April 1, 2010
By Mal Boright
Champlain Valley Union High hockey players skated away with several postseason honors announced this past weekend.
Robbie Dobrowski carries the puck during a game against Stowe in January. The Champlain Valley Union High hockey player was named to the 19th annual Burlington Free Press All-State team. He was one of several CVU hockey players to earn postseason honors.
Robbie Dobrowski of the Division 1 runner-up boys team was named to a forward slot on the 19th annual Burlington Free Press All-State team while four of his teammates earned third team and honorable mention selections.
Three members of the girls semifinal squad drew either second team or honorable mention for the All-State team, while four were All-Metro.
In addition, girls head coach Tom Ryan was named All-Metro Coach of the Year after leading the Redhawks to the division semifinals in Northfield.
Dobrowski, who was also first team All-Metro, paced the Redhawks in scoring with 31 goals and 22 assists. The junior sharpshooter hiked his career point total to more than 100.
Third team All-State positions went to junior forward Kyle Logan, CVU’s assists leader, and junior defenseman Eric Maclean, the Redhawks’ blue line organizer.
Senior goaltender Mark Albertson and senior defenseman Cully Millikin drew honorable mentions.
Third team All-Metro slots went to Logan and Albertson while Millikin was honorable mention.
All-State and All-Metro girls second team choices were juniors Molly Howard and Alyx Rivard.
Howard, a forward with a power slap shot, scored 29 goals to go with 18 assists and was a constant threat in late game situations with the issue in doubt. She finished the season with 105 career points.
Rivard moved from forward to defense and was a momentum changer with her end-to-end rushes. She scored three goals and had eight assists.
Sophomore Sophia Steinhoff, another prolific scorer, earned All-State honorable mention and third team All-Metro.
Senior forward KK Logan, also a top-flight goal getter, was named All-Metro honorable mention.
The girls’ coaches looked for brainpower along with hockey skills, and four CVU players earned academic recognition, which required a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
They were Sasha Gunther, Emmaleigh Loyer, Addie Peterson and Maggie Ryan.
The Free Press declared two Essex High seniors, Jake Orr and Julie Pearl, Mr. and Miss Hockey for the 2009-2010 season. CVU’s Jon Day won the Mr. Hockey award in 2002, the lone Redhawk to receive the honor.