The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey (Legends) will host the Thirteenth annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Luncheon on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Grappone Conference Center, in Concord, New Hampshire. For the third straight year, the event will be presented by Bauer, whose Global Headquarters are located in Exeter, NH.
The Legends is a New Hampshire non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving New Hampshire ice hockey history, maintaining the state's Hockey Hall of Fame, and promoting the sport to New Hampshire's youth. Our Hall of Fame Induction event honors New Hampshire's hockey elite --- men and women who have made significant contributions to the sport of ice hockey in New Hampshire as players, coaches, officials, builders, or media representatives.
This year, the seven deserving individuals who will be inducted into our Hockey Hall of Fame are: Mark S. Evans, Steve Murphy and Steve Shirreffs in the Player Category and Bruce J. Crowder, Bill Dennehy, Rick Middleton and Bruce Parker in the Coaches Category. Click here to view bios.
The Board of Directors are honored to announce Paralympic athlete, Taylor Chace (shown below) of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire as our Key-Note Speaker at our 2014 Induction Ceremony.
Since 2005, Taylor has been an integral part of the US Paralympic Sled Hockey Team's success, earning a Bronze Medal in the 2006 Torino, Italy Paralympics and a Gold Medal and Top Defenseman honors in the 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia Paralympics. He was named Paralympic Sportsman of the Year for 2010 and Athlete of the Month in December 2012 by the USOC. In 2014, Taylor competed in his third Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, earning Gold in a 1-0 victory against Russia. Back-to-back gold medals was a first in the history of the sport. Click here to visit Taylor's website.
Once again, well-known hockey commentator Bob Norton Hall of Fame 2009 will be the Master of Ceremonies, and interviews with each of the inductees will be conducted by radio personality Ken Cail, the voice of the Manchester Monarchs, Hall of Fame 2010.
Five of this year's inductees, who appear in the photo below, recently participated in the Annual NH Legends of Hockey Golf Classic, held at Stonebridge Country Club, on July 11. L to R: Bruce Crowder, Rick Middleton, Mark Evans, Bruce Parker and Steve Murphy
The Legends and Manchester Monarchs will both pay tribute to the Hanover High School Boy's and Girl's ice hockey programs. The Marauder's Boy's hockey program dates back to the 1933-34 season, with the Girl's program playing its first season in 1987-88.
The Legends will auction ten replica jerseys which were used from the championship seasons of 2004, 2006 and 2007. Replica jerseys with numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, and 20 will be auctioned at the Hall of Fame event in October. Click here to view jersey.
In addition, our 2014 Hall of Fame inductees and Hanover High School will be recognized on Saturday night October 25, 2014, at the Manchester Monarch's game against the Providence Bruins. Game time for that event is 7:00 pm.
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, shown below at the 2013 Hall of Fame Induction event, has again been invited to welcome the 2014 Hall of Fame class.
We hope you will consider joining us at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Luncheon on October 26th. Our event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased for $40, which includes the social hour, a fully-catered luncheon, and an hour of stories, laughs (and yes, even some tears), as you help us welcome the newest members of the NH Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame.
If you are interested in sponsoring our premiere event, we have attached some additional information that you might find useful, including a description of the available sponsorship opportunities.
Several businesses have already joined us as major sponsors, including: Bauer (Presenting Sponsor); Vachon, Clukay & Company (Co-Title Sponsor) of Manchester; St. Paul's School (Co-Title Sponsor) of Concord; and New Hampshire Distributors, Inc. (Social Hour Sponsor) of Concord. (Although those particular sponsorship opportunities have now been filled, we offer other sponsorships at several different levels.) Click here to view or print the form.
Shown below is Key-Note speaker at last year's Induction Ceremony, Tara Mounsey.
Please call or email our Executive Director, Jim Hayes (603-731-4168; firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any questions or would like additional information about attending or sponsoring our Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Luncheon on October 26, 2014.