Results for members of the Lebanon-based Thor’s Stone Athletic Club from Sunday’s Dartmouth Relays masters meet (with name, age, age group, weight of implement and result): WOMEN Weight Throw Lisa LeClair, 35 (35-39, 20 pounds): 36 feet, 0 inches (first place).
White River Junction — The Hanover Wild U14 girls kicked off the new year in style on Saturday, beating Concord 3-0 in a league game at Wendell Barwood Arena.
Colleen Donoghue broke a scoreless tie with an unassisted goal in the second period, and the Wild maintained the clean sheet the rest of the way. Briland Laycock scored on passes from Maisie MacMilland and Rose Sperry two minutes after Donoghue’s goal, and Clare Gardner canned a Donoghue feed for a clinching goal in the third.
Hanover rode a 26-11 shots advantange to the win, upping the Wild’s record to 14-5-2 on the season. The Wild has a rematch in Concord on Saturday, then heads to New York on Sunday for a pair of games with Buffalo-based opposition.
Squirt Foe Stops Mites
West Lebanon — The Hanover Mites played up an age group on Sunday at Campion Rink, playing two solid periods before dropping a 7-6 decision to the Pleasant Valley Squirts.
The Wild appeared to have the game in hand early. Angus Frew staked Hanover to a 1-0 lead in the first period, and a five-goal second — built on a Corwith Simmers had trick and two Zach Miles tallies — upped the Wild’s lead to 6-2. But PVA turned the game around with a five-goal third, silencing Hanover’s high-powered offense and rallying for the win.
Miles Oberting, Andrew Dannehy, Alden Turner, Jack Stadheim and goalie Mica McGinley-Smith (15 saves) all played well despite the result.
Keene Doubles HHA Squirts
White River Junction — A 26-12 edge in shots on goal wasn’t enough for Hanover Squirt Green to avoid a 4-2 loss to Keene in a Granite State League game at Wendell Barwood Arena on Sunday.
Jake Kriplin and Riley Shepherd netted goals for the Wild, with assists going to Jordan Larson and Macsen Elkouh.
Goaltender Kaleb Maccioli finished with 10 saves in the Hanover net.
U12 Wasps Win on Road
Highgate, Vt. — The Woodstock U12 girls earned a valuable road win over the weekend, getting a 7-2 victory over Missisquoi in a rematch of last year’s state title game, also won by the Wasps.
Bridgit Black excelled in the net for Woodstock, while Hannah Coates led the offense with four goals and one assist. Samantha Yates (two) and Emily Dean provided the other goals. Khara Brettell, Audrey Lee and MacKenzie Yates each earned two assists, with Eliza Dodson, Rose Donaldson and Elizabeth Peck also posted helpers.
The Wasps played twice this weekend, with dates against Essex and Missisquoi.
Woodstock Squirts Sweep
Barre, Vt. — The Woodstock Squirt Greens hit the road for two games on Sunday, grabbing a 4-0 shutout of Barre and a 4-1 defeat of CVSA.
Ben Plottner’s shutout goaltending anchored the Barre win. Charles Greene and Nicholas Lee both scored on unassisted rushes to get the Wasps’ offense going. Evan Kurash and Calef Hepler also struck the back of the net, with Greene and Mason Harkins drawing assists.
Plottner nearly recorded his third straight shutout over two weekends against Montpelier-based CVSA, which finally broke through late in the third period. Henry Trimpi scored twice for the Wasps, with Kurash and Graeme McKeon handling the rest of the goals.
Bantams Blast Brattleboro
Brattleboro, Vt. — The Woodstock Bantams rolled into Withington Rink on Sunday and rolled out on the top side of an 8-2 rout.
Charlie Plottner scored a three-goal hat trick in support of Woodstock goalies Dylan Nault and Henry Greene. Trevor White, Gunnar Wood, Andrew Gubbins, Tommy Bissaillon and Jeremy Sigl also found the net in the victory, with Plottner, Bissaillon, White and Wood grabbing assists.
The Wasps are back in action this weekend against Stowe and Northfield.