Boys hockey team hoping for late surge (2/4/10)

Feb. 4, 2010

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

Winless in its last four starts, the 8-5-2 Champlain Valley Union High hockey team had Saturday’s late game rally to force a 3-3 tie with 13-2-1 Stowe High as inspiration going into Wednesday night’s contest with Rice Memorial High at Cairns Arena.


    Courtesy photo by David Yandell
With Miles Grunvald (33) protecting the Champlain Valley Union High net, Griffin Brady (16) battles a Stowe player for the puck. CVU rallied against Stowe for a 3-3 tie in Saturday’s game.

A pair of road trips is on the immediate horizon. The Redhawks will motor south Saturday for a 4 p.m. tilt at Rutland High and then journey east Monday for the makeup of an earlier, weather-related postponed game with Spaulding High in Barre.

In the Stowe contest, the Redhawks’ leading helper, forward Kyle Logan, took up the scoring mantle and deposited three third period goals to force the deadlock with the Raiders from the mountain. The outburst brought Logan’s season total to 11 goals to go with a team-leading at least 15 assists.

Top goal-getter Robbie Dobrowski, who has 20 lamp lighters, assisted on all three scores while Nate Lacroix had two helpers.

Net minder Miles Grunvald came up with 19 stops in the CVU net while the Redhawks had 25 shots at Stowe goalie Matt Rauch.

The tie stopped a two game losing string and left the Hawks 0-2-2 in their last four contests.

On Wednesday, CVU fell 3-2 at Harwood Union in Waterbury. Dobrowski and Derek Goodwin potted the two scores.