Girls hockey journeys to St. Albans12/18/08

Dec. 18, 2008

After Wednesday’s contest against Burlington High, the Champlain Valley Union High girls hockey team will embark Saturday on a trip to St. Albans for the first meeting of the young season with Bellows Free Academy. BFA St. Albans took a 4-1 record out of last weekend’s action.

CVU’s Wednesday game was set to be played after press deadline.

The 1-3 Redhawks are hoping to reduce the penalties after trips to the cooler Saturday proved costly in a narrow 3-2 loss to Essex High in the Hornets’ arena.

Three power play goals by Essex erased a 1-0 CVU lead. Maggie Ryan scored her second tally of the day to get CVU close. The Redhawks’ goalie, Nicole Bonneau, came up with 33 stops, while CVU fired 15 shots on the Essex net.

Last Wednesday, coach Tom Ryan’s team unloaded an 11-0 trouncing on Rice Memorial High. Molly Howard and Lizzy Betz knocked in two scores each to lead the onslaught.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent