October 15, 2012

Skiing to Honor Former Coaches at UNH/BU Men's Ice Hockey Game (Oct. 20)

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire skiing program will honor former coaches Tom Barstow, Tom Upham, Ned McSherry and Rex Bell prior to this Saturday's UNH/BU men's ice hockey game at the Whittemore Center.

The former Wildcat coaches will be feted during a pregame social with their former players and current UNH skiers from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Skybox Lounge.

"This will be a special night to celebrate the rich tradition of UNH skiing," Nordic head coach and ski coordinator Cory Schwartz said. "We believe in bringing together our current student-athletes and alumni with former coaches who paved the way for our past and future successes."

Barstow, who was also a professor at UNH, coached the ski team after legendary Ed Blood in 1967-68.

Upham guided the program from 1968-72. His daughter, Betsy, later competed for the Wildcat Nordic ski team. 

McSherry coached the Wildcats during the 1974 campaign before going on to coach for the U.S. National Team.

For more information on the UNH skiing program, visit www.unhwildcats.com or www.unhskiing.com.  

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