Boys’ hockey: Craigue, Guerin named Player of the Year; All-State rosters announced

  • Belmont-Gilford’s Owen Guerin (19) carries the puck up the ice against Kingswood during a Division III boys’ hockey semifinal game at Plymouth State’s Hanaway Rink on March 8. Guerin led D-III in scoring this past season and was named the D-III Player of the Year. JOSHUA SPAULDING/ Salmon Press

  • Concord’s Brooks Craigue (3) beats Keene defenseman Luke Weber (20) to the puck during Saturday’s Division I quarterfinal at Everett Arena on March 4. Craigue scored three goals and had an assist to set Concord's single-season points record. Craigue was named the Division I Player of the Year. Chip Griffin / Photos By Chip

Monitor staff
Published: 3/19/2023 10:15:46 AM

The New Hampshire High School Hockey Coaches Association released All-State teams and awards late last week, and two area competitors were honored as Player of the Year in their respective divisions.

Concord senior Brooks Craigue was named the Division I Player of the Year after scoring 30 goals and recording 37 assists in 24 total games this season. Craigue set the program’s all-time record for assists (111), also finishing his career with 76 goals and 187 points in 89 games. The 67 points he accrued this season in the Crimson Tide’s single-season record. Craigue was also a part of three consecutive championships from 2020-22.

Belmont-Gilford senior Owen Guerin was selected as the Division III Player of the Year after leading D-III with 32 goals, 24 assists and 56 points. Guerin tallied 135 total points in his four-year career, that concluded with Belmont-Gilford claiming the D-III championship with a 4-1 victory over Berlin-Gorham. He also led the Bulldogs to an appearance in the 2022 title game.

Joining Craigue on the D-I First Team was teammate Joey Tarbell, a senior defenseman, while junior blueliner Jack Shoemaker was named to the Second Team.

 Somersworth/Coe-Brown senior forward Jonny Pelletier and senior defenseman Connor Strum were the lone area representatives on the D-II Honorable Mention list.

In D-III, Guerin’s sophomore brother Evan, a forward, was also named to the First Team, as was Laconia-Winnisquam/Inter-Lakes senior forward Zach Spicuzza and Pembroke-Campbell junior goaltender Liam Cripps.

Pembroke-Campbell junior forward Cam Plumb was namd to the D-III Second Team.

John Stark-Hopkinton/Hillsboro-Deering freshman forward Kip Hedquist, Belmont-Gilford junior defenseman Aidan McKenzie and Bulldog sophomore netminder Carson McGreevy earned D-III Honorable Mention.

Bishop Brady-Trinity-Londonderry freshman forward Evey Heppler was named the girls’ Second Team.

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