Following a win and tie in home weekend contests against competition from Montreal, the Champlain Valley Union High boys hockey team will lace up the skates Thursday for the first of two appearances in the annual Beech Tournament at Burlington’s Leddy Park.
The Redhawks will meet Rice Memorial High in game one at 4:30 Thursday afternoon. Colchester High and South Burlington High tangle in the second game with the winners and losers to meet Friday, starting at 4:30 p.m.
In the finale of the two-day invasion from Canada Saturday at Cairns Arena, the Redhawks outshot Lower Canada College 22-12, but could not snap a scoreless tie, CVU goalie Greg Talbert notching the blank job.
On Friday night, CVU and Loyola went into overtime before veteran captain Kaleb Godbout snapped home a lamp lighter to give the Hawks a 2-1 triumph.
Joe Parento notched CVU’s earlier tally while Cam Rivard compiled a pair of assists and Godbout had a helper.
—Mal Boright, Observer correspondent