Local roundup: Hot goaltender can’t stop Hartford boys hockey

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Published: 1/15/2022 10:08:23 PM
Modified: 1/15/2022 10:07:21 PM

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The Hartford High boys hockey team came up against a hot goalie, but the Hurricanes nonetheless managed to eke out a 3-2 win over Brattleboro on Saturday at Nelson Withington Rink to stay undefeated on the VPA Division II season.

Hartford scored two power-play goals in a two-minute span during a five-minute major penalty and a third goal to break a tie late in the game.

Hartford senior Blaine Gour opened the scoring in the first period with assists from junior James McReynolds and senior Ozzy DeFelice. Soon after, senior Joseph Barwood scored from senior Aidan Boonyaharn and sophomore Ezra Mock to give Hartford a 2-0 advantage. That same trio would hook up in the third for the game-winner.

With the Colonels goalie Derek Harvey coming up with big saves — 62 for the game — Brattleboro (2-4-0) cut the deficit in half in the second stanza and tied the game five minutes into the third.

Barwood scored the decider on a one-timer from Boonyaharn and Mock. Hartford junior goalie Sean Kelliher had 11 saves.

Hartford coach Todd Bebeau said Harvey had “an absolutely incredible performance.”

Hartford (8-0-0) is home to Milton on Wednesday.

Hanover 3, Windham 0

WEST LEBANON — A strong defensive effort and stellar goaltending earned Hanover the win at Campion Rink.

Senior Curtis Rice had two goals, late in the first period and early in the second, senior Casey Graham had a third period goal and an assist and senior goalie Declan Flynn made 13 saves for his first varsity win.

“We played a solid game from start to finish,” said Hanover Coach DIck Dodds. “Great goaltending from Declan Flynn.”

Dodds also praised the defensive effort of junior Jack Gardner and senior Matt Walsh, calling it “tough and steady.”

Hanover (4-2-0) is home to Bedford on Sunday.

Girls basketball Hanover 66, Bedford 58

HANOVER — Hanover remains undefeated at 10-0 and is home to Kingswood on Friday.

Boys Basketball Northfield 47, MVCS 40

QUECHEE — A close game throughout came down to the Marauders making foul shots for the win.

The Eagles got out early, 9-2, but Northfield had the lead, 12-11, after one quarter. The visitors maintained the one-point edige at the halftime and three-quarters buzzers.

“Was a three-point game with 2 minutes to go,” said Mid Vermont Christian coach Erva Barnes. “They slowed it down in the fourth quarter, and we had to play the foul game. Great defensive effort tonight (last time they scored 69 points on us), but our efforts came up a bit short.”

Joel Roberts had 15 points for MVCS, Abel Goodwin nine poings and Roman Goepper finished with eight points and 12 rebounds

MVCS (5-3) is at West Rutland on Tuesday.

Newfound 62, Newport 29

NEWPORT — Newfound used a strong third quarter to run away from the Tigers, who were down by just eight, 28-20, at halftime, in a Friday night win.

Karter Pollari had 12 points for Newport, and Devyn Heino added nine.

Newport was outscored, 20-2, in the third quarter. The Tigers (0-6) are at Mascenic Tuesday.

Girls hockey Hartford 7, Harwood 2

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — It’s been a bumpy couple of weeks for the Hurricanes with injuries and cancellations, but on Saturday the team put together a dominating offensive performance.

Two goals and two assists each by junior Nedra Dwinell and freshman Madison Barwood led the Hurricanes.

Hartford dominated play in the first two periods, outshooting the Highlanders, 31-6, and building a 5-1 lead. In the third, Harwood scored twice as did Hartford, whose last goal came with 9 seconds left in the game.

Brianna Roberts, Emma Bazin and Sophie Trombley had one goal each for Hartford. Harwood goalie Jordan Hunter had 42 saves.

“This was our most competitive game of the season,” said Hartford coach Kylie Young. “The last two weeks have brought game cancellations, injuries and quarantines, but we managed to bring our A game today.”

Hartford (6-1-0 league, 6-2-0 overall) travels to Rutland Wednesday.

Indoor Track Hamilton leads Hartford

BURLINGTON — Caroline Hamilton continued to excel for the Hurricanes with a win and two third-place finishes at UVM, leading Hartford to seventh place among 14 teams.

Hamilton won the 55-meter with a time of 9.66, took third in the long jump (4.22 meters) and was third in the triple jump (9.24). The girls 4x200 relay of Hamilton, Olivia Chase, Megan Lang and Alice Piper finished seventh in 2:06.49.

The boys, 12th of 15 teams, took seventh in the 600 meters with Jack Fournier-Stephens (1:43.6) and fourth in the 4x400 relay with the team of Fournier-Stephens, Chase Goodwin, Gavin Farnsworth and Bennet Moreno (4:20.16).

Hanover set two marks

BOSTON — Junior Ian Solberg and senior Pierce Seigne set school records for Hanover at Saturday’s Northeast Invitational at the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Facility.

Competing against athletes from around New England, Solberg placed second in the high jump and set the new school record at 6 feet, 2 inches. Seigne was eighth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:41.2, breaking the previous Hanover record by nearly two seconds, Hanover coach Steve McConnell said.

The boys 4x400 relay team of Seigne, Solberg, Nathanial Solberg and Rex Gleason finished 11th with a time of 4:16.93.

Wrestling Shepard runner-up at meet

PELHAM, N.H. — Colby Shepard, Stevens’ lone wrestler, reached the finals of the Dan Gionet Tournament at Pelham High, ultimately dropping a 6-2 decision.

Shepard, seeded first and wrestling in the 170-pound weight class, had a bye, then won his first match by decision, 9-7, and his second match by “medical default,” said Steven Coach Joe Shepard.

Shepard is now 7-2 on the year.

Newport at Spauldling

ROCHESTER, N.H. — The Tigers won two out of three matches at Saturday’s meet with Bedford, Spaulding and White Mountains

Senior Luke Bartlett, competing at 220 pounds, pinned his opponent in 53 seconds. Junior Eric Wilkinson, at 138, won, 6-2.

Alpine skiing Lebanon girls third, boys fourth

GILFORD, N.H. — Senior Cassidy Adams had finishes of second and third to lead the Lebanon girls and junior Roy Shapard came in fifth and sixth in the slalom and giant slalom for the Raider boys at Gunstock.

The girls accumulated 713 points on the day, with Gilford winning the event with 758 points and St. Thomas second at 741. There were eight girls teams and nine boys school. The Lebanon boys totaled 706 points, behind only winner Gilford (740), Belmont (719) and St. Thomas (716).

Adams had a combined time on two runs of 1:29.63 in the giant slalom, food for second place, and 1:02.16 on two runs in the slalom, which placed her third.

Shapard’s time in the GS was 1:33.39 (sixth) and in the slalom 1:00.23 (fifth). Lebanon junior Noah Montagne was ninth in the GS (1:37.58) and eighth in the slalom (1:05.68).

Behind Adams in the GS was sophomore Marin Pearson (eighth, 1:57.62). Sophomore Olivia Cook was 12th in the slalom (1:12.51).

Lebanon’s next meet is Friday at Mount Sunapee




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