Boys hockey eyes rematch of last year

Dec. 18, 2008

The unbeaten-in-the-U.S. Champlain Valley Union High boys hockey team had business on Wednesday against South Burlington High before setting its sights on the first meeting of the year with the Essex High Hornets, the team that nudged the Redhawks in the Division 1 championship match last March.

The two teams will meet on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Essex.

The Hornets came out of last weekend’s play with a 1-1 record after a 5-1 victory Saturday over Colchester High.

CVU is 3-1 against all comers, after losing 3-2 on Saturday to Lower Canada College in Montreal, where LCC is the reigning city champion.

Ben Soll and Brady DeHayes had the Redhawks’ goals as they out-shot the Canadians, 35-17. Mark Albertson, Miles Grunvald and Chris McGinnis shared the CVU net minding duties.

Last Wednesday, Nate LaCroix proved to be great late by popping in his first two scores of the season with less than five minutes left in regulation to snap a 2-2 tie and give the Hawks a 4-2 win over Burlington High. DeHayes and Eric Robinson also potted CVU tallies.

Albertson made 17 saves between the pipes.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent