Home tests await boys hockey squad (12/17/09)

Dec. 17, 2009

They bagged a big victory Saturday at their home Cairns Arena over Spaulding High of Barre, and hit the road Wednesday for St. Albans and a 1-1 Bellows Free Academy outfit. Next up for the Champlain Valley Union High boys hockey team are home games at 2 p.m. Saturday against 2-0-1 Rutland High and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when Hartford High comes calling.

Wednesday’s game was scheduled for after press deadline.

The victory over Spaulding came partly as a result of the lethal hookup (at least to the Crimson Tide) of forwards Nate LaCroix and Robbie Dobrowski.

LaCroix fired home two goals, including the game winner that snapped a 2-2 knot as the third period was down to the 4:30 mark.

Dobrowski assisted on the winner and the previous LaCroix marker and also knocked in a tally of his own.

Spaulding outshot the Redhawks 32-20. Senior net minder Mark Albertson came up with a big effort, stopping 30 Crimson Tide shots.

The game was originally scheduled for last Wednesday but was switched to Saturday, which both teams had as an open date.


— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent