As some of you may have heard, one of our Squirt players felt ill during a game on Saturday, October 3rd. We were notified that this player tested positive today, October 6, 2020 for Covid-19. At this time we are suspending practices and games for this Squirt team until Sunday, October 21, 2020. This will allow the player and the team to monitor potential symptoms, and quarantine for 14 days as required.
Additionally, although our Peewee 2 and 3 teams practiced last night on the ice with this Squirt team, the player did not participate and we believe that the potential exposure is limited. As a precaution we are suspending practices and games for the Peewee 2 and 3 teams until the earliest Monday, October 12, 2020.
The Rinks At Exeter continues to perform a deep cleaning and sanitizing of all common areas, locker rooms, bathrooms, gym, classrooms and offices and will continue to perform these services as outlined in the CDC and State of New Hampshire Guidelines.
If any of your players show any symptoms of the Covid-19 virus, we are asking that you notify Cam Stoddard, NHE's Director of Hockey, so we can take any appropriate actions. We will communicate any changes or updates as they occur.
Although this is not ideal, we want to ensure the safety of our players, coaches, and parents. We appreciate all of the actions that you have taken this season.
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.
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.