Local Roundup: Canaan’s Turcotte Scores for France at Women’s U18 Worlds

Monday, January 08, 2018

Katowice, Poland — Kimball Union Academy freshman Lucie Turcotte and her French teammates are off to a flying start at the IIHF Group B Women’s Under-18 World Championship hockey tournament in Poland.

France won its first two games of the six-nation tournament over the weekend, getting help from Turcotte in the process. The Wildcat skater had a goal — and a minor penalty — on Saturday in a tournament-opening 6-1 defeat of Australia. Turcotte, of Canaan, also suited up for France in Sunday’s 2-0 blanking of Great Britain, where she recorded three shots on goal.

The 14-year-old was named to the 20-player French roster shortly before the start of the tournament out of an initial pool of 35 athletes. She is the third-youngest skater on a roster that averages 16 years of age.

France is tied atop the tourney standings with Denmark and Poland, both of whom also won their first two games over the weekend. The French take on China on Tuesday in their next game at the weeklong tournament.

KUA 5, Millbrook 1

Meriden — Five different Wildcats found the back of the net in Sunday’s Akerstrom Arena win.

Mai Brown, Ashley Penney, Mikah Baptiste, Olive Scull and Angelina Tommola provided the goals for Kimball Union (6-2-2). Scull added an assist for a two-point game, and teammates Molly Davis, Bella Parento and Rose Sperry also earned assists. Seana Perkins took the win in goal with 10 saves.

KUA heads to Quebec’s Stanstead College for its next game on Wednesday.

College Track

Big Green WomenWin Relays Again

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women continued their dominance of the Dartmouth Relays by winning Sunday’s college meet for the eighth straight year.

The Big Green scored 127 points to pace the pack, with Massachusetts second (90) and Northeastern third (79).

Dartmouth wins came from Kathryn Laskoski (400-meter dash), Cha’Mia Rothwell (60 hurdles), Julia Valenti (pole vault) and the 4x400 relay team. Rothwell added runner-up points in the long jump, joining Lauren Archer (mile run), Bridget O’Neill (3,000 run), Brooke Brunet (pole vault) and Amelia Ali (weight throw) in the second-place group.

The Big Green men (88.5 points) were second to Northeastern (129) and ahead of Massachusetts and UMass Lowell (48 each) in the team standings. Trevor Colby (800 run), Reed Horton (mile) and Henry Raymond (3,000 run) provided event victories.


Newport Fifth at Keene

Keene, n.h. — Six Tigers placed, including two with runner-up finishes, to highlight Newport’s efforts at Saturday’s David Minickiello Holiday Tournament at Keene High School.

Matt Henning (170 pounds) and Gavin Lovely (182) both earned second-place finishes by going 3-1 in their matches. Dylan Palmer won four of five matches to take third place at 152 pounds. Other Tigers earning placements included Josh Sharron (third, 126 pounds), Cameron Hall (sixth, heavyweight) and Jordan Warburton (fourth, 120 pounds).

Newport took fifth place in the team standings, behind Concord, Keene, Exeter and Bow, the latter being the only one that competes in NHIAA Division III dual meets with the Tigers. The Falcons pay Newport a visit on Wednesday.