Local Roundup: Zamboni Malfunction Costs WABA a Weekend

Monday, December 04, 2017

White River Junction — Wendell A. Barwood Arena lost the bulk of its schedule over the weekend because of mechanical issues with its Zamboni ice resurfacing machine.

Hartford Parks and Recreation Department officials first learned of the device’s breakdown on Saturday, canceling most of the day’s activities, according to a news release.

The department got the Zamboni going in time to salvage the Upper Valley Curling Club’s weekly Saturday night session, but when it came time to get the Zamboni going again on Sunday morning, it made one pass along the boards before losing all power and fuel. All Sunday activities had to be canceled.

In a Sunday night email, Hartford Parks and Recreation director Scott Hausler said it had a loaner Zamboni from Campion Rink in West Lebanon at WABA and would put it to use today if the rink’s own machine continues to be sidelined. Hausler said he hoped to return to regular scheduling today.

WABA’s skating season got off to a late start when the rink’s chilling unit broke down in early October. The mishap delayed the arena’s opening for a week.

For more information on the status of the rink, contact Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036 or visit www.hartfordrec.com.

— Greg Fennell

Men’s Squash

Dartmouth 8, F&M 1

Lancaster, Pa. — The Big Green (2-0) completed a perfect opening weekend with a rout of the Diplomats.

Dartmouth picked up three-game sweeps from No. 2 Carson Spehr, No. 4 Matt Giegerich, No. 8 James Bell and No. 9 Drew Monroe. F&M’s only point came at No. 3, as Yannis Senkel topped the Big Green’s Toby Harding in four games.

Dartmouth returns home to host Harvard on Wednesday.

Women’s Squash

Dartmouth 8, F&M 1

Lancaster, Pa. — Like the men, the Dartmouth women had little trouble in besting Franklin & Marshall to improve to 2-0.

The Big Green dropped the No. 1 position but won all of the other slots in three-game sweeps. The victory followed a 7-2 season-opening defeat of George Washington in Annapolis, Md., on Saturday evening.

Harvard pays the Big Green a visit on Wednesday.

Girls Basketball

KUA 59, W&M 48

Meriden — The Wildcats won their home opener on Saturday behind a 30-point, 13-rebound double-double from senior forward Taylor Soule.

Kimball Union picked up 15 points and five boards from Maddy Haynes, while Lebanon’s Maddie Hastings made her debut in a KUA jersey. The Wildcats visit Proctor Academy on Wednedsay.

Boys Hockey

KUA 6, Brunswick 0VA 3, KUA 2

Exeter, n.h. — Kimball Union bounced back from a surprise defeat on Saturday to Vermont Academy by blanking Brunswick on Sunday to close the Phillips Exeter Invitational.

Goalie Sean Dynan posted the shutout for KUA on Sunday, getting a two-goal game from Alro Merritt in support. Matt Egan, Bryce Dolan, Kyle Penney and Andranik Armstrong also scored for the Wildcats

VA goalie Dylan Regan recorded nearly 50 saves to shut down KUA in Saturday’s game. The Wildcats twice erased one-goal deficits, both through Sullivan Mack, but went 0-for-7 on the power play.