Thursday February 7, 2013

BURLINGTON -- The Brattleboro boys ice hockey team scored four goals in each period during its 12-0 rout of Burlington on Wednesday afternoon.

Nik Rancourt racked up two goals and five assists to pace the winners. Romello Lindsey was also on fire, finishing the game with a hat trick and a couple of dimes.

The Colonels stole a 4-0 lead in the opening period, on burials by Philip Perkins, Jimmy Podlaski, Lindsey and Rancourt. Andy Harris, Adam Griffin, Cooper Turner Renaud and Lindsey all delivered in the second period, and third-period goals came from Evan Perkins, Philip Perkins, Rancourt and Lindsey.

Griffin would end up with three assists. The Colonels had a 42-8 edge in shots, with Greg DiSilva making eight stops for the shutout.

The 12-3 Colonels will host Woodstock on Saturday at 4:45 p.m. The Seahorses dropped to 1-12-1 overall.

Girls Basketball

MSJ 42, Twin Valley 26

RUTLAND -- Leading 29-26 with five minutes remaining in the game, the Green Wave finished with a 13-0 surge.

"It was the usual stuff: we were missing shots, throwing the ball away, we couldn’t get any stops," said Twin Valley coach Buddy Hayford of the stretch run.

Claire Schmelzenbach and Gwen Breslen paced MSJ with 15 and 11 points respectively. Abbi Molner (8 points, 5 rebounds) and Hannah Swanson (5 points, 6 rebounds) led the Wildcats.

"They have good athletes and a decent team," added Hayford. "We just didn’t get it done."

The 5-11 Wildcats, who actually outrebounded MSJ 35-23, will play at Bellows Falls next.

BHA news

BRATTLEBORO -- Andrew Peloso tallied twice and also assisted on Alex Hudon’s winner as the Brattleboro Squirts defeated the Pioneer Valley Lightning of Holyoke, Mass., 3-1 on Saturday. Ryan Gerard and Aden McMahon each set up a burial, while Austin Wood was solid between the pipes. The Squirts, who moved the puck through the neutral zone and crashed the net, will play in Woodstock this weekend in the first round of the Vermont State Tournament.

Dylan Reilly scored with seconds left, assisted by Jakob Curtiss, to give the BHA Peewees a tie in a home game against FCHA of Greenfield, Mass. Goalie Anthony Palomba was awesome in that showdown. Curtiss (2 goals, 3 assists), Gavin Flynn (2 goals, 2 assists) and Ryan Roof (hat trick) did the damage for Brattleboro in a 10-2 rout of Westfield Black on Sunday. Every BHA Peewee player that dressed for that game accounted for at least one goal or assist.

Daniel McMahon found the back of the net on Sunday to help the BHA Bantams tie Ludlow, Mass., 1-1 on Saturday. Goalie Milou Rigollaud and defenders Ellinore Todd-Long, Sarah LaPorte and Pete Paasche all brought their A game in a 4-1 victory over Greenfield on Sunday. McMahon tallied twice, while Bradley Fellows and Miles Hiler also scored for the BHA Bantams.

Jakob Curtiss of the Peewees and Alex Gadowski of the Midgets each made their respective Vermont All-Star Select teams.