Ahnert, Kimura, Robinson deliver for Mites

BRATTLEBORO — Teams throughout the Brattleboro Hockey Association entered the month of February with on ice action, including the short season Novice Hawks who participated in their first ever cross ice games. These skaters have been working hard to develop their skills at learn-to-skate sessions on Saturday mornings since October and are on their way to the Mites level next season.

This year's BHA Mites took on Keene at Keene Ice. Ethan Ahnert led Brattleboro in scoring with six goals. Senji Kimura potted four more goals and was also outstanding on defense. Colby Robinson recorded a hat trick, Alex Fortier collected a goal and an assist, Carson Mialkowski was also a goal scorer, and Jordan Denny notched two assists, while serving the Hawks well at both ends of the ice. Brattleboro's other goal was scored by Sammy Lyford. Malika Anthes, Dominic McKay and Atticus Cryer-Crosby anchored the defense for Brattleboro. Damian Bliss stood strong in goal, pouncing on the puck whenever it came his way.

At the Squirt level, the Brattleboro White Hawks took on the top ranked Pioneer Valley Lightning in GSL North Division action. Brattleboro goaltender Alexander Dick put on show, stopping numerous shots from this high powered team in a back and forth match. The Lightning scored the first goal just moments before the first period buzzer, but the Hawk' Andy Cay evened the score at 1-1, scoring on a scrum off of a rebound in the second. Pioneer Valley then turned up the volume, scoring four goals in the middle period. In the third, Brattleboro regrouped and scored two as Evan Wright sent a long distance shot into the twine and Cay collected his second of the game, banging home a rebound shot as the Hawks fell 7-3 to the Lightning.

The BHA Bantams also took on a first place team, welcoming the Wilbraham Twin Meadows Blackhawks to Nelson Withington arena. Robbie Nowill got the Hawks on the board early after a nice feed from Owen Perry. After WTM tied it up, Perry made a nice individual effort to help BHA retake the lead. The Hawks were combining for many nice passing plays throughout the game, which led to an offensive explosion. Jack McLaughlin scored off of an Alex Palomba pass, while Jack Pattison and Will Taggard dished the puck back and forth to set up a Pattison tally. In the third, the Hawks kept coming with one goal from Sam Hall and two from Brett Parsons, one off a sweet feed from Aden McMahon. Goalie Darek Harvey and his defense of Ethan Young, Derek Parsons, McMahon and Nowill did the rest for a 7-2 victory.


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