Dartmouth, UVM Skate to 1-1 Tie
Burlington — Sophomore goaltender Charles Grant stopped 33 shots as the Dartmouth Collegemen’s hockey team earned a 1-1 tie at Gutterson Fieldhouse against 20th-ranked Vermont.
Just days after his roughest collegiate outing in an 8-8 tie against Northeastern on Monday the Big Green’s second-year netminder bounced back against the quick and skilled Catamounts (10-6-2).
Grant (2-6-2) stopped 14 shots in the opening period and made 13 in the third. It was his fifth 30-plus save performance in the last six games.
The tie was just the sixth in 79 all-time meetings between the two longtime regional rivals and the first since 2001. The teams hadn’t played an overtime game since a playoff battle in March 2005 when they both were members of ECAC Hockey, the final year before Vermont jumped to Hockey East.
After a back-and-forth defensive battle for much of the first two periods, Dartmouth freshman Grant Opperman broke the scoreless tie with his third goal of the season at 16:13 of the second period.
Sophomore Nick Bligh was credited with the assist as he held the puck in along the halfboards, pushing it to an open area in the low slow. Opperman corralled the puck and put a quick, low turnaround shot between the pads of Brody Hoffman for the first tally of the night.
Vermont knotted the score at 5:05 into the third period as Brady Shaw knocked in a loose puck sitting in the crease.
The special teams for both squads came up empty as the Green was 0-for-3 with the man-advantage, while the Catamounts were held without a power-play score on two chances.
Vermont’s Hoffman finished with 23 saves.
Dartmouth (2-11-2) is back in action Wednesday night at Boston University.
H.S. Girls Hoop
Twin Valley 52 Mid Vermont 34
Quechee — Twin Valley drained eight 3-pointers to send Mid Vermont Christian (3-1) to its first loss of the season.
“They shot the lights out with 3-pointers,” Mid Vermont coach Perry Seale said.
Phoebe Seale led the Eagles with 17 points, followed by Anna Seale with 11.
Mid Vermont hosts Trinity Baptist today.
Williamstown 75 Whitcomb 51
Williamstown, Vt. — Undefeated Williamstown (7-0) handled Whitcomb (2-2), which received 20 points form Phoebe Parrish.
Lindsay LaPerle added 11 points and Ashley Stearns 10 for the Hornets, who visit West Rutland on Monday.
White River Junction — Hanover split a meet with Concord at Upper Valley Aquatic Center. The girls won 106-54 and the boys were adged 77-74.
In the girls’ meet, Hanover’s Elisabeth Brechbuhl won the 200-yard freestyle (2 minutes, 5.06 seconds) and 50 free (27.96 seconds), and teammates Katie Aman (100 fly, 1:02.44), Katherine Robertson (200 IM, 2:42.68) and Corrie Presland-Byrne (100 free, 59.86 seconds) also placed first. Hanover also won the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay.
For the boys, the Marauders’ ChiChi Wang won the 100 free (53.51 seconds) and the 100 breaststroke (1:12.83). Teammate Brendan Forauer won the 50 free (24.42 seconds).
Four Hanover school records were set at the meet.