Hanover U14 Girls, Selects Tie Again
West Lebanon — Backed by the 17-save shutout goaltending of Kiely Smiga-McManus, the Hanover U14 girls youth hockey team played the Seacoast National Selects to a scoreless tie on Sunday at Campion Rink, the second deadlock for the Wild with the top squad in its division this winter.
Seacoast owned a 17-10 edge in shots on goal in the contest, but could get none past Smiga-McManus, who made several acrobatic saves in keeping the visitors off the scoreboard. Hanover had a solid passing game and worked well along the boards, but the Wild found similar frustration in the offensive end of the ice.
Hanover’s weekend included a 4-1 loss to the Northern Cyclones U16s on Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena, with Ella Williams netting the Wild’s only goal. Hanover hosts the third-ranked New Hampshire Avalanche on Saturday, the Wild’s final regular-season game before the following weekend’s state tournament in Exeter, N.H.
Flyer U12s Win, Tie
Hudson, n.h. — The Twin Valley U12 girls visited the Northern Cyclones for a pair of games on Saturday, tying the first 6-6 and winning the second 6-3.
Liz Barre had a big day for the Flyers, scoring a goal in the deadlock and following with a hat trick in the victory. Caitlin Gaudet also scored three times in the latter game.
Halle Clarke, Kyra Russman, Julie Barber and Erin White also provided goals in the deadlock, in which goaltender Adrianna Maccioli made 21 saves in goal.
Wasp Squirts Fling Sting
Essex Junction, Vt. — The Woodstock Squirts used Danny Drebber’s 11th shutout of the winter and one-goal, one-assist games from Owen Coates and Riley Shepherd for a 6-0 win over the Essex Sting on Saturday that capped the Wasps’ undefeated run through Vermont A/B division play.
Woodstock posted an 11-0-3 regular-season mark in its league and 17-0-3 against New England A/B competition. The Wasps will try to use the home-rink edge to their advantage when they open state tournament play at Union Arena this weekend.
Andrew Gubbins, Tomy Bissaillon, Gunnar Wood and Ben Plottner also scored for Woodstock. The Wasps’ only defeats this winter have come against A-division competition.