Winter Wild Sponsoring Food Drive at Suicide Six
Pomfret — The Winter Wild uphill running series will kick off the season in Massachusetts and is adding a food drive to its first race in the Upper Valley the following weekend.
Series organizers have added a food drive to support the Haven in White River Junction as part of the Jan. 11 race at the Suicide Six ski area. Competitors who bring any nonpreishable food item or paper product will receive a $10 discount coupon for any Winter Wild race the rest of the season. The discount may also be applied for race-day registrants at Suicide Six.
The Jan. 11 race will have a 6:40 a.m. check-in and a 7 a.m. race start for a three-mile course consisting of two laps counterclockwise around the ski area’s perimeter. An awards ceremony will follow in the base lodge. The cost to participate is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the race.
The Winter Wild season kicks off in earnest on Saturday at Wachusett Mountain in
Princeton, Mass. The season-opener covers two miles, with registration at 6:40 a.m., a race start of 7 a.m. and an awards ceremony start of 8:30 a.m. Registration is also $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the race.
The remainder of the Winter Wild schedule:
∎ Jan. 25: Sunday River, Newry, Maine.
∎ Feb. 1: Ragged Mountain, Danbury, N.H.
∎ Feb. 15: Pats Peak, Henniker, N.H.
∎ March 1: Mount Sunapee, Newbury, N.H.
∎ March 8: Black Mountain, Jackson, N.H.
∎ March 15: Bretton Woods, Bretton Woods, N.H.
For more details on the series, visit www.newinterwild.com.
On the Ice
Peewee Green Returns With Win
West Lebanon — The Hanover Peewee Green returned from its holiday break in style, earning a 6-1 win over the Mount Washington Valley Eagles at Campion Rink on Sunday.
Riley Shepherd opened the scoring, finishing passes from Carter Auch and Joey Goff midway through the opening period. Jake Derosier built the lead to 2-0 late in the stanza on a feed from Brendan Brigham.
Rowan Wilson’s pass to Quinn Murnaghan allowed Hanover to maintain a two-goal lead into the final period, where the Wild went to work on scores from Goff, Brigham and Derosier. Auch, Derosier, Tonio Correa, Cameron Woods and Augie Oberting earned assists in the third-stanza barrage.
Henry Bernard picked up the win in goal with 11 saves.
Squirt Green Ties Monarchs
Hooksett, n.h. — Owning a 27-12 egde in shots on goal, the Hanover Squirt Greens skated to a 4-4 tie with the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs at Tri-Town Arena on Sunday.
Spencer Lawe paced the Wild with two goals, getting help from Lachlan Simmers on one of them. Jordan Larson scored once and set up another goal, and Macsen Elkouh provided Hanover’s other goal on a Conner Pollard assist.
Kaleb Maccioli finished with six saves in the Hanover goal. Riley Shepherd and Augie Oberting played key roles both on defense and in starting the attack from their own end of the ice.
Wasp Squirts Win Big
Woodstock — The Woodstock Squirt Greens grabbed a big win on Saturday, rolling past Rutland B by a 5-1 count at Union Arena.
Ben Plottner earned the win in goal, holding the Spartans off the scoreboard until late in the game. Woodstock spread the scoring around, with Graeme McKeon, Mason Harkins, Sophie Yates, Gail More and Charles Greene all denting the net. Greene also posted an assist.
The Wasps dropped Sunday’s visit to Burlington, 3-0, for a 1-1 weekend. Greene and Nicholas Lee provided Woodstock’s best scoring attempts on breakaways but were denied by the Bobcats’ goaltender.
Woostock U12 Girls Roll on Road
Stowe, Vt. — The Woodstock U12 girls made quick work of two foes last weekend, rolling past Stowe, 9-1, in a Saturday road trip and blanking Brattleboro, 5-0, at Withington Rink on Sunday.
Bridget Black excelled in goal in both games, receiving plenty of support. Sofia Kantola’s hat trick led the way against Stowe, while the Wasps also got two goals and an assist from Samantha Yates and a goal and a helper from Hannah Coates. Audry Lee, McKenzie Yates and Elizabeth Peck accounted for the rest of the scoring.
Coates netted three goals in the Brattleboro win, with the Yates girls providing the others. Peck finished with two assists.
On the Slopes
Austin Wins at Okemo
Ludlow, Vt. — Marion Cross Elementary student Emma Austin made the most of her school vacation, winning the U12 girls division of the Vermont Alpine Racing Association Open at Okemo Mountain Resort on Monday.
Austin, racing for the Okemo Mountain Amateur Racing Association, completed the giant slalom in a two-run time of 1 minute, 59.55 seconds, beating teammate Katherine Killian by less than a half-second. Suicide Six skier Kelly Gebhardt also finished in the top 10, taking eighth place among the U12s in 2:10.19.
The race featured 240 boys and girls competing in three age groups and wrapped up the 2013 portion of the VARA schedule.
In the Outdoors
Ice Sports U. at Lake Morey
Fairlee — The Lake Morey Resort will open a portion of the adjoining lake for its first Ice Sports University day on Jan. 25.
In the spirit of the upcoming Olympics, participants will learn the basics of sports such as curling, Nordic skating, pond hockey, ice fishing and snowshoeing, with instructors offering complimentary one-hour lessons at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for those interested. The day ends with friendly competition from 3-4 p.m.
Day passes are $25 for adults and $10 for children. All equipment, except helmets, will be provided, and hot chocolate and the resort’s amenities will be available to all. Overnight packages are also available. For more information or to register, visit www.lakemoreyresort.com or call 1-800-423-1211.