The 15th annual Senior All Star interstate hockey games, to benefit the Vermont and New Hampshire Make-A-Wish Foundations, are scheduled for Saturday, July 14th, at the Gutterson Field House Rink (on the campus of UVM in Burlington, VT.)
The 19-player, 2012 NH Girls’ team roster features many local girls, including four Marauders, three Lebanon players and one each from Proctor and KUA. All five of NH high schools’ graduating 100-point scorers are expected to compete.
– Girls’ Game @ 4:00 PM
– Boys’ Game @ 6:30 PM
New England Hockey Journal (article, 3/30/12)
The Union Leader’s 2011-12 NH All State Girls’ Hockey Team Named…
of only 6 players selected, 3 were Marauders:
Defense: Caroline Howell
Forward: Madison Hill
Forward: Maddie Dewhirst … is The Union Leader’s 2011-12 NH Girls’ Ice Hockey Player of the Year.
On Sunday, Coach and Patty Dodds, and the Black Line with their parents, enjoyed a luncheon with an impressive assembly of New England champions at Hockey Night in Boston‘s annual recognition ceremony. At the Boxborough, MA event that gathered an amazing array of regional hockey talent (including many committed D1 and D3 men’s and women’s players), Coach Dodds received HNIB’s NH Girls’ Coach of the Year Award, while Madison Hill, Tessa Hill and Maddie Dewhirst were fittingly recognized as Co-MVPs (10 goals in two playoff games) of the 2012 NH Girls’ D1 State Championship Team.
Thanks to the event’s major sponsors: Reebok Hockey, Bauer, CCM and Wendy’s.
(That 2009 Souhegan forfeit just keeps coming back to haunt us…..)
Also, if you paid for the Valley News today, you can read an article (including some inaccuracies and geographical spin) about the NHIAA Girls’ Hockey Player of the Year and All State selections.
On Sunday evening, the Marauder Girls and their families celebrated the 2011-12 season with the annual banquet, this year at Pierce’s Inn. As usual, there were awards, a great dinner, gag gifts, and the (final) traditional Randy Hill video highlighting another successful season.
The Captains (on behalf of the team) presented coach Dodds with an autographed (Jim Craig) photo of the US Olympic Team’s Gold Medal victory….”Do you believe in miracles?”
Congratulations to the 2012-13 Captains:
Kelly Gaudet, Katrina Menard and Kate Pattison
As always, there are MANY THANKS to share:
The Coaches (…we can’t say enough! Our coaching is what sets us apart from the rest of the NHIAA.)
The Coaches’ Wives (for loaning them to us for the hockey season.)
Captains’ Parents (mostly mothers….THE Marauder Infrastructure.)
Team Videographer: Randy Hill (and some other guys he got to hold a camera.)
“Uncle Bob” Dewhirst (Piscataquog Images)
All Off-Ice Officials (Especially Clock Operator: Scott Howell and PA Announcer: Mark Tecca)
HHS Boys’ JV Team (for two valuable, speed tune-up scrimmages)
Mr. T (perfect record as HHS Girls’ playoff Coach Bus driver…..and also left Leb in our wake, on (293) the way to Verizon.)
Dave and Mary Reece (Skater’s Edge)
Pierce’s Inn (for another great HHS Championship Banquet…with the special treat of having Asst. Girls’ Soccer Coach Jane L. as a server!)
This was indeed, another season to remember….The Marauders (sporting new uniforms) ended the 2011-12 campaign with their two best efforts: taking “Pirate-Up” to another level, with commanding wins in the semifinals (7-1 over Oyster River) and finals (5-1 over Leb), to bring home their third straight (and fourth in five years) NHIAA Girls’ Hockey Championship.
During their 19-3-0 journey (16-2-0 in NHIAA play) three players, Madison and Tessa Hill, and Maddie Dewhirst (the Black Line) all reached the 100 career point milestone, while the team as a whole amassed the highest goal scoring total and the fewest goals allowed against of any team in the state. The black line set an NHIAA record for most points (15 = 5 each!) in a playoff game….and the Marauders forged an incredible +10 goal differential (allowing only two) in two playoff games! The team achieved another perennial goal of beating the Vermont State Champion (Essex, at the Christi Corrigan Blitz tournament.)
The 2011-12 Marauders will graduate 5 seniors, including the entire Black Line (all four year vasity players), three-year defender Lauren Hoh, and converted forward Hannah Lyons. …Maybe the end of a brief epoch, but by no means the end of an dynastic era in girls’ high school hockey! We fully expect the Marauders to rebuild with a steady stream of underclassmen talent, as the current team matures into experienced girls’ high school hockey players, being favorites once again (despite their seed) to defend another NHIAA title.
(As this year marks my seventh consecutive (and final) as an HHS Girls’ Hockey parent, and fourth as HHS Girls’ Hockey webmaster, it is time to pass the torch. This web site is yet to be entrusted….
Go Marauders! Honor the Tradition.
Congratulations to four State Champion, Hanover Marauders who were named to the NH Coaches’ 2011-12 Girls’ Hockey All State Team:
First Team Forward: Maddie Dewhirst
Second Team Forward: Madison Hill
Honorable Mention Forward: Tessa Hill
Honorable Mention Defense: Caroline Howell