BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Hockey Association Mites began their season with a game against the powerful Holy Name Stars of Springfield, Ma on Saturday.
No official scores are kept for Mite games and accounts of the game’s outcome vary. Mite players report a 8-6 BHA victory while their coaches estimate a 15-6 loss.
Sam Hall scored five dazzling goals while Ivan Lyons added a top-shelf snipe from a sharp angle. Rookie goalie Kyle Hamilton held his composure in net despite constant pressure from Holy Name. Despite the final score, Gabe Alexander and Nick Gerard reported from the bench that they still "love hockey."
BHA Squirts had a strong start to the season with a 9-0 win over Ludlow. Goal scoring came from Jack Rockefeller, Will Taggard, Gabe Heiden and Kami Meier. The Squirts airtight defense was led by Ethan Young, Aden McMahon, and Leo Bodett who helped Darek Harvey earn the shutout in net.
Try hockey for free
BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Hockey Association will be hosting USA Hockey’s "Try Hockey For Free Day" this Sunday, Nov. 2. Kids ages 4-9 can come strap on the gear and BHA members will provide children with the chance to try the sport out for free.
Hundreds of organizations all over the country are holding similar events on the same day to create excitement around the sport of youth hockey.
XC invitational hosts 7 schools
PUTNEY -- The Grammar School finished up the fall XC running season with its annual invitational meet for more than 130 racers from seven schools, including BAMS, Academy, Putney Central School, Ludlow, Riverside, Reading, and The Grammar School on Oct. 23.
119 students participated in the .5 mile, mile, and 1.5 mile races on an open, hilly field near the school. In addition, 16 eager runners joined the second annual untimed Lollipop race for children five years and younger, where the prize was a lollipop at the finish line.
The top three finishers in the girls .5 mile were Riley Paul from Ludlow in first, Ellie Mellowship from Putney Central School in second, and Sadie Bell from Putney Central School in third place. For the boys .5 mile, Marshall Taylor from The Grammar School was first, Sam McMillan from Ludlow was second, and Kyran Dell from The Grammar School was third.
The girls mile race was won by Amelia Opsahl of The Grammar School, with Ava Whitney from Academy in second place, and Wells Mundell-Wood from The Grammar School in third. In the boys mile, Keegan Givens from Academy came in first, Beau Guenther from Putney Central was second, and Colby Clourat from Ludlow was third.
In the girls 1.5 mile, Eva Harris from Riverside came in first, Emilia Dick from BAMS was second, and Liza Bell from Putney Central was third. In the boys 1.5 mile, it was a clean sweep by BAMS, with Isaac Freitas-Eagan in firs, Trevor Kipp in second, and Nate McKenny in third.
After the races, runners were treated to fresh cider donuts and apples from Green Mountain Orchards in Putney.