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January 24th, 2013
JAYâ€“With temperatures in the negative teens, and a wind chill factor that made it feel another fifteen degrees colder, family, friends and fans alike braved the conditions to come out and watch the North Country boys hockey team play a very balanced, competitive and clean game as they defeated Colchester 4-3 on Wednesday evening.
"This was a great rebound for us," said coach Andrew Roy. "The guys played smart and probably blocked more shots than in the other nine games combined.
ORLEANSâ€“The Lake Region boys flexed their muscle on Tuesday night, easily defeating the Richford Falcons by the score of 66-43.
"I thought we held it out and the guys played well down the stretch," said LR coach James Ingalls. "We had our little places where we fell asleep for a while, but they worked well together."
Drew Gallup led the charge for the now 11-0 Rangers, scoring a team-high eighteen points.
The win keeps LRU in second place in Division II, tied record-wise with Vergennes, but trailing them in index points.
BRATTLEBOROâ€“Despite putting over twenty shots on net, the North Country girlâ€™s hockey team could only manage to score one goal in their 2-1 loss on Monday afternoon.
â€śWe couldnâ€™t put anything in, and everything we did seemed to be off,â€ť said coach Claude Paul.
â€śWe played down to their level and made another goalie look good.â€ť
Brattleboro would stake themselves a 2-0 lead, and they made it stand up for the entire game.
The lone Falcon goal came in the third period when Whitney Bernier scored, with assists going to Jenna Moss and Savannah Alberghini-Giroux.
ORLEANSâ€“It wasn't easy, but the Lake Region girls were able to overcome a rough third quarter to pick up the 48-39 win over Lyndon Institute on Monday evening at the Don Harter Memorial Gymnasium.
"When we needed to, the kids gutted it out and picked up their intensity and did the things we had to do, said LRU coach Mark Tinker.
Kayla Jardine would lead all scorers with twenty points for 0-8 Lyndon, and Emily Lawson's twelve were tops for Lake Region.
Drew Neal was also in double digits with eleven for LRU, who improve to 6-2 on the season.
BFA St. Albans 4, No. Country 3 OT
Brandon Streeter's second goal of the night sealed the Falcons fate as BFA came from behind to win their third straight overtime contest at the Collins-Perley Sports Complex against North Country.
â€śBFA has a lot of depth and they are a tough team to beat, especially in their own barn," said head coach Andrew Roy.
After weathering a barrage of shots in the first five minutes, things settled down for the Falcons, and after one, the boys were up 2-1 on goals by Logan Fortier and Kody Halikas.
Tyler Tinker is like many recent college graduates, he is looking to move on, find gainful employment and begin the next phase of his life.
Tyler wrapped up his collegiate career, for now, as he says he may pursue a masters degree at a later date, and will be heading to Florida to see if he can make his professional dreams come true.
Only he will not be going there just with a degree the exercise sciences, oh no.
He will be going there to make his mark in the world of professional wrestling, for you see it is not just Tyler Tinker that is making the 1,500 mile journey south.
CONCORDâ€“Chris DeLaBruere had 21 points, and two other Crusaders were in double-digits as UCA defeated Concord (1-6) on Tuesday evening to move to a Division IV best 8-1.
"We didn't shoot as well as we wanted to but Marquel Taylor-Webster had another strong game inside with 13 pts and 18 boards, while Chris added 8 boards to go along with his 21," said coach Tony DeLaBruere. "Defensively we still have much work to do, but some adjustments offensively at half time really seemed to work for us and allowed us to take advantage of our inside game which seems to be clicking right now."
ORLEANSâ€“Ten days in between games is a long stretch for any team, and it showed on Tuesday night as Lake Region fell for the first time this season, losing 38-35 to the Lamoille Lady Lancers.
Casey Machia and Drew Neal each had 10 points to lead their respective teams in scoring.
Next up for 5-1 Lake Region is a visit from Hazen this Friday. Tip-off is at 7:00.
For the full story, check out Thursday's Express on 1/17/13.
JAY-Kody Halikas had two first period goals and four different players had a goal apiece as the North Country Falcons defeated the Missisquoi Thunderbirds on Saturday night.
It was another penalty filled contest, the second in a row in Jay for the Falcons, as the home team racked up fourteen calls, including one five and three ten minute misconducts. MVU had nine penalties, with two being ten minute misconducts.
"We had some bright spots and we had some dark spots," coach Andrew Roy said when asked of his overall impression of the game.
NEWPORTâ€“For a game that ended at 60-47, UCA's win over Cabot in boy's basketball felt a lot closer than it actually was.
Much of the game was played with UCA leading by about twenty points, but Coach Tony DeLaBruere hard a hard time believing the point differential.
"Every time I looked at the score I couldn't believe it and we were fortunate to be where we were at the end because it should have been much closer game," he said after the game.
Things got off to a slow pace, with both teams trying to find a rhythm they were comfortable with.