Wins keep coming for CVU hockey girls (12/23/09)

Dec. 23, 2009

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

Just call them The Lamplighters.

The Champlain Valley Union High girls hope to continue their thus-far prolific hockey sniping Wednesday at Cairns Arena, when they put their 6-0 record up against visiting Burlington High (1-4) in a 7:30 p.m. contest.


    Observer photo by Karen Pike
Champlain Valley Union High goalie Nicole Sisk makes a save during the second period of Monday’s game, held at Cairns Arena in South Burlington. CVU’s Amanda Lacaillade (4) also guards the net.


    Observer photo by Karen Pike
Molly Howard (15) of Champlain Valley Union High works the puck past Rice Memorial’s Brigitte Gagne (6) during the second period of Monday’s game.

On the following Wednesday, the Redhawks travel to Highgate for a match with 4-3 Missisquoi Valley Union at 6 p.m.

Starting a week ago this Wednesday, coach Tom Ryan’s aggregation outgunned three foes in six days by a combined 26-5 scoring advantage to hike their season goals for and against mark to 46-10.

The latest triumph came Monday afternoon, an 11-1 victory over Rice Memorial at Cairns Arena.

Molly Howard (three goals, two assists) snapped a 1-1 tie early in the first period and the Redhawks unleashed a torrent of rubber at Green Knights goalie Sydney Carney-Knisely for the remainder of the game. The Rice net minder wound up with 56 stops.

KK Logan and Amanda Armell each potted two scores while Addie Peterson, Maggie Ryan, Sasha Gunther and Hannah Johnson each netted one.

Gunther also passed off for three assists while Ryan, Armell and Johnson got two apiece.

CVU net minder Nicole Sisk made nine stops, including a third-period beauty off Rice’s Annie Maheux on a breakaway.

Ryan was especially pleased with the Redhawks’ 5-2 Saturday win over Hartford on the highly regarded Hurricanes’ home ice.

Sophia Steinhoff paced the victors with three goals, her second chapeau performance in two outings. Two of the scores came with the Redhawks shorthanded.

Armell and Logan also tallied and Howard chipped in with two assists.

Sisk came up with 21 rejections between the CVU pipes. The Redhawks took 23 shots at the Hartford cage.

Last Wednesday, Howard cranked out four goals and Steinhoff added three in a 10-2 bopping of Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Logan produced two scores and Armell got one.

Assist leaders were Ryan (three), Logan and Howard (two each).