Woodstock Squirts Earn Tie With Middlebury
Woodstock — High school lacrosse isn’t the only sport that draws the best out of a Woodstock-Middlebury rivalry. On Saturday, a goal from Owen Coates enabled the Woodstock Squirt youth hockey team to rally for a 2-2 youth hockey tie with Middlebury at Union Arena.
Nicholas Lee started the scoring for the Wasps in the first period, converting a pass from captain Gunnar Wood. The Tigers rallied for two quick goals, but the visitors found nothing else the rest of the way thanks to the goaltending of the Wasps’ Danny Drebber and the work of blueliners Charles Greene, Riley Shepherd and Molly French. Wood also had the assist on Coates’ tying goal.
Woodstock defeated Harwood, 2-0, on Sunday in its other contest of the weekend. Drebber recorded his 10th shutout, supported by unassisted goals from Coates and Tommy Bissaillon. Gavin Huppe, Silas Bohen and Kate French each had strong skating games in the victory.
Wild U12s Roll
West Lebanon — The Hanover U12 girls racked up two more emphatic Granite State League wins last weekend, blanking Seacoast 9-0 on Saturday and doubling up the New Hampshire Avalanche on Sunday, 6-3.
Katie Whalen’s goal just 13 seconds into the contest on a Mia Brown pass set the tone for the Seacoast victory. By game’s end, Brown had a goal to go with three helpers, Hannah Curtis had a goal and an assist and three other players — Rose Sperry, Maggie Lee and Catherine Miles — had two goals apiece. Cate Wagner (three) and Clara Boland also earned assists.
The Wild grabbed a 5-1 lead after two periods to take Sunday’s Campion Rink win from the Avs. Sperry scored twice and Brown, Lee and Boland added goals to get the Wild started. When the visitors closed to within 5-3 in the third, Sydney Stearns converted a feed from miles to clinch the victory. Olive Scull, Emma Tysinger and Bryn Kable keyed the defensive end of the ice for Hanover.
Hanover Mites Split
Dover, n.h. — The line of Bridger Close, Eric Tysinger and Lachlan Simmers exploded for seven goals and 11 points to power the Hanover Mite Greens to an 8-4 win over the Dover Stars on Saturday.
Simmers finished the game with six points, inclduing four goals, as the Wild beat the top-ranked team in the Massachusetts Select League. Billy Lyons provided the Wild’s other goal, and defenders Jack Gardner, Blaine Gour, Zacary Hawthrone and Macsen Elkouh gave goaltender John Hill plenty of room to stop the puck and shut down the Stars in the third period.
Hanover couldn’t make it a weekend sweep, however, taking a 4-1 loss to Manchester at Campion Rink on Sunday. Simmers scored on a Griffin Auch pass for the Wild’s only goal in a game finally decided by two Flames goals within 30 seconds in the third period.
Woodstock Mites Win
Waterbury, Vt. — Henry Trimpi and Kyle Smith led the scoring as the Woodstock Mites combined for an 18-10 victory over Harwood on Saturday.
Lilly Gubbins and Will Coates also provided goals for Woodstock, joining Hannah Gubbins in limiting the Highlanders’ scoring chances. Ben Plottner earned the win in goal.
The Wasps meet the CVSA Capitals this weekend.