As many are aware, Valley League play-off games were suspended. Additionally, NHE postponed our try-outs for the Midget Major (U18) and Midget Minor (U16) 2020-2021 Teams.
As information from the Valley League and USA Hockey becomes available, and when we are confident that the try-outs can occur in a safe environment, we will reach out to the organization with updated information.
As of now, try-outs for our brand new split season High School Girls team(s) (U16) are unaffected. They will be held on Friday, April 10th at the Rinks at Exeter from 6:00-7:30PM and Saturday, April 11th at the Rinks at Exeter from 1-2:30PM. If you know of any girls that may be interested in playing for this team, we’d appreciate your help in getting this exciting news out!
For those that have already tried out and accepted roster positions on teams for the 2020-2021 Season, we wanted to let you know the following:
Our billing for the player fee payment plan is automatically set-up to begin in June. If there is any family in our organization that finds themselves in a financial situation given the events and closures resulting from the Coronavirus, we will work with you to make accommodations.
We hope all of our players, their families and loved ones remain safe and healthy over the next few weeks. If you need anything or have any questions, please contact our Director of Hockey, Cam Stoddard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-814-9383.
**Updated March 15th
Midget Minor (2004 and 2005 birth years) will be held TBD
Midget Major (2002 and 2003 birth years) will be held TBD
U16 Girls High School Split Season will be held on Friday, April 10th at the Rinks at Exeter from 6:00-7:30PM and Saturday, April 11th at the Rinks at Exeter from 1-2:30PM.
Visit our try-out page here to sign up today! And for more information please see our "Tryouts" tab.
New for the 2020-2021 season, New Hampshire East Youth Hockey will be will be creating a split season High School Girls hockey program. Teams will be comprised of girls attending high school that are U16 (birth years 2004 or 2005) or U14 (birth years 2006 or 2007).
Cost -$1,095 (Full time goalies are half price)
Try-outs for the team(s) will be held at the Rinks at Exeter on April 10th from 6-7:30 PM and April 11th from 1-2:30 PM. There is no cost to try-out, however we anticipate the response for a new girls program on the Seacoast of southern New Hampshire to be very strong. Therefore, you must pre-register in order to secure a spot for try-outs.
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.
Registration for NH East's 10 Week Learn to Play is now open. For more information, go to the "More" tab and click Learn to play or you can register here!
As some of you may be aware, we upgraded our game jerseys and socks this season. We used our existing vendor, and as expected our jerseys arrived in late August in time to begin our season. Upon review of the jerseys as we began to sort them by team, it was discovered that the supplier made an error and the majority of the jerseys were not sized properly. Because the names are on the back of each jersey, this was not a simple fix.
We have been working directly with the coaches and are in a position where the majority of the jerseys and socks have been delivered to each player. We do realize there may be a few outstanding issues out there and are working to resolve these quickly. If you have any issue with your jersey or socks, please let our Director of Hockey, Cam Stoddard know as soon as possible. He can be reached at email@example.com .
Because of this issue, and everyone’s patience, we will be providing practice jerseys for all players this season. Those have been ordered and will be delivered shortly.
Again, thanks everyone for their understanding and always reach out of you have any questions or issues.
The Granite State League has released their schedule! Please note that we will be working to correct any conflicts.
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.
Dear NHE Family,
It is with profound sadness that on behalf of the Board of Directors, I reach out to you.
On December 30, 2018 we lost a former NHE coach and Board member Steve Chenard. Steve, passed away unexpectedly while on vacation with his family. Steve always put the interests of the children first, whether on the bench or participating in our Board discussions. Steve also regularly volunteered at the Greater Seacoast Salvation Army in Portsmouth. At age 49, he leaves behind his wife Kim, and children Griffin, Ethan, and Julia. We will be making a donation in memory of Steve to the Salvation Army, and encourage anyone who remembers Steve to do so as well to: https://nne.salvationarmy.org/seacoast-nh/ or by mail to Greater Seacoast Salvation Army, 15 Middle Street, Portsmouth NH, 03801.
On January 11, 2019, we were notified that Paul Comeau, NHE’s Director of Hockey also passed away suddenly. I simply can’t put into words what this means to our program. Paul lived and breathed youth hockey and was the lifeblood of our organization. In addition to being an original founder of NHE, Paul managed the day-to-day operations of the organization through-out his tenure. He was a coach, referee, scheduler, formerly served as NHE President, and was the current president of New Hampshire’s USA Hockey Affiliate New Hampshire Amateur Hockey Association. He shared his love of hockey with his wife Robin, and sons Matt, Tony, and Eric.
As you can imagine, Paul’s passing leaves a significant void in our organization. We have contacted all of the NHE head coaches and will be working with them over the next few weeks to ensure that the season continues uninterrupted, and that the Board provide the necessary resources to the coaches, players, and parents for another successful year of hockey. Paul would have wanted nothing less than for us to commit all of our resources to finishing this year and preparing for next season. All we ask is that you be patient with us as we make this transition.
The outpouring of emotions and support that we’ve received over the last two days, shows exactly the impact that Paul has had on our lives and ultimately proves that NHE was his legacy. Parents, coaches, state officials, youth hockey organizations, regional and national USA Hockey executives, our vendors, and other entities have all offered condolences, but most importantly, a commitment to helping NHE and lending any support they can provide.
Although we have lost a very important part of the NHE family in Paul Comeau, with your continued support and understanding, we will get through this challenging time. The youth hockey community is strong, and more importantly, the NHE family remains resilient.
As we transition, if you need anything, please feel free to contact me directly at myoung@LTCPartners.com or 603-498-5863.
Mike Young on behalf of NHE’s Board of Directors
NH East currently has openings for USA Hockey Officials for the 2019-2020 season. We offer excellent game times and pay rates. Please contact us at Cameron.firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
SportsEngine, the platform that the Eagles site runs on, has a great mobile app, available for both Apple and Android devices.
The app allows players, coaches, and parents to stay up to date with scheduled games and practices, score updates, news articles, and more.
The app is free and can be downloaded on both the Apple and Android platform.
SETTING UP YOUR APP
Once you've downloaded the app on your device, it's time to add your team(s) to the app.
To do this, navigate to your child's team page. Atop each page, in the top right, is an icon that has a Team ID located above the words Share this Team.
Once you have the Team ID, open the app on your device. Click on 'Team' icon and then the "search" icon. Enter in the Team ID. Then click on the team name to add it to your device. That's it!
If you have more than one child in the program, repeat the above steps for each team. You can change the settings in the app to get as many or as few notifications as you'd like.
Questions? Email email@example.com
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.
After having served as interim Director of Hockey during the 2018-2019 Season, Cam Stoddard was officially appointed as NHE’s Director of Hockey beginning with the 2019-2020 Season.
Cam started with NHE as a Learn-to-Play skater almost 25 years ago. After playing his youth hockey career with NHE, and playing Junior hockey with the Eastern Kodiaks, Cam became a coach for NHE, and subsequent member of the Board of Directors where he has served for the last several years.
Cam also serves on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Amateur Hockey Association as Secretary and SafeSport Coordinator. He is also the head coach for the University of New Hampshire’s Men’s Club Hockey team, and former assistant coach at St. Thomas High School.
Cam brings significant on ice experience and coaching expertise, as well as vast knowledge of managing the day-to-day operations of the program.