The NHGHA New Hampshire Girls High School Hockey Invitational is a celebration of New Hampshire girls hockey that recognizes the top girl high hockey players who reside in the state of New Hampshire and are of high school age. The Girls High School Invitational is excited to bring together the very best girl high school hockey players from New Hampshire. The Invitational also serves as a fundraiser to raise funds for girls youth hockey in the state of New Hampshire and help create awareness of girls youth hockey abroad.
New Hampshire Girls High School Hockey Invitational
Tri-Town Ice Arena | June 18th, 2023
5 p.m. Game - Team Flanagan vs. Team King
(Freshmen & Sophomores)
7:30 p.m. Game - Team Dunn vs. Team Mounsey
(Juniors & Seniors)
Join us as we recognize the top girl high school hockey players in the state of New Hampshire!
In-between games there will be a scholarship presentation to youth girl hockey players from the Hanover Wild Girls Youth Hockey program, the Seacoast Spartans Girls Youth Hockey program and the New England Wildcats Girls Youth Hockey program. Youth girl hockey players are encouraged to wear their game jerseys to the game to be eligible to win great prizes. There will be a raffle and silent auction along with other fun activities to help raise money for the Girls Youth Hockey Scholarships.
View the Teams
View the teams participating in the invitational:
Meet the Legends
In honor of four women who are Hockey Legends from the state of New Hampshire, click below to learn more about the legends each team is named after:
Raised in Hudson, New Hampshire, Kali first started skating (in figure skates) shortly after she learned to walk. When she was six years old, she decided that she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her father- who played Division I hockey at RPI- and switched to hockey. The moment she put on hockey skates and first held a stick in her hand, Kali knew that she had found her passion.
Kali grew up playing on local all-boys’ teams and spent her entire childhood until high school playing for the Northern Cyclones organization (coached by her dad, Bill). As an 8th grader, Kali was pushed up to the Varsity High School team- the first all-women’s team she had ever played on. It wasn’t until she watched women’s hockey at the 2010 Olympic Games that she truly realized that she could chase her dreams to the Olympic level. From that moment, her sights were set on making an Olympic team.
As Kali entered high school the following term, she chose to attend the National Sports Academy School in Lake Placid, NY where she could focus on both academics and training for elite hockey. She returned home to Burlington for her final year of high school playing for her high school team. Though Kali did not make a single U-18 National Team, she was determined to stop at nothing until she reached her goals.
Following high school, Kali accepted a full-scholarship to Boston College (BC) where she really began to shine on the ice. Team USA took notice of her skills and invited her to national team training camps after her first semester at BC, and she was named to her first US National Team in 2015- at the U22 level. At BC, Kali helped her team to two undefeated regular seasons, two Hockey East Championship titles, two Beanpot Championship titles, and a run to the final game of the Frozen Four National Championship, before being named Captain her senior year.
Kali was named to her first Senior US National Team for the 2017 World Championships. In a span of just over two years, Kali helped the US Women’s National Team dominate the sport, winning two Four-Nations Cup Championships (2017, 2018), 2017 World Championships (first-ever gold medal won on home soil at a World Championships) and reaching the pinnacle of ice hockey, capturing the 2018 Olympic Gold medal in PyeongChang, South Korea with Team USA.
Following the 2018 Olympics, Kali graduated from BC in May 2019 majoring in Psychology with a minor in leadership management studies. She continues to compete for Team USA and in-between training for the upcoming 2022 Olympics in Beijing, China, Kali coaches junior hockey at her home rink, hosts girls hockey camps, spends time with her Golden Retriever, Finley, and speaks to various schools and organizations, sharing her story of determination, perseverance and inspiring others to pursue their own dreams and stop at nothing until they achieve them.
In Katie King’s athletic life, her major accomplishments came in threes: three-time hockey Olympian (1998, 2002, 2006), three medals won (Gold ’98, Silver ’02, Bronze ’06) and three consecutive years as Ivy League Hockey Player of the Year (Brown University ’95, ’96, ’97.)
Her penchant for living her athletic life in threes started back at Salem (NH) High School where she graduated in 1993 as a three-sport varsity athlete, excelling in softball, basketball and field hockey. If there had been an ice-hockey program back in her SHS days, there’s no telling how many school and State records she might still hold today.
That doesn’t mean Katie came to hockey late in life, though. She was at it early on, playing against her brothers before moving onto an organized boys’ youth hockey team.
When she enrolled at Brown University in the fall of 1993, she was a seasoned veteran. Among her numerous awards for her outstanding collegiate play was the Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year for the 1996-97 season. Overall, in her collegiate career, she played 206 games and scored 206 points (123 G/83 A.) How’s that for consistency and dependability?
Among her international hockey achievements are: six-time member of the US World Championship team (’97, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’04, ’06); recipient of the Bob Allen Women’s Player of the Year at the annual USA Hockey Congress in Colorado Springs; scored a hat trick in the
4-0 win over Finland (’06) to capture the Bronze medal; tied in Team USA’s overall scoring at the ’98 Olympics; ranked third in scoring (’01) for the US Women’s National Team with 57 points (29 G/28 A) in 39 games.
Currently, she ranks second in the history of women’s ice hockey in America with 265 points (146 G/119 A) in 210 games.
Before announcing her retirement, Katie led the 2006 Olympic Team in scoring.
She is co-author of a book called Gold Medal Ice Hockey for Women and Girls.
Currently, she is an Assistant Hockey Coach at Boston College.
And just for the record, she compiled a 44-0 record as a softball pitcher at Salem High School and had six perfect games, leading SHS to four Class L titles. She also captained the field hockey and basketball teams.
First came the Learn-To-Skate program. Then, she skated one season with the mites in Derry before enrolling in the Manchester Flames organization. For most of that time, it was hockey with all boys. The girls’ programs in New Hampshire back then were still few and far between.
By the time Tricia Dunn was a junior at Pinkerton Academy, she was skating in an out-of-state women’s/girl’s program-in Chelmsford, MA-for a team called the Lions.
By that time, her talent was easily seen and her destiny was to become one of the all-time greats among women hockey players at the University of New Hampshire, followed by her play as a forward with the US Women’s Olympic and National teams.
Following her two seasons skating with the Lions, it seemed a natural union: Tricia and UNH. And it was. When those four years came to an end in 1996, she had played 108 games and scored 117 points-60 goals and 57 assists. Her best single-point season was 1995 when she potted 23 goals and added 27 assists.
In her senior year, she was named to the all tournament team after UNH won the ECAC title in five overtimes. That game against Providence still ranks as the longest game in collegiate history at 145 minutes and 35 seconds.
Tricia was inducted into the UNH Hall of Fame in 2003.
She went on to play for the U.S. Women’s National Program from 1996 through 2006, during which time she skated in three Olympic Winters Games, five International Ice Hockey Federation World Women’s Championships and nine Three/Four Nations Cups, among other events.
When the American women won the Olympic gold medal at Nagano, Japan in 1998, Tricia potted the goal that beat the Canadian women in the last round-robin game. That win gave the team a 5-0 record going into the medal round. She also played on the US Olympic team in 2002 and 2006, where she captured silver and bronze medals, respectively. While she was wearing a team USA jersey, she played in 196 games, scoring 56 goals and 48 assists.
She graduated from Pinkerton Academy in 1992 and also is enshrined in that school’s Hall of Fame.
Tricia also had a brief professional career (2005-06 and 2006-07) playing with the Minnesota Whitecaps of the Western Women’s Hockey League, scoring 57 points in 39 games.
Attended Concord High School from 1992 to 1996. In her senior year, Tara was the team captain and was names Player of the Year in NHIAA men’s hockey.
Completed three seasons at Brown University. She took a year off after her freshman year to compete in the 1998 Winter Olympics. After her junior year she left Brown for two years to train with and play for the Salt Lake City Olympic Hockey team.
Tara won a Gold Medal at the 1998 Olympics held at Nagano, Japan and won a Silver Medal at the 2002 Olympics held at Salt Lake City.
Tara was selected to the All-World Teams at both the 1998 Nagano and 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.
Tara was a member of the Women’s National Team from high school through the Salt Lake City Olympics. During this period she won three silver medals at the World Championships.
Tara is currently enrolled at Boston College Graduate School pursuing her Masters in Nursing degree to become a nurse practitioner