Local roundup: Hanover boys hockey secures shutout of Exeter

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Published: 01-12-2023 8:21 PM

WEST LEBANON — The Hanover High boys hockey team delivered what coach Dick Dodds called the Bears’ best performance of the year in a 2-0 shutout victory over Exeter at Campion Rink on Wednesday night.

Jo Jo Drent made 30 saves for Hanover, recording his second career shutout. Henry Cotter and Ronan Przydzelski each had a goal.

Cotter, Andrew Rudd, Jack Gardner and Gavin Miller were all strong defensively.

“Playing against one of our league’s top teams, we came out with a sense of urgency and played our best 45 minutes of hockey so far this year,” Dodds said. “Our team defense was outstanding and we had outstanding special teams. It was a signature win for us.”

The Bears (3-5) are at Salem on Saturday.

Hartford 10St. Johnsbury 0

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes were all over the Hilltoppers at Barwood Arena on Wednesday evening, improving to 6-2. St. Johnsbury fell to 1-6.

Ozzie DeFelice had four goals for Hartford, Ezra Mock added three, Blaine Gour scored twice and Nolan Morlock also tallied. Gour contributed three assists and DeFelice two to go along with single helpers from James McReynolds, Nick Daniels, Nate Clark, Rich Rosenbeck, Logan Caffrey and Cavan Benjamin.

Davey Bradley and Sean Keliher combined for 10 saves in the shutout. The Canes host Burr & Burton on Saturday.

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HOLDERNESS, N.H. — The Raiders fell to 0-7, receiving their lone goal from defenseman Andrew Dannehy on a high shot that concluded a lengthy solo rush. Goaltender Evan George stopped 29 shots, and the visitors also received strong play from freshman wing James Stevens.

Kearsarge-Plymouth is 3-3-1. Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal, which played without its first- and second-line centers because of illness and school suspension, is at Belmont-Gilford (7-0) on Saturday.

GIRLS HOCKEY Woodstock 5, Kingdom 3

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. — Isabel Konijnenberg’s hat trick paced the Wasps in Wednesday’s road win over the Blades.

Woodstock fell behind less than two minutes into the game, but Gracelyn Laperle’s unassisted goal knotted things 1-1 through the first period. Two Konijnenberg goals in the second put the Wasps in front, and Hannah Gubbins made it 4-1 later in the middle stanza.

The Blades tallied twice in the third to make it close, but Konijnenberg gave Woodstock some insurance with her third goal of the night. Laperle, Gubbins, Kassidy Haley and Lily Gubbins each had an assist. Meridien Bremel made 22 saves.

The Wasps (6-2) host South Burlington on Friday.

Concord 2, LSK 1 (OT)

CONCORD — The Raiders were on the brink of a shutout victory, but the Crimson Tide evened the score with 1:13 remaining in the third period and won it on a shorthanded goal 18 seconds into overtime. Leah Beauregard netted the game-winner after having assisted on the tying goal.

Greta Barber scored for Lebanon, assisted by Sara Forman. Kristen Garzia made 15 saves.

“We played well in the first two periods, got sloppy in the third and paid for it,” Raiders coach Mike Sheehan said.

LSK (2-4) hosts Bedford on Saturday.

BOYS BASKETBALL Thetford 47, Hazen 44

THETFORD — The Panthers held the Wildcats to just two fourth-quarter points, handing the defending VPA Division III champions their first loss of the season.

Boone Fahey led Thetford with 17 points and Dempsey McGovern added 12. The Panthers (5-1) host Peoples on Friday night.

Mount St. Joseph 89, Windsor 45

RUTLAND — The Yellowjackets were no match for the Green Wave on Wednesday, falling to 3-5. Windsor hosts Fair Haven on Friday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Springfield 48, Hartford 38

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Charlotte Jasmin’s strong freshman season continued with 17 points for the Hurricanes, but she could not outdo the Cosmos’ Maci Stagner, who finished with 24. Hartford fell to 4-3 and will travel to Randolph on Saturday.

WRESTLING Lebanon 37, Souhegan 36

LEBANON — The Raiders took down the previously unbeaten Sabers on Wednesday in a close match.

Cole Ashline won by major decision at 145 pounds. Toms Linkaits scratched out a 4-2 victory at 195, and Drew Sanchez edged his opponent, 6-5, at 152. At 182, Dustin Jarvis won with a first-round pin, and Sawyer Beaulieu picked up an 11-5 win at 126.

Mascoma faces Newport, Pelham

WEST CANAAN — The Royals fell in a close match against Pelham, 36-33, despite a first-round pin by senior Asa Michetti and win by decision by junior Damian Nestle.

Against the Tigers, Mascoma sophomore Austin Crowder won with a third-round pin, and sophomore Hunter Zarr won by decision.