Storm Ices Championship at Deep Freeze Tourney
Waterville Valley, n.h. — Riding three wins and a tie through the weekend, the Upper Valley Storm Bantams defeated Ludlow (Mass.), 4-2, to win the championship of the Deep Freeze Tournament on March 23.
The Storm rolled to two lopsided shutout wins to open the tournament. Carter Adams netted a hat trick, Ben Rouillard scored twice and Tyler Hamilton set up five goals and scored one in an 8-0 rout of the South Rhode Island Rams. Upper Valley followed that with a 7-0 blanking of Yarmouth-Dennis (Mass.), getting four goals from defenseman Jordan Allard.
Hamilton, Peter Elder and Adam Carter scored in a 3-3 tie with Haverhill (Mass.) to close group play. The Storm earned the title-game invitation by virtue of a tiebreaker.
Bailey Smith scored twice in the championship to pace the Storm, clinching the victory with an empty-netter with 24 seconds to play. Adam Parker and Adams also scored, and goalie Matt Libuda picked up the win in the net.
Nat Robinson, Jonas Spaulding, Korrigan Allen, Andrew Daley and Patrick McGlone also contributed to the season-ending title. Hamilton led the Storm through the weekend with 11 points, Adams and Smith finished with eight apiece and Allard added seven.
On the Snow
Lang Makes Easterns
Burke, Vt. — Norwich’s Charlie Lang capped his Green Mountain Valley School ski season by placing sixth in the slalom at the Vermont Alpine Racing Association state championship at Burke Mountian on March 8.
Lang recorded a two-run time of 1 minute, 29.70 seconds in the U14 meet in which GMVS teammates claimed the top three slots. Lang’s performance resulted in an invitation to the recent U14 Eastern Championship, where he placed ninth in the slalom.
Lang was also 17th of the 30 skiers who qualified for this weekend’s Can Am meet at Maine’s Sugarloaf resort. Lang is a student at Hanover’s Richmond Middle School.
On the Track
Vixens Open Season
Woodstock — The Upper Valley Vixens roller derby team will fire up its new season on the track by hosting the Shoreline Belladonnas on April 12 at Union Arena.
The action begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 online (www.brownpapertickets.com) and $12 at the door. Children ages 12 and younger get in for free. An afterparty following the bout will be held at Bentley’s restaurant in downtown Woodstock.
The Vixens welcome men and women ages 12 and older to join in their weekly practices at Great View Roller Rink in Enfield every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The group also is seeking referees and nonskating officials for its bouts. The April 12 bout marks the start of an eight-event schedule, three of which will be staged at Union Arena.
For more details, visit www.twinstatederby.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Run
Claremont Indoor Triathlon
Claremont — The Claremont Parks and Recreation Department will hold the last of its three-date indoor triathlon series on April 12 at the Claremont Community Center.
This sprint event is a good way to introduce beginners to the sport while giving experts a training opportunity for the upcoming spring season. All legs of the event will be timed, including a 15-minute swim segment, a 30-minute session on stationary bikes and a 20-minute run on the indoor track. Winners will be determined by the total distance covered.
Visit www.claremontparks.com to register or visit the community center in person. For more information, call 603-542-7019.
Tot Trot Upcoming
Lebanon — The River Valley Club will do its part to support David’s House when it hosts its third Tot Trot on April 12.
The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon, is open to the entire family and will consist of a one-mile walk around Centerra Park. Participants are encouraged to dress up in superhero garb; the day will include childrens’ music, face painting, train rides, a raffle and other activities.
Event organizers are also accepting nonperishable food donations as part of the day. Pledge forms may be downloaded from www.rivervalleyclub.com. For more information, contact RVC marketing director Taylor Haynes at 603-643-7720, ext. 123.
In the Sunshine
Hartford Seeks Summer Staff
White River Junction — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is seeking individuals to serve as camp leaders and lifeguards for its upcoming summer programs.
Applicants ages 18 and older are sought for the job of assistant director for the Ventures camp along with camp recreation leaders. Hartford Parks and Rec also is in need of an assistant pool director, lifeguards and swim instructors for its summer programs.
Interested persons may apply online at www.hartford-vt.org or call 802-295-5036. Positions will remain open until filled.
On the Tee
NHGA Rules Meeting
Concord — The New Hampshire Golf Association will hold its annual spring rules of golf clinic on Saturday at Concord’s Beaver Meadow Golf Course.
The clinic runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A $20 fee is charged to cover lunch for all participants. For more information or to reserve a spot at the clinic, contact the NHGA’s John Jelley at 603-540-1631 or email@example.com. Space is limited.
Stateline Sports Tourney
Springfield, Vt. — The snow will eventually melt, and when it does, golfers will take center stage for the third Stateline Sports Golf Classic at Crown Point Country Club on May 4.
The tourney is dedicated to the memory of Stateline Sports co-founder Bob Vanier, who died in 2011. All proceeds from the tournament go toward the Carter Community Building Association’s Pat Walsh Sneaker Fund, which provides footwear to underprivileged children in the Lebanon area.
Registration and a pre-tournament barbecue begin at noon, with the shotgun-start tourney firing off at 2 p.m. The top three teams earn prizes, as will winners of closest-to-the-pin and longest-drive competitions. A chance to win a 2014 car will also be available.
The tournament cost of $60 includes greens fees, carts, use of the range and practice areas and the barbecue. Singles and groups are encouraged to register by the April 15 deadline. Contact Bud Hill for more information at 603-298-8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.