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Weekend Round-up: Falcon Hockey Wins, Ranger Hoopsters Split, More

December 15, 2013

Staff Reports
BOYS HOCKEY
NCU 4, BFA 3
ST. ALBANS–Falcon captain Ryan Paul scored three goals, including the overtime game-winner, as the North Country boys hockey team defeat the BFA Bobwhites 4-3 on Saturday evening.
“We played very well," said NCU coach Ryan Jacobs. "We controlled most of the game, minus the final five minutes of regulation, but overall we outplayed them."
North Country got on the board early, as Paul staked his team to the 1-0 advantage in the first.
In the second Paul scored again to push the lead to 2-0 before BFA struck to make it a one goal game.

Raiders Defeat Falcons in Season Opener

December 14, 2013

NEWPORT-The North Country girl's basketball team got their season underway at home against the U-32 Raiders on Saturday afternoon, but fell short in their quest for the win, losing 41-38 to the visitors.
"The girls showed a lot of heart out there and they made it clear that they are willing to work," said NCU coach Christiane Brown. "It is nice to see that we can run and push the ball, we just have to get some quality shots on the other end."
North Country's Kylie Jones scored 12 points and 10 assists for a double-double, while Madison Bennett also had 12 for the Raiders.

Essex Scores Twice in the 3rd to Best Falcons

December 11, 2013

Jay-After Ross DeLaBruere put North Country ahead 1-0 in the first, the Essex Hornets tied things up in the second, then popped in two more in the third to hand the Falcons their first loss of the season.
Freshman goalie Dana Marsh was outstanding for the Falcons, stopping 34 of 37 shots on the night.
Despite the loss, North Country played a very strong game, and if they continue to improve, the next time these two teams meet, the outcome could be much different.
For the full story, see the Express on Friday 12-13-13.

Essex Tops Falcon Girls in First Metro Test

December 11, 2013

Jay-The North Country girls hockey team made their Metro Division debut on Wednesday evening, taking on the Essex Hornets at the Jay Peak Ice Haus.
Unfortunately for the Falcons, things did not go as well as they would have liked, and they fell 6-0 to the Hornets.
Essex had two goals in each period while North Country struggled to get quality shots on the visitor's net.
For the full story, see the Express on Friday 12-13-13.

New Coach, New Direction For Falcon Boys

December 11, 2013

NEWPORT–While a lot of the actual pieces have not changed from last season, the 2013-2014 North Country boy's basketball team will have a different feel to it as new coach Ed Duncan Jr. takes over the job from Brian Bonvechio, who stepped down after last season.
Duncan, who was at the helm of the Falcon' JV program for the last 2 years, and has coached the game for 16 total years, is ready to face the challenges of head coaching in the Metro Division.

North Country Girls Future is in Their Own Hands

December 11, 2013

NEWPORT–For the 2013-2014 North Country girl's basketball team, the future is wide open.
Only four players are returning to coach Christiane Brown's squad this year, and that means every position is up for grabs.
"Who are we... that is a great question," Brown said as our interview got underway. "We are so young and it might be a little too early for me to tell you who we are as we need to grow and develop as team before I can tell you that, but I can tell you that we are a group that is dedicated, very focused, eager to learn and so far, look to be great teammates."

Falcons Top Alexander Galt 6-4

December 8, 2013

STANSTEAD,QE-Ryan Paul scored three goals, and three other Falcons had a goal each as North Country defeated Alexander Galt in the final game of the Can-Am Classic on Saturday afternoon.
Paul had a goal in all three of the periods, while Ross DeLaBruere, Ryan O'Donell and Dawson Cote had the other three Falcon goals.
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 12-9-13

Falcons Score 6 in Win Over Greeley Rangers

December 6, 2013

STANSTEAD,QE-The North Country boys opened up their 2013-2014 hockey season with a 6-0 win over Greeley High from Cumberland, ME in the second game of the Can-Am Hockey Classic.
After a slow start, the Falcons picked up their game late in the first, as Ross DeLaBruere opened up the scoring with 5:18 left to go.
In the second, North Country kept improving, and they pumped home another three goals to make it 4-0.
Ryan Paul, Ross and Travis Tetreault had the three goals.

Falcon Girls Win Season Opener Against Stowe

December 4, 2013

JAY-The North Country girls hockey team opened up the 2013-2014 season with a 3-1 win over Stowe on Wednesday night.
After a scoreless first period, the Falcons got two goals in the final four minutes of the second, and one in the first minute of the third.
Jenna Moss and Savannah Alberghini-Giroux tallied in the second, while Whitney Bernier scored in the third.
The Falcons peppered Stowe goalie Danielle Mayo with 52 shots, as apposed to allowing just five shots to reach their goalie Mikaella Doran,
For the full story, see the Express on 12-6-13.

Tough Road Ahead For Falcon Hockey Girls

December 2, 2013

JAY-One year removed from coming within a goal of winning the Division II State Championship, the North Country girls hockey team finds themselves in a whole new world.
With two years of success after several trying seasons, it was deemed appropriate to move the program to Division I, a division that has seen just two teams become state champions (BFA St. Albans, Essex) since the league's inception.

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