Squirt Green Caps Regular Season
Woodstock — The Hanover Squirt Green youth hockey team wrapped up the second seed for its upcoming state tournament by taking a 5-2 win from Nashua Pro Ambitions at Union Arena on Saturday.
Goaltender Rhys Jones and defensemen Trey Chickering, Sammy Goodwin and Augie Oberting keyed the victory, which capped a 6-1-1 season for the Wild in Granite State League play.
Sylas Oberting and Matty Gardner scored twice each in the win, with Ryan Austin providing the other goal. Nate Adams and Sean Donaghue each added assists for the Wild.
TV Flyers Sweep
Dover, n.h. — Christopher Schell started the scoring in both games as the Twin Valley Bantams swept a two-game weekend road trip, beating Plymouth on Saturday, 3-2, and Dover on Sunday, 7-2.
Schell kicked the Flyers into gear on Saturday with an opening goal from C.J. Courtemanche in a game that saw Twin Valley succeed despite a short bench. Cam Perron had an unassisted goal, and Schell closed the scoring on passes from Noah Gaudette and Timmy Berry.
An early-morning departure for Dover didn’t slow the Flyers on Sunday. Schell scored on a quick blue-line blast, Alex Plummer scored shortly thereafter, and the Flyers picked up goals from Hick Haidari, Berry and Schell in the second stanza as well as Lee Cogan and Peter Elder in the third. Grady Gilman and Chad Fazio both saw time in net.
Peewee Green Busy
White River Junction — The Hanover Peewee Green capped a four-game week with a penalty-free 7-1 rout of Nashua on Sunday at Wendell Barwood Arena.
A five-goal first period — with two scores each from Colleen Donoghue and Phin Choukas and one from Hans Williams — propelled Hanover to the victory. Ian Garland and Elias Adams also provided goals, and goaltenders Harris LaRock and Josh Smith both played well as the Wild moved to third place in its GSL division entering this weekend’s final regular-season game. Briland Laycock had two assists against Nashua, with Choukas, Garland, Adams, Williams, Braxton McNulty and Elias Zinman producing one each.
The Wild’s week began with a 4-4 midweek tie in Canaan against the Cardigan Mountain School’s third squad, as Laycock scored two goals and David Lehmann added two assists. Hanover lost its first league game since December on Saturday in a 2-1 road loss to the New Hampshire Avalanche, but bounced back Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 win over Nashua on goals from Garland and Lehmann.
Squirt White Splits
West Lebanon — Quincy McBride, Jakob Reznek and William Tarnowski helped goaltender Gavin Slider enjoy a rocking-chair shutout as the Hanover Squirt Whites blanked Chittenden-South Burlington in a nonleague Campion Rink game on Saturday, 5-0.
Slider saw just two pucks all game and stopped them both for the shutout. Archer Judd’s hat trick anchored the offense, which added goals from McBride and Casey Graham, two assists from Thomas Beaver and single helpers from McBride and William Brannen.
The rest of the weekend didn’t go as well for the Wild. Hanover dropped a 6-4 decision at Keene on Saturday afternoon and a 5-2 game to Berlin on Sunday at Wendell Barwood Arena, losses that eliminated the Wild from state tournament consideration. Brannen had a goal and three assists against Keene, and Graham joined Ellis DeMars in the one-goal, one-assist department against Berlin.
Mites Win, Lose
Lyndonville, Vt. — Riding a full team effort, the Hanover Mite Greens exploded for a 10-0 win over host Lyndon at Fenton Chester Arena on Saturday.
Jack Gardner and Lachlan Simmers both had hat tricks for the Wild. Bridger Close struck twice, and Blaine Gour and Griffin Auch provided the other goals for Hanover, with Alex Rockmore getting the shutout in goal.
Hanover wasn’t as fortunate on Sunday, dropping a 4-0 contest to Dover at Campion Rink. John Reznek, Billy Lyons and John Hill had good two-ways games for the Wild, which couldn’t rally after allowing the Stars a pair of first-period goals. Rockmore finished with 15 saves, many from point-blank range.