New Hampshire's Legends of Hockey will honor its seven newest members into their Hall of Fame and the UNH Wildcats hockey program on Sunday, March 6th at Bedford's Wayfarer Inn at 11 a.m. For the second year the sponsor of the luncheon are the five Anheuser-Busch Inc. distributors of New Hampshire.
Jamie Staton, sports anchor at WMURTV will be the master of ceremonies. Tickets are $30 for the luncheon and are available in Manchester at Skaters Edge and Corriveau Routhier, the Everett Sports Center in Concord, Philbricks Sports/hockey.com in Dover and by the Friends of UNH hockey at their remaining home games. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Dick Theriault at 895-2450. Theriault may also be reached via email at Theriault@msn.com
The seven inductees of the class of 2005 includes: Ken McKinnon of Alton, Bernard Arguin of Hampton, Dick Boucher and the late Alphonse Corriveau of Manchester, Carl Langlais, Dick Roy and the late Elmo Theriault of Berlin.
The seven inductees will be honored at the luncheon then introduced in an on ice ceremony prior to the Manchester Monarchs 4:05 p.m. game versus the Providence Bruins at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
The Monarchs will also recognize the UNH Wildcats that day by wearing vintage Wildcat jerseys from the 1955-1961 seasons. The Wildcats, who have been a perennial contender in Hockey East and NCAA tournaments will be the first college team recognized. Three senior amateur teams previously have been honored; the Concord Budmen in (2004), the Berlin Maroons in (2003) and the Manchester Blackhawks in (2002). Immediately after the game, the jerseys will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit New Hampshire Legends of Hockey.
The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey, an organization that recognizes men and women in the state who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of ice hockey, hopes to one day be able to find a permanent location in Manchester to house New Hampshire hockey memorabilia.