Girls hockey faces big test in Hartford1/29/09

Jan. 29, 2009

They have not gone into the eye of the Hurricanes since the opening night of the season.

But on Saturday, the Champlain Valley Union High girls hockey team will motor down Interstate 89 to Hartford for a 2 p.m. session with the tough Hartford High Hurricanes, who bumped off the Redhawks 4-1 back on Dec. 3 at Cairns Arena.

CVU took a 6-5-2 mark into Wednesday’s scheduled contest against 4-9 Burlington High at Cairns.

“Hartford will be a test for us,” CVU coach Tom Ryan said Monday.

The latest victory for the Redhawks came Saturday night, a 9-1 bopping of 2-12 Middlebury Union High.

Amanda Armell paced the CVU assault with three goals to lift her season total to nine. Molly Howard netted two tallies and assisted on three others. Howard now has 11 lamplighters over the campaign.

Maggie Ryan notched her eighth tally, while net minder Nicole Bonneau posted 19 stops.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent