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BRATTLEBORO — Like father, like son.

Twenty-five years after his dad finished his career at the University of Vermont with 29 goals and 40 assists, Jack Pattison is tearing up the ice himself.

Brattleboro Union High School's sophomore forward tallied twice and also had four helpers in his team's 8-0 victory over Northfield, which ultimately earned him 228 votes and Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Winter honors. His prize is a $25 gift certificate to the Marina.

"Both Jack's father and grandfather played Division 1 hockey, and he has inherited their love for the game and the puck handling ability that runs in the family and helps produce offense," said Jack's father, Rob.

Pattison led the 2019-20 Colonels with 20 goals and 22 assists. Some say he got his athletic ability from his mom, Gina, who scored 998 points during her varsity basketball career at Leland & Gray.

"He loves the game and competing with his teammates — a number of them have been teammates since they were 5-years-old, notably his linemate Will Taggard," Rob Pattison explained. "Jack has also developed an ability to create time and space with the puck for himself and his teammates, which creates a number of quality scoring chances that Jack and his teammates were able to take advantage of this year."

Pattison was one of 13 athlete of the week winners during the winter, with the others being area basketball players Rachael Rooney (Brattleboro), Isaac Wilkinson (Bellows Falls), Dylan Harden (Hinsdale), Griffin Waryas (Bellows Falls), Halle Dickerson (Bellows Falls), Taylor Goodell (Bellows Falls), Ryan Kelly (Bellows Falls), Audrey Martin (Hinsdale), Maya Waryas (Bellows Falls), Hannah Greenwood (Leland & Gray), Dylan Clark (Bellows Falls) and Molly Potter (Bellows Falls).

The nominees for the Brattleboro Reformer Team of the Season are shown below. In order to vote, simply go to www.facebook.com/ReformerSports and "like" your choice.

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