Local Roundup: Area Trio Headed to N.H. Hockey Hall of Fame

  • Rich Ryerson (9) follows the play during a Dartmouth College NCAA men’s hockey tournament game with North Dakota in an undated photograph. Ryerson will be inducted into the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey hall of fame this fall.

  • Rich Ryerson (9) celebrates a goal against Clarkson in an ECAC Tournament game at Boston Garden in an undated photograph. Ryerson is part of a six-person class for this fall’s New Hampshire Legends of Hockey hall of fame.

  • Dartmouth College Hockey Coach Bob Gaudet laughs with sophomore forward Corey Kalk during practice at Thompson Arena in Hanover, N.H. Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The team will play a three game series in the ECAC quarterfinal begining Friday night. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)

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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Manchester — The latest New Hampshire Legends of Hockey induction class will have a definite Upper Valley flavor, with three people integral to the game in the region joining three others in the state’s hockey hall of fame.

Dartmouth College men’s hockey coach Bob Gaudet, former Big Green skater and youth coach Rich Ryerson and Hanover High graduate Brendan Creagh were announced as part of the 2018 class to be inducted later this year. Ryerson and Creagh are entering as players, while Gaudet will go into the hall as a coach.

Gaudet is heading into his 22nd season coaching Dartmouth, for which he played and from which he graduated in 1981. He will surpass Eddie Jeremiah as the winningest coach in Dartmouth history with four victories next season. He is a two-time ECAC coach of the year — once at Brown (1994-95), once at his alma mater (2005-06) — and has sent several players on to the professional ranks, including Stanley Cup-winning defenseman Ben Lovejoy.

Ryerson, currently the associate director of admissions at Kimball Union Academy, played with Gaudet at Dartmouth after a stellar four-year prep career at St. Paul’s School in Concord. Ryerson earned a reputation as a player who could be used in all situations at both schools, and he helped Dartmouth make a pair of NCAA semifinals late in his collegiate career.

Creagh, a 1988 Hanover High graduate, starred for the Marauders when NHIAA boys hockey was only a one-division affair. From there, he did a postgrad year at Phillips Andover before a four-year career at the University of Vermont, where he scored 16 goals and added 36 assists over 112 career games. A supplemental draft pick of the Los Angeles Kings in 1991, Creagh played four years of minor hockey and later coached boys hockey at Deerfield (Mass.) Academy, where he continues to teach science.

The new Legends class will also include Pembroke player Brian Foster, Durham official Don McKinnon and the late Berlin builder Tony Urban. The six will be recognized during an Oct. 21 ceremony at an as-yet-to-be-determined site.

H.S. Baseball

Vt. Twin State Roster Set

White River Junction — Three Upper Valley athletes have been named to the Vermont roster for the Twin State Baseball Classic later this month.

Hartford’s Tyler Hamilton, Windsor’s Seth Balch and Woodstock’s Owen Tarleton will be part of an 18-player Vermont roster that will meet a team of New Hampshire Division III and IV all-stars in the June 23 doubleheader. Oxbow’s Shawn French and Woodstock’s Jason Tarleton are part of Vermont’s four-man coaching staff.

The twinbill will be held at the Maxfield Sports Complex beginning at 10 a.m. The states have split three doubleheaders, all six games settled by one run, since the series resumed after an 11-year hiatus in 2015.

Men’s Basketball

Wright Named MVP

Hanover — The Dartmouth men’s basketball program named Miles Wright its most valuable player on Friday.

The 6-foot-5 senior was the only player to start all 27 games of the Big Green’s 7-20 campaign. Wright led Dartmouth in scoring (12.3 points per game) and steals (41) while ranking second several other categories.

Other honorees included senior Cameron Smith (Doggie Julian Award for enthusiasm), sophomore Will Emery (LaRusso Award for most improvement) and sophomire Ian Sistare (Dilorio Award for hustle).

College Sailing

Dartmouth NetsFour All-Americans

Norfolk, Va. — The Intercollegiate Sailing Association included for Dartmouth competitors on its All-American team this week.

Junior Christopher Williford was named to the ICSA coed All-American skippers team, junior Rebecca McElvain was named to the ICSA All-American crews team, senior Sophia Diserio received ICSA honorable mMention All-American crews honors, and sophomore Audrey Giblin also received ICSA honorable mention honors in the women’s All-American skippers.

The Big Green recently finished its season at the ICSA coed and women’s national championship. The Dartmouth women were 10th, and the coed team took 13th.