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.”