Exeter Goalie Henry Fraser. Photo from Seacoastonline.com
If you follow local high school hockey (both girls and boys), you’ll notice that the articles in the news are filled with NHE players having great seasons. We wanted to shout out to our NHE players on the Exeter team that are having a great season. Congrats to Keegan Knight, Liam Walsh, Henry Fraser, and the rest of the team on their exciting season. Read about their latest win against Bedford High School on Seacoastonline here.
NHE Midget Coach and Board of Director member Pat McDonough was selected to take the helm of the University of New Hampshire’s Women’s Club Hockey Team. The Wildcats compete in the highly competitive American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).
Pat is a homegrown coach who competed with NHE Midget teams when he was a youth player. He pursued his passion of coaching shortly after graduating high school. Over the years, he has coached NHE teams at the Mite, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget levels and earned his USA Hockey Level 5 Certification in 2014. He was an Assistant Coach for Portsmouth High School from 2011 to 2017.
From 2017 to 2020, he led the Concord High School Girls Varsity squad amassing a record of 43 wins and 17 losses and culminating with being crowned the NHIAA Division I Co-champions in March 2020. In 2019 he was selected to coach a girls U14 team at the New England Development Futures Camp. In March 2020, Pat was recognized as the NHIAA Girls Hockey Coach of the Year for the 2020 season.
Pat will continue to coach and run skill sessions for the Eagles and looks forward to helping develop NHE’s emerging girls’ program. Well done, Pat!
In their inaugural season the U16 NHE Eagles girls team has started the season 3-0 with back to back shutout victories this past weekend over the Seacoast Spartans and Boston Jr. Huskies! The team’s goalie, Rylee Smith, has been outstanding in net allowing just 2 goals over the first 3 games. Lacey Carciero leads the team in scoring with 4 goals and three players are tied with 3 goals apiece – Jenna Connelly, Halle Greenleaf and Peighton Ridge. Hannah Coleman, Kate Deans and Jane Whitten lead the team with 3 assists each. The team is firing on all cylinders and Head Coach Jamie Deans has high expectations for his team in both their Eastern Selects Girls Hockey League as well as in the Granite State League. The team will be tested over the next two weekends with games at the Junior Crusaders, East Coast Militia and New England Wildcats leading into a Columbus Day Weekend Tournament against other top local teams.
September 15, 2020: Attention U10-U14 only. Please check the www.nhhockey.com website for Granite State League (GSL) schedules. There are games posted but they may not be updating to this website. This is being corrected. Though some teams don't have GSL games this weekend, it is suggested that players and parents familiarize yourselves with this website, for updates on standings.
Hi everyone. The Rinks at Exeter has implemented a new application with regards to Covid-19 screening at their facility. The online application and screener can be found at https://rinksatexeter.icovidscreen.com .
Boston, MA: NHE’s Squirt 2 team took the TD Garden ice on Sunday, December 1st in front of a huge Boston Bruins crowd. As the Bruins and Canadiens left the ice after the first period, the Squirt 2 team skated on to the ice and for the next 3 minutes, were cheered on by the roar of the crowd as they passed the puck, scored a few goals, and soaked in the biggest of hockey stages. Likely motivated by the strong showing of the NHE team, the Bruins turned a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 victory.
After the game, the team and parents were treated to a special meet and greet with Bruins star Brad Marchand. The Bruins scoring phenom took photos, answered questions, and signed autographs for the NHE family. Connor Clifton also took the time to sign a few autographs, and the team also had a chance to See Zdeno Chara up close.
Congrats to the players and their families for a special night full of memories.
To watch Coach Carnes’ video of the event, click here.
NHE's Squirt 3 team recently visited TD Garden and had the opportunity to play a game on the Garden ice and watch the B's take on the Winnipeg Jets. Sounds like it was an awesome time!!! Thank you to the Boston Bruins for this awesome opportunity.
NHE Players Earn State Awards for High School Hockey
NHE would like to recognize and congratulate our 8 alumni who were recently selected to the New Hampshire High School Hockey All-State Teams: Ben Baldasaro (Exeter), JoJo Grella, Patrick Vetter, Keegan Youngclaus and Chris Eno (Saint Thomas Aquinas), Fred Holmes (Portsmouth/Newmarket), Luke LeBlanc (Sanborn) and Carissa Towlson (Exeter Girls).
Additionally, congratulations to Keenan Gamache and Mark Engholm from York HS in Maine on being selected to the Maine Class B All State Team and Senior All Star Team respectively.
NH East is accepting applications for Coaching positions for the 2019-2020 season. Applications can be submitted for Head and Assistant Coaching positions. If you have any questions please contact Cam Stoddard, NH East Director of Hockey.