UNH Honors Former Stars Fontas and Patten

Former hockey stars Jon Fontas and Ray Patten were inducted into the University of New Hampshire’s Hall of Fame by the UNH 100 Club in ceremonies on Nov. 14.

Fontas, a Wildcat from 1974 through 1978, is one of UNH’s top all-time forwards. He ranks as UNH’s sixth-leading career scorer, with 174 points in only 107 games. Fontas captained the Wildcats his senior year, and in his four years was a key component in an offense that continues to hold numerous school scoring records.

Patten, who played for New Hampshire from 1937 through 1939, still holds a share of UNH’s record for most goals in a game. He scored six against St. Anselm on Feb. 12, 1938.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized and considered in a group of individuals who made outstanding contributions to the university’s athletic program,” Fontas said. “That alone is a huge thing for me.

“The other thing was having the opportunity to play for Charlie Holt. He was a real teacher of the game — I was proud to be a student of his. He taught you more than just hockey skills; he taught you lifetime skills. It was really a privilege to play for him.”