Brattleboro commands rink in youth hockey
BRATTLEBORO -- The Squirts had a solid 9-3 win over Ludlow Saturday. Andrew Peloso led the way with two goals and five assists, Ryan Gerard and Alex Hudon scored two goals apiece, Jenna Powers contributed a goal and an assist, and Suzanna Cornman and Jennal Tattersall chipped in with a goal each. Austin Wood anchored the nets.
The Bantams defeated Greenfield 4-3, with scoring evenly distributed, goals by Miles Hiler, Jakob Curtiss, Daniel McMahon and the game-winner from Sophie McLaughlin. The following day Brattleboro lost to Ludlow 6-0, with Sarah LaPorte standing out on defense.
The PeeWee squad had another solid weekend of hockey. They defeated the Springfield Capitals 5-0 on Saturday and the Pioneer Valley Lightning 10-1 on Sunday to remain undefeated in the GSL so far this year.
Max Albright was solid in goal both games and the offense spread the scoring around. Jerred Tattersall collected seven goals and an assist. Ryan Roof had two goals and two assists. Cameron King scored his first goal of the season and had an assist, Joe Koes had two assists, Jakob Curtiss had a hat trick plus two assists, Aidan Kindopp had a pair of assists, Anthony Palomba a goal and an assist, and Dimitri Seger had one goal and one assist. Jacob Bailey and Dylan Reilly each had an assist as well.
On Saturday, the Mite North squad played their best game of the year to date. Darek Harvey stood on his head between the pipes, making one save after another. Leo Bodett and Alex Palomba played strong games in shutdown defensive roles and Will Taggard and Jack Pattison led the charge on offense.
State’s ‘closest big mountain’ opens for the winter
season on Turkey Day
DOVER -- Mount Snow Resort announced today that it plans to open for the 2012 / 2013 winter ski and snowboard season on Thursday, with five trails covering about 30 acres of skiable terrain serviced by three chairlifts. The southern Vermont resort has been making snow every night for the past week, taking advantage of even the shortest windows of snowmaking temperatures in an effort to get the season off to a good start.
During a time of year when many ski areas only offer open terrain at higher elevations where snowmaking conditions are better and skiers and riders must download on chairlifts to the base of the mountain, Mount Snow has been experiencing a string of temperature inversions during which the air is much colder at lower elevations than it is at the summit. Because of this weather anomaly and the high snowmaking production at lower elevations that results from it, the resort will start the season by operating two of its high speed quad chairlifts that reach roughly three-quarters of the way up the mountain but no summit access.
"We’ve seen some pretty interesting temperature patterns over the last week, or so. When the warmest temperature reading in northern New England is at the summit of Mount Washington, you know things are a little funny," said Mount Snow’s Director of Operations, Dave Moulton. "Once we get some cold temps up top, it won’t take us long to get enough snow down to open the terrain up there."
Mount Snow plans to operate chairlifts from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. If snow conditions permit, the resort will move to normal midweek hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting on Monday.
Lift tickets for opening day will be $49 for adults (age 19-64), $39 for youth and seniors (age 6-18, 65+), $30 learning terrain-only (Discovery Shuttle Triple) and kids age five and under ski and ride for free.
Events for opening weekend include a Turkey Hangover Hill Climb on Friday, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks display on Saturday and grand opening celebrations for The Cupola retail shop as well as the Snow Barn nightclub. For more information on opening weekend, snow conditions and deals visit www.mountsnow.com.
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