Local roundup: Woodstock boys hockey rallies from early deficit for first win

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Published: 12/18/2021 9:52:58 PM
Modified: 12/20/2021 3:54:52 PM

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — It’s how you finish, not how you start.

The Woodstock High boys hockey team surrendered a pair of first-period goals, then roared back for a 7-2 win over Northfield at Norwich University’s Kreitzberg Arena on Saturday, the Wasps’ first victory of the season.

Junior Graehem McKeon had a hat trick and two assists for Woodstock, and junior Griffin Piconi backed him up withg two goals and two assists. Evan Kurash scored once with two assists, and Cameron Harriman also added a goal.

Senior Keaton Piconi had 11 saves in net for Woodstock (1-2-0). The Wasps are off until visiting Hartford for the opening round of the Phil Bouthillier Classic on Dec. 28 at Barwood Arena.

Girls HockeyRutland 9, Hartford 4

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Rutland scored five times in the first period en route to a lopsided win over the Hurricanes (1-1-0).

Hartford got a goal each in the first period and second period and scored twice in the third. Madison Barwood accounted for two goals for the Canes, with Sophie Trombley and Brianna Roberts providing the others. Emma Bazin set up two goals, Nedra Dwinell had an assist and goalie Sydney Stillman had a busy afternoon, making 25 saves.

Elizabeth Cooley had a six-point game for the Ravens, netting a hat trick with three assists.

The Hurricanes travel to Missisquoi on Monday.

Girls basketballHanover 67, Timberlane 18

PLAISTOW, N.H. — Hanover had no trouble with Owls, as all 10 players who dressed for the game scored for the visitors.

Junior Stella Galanes had 18 to pace Hanover. Senior Jane Lackley netted 10 points, and sophomore Sydney McLaughlin ended up with nine.

Hanover was up 45-7 at halftime.

“A collective team win on the road,” said Hanover coach Dan O’Rourke.

Hanover (4-0) is home to Laconia on Monday.

Boys basketballBurr and Burton 54, Windsor 52 (OT)

MANCHESTER, Vt. — Burr and Burton’s bucket with 10 seconds to go in overtime was the difference in a contest that remained close throughout.

“It was back and forth all game,” said Windsor coach Harry Ladue. “We led at halftime (25-17), but they closed it right up.”

Windsor was ahead by one after three quarters, and regulation ended 45-45. Junior Maison Fortin had 24 points and senior Kaleb Sweet added 12 for Windsor.

The Yellowjackets dropped to 0-2 and are home against Northfield on Monday.

Indoor trackHamilton wins for Hartford

BURLINGTON — Hartford’s Caroline Hamilton won the triple jump and was fourth in the 55-meter hurdles to help the Hurricanes to a seventh-place finish among 14 teams at Saturday’s meet at the University of Vermont. The Hartford boys finished eighth of 16 teams.

Other top results for the Hartford girls came from Bethany Davis (fifth in the 1,000 run) and Megan Lang (fourth in the long jump). The boys quartet of Bennett Moreno, Jack Stephen-Fournier, Finn Walther and Gavin Farnsworth won the 4x800 relay, and teammate Jordan Davis claimed third in the high jump.

BowlingBrattleboro tops Windsor, Hartford

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The Yellowjackets, seeded second in the three-team Baker portion of Saturday’s matchup, defeated third-seeded Hartford (171-156, 152-146) but fell to the top-seeded Colonels in the finals (219-116, 192-143).

In the qualifying rounds, Windsor senior Patrick Kelley bowled a 188 and 213, followed by freshmen Avery Bean (161, 163) and Alyssa St. Louis (153, 179).

For Hartford, the top bowlers were Franklin George III (161, 202) and Corrine George, (149, 150).

Windsor’s next match is Jan. 8 against Brattleboro and Randolph. Hartford travels to Colchester on Jan. 8 to face Enosburg Falls and Essex.


This story has been updated to correct the boys hockey score in the Woodstock 7-2 victory over Northfield.

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