girls' hockey

MIDDLEBURY — Three members of the Division II champion Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team were named D-II all-stars, as was one member of the MUHS boys’ hockey team. From the girls’ team, senior goalie Abby Hodsden, senior defender Audrey Schnoor, freshman forward Ella Tucker, and 8th-grade forward Channing Brush were named D-II all-stars. No distinction was made between first- and second-team players. From the Tiger boys’ team, senior defender Tucker Stearns was named a D-II first-team all-star. In addition, Stearns, Hodsden and Schnoor were all named to teams for the annual...
HARTFORD — The sixth-seeded Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team on Saturday pulled off its second straight road victory over a higher seed, this time blanking host Hartford, 3-0, in a Division II semifinal. The Tigers were scheduled to take on No. 4 South Burlington (6-4) in the final, which was set to be played in Barre’s municipal rink on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. after the print deadline for this edition. Head online to addisonindependent.com on Thursday for the Independent’s coverage of that game with photos. The Wolves defeated the Tigers this season, 4-3, on March 10, taking a...
MORETOWN — The No. 6 Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team pinned a 2-1 loss on No. 3 Harwood on Tuesday in a Division II quarterfinal. The Tigers got goals from McKenna Raymond and Ella Tucker, two assists from Channing Brush, and an assist apiece from Raymond and Audrey Schnoor as they took a 2-0 lead in the second period. Goalie Abby Hodsden made 24 saves as those two goals stood up for the victory. The Tigers improved their record to 4-4 and dropped the Highlanders to 4-5. The Tigers will next take on No. 2 Hartford at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in a semifinal. The D-II final will be...
MIDDLEBURY — COVID-19 protocols limited the Middlebury Union High School hockey schedule last week to only one game played by either the tiger girls’ or boys’ teams. In that Saturday contest visiting North Country/Lyndon remained unbeaten by defeating the Tiger girls’ hockey team, 5-1. Four Falcons scored, led by Clara Andre with two goals, and goalie Courtney Lewis blocked 19 Tiger shots. Channing Brush found the net for the 3-3 Tigers, and goalies Lydia Deppman and Abby Hodsden combined for 31 saves. The Tiger girls’ hockey game scheduled for March 3 and the Tiger boys’ hockey games set for...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team split a pair of games last week and stood at 3-2 heading into a Wednesday visit from Stowe. The Tigers will host South Burlington at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. On Feb. 24, the Tigers spotted visiting U-32 two goals in the first 3:04, but roared back for an 8-2 victory. The Tigers tied the game at 2-2 after one period, went ahead on an Ella Tucker goal in the second period, and then scored five times in the third period. Tucker led the way with three goals and an assist, and other scoring contributors were Hana Doria and Channing...

Middlebury Union High School’s Fairley Olson (32) and Ivy Doran (12) guard the home basket in the first quarter on Thursday. The visiting Cougars from Mount Mansfield Union High School outlasted the Tigers to win the game, 51-46. Independent photo/Steve James
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school sports late last week the Vergennes girls’ basketball team kept rolling and the Middlebury hockey teams each split a pair of games while maintaining winning records. But Tiger girls’ hoop, and Commodore and Otter Valley boys’ basketball came up short.GIRLS’ BASKETBALL The Vergennes Union High School girls moved to 5-0 by edging visiting Colchester, 49-45, in a game played in the Little City this past Thursday, Feb. 25. Key in the VUHS win was an 18-for-25 performance from the free-throw line, led by Kate Gosliga, who sank 12 of 14. Gosliga scored 18 in...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team split a pair of games last week and held a 2-1 record heading into this week’s action. The Tigers were set to host U-32 on Wednesday evening after the deadline for the Independent and are scheduled to visit Harwood/Northfield on Saturday. On Feb. 17 the Tigers for the second straight game scored three unanswered second-period goals to snap a tie, this time at Rutland on the way to a 7-3 victory. The teams were tied at 1-1 after one period and goals by McKenna Raymond, Lily Finn and Audrey Schnoor broke the game open in the...

TIGER GOALIE ABBY Hodsden makes a glove save in the first period of Middlebury Union High School’s 4-0 win over the visiting Missisquoi Valley Thunderbirds on Saturday. Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — After a couple dozen practices in the past month, the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team, like most high school athletes everywhere in Vermont, were thrilled just to compete this past weekend. It just made their return to action sweeter when the Tigers iced their Saturday-evening cake with a four-goal outburst that spanned the second and third periods to defeat visiting Missisquoi Valley Union, 4-0. Senior defender Audrey Schnoor, whose two goals bookended the decisive surge, described the Tigers’ feelings of finally skating in a real game — and then winning. “We...
MIDDLEBURY — A half-dozen members of the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team received postseason honors.  Goalie Abby Hodsden was named a Tier II First Team All Star, and defender Audrey Schnoor and forward Bella Gale made the Tier II Second Team.  In addition, three seniors, forwards Merry Kimble and Taylor Moulton and Izzy Pistilli were selected for the Rotary Senior All-Star Game, although that game was not played. 
HARWOOD — Host No. 4 Harwood on Wednesday eliminated the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team from the Division I tournament, 2-0, in a quarterfinal matchup. Harwood improved to 14-5-2, while a young Tiger team finished 12-7-2. The Tigers’ outshot the Highlanders, 32-24, but could not dent Harwood goalie Kaylee Thayer, who worked a 32-save shutout. Harwood took a 1-0 lead on a Kailie French goal, and Eva Joslin added an empty-netter in the final seconds. Abby Hodsden made 22 saves for the Tigers. Merry Kimble, Anna McIntosh, Taylor Moulton and Izzy Pistilli are the MUHS seniors.

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