Ups and downs for CVU boys hockey ensemble (12/10/09)

Dec. 10, 2009

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

The defending Division 1 champion Champlain Valley Union High boys hockey team took on a solid 2-0 Spaulding High of Barre hockey team Wednesday night, the Redhawks hoping to even their season mark at 2-2.

The game was scheduled for after press deadline.

The Crimson Tide held victories over the two teams that edged the Hawks, Burlington High and South Burlington High.

Burlington bumped off CVU 2-0 Saturday night in the championship game of the annual Burchard Tournament at Leddy Arena, despite a 30-save performance by CVU goalie Mark Albertson. The Redhawks had 15 shots on BHS net minder Nathaniel Young.

On Friday, coach Doug Hopper’s Red and White had chalked up an 8-0 victory over Rice Memorial High in the tournament’s opening round.

Robbie Dobrowski and Derek Goodwin each fired a pair of goals for the winners. Sam Parent and Nate LaCroix popped single tallies, as did John Milbank and Max Hopper. For Milbank and Hopper the scores were their initial high school lamp lighters.

The Redhawks’ season opener was a week ago Wednesday, a 4-3 overtime loss to South Burlington’s Rebels.

Kyle Logan and Griffin Brady gave the Hawks an early 2-0 advantage, but South Burlington came back to go in front before Dobrowski tied the game with 10 seconds left in regulation.

Matt Chickansosky’s goal some two-and-a-half minutes into overtime won it for the Rebs.

CVU outshot South Burlington, 32-25.