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Dec. 22, 2010

Redhawks hockey team captures tourney win

Goalie Jason O’Brien protects the Champlain Valley Union High net during Saturday’s overtime win against Rice Memorial. The victory captured the Charlie Burchard Tournament for the Redhawks. (Courtesy photo by David Yandell)

With the annual Charlie Burchard Tournament championship in his back pocket, so to speak, coach Mike Murray and his Champlain Valley Union High boys hockey team get a break until Dec. 30. That Tuesday, the 4-0 Redhawks meet Rice Memorial High in a non-league rematch of the Burchard finalists.

The game is slated for Cairns Arena 1 at 7:20 p.m.

CVU’s Erick MacLean brings the puck up the ice. (Courtesy photo by David Yandell)

CVU prevailed 5-4 on Saturday night in overtime when Kyle Logan knocked in the game winner, with Robbie Dobrowski earning an assist.

Dobrowski and fellow senior Derek Goodwin had big nights Friday in leading the Redhawks to a 4-1 triumph over Colchester high in the opening round. Each netted a pair of scores. Meanwhile, net minder Jason O’Brien made 15 stops.

CVU girls hockey team has plenty of holiday ice time

The 2-1 Champlain Valley Union High girls hockey team will have plenty of opportunities during the holiday period to bounce back from Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Hartford High Hurricanes in White River Junction.

The Redhawks next tangle with Rice Memorial High at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday at Cairns Arena. It is Rice’s home game.

Next Tuesday, 3-0 Hartford will visit the Redhawks at Cairns for a 5:30 p.m. match. Two nights later, on Thursday, Burr and Burton of Manchester will come calling at Cairns with a 5:30 start.

At Hartford, Amanda Armell potted her fourth and fifth goals of the season but the unbeaten Hurricanes prevailed. Redhawks goalie Nicole Sisk had 15 saves and CVU held a slim 19-18 edge in shots on net.

Last Wednesday, Armell and Molly Howard scored the goals as the Redhawks nipped Colchester High 2-1 at Leddy Park. CVU fired 42 shots at Lakers net minder Gretchen St. Pierre.

CVU scores in indoor track and field meet

Three members of the Vermont and New England championship Champlain Valley Union High cross country team ran close together — their trademark — this past weekend at an indoor track and field meet at the University of Vermont, taking the first three places in the 1,600-meter event.

Summer Spillane, Claire Trotter and Adrienne Devita finished in that order and helped the girls team to a third place finish in the team totals.

CVU also earned a victory in the 4-by-800 relay.

The CVU boys took sixth place in the team totals, with Sam Chevalier winning the pole vault with a height of 14 feet, 6 inches.

Busy schedule for CVU Nordic ski team

Members of the Champlain Valley Union High Nordic ski team probably will not add much weight during the holiday season, a time of generous dining and waistline expansion for many folks.

The Redhawks have a meet scheduled for 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax, one the following Tuesday at Sleepy Hollow, plus yet another on Dec. 31 in the Northeast Kingdom.

The boys will be seeking to make it two or more victories after opening the season Saturday with a victory in a six-team session at Sleepy Hollow.

Led by Hans Fredrik Fahle’s 40-second victory over runner-up Nick Shallow from Mount Mansfield Union, the boys captured the team title with 17 points to 33 for the second place Cougars.

CVU’s Kilian Muller was third, Sam Epstein fourth and Jake Marston ninth.

The girls team finished third with 51 points while Mount Mansfield earned the win with 27 points, led by individual victor Hailey Burkhart.

Sierra Frisbie led the Redhawks with a sixth place finish.

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