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Local Roundup: Wildcats Rout VA in Return From Break

  • Kimball Union Academy's Sullivan Mack, second from right, is congratulated by his teammates Jack Clarner (23), Andrew Noel (3), Tomas Mazura (11) and Zack Whitehead (15) after scoring the first of a hat trick against Vermont Academy in Meriden, N.H., on Jan. 9, 2019. KUA won, 7-0. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Kimball Union Academy's Tomas Mazura, left, competes with Vermont Academy's John Guay for possession of the puck in the first period of their game in Meriden, N.H., on Jan. 9, 2019. Mazura had a goal and three assists in the 7-0 win. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Kimball Union Academy's Zach Whitehead, right, and Vermont Academy's Anthony Santosuosso watch play near the Vermont net in the first period of their game in Meriden, N.H., on Jan. 9, 2019. KUA won, 7-0. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.



Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Meriden — Sullivan Mack posted a hat trick with an assist and linemate Tomas Mazura scored once with three helpers to power the Kimball Union Academy boys hockey team to a 7-0 rout of Vermont Academy at Akerstrom Arena on Wednesday afternoon in the squad’s return from holiday break.

Mack needed just three minutes to get the host Wildcats (12-3-0) on the scoreboard by pouncing on a teammate’s rebound. Paul Dore doubled KUA’s lead when he took advantage of a Seth Stadheim-forced turnover and deked down the VA goalie to score.

Kimball Union kept pressing in the second period as Mack completed hit hat trick and Mazura added his goal by batting a rebound out of mid-air and into the VA net. Brian Carrabes and Donte Pierre completed the scoring for KUA in the final period.

Goalies Zach Paputsakis (18 saves) and Jonah Silverman (five saves) combined for the shutout. Kimball Union continues its three-game homestand by hosting Governor’s Academy on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Honors

Area Trio EnteringVt. Sports Hall of Fame

Colchester, Vt. — The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame’s class of 2019 will include a pair of athletes and a journalist with Upper Valley connections. Newbury’s Elizabeth Burnham, onetime Hanover resident Tiger Shaw and former Valley News sports editor Mal Boright were announced as part of a 13-member class on Wednesday.

Burnham was a multi-sport athlete at Oxbow High in the 1980s and is the VSHOF’s first inductee for softball, arguably her best sport. Her play at catcher led to a roster opportunity with the University of Connecticut softball program, where she was the NCAA Division I all-Northeast first-team catcher in 1989 before later transferring to Lyndon State College.

She also was one of the few athletes, out of a field of more than 4,000 players, to land a spot on the barnstorming women’s Colorado Silver Bullets baseball team in the mid-1990s, playing 62 games at catcher for a team coached by Baseball Hall of Fame member Phil Niekro.

Shaw, a Stowe, Vt., native, skied in two winter Olympic Games after a stellar racing career at Dartmouth College. Shaw won the men’s slalom title at the NCAA championships in 1982, adding a third in the giant slalom, then joined the U.S. ski team the following year on a racing career that continued until 1990. After working in the ski industry and serving as a board member for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Shaw became the USSA’s president and chief executive officer in 2013.

Boright’s Valley News tenure was among several media roles he held over a career spanning five decades. Boright also worked in sports or news at several other Vermont papers, was one of the state’s first television sportscasters and called University of Vermont basketball and hockey for WVNY-TV. A founder of the VSHOF, Boright died in 2016 at the age of 81.

The induction ceremoney is set for April 13 at Trader Duke’s Hoel in South Burlington, with ticket and banquet information to be released in the near future.