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Local Roundup: St. J Hockey Pummels Peoples

LYNDON CENTER -- Sophomore Anton Gulko scored two goals and had two assists as St. Johnsbury Academy boys hockey team won its season opener 5-1 over Peoples Academy on Wednesday night. The game was a rematch of last year's Lake Division quarterfinals where Peoples Academy came out on top 2-1 in overtime.

Andriy Stavnyuk also recorded a goal and had two assists and Brandon Wells and Chris Cinque each added goals for the Hilltoppers.

Zack LeBlanc scored the only goal for Peoples Academy, and goalie Lukas Caldwell recorded 52 saves.

St. Johnsbury went up 2-0 midway through the first period, benefiting from the early ejection of Wolves center Elliot Caldwell, who also received a five-minute major for headbutting.

The Hilltoppers added two more goals in the second period, and scored their final goal in the third period, countering LeBlanc's goal.

"We went out and skated hard," coach Bob Reardon said. "I think it was a decent matchup of two young teams and I'm excited about how we played."

Reardon, a former LAYHA coach, was coaching his first game for SJA.

"We're going to work on a few more offensive and defensive sets, but right now I'm happy with the win," Reardon said.

St. Johnsbury hosts Woodstock Union at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.



LITTLETON 78, LIN-WOOD 43: In Lincoln, N.H., the Crusaders had too much firepower and depth for the host Lumberjacks. No less than 14 players entered the scoresheet for the winners, who were led by 14 points each by Nick Whipple and Josh Bogardus.

"I give Lin-Wood credit, they've improved and they're getting better from years past," Crusaders coach Trevor Howard said. "We have a lot of depth, and a lot of players did some nice things for us." With 17 points, Lin-Wood's Dovoluk was the game-high scorer.

LHS takes a 2-0 record into its home opener Friday with Lisbon.

LITTLETON (2-0): Nick Whipple 6-2-14, Josh Bogardus 5-4-14, Brett Hagan 1-2-4, Freddie Vasquez 3-2-8, Connor Soucy 2-0-4, Jeff Howard 3-1-7, Cody Stone 2-2-6, Danny Brammer 2-0-4, Cody Verret 2-1-5, Eric Schaefer 0-2-2, Gavin Cook 2-0-4, Ethan Ellingwood 1-0-2, Kuba Kubkowski 1-0-2, Alejandro Mestre 1-0-2. Totals: 31-FG 16-25-FT 78.

LINWOOD (1-0): Webster 3-3-9, Childs 3-0-7, Dovoluk 6-2-17, Rich 4-0-8. Totals: 17-FG 5-8-FT 43.

LHS 19 20 18 21 -- 78

LW 7 15 11 10 -- 43

3 Point FG: LW 4 (Dovoluk 3, Childs). Total Fouls: L 14, LW 18.

UCA 51, CRAFTSBURY 48: In Craftsbury, the Crusaders held on for a Division IV win over the Chargers.

Chris DeLaBruere, who scored 27 points, hit the game-winner with 26 seconds to play and two important free throws with 12.4 seconds left.

"What a wild game," UCA coach Tony DeLaBruere said. "I guess I'm speechless.

"Both teams played with the same intensity as they did the other day."

Craftsbury's first three games have been decided by four points or less. "It's going to come down to our final possession," Craftsbury coach Rick Thomas. "But it's never one thing. We stayed in it. We showed a little bit of maturity."

Craftsbury's Kyle Adams led all scorers with 29. Twenty-four of his points came in the second half.

With the score tied at 46, Frank Spiese grabbed an offensive rebound and found Adams for a basket inside. It gave the Chargers a momentary lead with 58.5 left -- their first lead since 2:59 was left in the first quarter.

UCA hosts Concord Saturday at 2:30. Craftsbury hosts Stowe Tuesday at 7.

UCA (2-0): Chris DeLaBruere 6-11-27, Paul Saaman 1-2-5, Marqel Webster 7-5-19. Totals: 14-FG 18-31-FT 51.

CA (1-2): Alex Vetere 3-4-11, Noah Sweet 1-0-2, Logan Masse 1-0-3, Kyle Adams 11-2-29, Austin Masi 1-0-3. Totals: 17-FG 6-11-FT 48.

UCA 13 12 12 14 -- 51

CA 8 10 14 16 -- 48

3-Point FG: U 5 (C. DeLaBruere 4, Saaman); C 8 (Adams 5, Vetere, Masse, Masi). Total Fouls: U 19, C 24. Fouled Out: U, Webster; C, Vetere, Masse. Referees: Andre Gingue, Richard Wells.


LITTLETON 63, LIN-WOOD 6: In Lincoln, N.H., Ali MacKay and Maggie Hadlock each netted eight points as the Crusaders bounced back from a loss at Colebrook.

Twelve players scored for Littleton, which hosts Lisbon on Friday at 5:30.

LITTLETON (2-1): Dori Horne 4-0-8, Hannah Lavoie 3-0-6. Ali MacKay 3-2-8, Sydney Pinard 2-2-6, Alexis Long 1-0-2, Maggie Hadlock 4-0-8, Nealy Mason 1-2-4, Meagan Bircher 1-0-2, Chynna Lowe 0-1-1, Maddie McNamara 2-2-6, Libby McNamara 1-2-4, Bianca Verret 4-0-8. Totals: 26-FG 11-14-FT 63.

LIN-WOOD (0-4): Kayla Fadden 2-0-4, Tristain McDonald 1-0-2. Totals: 3-FG 0-0-FT 6.

LHS 20 14 20 9 -- 63

LW 2 0 0 4 -- 6

Total Fouls: L 6; LW 14. Referees: Dauer, Thatcher.

CRAFTSBURY 49, UCA 24: In Craftsbury, Janet Bohannon and Thalia Thomas each scored nine of their 11 points in the first half as the Chargers cruised past the turnover-prone Crusaders.

Much like the game Saturday in Newport, the Crusaders stayed with the Chargers early, trailing 10-9 after a Hannah Piette 3 1:13 into the second period. But 14 straight points by the Chargers -- nine by Thomas -- put Craftsbury firmly in control.

Bohannon also led the Chargers on the boards with 10 rebounds. Thomas and Aysha Hodgdon each had six.

Craftsbury coach Rick Thomas attributed the win to "defensive intensity" and a "trapping zone. That's what we wanted to work on and do it without fouling."

Laura Libby led all scorers with 12 points. Libby also had eight rebounds. Piette finished with nine points, while Amy DeLaBruere pulled down 13 rebounds -- the same number she pulled down Saturday.

UCA hosts Concord Saturday at 1. Craftsbury hosts Stowe Tuesday at 5:30.

UCA (0-2): Amy DeLaBruere 0-1-1, Laura Libby 3-5-12, Hannah Piette 2-3-9, Christina Maxwell 1-0-2. Totals: 6-FG 9-13-FT 24.

CA (2-1): Abbie Martin 2-0-4, Sarah Dunbar 1-0-2, Anna Strong 2-0-4, Meghan Pennock 4-0-8, Maleihgna Perkins 1-1-3, Janet Bohannon 4-3-11, Thalia Thomas 4-3-11, Aysha Hodgdon 2-0-4. Totals: 21-FG 7-13-FT 49.

UCA 4 9 3 8 -- 24

CA 8 20 12 9 -- 49

3-Point FG: U 3 (Piette 2, Libby). Total Fouls: U 10, C 14. Referees: Andre Gingue, Richard Wells.

THETFORD 54, BMU 18: In Wells River, the Panthers had it all their own way, as the 2012 D-III semifinalists dominated from start to finish. The Bucks (0-2), who were led by Jordan Farquharson's seven points, look for their first win Wednesday in Marshfield at Twinfield Union.


WSU 77, LSC 54: In Westfield, Mass., the Westfield State University Owls cruised to a non-conference victory over the Hornets. Westfield upped its record to 8-1, with the Hornets dropping back to .500 at 3-3.

Devyn Baranauskas was Lyndon's leading scorer with 11 points, while Jason Gray posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Next for LSC is a 3 p.m. home game Saturday with Plymouth State University.

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