BRATTLEBORO -- The BHA Mites played Amherst White on Saturday. Kyle Hamilton played a stellar game in net while four different players scored for the not-so-grey Hawks.
William Hill recorded a hat trick and Evan Wright scored twice while Sam Hall and Nick Gerard each contributed single goals. Matthew Gordon-Macey and Ali Ibrahim played exceptional defense for the Hawks.
The BHA Squirts finished off the first half of their season in style with a two-win weekend. On Saturday, the Squirts traveled south to take on the Pioneer Valley Lightning and came away with a convincing 9-0 victory. Darek Harvey played his usual steady game in net to notch his seventh shutout of the season. Harvey was aided by a very strong defensive effort from Torin Kindopp and Ethan Young. Will Taggard, Gabe Heiden and Cameron Fry led the way with two goals apiece.
On Sunday, the Squirts hosted a strong Holy Name Green squad in town. It was a tight battle through two periods that saw the score knotted at 2-2 headed to the third.
Lauren Carpenter took her game to a new level on Sunday with a dominant performance on the blue line for the Hawks, stifling one Holy Name rush after another. Jack Rockefeller, Ethan Young, Alex Palomba and Jenna Powers did their part on defense to keep the Holy Name attack in check. The offense continued to click with great puck movement and a tenacious forecheck from the likes of Kami Meier, Nelly Tattersall, Leo Bodett and Aden McMahon.
First period goals for the Hawks came from Taggard and Tattersall on feeds from Young and Meier. In the third, the floodgates opened for the Hawks. Bodett crashed the net to bang in a rebound off a strong wrister by Taggard to put the Hawks in the lead for good. Goals followed from Taggard on a solo rush, Gabe Heiden on a slick feed from Elliot Davis and the final dagger delivered by Heiden eight seconds later, before his stick had cooled. The final score of 6-2 leaves the Squirts with a 10-1 record at the midpoint of the season.