CVU hockey teams up and down in regular season closers (2/18/10)

Feb, 18, 2010


While the Champlain Valley Union High girls’ hockey team took a big step toward the upper brackets in post-season playoffs Saturday, the boys’ team lost for the third time in four games.


    Courtesy photo by David Yandell
CVU girls hockey co-captain KK Logan scurries for a quick shot on net. The girls team ended the season with an impressive 15-4-1 record.


    Courtesy photo by David Yandell
CVU boys hockey forward Sam Parent (23) powers through the BFA defense. Goalie Mark Albertson had 23 saves in the CVU net.

The girls, blanked 4-0 at home earlier in the season by a sharp Spaulding High of Barre, went to the Tide’s rink and issued a 3-2 trimming to close out the regular campaign 15-4-1. Spaulding is 15-3.

Down 2-0 after the first period, the Redhawks came back hard in the second reel with Amanda Armell, Alyx Rivard and Maggie Ryan finding the net to pull the decision out of the fire.

Nicole Sisk came up with 17 stops in the CVU cage. The Redhawks took 17 shots at Tide goalie Gabbie Willey.

The boys, after a dispiriting 4-2 home defeat at the hands of up-and-down 13-6-1 North Country Union last Wednesday, gave Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans (10-10) a struggle before BFA logged the win on a late score with 2:30 left in regulation.

Mayson Kropf (Erik MacLean and NateLacroix assisting) and Kyle Logan (assists to Sam Parent and Robbie Dobrowski) nailed the CVU goals.

The Redhawks were narrowly outshot 26-24. Mark Albertson had 23 saves in the CVU net.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent