Category Archives: Hockey

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2017 National Championships USA Hockey

(Originally Posted on 04/08/17)

Baseball season has opened. Spring has started, but not yet sprung. Then there are still some prominent New Hampshire high school hockey players still playing hockey. They are playing at National Championships in places like East Lansing and Lansing, Michigan, as well as Dallas and Plano, Texas. They are playing against competition from all over the country.


As you may, or may not, know, I have a passion for covering hockey here. Especially, Goffstown High School hockey, but also much about hockey in New Hampshire. So, these National Championships are full of high school players from around the country, including NH. Goffstown High School is represented by Nick Nault and Noah Charron on the NH Avalanche 18U team, and Griffin Cook on the Manchester Flames 16U team.

Disclaimer: Okay, HockeyTV has not yet embraced the idea of offering/sharing clips and highlights for free, as a selling point to get more subscriptions to watch live games. So, it would cost some money to watch games, highlights, clips, etc.

Believe it or not, you can watch these games online. Register with HockeyTV, subscribe (it does cost something), and you will have access to any games you want, in any of the sites. My profile on HockeyTV is 1inawesomewonder. You can follow me on the site if you subscribe, and I have compiled video clips, or highlights of the goals scored by the NH Avalanche 18u team and by the Manchester Flames 16u teams during game play on Thursday, April 6th and Friday, April 7th. I could post the links to each video, but you cannot see them without a subscription. If you have a subscription with HockeyTV, then you can follow me, and see the clips to all of the goals.

For example:


The NH Avalanche 18U team is playing in Michigan.

 

The Manchester Flames 16U team is playing in Texas.


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2017 Hockey Nationals – Flames, Avalanche Represent NH

Well, the results are in, and the Nationals are over with. New Hampshire high school hockey was pretty well represented in Michigan and also in Texas. The New Hampshire Avalanche 18U and the Manchester Flames 16U teams both made the trip to their respective Tier II National Championship tournaments. I purchased a subscription to HockeyTV so that I could watch both teams play. Continue reading

2017 Hockey National Championships – NH Avalanche 18U

Breaking Hockey News: East Lansing, Michigan:

The New Hampshire Avalanche 18U team is playing for the Tier II Division 2A USA Hockey National Championship tomorrow at 10am! This press release is meant to be informational and also serve as a summary of how the NH Avalanche 18U team reached the final. Continue reading

2017 National Championships USA Hockey

Baseball season has opened. Spring has started, but not yet sprung. Then there are still some prominent New Hampshire high school hockey players still playing hockey. Continue reading

NHIAA Hockey: Div. II Final: Bow Hands Keene First Loss, 4-2

SNHU arena, Manchester, NH – 03/11/17

#2 Bow (17-2-1) vs. #1 Keene (18-0) – Division II Championship

Mettlesome and gritty are a pair of words that come to mind when I look to describe the Bow Falcons in their game this afternoon. See, Bow entered the tournament as the #2 seed, and they owned an awesome regular season record of 15-2-1. As these kind of things often work themselves out, the pair of losses for Bow came at the hands of this afternoon’s opponent, the Keene BlackBirds. Bow lost to Keene 3-0 just before Christmas, and then they lost again, 5-3 in mid-February. In today’s Division II State Championship game, the #1 BlackBirds (18-0) looked to remain undefeated, and cap their perfect season with their first ever hockey title. Though, as we have learned over the years, in sports, and in rivalries, it is very difficult to beat a good opponent three straight times, especially in the same season. Today was no different. Continue reading

NHIAA Hockey: Div. II Semi-Finals, It’ll Be 1 vs. 2

The Rinks at Exeter, Exeter, NH – 03/08/17

Mumbled and garbled audio aside, the atmosphere in Exeter was electric. The Bow student section was in place early. The Windham throngs seemed to show up at exactly the same time. Keene packed their side with orange and black. St. Thomas showed their various blues. Before long the seats were full. The areas all around the glass where people were allowed to stand, were accounted for. The crowds for all of the Final Four teams were loud, present, and noticeable. Despite my hometown Grizzlies being absent from the semifinals, it was fun to watch some good high school hockey. Storylines run in every direction when there are a few of us, or more, gathered at events like these. Then, there comes the time when the game is played, and legends are born. Continue reading

GHS Hockey: Quarterfinals: #4) Goffstown: 3 vs. #5) St. Thomas: 4

Sullivan Arena, St. Anselm College, Goffstown, NH.

Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Goffstown v. St. Thomas, 4:00pm. Quarterfinal.
line-up

The starting five (in front of McKay), Mickey Bridgeman, Nick Nault, Brett Lassonde, Max Lajeunesse, and Tyler Riendeau. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2017. (Photo by Charron)


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