Hanover Peewee Green Sweeps to Open Puck Season
West Lebanon — Hanover Peewee Green kicked off the youth hockey season in style with a pair of wins last weekend, beating Lakes Region 6-3 on Saturday and Woodstock on Sunday, 5-0.
The Wild started quickly in Saturday’s league opener, with Cameron Woods scoring twice on unassisted end-to-end rushes. Brian Daly (two), Carter Auch and Rowan Wilson also struck the net for Hanover, which Wilson (two), Tonio Correa and Jacob Derosier posting assists. Henry Bernard finished with 16 saves.
Bernard added another 18 stops in a shutout effort over the Wasps. Woods (two), Ryan Austin, Quinn Murnaghan and Wilson scored, Joey Goff and Riley Shepherd led the defense and Derosier, Jackson Stotland and Brendan Brigham earned assists.
Woodstock Squirts Split
Woodstock — The Woodstock Youth Hockey Squirts opened their seasons on Sunday, with the House team beating Hanover 5-3 and the travelling White squad taking a 5-2 defeat.
The line of Faye Stevens, Dylan DeSchamp and Camden White accounted for four goals in the House victory, with Cody Trotin also tallying his first goal of the season. Michael LaCroix and Auden Oliver-Yeager both had strong defensive games in front of goaltender Ethan Mello.
Squirt White picked up goals from Henry Trimpi and Calef Hepler, while Evan Kurash, Gail Morse and goalie Ben Plottner played well on defense. Charles Greene and Sadie Gravelle hope to take well-skated efforts from Sunday into this weekend’s dates with Northshire and Upper Valley.
Hanover U10s Fly
West Lebanon — With goalie Shannon Moran producing two shutouts, the Hanover U10 girls blanked the St. Albans, 3-0 and 7-0, to kick off their season last weekend.
Gretchen Dann and Lucie Turcotte excelled in the doubleheader, keying the defense and scoring twice each. Hopie Lovell and Saige McGinley-Smith also played a role in the shutout with their blue line play.
Hanover also posted a 6-2 win over the Woodstock U12s. The Wild will visit Woodstock’s Veterans Day Classic tournament this weekend.
Woodstock U12s Split
Woodstock — The Woodstock U12 girls bounced back from a season-opening 8-0 loss to Rutland by taking a 6-2 win over Hanover U10 on Sunday at Campion Rink.
The Wasps opened a 3-1 lead on the Wild through goals from Claire Coates, Mackenzie Yates and Hannah Coates, the latter eventually finishing with a four-goal game. Rose Donaldson earned two assists, and Khara Brettell and Gabrielle Shontz led the defensive play in front of goaltender Bridgit Black.
Woodstock hosts the Veterans Day Classic tournament at Union Arena this weekend.
Squirt Green Derailed
Concord — Despite hanging with Tier I Concord through two periods, the Hanover Squirt Greens couldn’t dent the scoreboard in a 5-0 loss to the Capitals on Saturday at Everett Arena.
Concord scored on a first-period rebound, and the 1-0 lead lasted until four late scores in the final stanza. Caleb Maccioli had a busy game in the Wild net, making 18 saves.
The Wild hosts the New Hampshire Avalanche at Wendell Barwood Arena on Saturday afternoon.
PW Wasps Fall Twice
Woodstock — The Woodstock Peewees came up on the short end of the hockey stick twice, losing road contests at Essex on Saturday, 5-1, and Hanover on Sunday, 5-0.
Brady Clark provided the lone goal against the Sting, although forwards Gunnar Wood and Jeremy Sigl both saw quality chances go begging. Dylan Nault and Henry Greene played well in net over the weekend, while Gavin Huppe and Trevor White had the best scoring opportunities in Sunday’s loss to the Wild.
Wasp Bantams Stopped
Middlebury, Vt. — The Woodstock Bantams dropped a 6-1 decision to Middlebury in their season opener over the weekend.
Garrett Wood provided the Wasps’ only goal on a pass from Micha Cole. Ethan Winberry took the loss in goal.
The Bantams visit Harwood this weekend.
Hanover Bantams Sweep
West Lebanon — The Hanover Bantams started their season in fine fashion the weekend of Oct. 26-27 with a 5-4 road win over Essex followed by a 2-1 squeaker past CVSA at Campion Rink.
The Wild had to rally from a 4-2 deficit. Jack Acker, Patrick Logan and Elias Adams scored in the final five minutes to get the victory, adding to earlier goals from Mike Fleury and Acker. Alan Baker and Braxton McNulty had assists.
Fleury again opened the scoring in the CVSA win, with the Capitals tying in the third period. Goalies Harris Larock and Gabe Loud held the fort from there, and McNulty scored on passes from Acker and Adams for the game-winner.
With a Broom
Curling Demo at WBA
White River Junction — The Upper Valley Curling Association will lead an introduction and demonstration of the sport of curling on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Wendell Barwood Arena.
All ages and abilities are welcome to take part. Participants are asked to wear shoes with flat soles to change into before taking the ice. Hats, lightweight gloves and layered clothing are also recommended. The cost to join in is $20 per person.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-295-5036 for more information or to register.
On the Mat
Winter Blue Wave
Hanover — Hanover Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do will begin its winter session of instruction in this traditional Korean Martial art on Nov. 12 at the R.W. Black Community Center.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at 5:30 p.m. for children ages 7 and older and 6:30 p.m. for adults. Led by World TKD Federation-accredited instructors Linda Smith-Blais and Stephen Hopkins, participants will learn board breaking, trick kicking, Olympic-style sparring and other skills. Visitors are welcome to observe classes at any time.
For more information, contact Hopkins at email@example.com or 603-306-9132.
On the Run
Whale of a 5K Winners
Enfield — The Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation crowned four winners on Saturday during its Whale of a 5K road race at Whaleback Mountain.
Enfield’s Grace Bean and Plainfield’s Kevin Dion came away with 5K victories out of a field of 20 competitors. Sarah Schlaack, of Hillsboro, N.H., and Hanover’s Jeremy Huckins earned Whaleback season passes by outracing 21 other youths in the kids’ Dash for a Pass race.
The UVSSF will operate the Whaleback ski area this winter, with a planning opening near Christmas.
Run for Pie
Grantham — Why focus on the meal? Eastman Recreation will eat dessert first by holding the Run for Pie 5K road race on Nov. 9.
The five-kilometer course will be along Eastman’s paved and dirt roads, while an associated two-mile walk will be held on a wooded trail along the west side of Eastman Pond. True to the race’s name, homemade pies will go to winners of the race.
Advance registration is available at eastman.org at a cost of $15 for individuals and $32 for families. Race day registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at a cost of $18 for individuals and $38 for families. Race time is 11 a.m. Call 603-863-6772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To the Hoop
Woodstock Three-on-Three Tourney
Woodstock — Woodstock Union High athletic director and boys basketball coach Jeff Thomas is welcoming adults and players in grades 7-12 to open their seasons with a three-on-three tournament at the high school on Nov. 14.
Youths will start in their own bracket, but may end up playing an adult team as the double-elimination tournament progresses.
The tournament comes with a cost of $15 per team. Games will be five minutes in length, played half-court. Fouls will result in free throws for shooting calls and possession for nonshooting situations. Tied games will go to a one-minute overtime, with a free-throw tiebreaker if still deadlocked. All games will also be officiated by a coach.
Proceeds from the tournament will help support the Woodstock boys basketball program this winter. Contact Thomas at 802-475-1317, ext. 8 or email@example.com for more information.
On the Trails
Baker’s Crossing Walk
Lebanon — The Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department will lead a easy and scenic quarter-mile walk in the Baker’s Crossing Conservation Area on Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.
Participants are asked to meet at the Baker’s Crossing parking area, on Hardy Hill Road just east of the Packard Hill Covered Bridge, to join the walk, which is free.
The three-on-three basketball tournament scheduled for Nov. 14 at Woodstock Union High School is open to adults as well as youths in grades 7-12. Youths will start in their own bracket, but may end up playing an adult team as the double-elimination tournament progresses. Some details of the tournament's format were accidentally omitted in an earlier version of this story.