Rec Briefs: Small Games Hockey Training Returning to Hartford

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up again with longtime Hartford High boys hockey coach Todd Bebeau to host a weeklong small games camp from Nov. 13-17 at Wendell A. Barwood Arena.

The camp is open to boys entering grades 9-12 and is geared toward preparing for the upcoming high school hockey season. Each session goes from 4-5 p.m., with skaters focusing on creativity, excelling in small spaces, individual skills and team play.

The cost of the camp is $65 for Hartford residents and $80 for all others. Online registration is available by visiting www.hartfordrec.com. Call Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036 for more information.

To the Hoop

Referee Class in Hartford

White River Junction — Vermont Board 105 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials will hold classes for new prospective referees at all high school levels next month.

Classes will be held at Hartford High School on Monday and Thursday evenings beginning on Oct. 30. The classes are open to both Vermont and New Hampshire residents. There will be a cost involved for class materials and the post-session exam.

For more information, contact Dan Pause at 802-683-9315 or email danpause@gmail.com.

Hartford Seeking Youth Basketball Coaches

White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is seeking adults interested in becoming volunteer youth basketball coaches this winter.

Hartford offers basketball programs starting in kindergarten and going up through grades 5 and 6 for both boys and girls. Goals for the program include teaching the importance of physical activity and the fun involved in it, the element of sportsmanship and the concept of accountability. Grades K-2 play in an in-house program, but grades 3-6 will compete against similar age-group teams from around the Upper Valley.

Peactice and game times vary during the week, mostly likely between 5-8 p.m. on weeknights and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends. Potential coaches are asked to have an updated application on file while also undergoing coach training and a background check.

The season officially begins with a meeting for grades 3-6 coaches on Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Hartford Town Hall. A meeting for K-2 coaches as well as the Smart Start youth program will be held in January. For more information, contact Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036.

On the Pitch

Flames Burn Seacoast

Meriden — The Lightning Soccer Club’s U12 Flames earned their second win of the season over Seacoast United Select on Sunday with a 2-1 boys soccer win at Kimball Union Academy’s Carver Field.

Nolan Morlock and Noah Winchester scored for the Flames, who earned a 4-1 victory over Seacoast last month. Cavan O’Brien, Adam Goodney, Logan Isham and Nick Reiss set the pace and helped goalkeeper Norwood Davis finish with a clean sheet in the net.

The Flames visit NEFC United in Tyngsborough, Mass., on Sunday.

U10 Surge Girls Blanked

Barrington, n.h. — The LSC U10 Surge girls clanked a goalpost early but ultimately couldn’t solve the BSC U10 Storm in a 2-0 loss on Saturday.

Ainsley Smith nearly gave the Surge an early lead with a shot that rattled the woodwork. BSC bounced back to take a 1-0 lead by halftime, doubling it early in the second half.

The Surge has a league clash in Nashua this weekend.

Aztecs Nip Bugs

Saugus, Mass. — Kaelin Fitzpatrick scored both goals as the LSC U12 Bugs dropped a 3-2 decision to Aztec Soccer over the weekend at Anna Parker Field.

Crisp passing and team play led to both of Fitzpatrick’s goal in a match in which the Bugs played to a 1-1 halftime draw.

The Bugs travel to Seacoast United this weekend.

Sparks, Seacoast Draw

Manchester — The LSC U13 Sparks battled Seacoast United-Manchester SC to a 1-1 draw in a girls soccer match at Piscataquog Park on Sunday.

Brielle Fitzpatrick scored in the first half to give the Sparks the lead, with Casey Havrda providing the assist. MSC tied the match in the second half.

With two games left in the season, the Sparks return to KUA’s Carter Field to entertain Seacoast United Prime on Saturday.

Hurricanes Sweep Pair

Meriden — The LSC U9 Hurricanes continued their strong boys soccer season with two more wins on Sunday.

The Canes grabbed an early lead and never let up in their opening, a 9-2 rout of GPS-Mass. Elite. Colin McLaughlin posted a hat trick, Yuvraj Sathe and Finn McColgan both scored twice, and Matt Lepene and Nate McFetridge provided LSC’s other tallies.

The Canes used a four-goal second half to pull away from FC Stars Metrowest in their second contest, a 6-3 victory. Sathe and McColgan enjoyed two-goal matches, while McLaughlin and McFetridge also found the twine.

Tornadoes Split Pair

Lancaster, Mass. — The LSC U10 Tornadoes split a pair of matches last weekend, falling to GPS Mass. Boston Select and beating GPS Mass. West Elite.

Boston nipped the Tornadoes, 2-1, before LSC rolled to a 6-1 win against West. Colin Morlock, Ben Ames, Ian Coates and Jackson Souther provided the goals. Ray Menkov and Brendan Tomlin split goalkeeping duties behind the defense of Henry Caterini and Tim Rudd.

U11 Comets Win

Meriden — The LSC U11 Comets dropped GPS New Hampshire Elite, 3-2, at Kimball Union Academy in their sole match of the weekend.

Nate Solberg, Dom Pentella and Ryder Wilson provided the goals for the Comets.

On the Ice

Free Youth Clinics

West Lebanon — The Hanover Hockey Association will host a pair of learn-to-play-hockey clinics for youths this weekend at Campion Rink.

Boys and girls ages 4-10 are invited to join clinics set for both days from 10:30-11:30 a.m. A second set of lessons for girls ages 8 and older will take place on both days from 11:40 a.m.to 12:40 p.m. Both learn-to-play clinics are for youngsters with no prior hockey experience. Full equipment is recommended, and Stateline Sports will be on hand with gear to loan to players who require it.

Space is limited to the first 50 players that register online at www.hanoverhockey.org. The clinics are free of charge.

For more information, contact HHA initiations coordinator Kristin LeRoy at kristinkgood@yahoo.com for the Saturday clinic or Elizabeth Dann at ewdann@gmail.com for Sunday’s girls clinic.

Learn to Play Hockey

West Lebanon — Now open for the skating season, Campion Rink has started a new season of learn-to-play hockey clinics on Wednesday mornings.

The clinics run from 9-10 a.m. each Wednesday; the current session goes through Dec. 20, with a new session set for Jan. 3-March 21. The program is designed for those new to the sport who wants to learn the skills of the game and wish to develop a passion for it, all in a comfortable and safe environment.

The focus will be on improving skating and stickhandling skills as well as understanding team play.

The program is co-coached by skating professional Nicole Cochrane and hockey coach Tucker Garrity-Hanchett. The cost to join is $100 for the full session or $15 per class on a drop-in basis. For more information, email info@campionrink.org or call the rink at 603-643-1222.

On the Run

Up, Down, Around 5K

Lebanon — The Lebanon Outing Club is set to host its Up, Down and Around 5K trail race to cap the running season on Oct. 28.

The race takes advantage of the various types of terrain the Storrs Hill Ski Area has to offer. Billed as part run, part hike and part natural obstacle course, runners will challenge their trail skills and get a taste of what’s to come when the Winter Wild uphill running series come to the hill later this winter.

The race starts at 10 a.m. Online registration is available through www.ultrasignup.com at a cost of $15 for youths and $20 for adults.

For more information, visit the Storrs Hill Ski Area page on Facebook or call 603-448-4409.