Most weekends during Darren Haydar’s four-year career at the University of New Hampshire, Frank and Pauline Haydar made the nine-hour drive from Milton, Ontario, to Durham, N.H., in order to see their high-scoring son play.
This weekend, the Haydars are traveling to New Hampshire one more time because of their son’s hockey career. But instead of re-enacting those 1,200-mile round-trip drives along I-90, Frank and Pauline rode on a plane Thursday with Darren and his wife, Sara.
The occasion? Haydar, along with five others, will be inducted into New Hampshire’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium. He was an easy choice for the honor after piling up 102 goals, 117 assists, and 219 points (all top three on UNH’s career lists) in 158 games for the Wildcats.