT SEASON’S CAPTAINS:
Courtney Mayers, Emily Eickhoff and Leah Eickhoff !
Thank you to the Captains’ Parents, Coaches, and all who contributed to the season’s-end, fun evening in celebration of the 2009-10 Championship season.
…also Special Thanks again to :
RANDY HILL, for his always revealing videography and another great highlight movie recap of the season.
– Stephanie Briggs (Team photos and portraits)
– (Uncle) Bob Dewhirst (Piscataquog.com)
AMOS KORNFELD, the “Voice of Hanover Girls’ Hockey” (home game announcer) for the last two years , who will be missed.
PETER MCLAUGHLIN AND KEN GORLIN, regular penalty box “gendarmes” and fellow netminders.
DAVE REECE (and MARY), for Skating Skills support, and other contributions to the team.
“MR. T”, for another winning coach bus trip to Verizon.
Hanover BOYS’ JV Hockey Team (for the “tune up” before our first playoff game)