CVU GOALIE JASON Douglas stretches to make a pad save on Tiger forward Ryan Nadeau during the second period of Monday’s boys’ hockey game in Middlebury. Nadeau later scored in the Tigers’ 3-0 victory.
Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — It’s possible the Tigers’ two tougher games this week could tell a different tale for the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team, but on Monday they looked like they were ready to take on all comers in Division I.
Granted, visiting Champlain Valley (2-12-1) is not the cream of the D-I crop, but the Tigers excelled in all phases of the game in Monday’s 3-0 victory.
They moved the puck, forechecked and back-checked carefully, won puck battles, allowed only six shots on goalie Zeke Hooper, and, most importantly according to Coach Derek Bartlett, skated hard and constantly.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team picked up a Division I road win on Saturday, defeating Champlain Valley in overtime, 2-1.
The 3-3 Tigers face another big game on Tuesday, when they will host undefeated BFA-St. Albans at 7 p.m.
On Saturday Devon Kearns netted a shorthanded goal 4:29 into overtime to give the Tigers the victory. Tucker Stearns picked up the assist on the game-winner.
The Tigers took the lead on a Kam Bartlett goal early in the second period, assisted by Kearns and Joey Niemo. The 2-5 Redhawks equalized on Aiden Achilles’ power-play strike...
MIDDLEBURY — Gymnastics title contender Champlain Valley Union High School cruised to a victory over host Middlebury on Friday, 129-35-95, but several Tiger gymnasts recorded personal bests.
The only Tiger who cracked the top three in an event was Alyza Alger, who was third in the all-around with 26.1 points.
The Tigers other best finishes came from Carly Burger and Alger on the floor; they tied for fifth, each with a 7.2. That score was a personal best for Alger. Alger was also sixth in the vault with a 6.1.
Rose Bright registered her highest high school career score on the beam with a 6.9....