Cay, Wright lead BHA with hat tricks

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Hockey Association's Squirt White Hawks reminded everyone how much they like the the Nelson Withington Skating Arena, capturing their fourth victory of the young GSL season by rolling over Wilbraham Twin Meadows 6-2. The Hawks came out strong and were led by goaltender Alexander Dick, who posted another stellar performance in the nets. Andy Cay and Evan Wright provided the offensive fireworks, each recording a hat trick. This game also featured tenacious play by Gabe Alexander and impenetrable defense of Evan Ahnert. The White Hawks moved to 4-0 on the season.

The Brattleboro Squirt Blue Hawks also found success, notching their first victory of the season with a 4-3 win over the Keene Cobras in Keene. Goalie Nick Fortier was on his game as he backstopped the Blue Hawks to the road "W." Coen Bassler got the Blue Hawks offense going with a goal in the second period. Nico Conathan-Leach turned up the offensive fire with two more second-period goals Six minutes into the third period, Bassler found the back of the net again to give Brattleboro all they would need for the win.

In Preseason High School action, Brattleboro's Midget Hawks moved into first place as they downed the Pioneer Valley Lightning's Purple team 4-0. The Hawks played a strong, up tempo game as netminder Austin Wood collected his second consecutive shutout. Anthony Palumba broke a scoreless tie in the second period, converting a feed from Dmitri Seger and Eric Chase. Gabe Heiden and Nathan Powers also found the back of the net with helpers going to Miles Hiler and Alex Hudon, respectively. Kam Pelkey's empty netter sealed the Brattleboro victory.

The following day, the Hawks skated to a 1-1 tie with the Nonotuck Knights. Connor Murphy lit the lamps for Brattleboro on a slick feed from defensemen Eric Chase and Nathan Powers, but the Hawks could not break through after this first-period goal.


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