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February 14th, 2013
JAYâ€“It has been four years coming, and it was worth the wait, as the North Country boy's hockey team finally defeated the BFA Bobwhites by a 3-2 margin on Wednesday night at the Ice Haus Arena.
"I was very happy for the guys to come away with the victory, especially with all of the stories that they have heard about BFA," said NCU coach Andrew Roy. "It was a good game of hockey, we limited their scoring opportunities, had a few of our own and won the game."
Chris Bronson stopped 17 shots as North Country improves to 11-4-1. The two Bobwhite goalies combined to stop 16 for 6-8-2 BFA.
NEWPORTâ€“In the second game of a back-to-back, the North Country girls fell to second-seeded Rice Memorial on Tuesday night at the Falcon Gymnasium.
Said NCU coach Christiane Brown on playing two nights in a row, "It was not tough for us because we were the underdogs. If we had been the favorites in the game, then it might be a different story."
Friday night will wrap up a busy week for the 5-10 Falcons, as they welcome in 3-12 St. Johnsbury.
JAY-North Country out-shot U-32 38-9, but had to rely on some last second magic by Whitney Bernier to come away with 3-2 win.
"We worked really hard, and got it done," said Emilie Paul, the team's leader in on-ice minutes.
Mikaella Doran had seven saves for the 13-3-1 Falcons while Cheyenne Smith stopped thirty-five for 2-12 U-32.
The girls have a week off before their next contest, a 5:00 rematch on Saturday with Brattleboro, who upset the Falcons 2-1 last month.
For the full story, check out Monday's Express on 2-11-13.
JAY-Essex coach Bill O'Neil has seen a lot of things in his forty-plus year career as a coach, so while it was not a surprise when his Hornets overcame a two goal third period deficit to defeat North Country 3-2, it was pretty touch and go for his charges on Saturday night.
"I thought they gave us a hard time for two and three-quarter periods and we just got the bounces," said O'Neil. "The league is like that this year. Anybody can beat anybody on any given night, and we knew coming in that it was going to be a battle."
NEWPORTâ€“A strong inside presence and the ability to force turn-overs helped the Burlington Seahorses take down the North Country Falcons on Thursday night.
Despite the loss, NCU coach Brian Bonvechio saw some really positive things from his players.
"I am really happy with the intensity were are playing with on defense. We are really hustling, and I saw some great minutes from Jesse Breault and Chris LePage.
SO. BURLINGTONâ€“ The Falcons rallied to make it 5-4 with three minutes to go in the third period, but the Rebels were able to add an insurance goal with 2:20 left to play sealing the 6-4 win in the highly anticipated rematch between South Burlington and North Country on Wednesday night.
"It was a hard fought come from behind loss," said NCU coach Andrew Roy.
The Falcons were playing without defenseman Logan Fortier, who is on a school trip.
Thankfully Brody Jacobs has returned to the line-up, allowing a three man rotation, something NCU is more than used to.
North Country's boys hockey team got to within one with 3 minutes left in the third period, but the Rebels were able to add the insurance goal 40 seconds later to thwart NCU's effort at a comeback as the Falcons fell short in their rematch 6-4.
Details in Friday's Express on 2-8-13.
NCU got goals from Jenna Moss and Emily Doty in their win over Stowe. The win moves the team to 12-3-1 while Stowe falls 4-9. Next up for the Falcons is a visit from U-32 on Saturday at 5:00 in Jay.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country girlâ€™s basketball team trailed by just two points at the half to the Essex Hornets, but the visitors were able to pull away in the third quarter to defeat the Falcons 53-34 on Tuesday evening.
"I think we want to leave remembering how we played in that first half," said NCU coach Christiane Brown. "We came out playing very strong, we were disciplined, but we still need to work on getting back defensively to limit those easy buckets."
Even with limited minutes in the second half, Desiree Coffin still led 4-8 North Country in scoring with 12 points.
ORLEANS-A big third period laid the groundwork for the Hazen Wildcats 67-60 victory over the previously undefeated Lake Region Rangers Tuesday night. The Rangers had run off 14 wins in a row, including a nine point triumph against these same Wildcats in Hardwick three weeks ago.
Hazen was paced by Dimitri Vasiliadis with 21 combined with 12 rebounds. Adam Celley, Hazenâ€™s other 6â€™3 forward, had 14 and 10 boards as their oneâ€“two punch gave the Rangers front court fits.
Drew Gallup had 15 in a strong effort with eleven boards and three blocks while running mate Caleb Prue finished with 14.