Stowe Mites, U6 and U8
The Stowe Mites hosted a determined St. Albans team on Saturday.
• The U6 Mites played a strong game in all areas, led by Olivia Challenger in the net for the first time this year. Marit Teubert led the scoring with two goals, pushing hard all game. Lawson Hoehn added a goal with Finley Perpall assisting. Cooper Melrose and Declan Driscoll skated hard with several good shots on goal. Tucker Boes made a great pass to Livia Mink, nearly scoring. Ellery Hughes made a nice defensive play late in the game, preventing a goal.
• The U8 Mites were backstopped with great goaltending from Landon Kneale and Stewart Lemnah.
Team 1 started the game at a fast tempo, using its speed to control the play, only to have several shots turned away by an excellent St. Albans goaltender.
Daniel Donza opened the scoring with a sweet wrist shot. Braxton Orr followed with a hard-fought goal after many near-misses. Reece King’s skating was electric on Saturday, resulting in a pair of goals.
Ryan Hughes netted a nice upper-corner goal, assisted by his twin brother, Spencer Hughes. Gunnar Mink ripped one in after a pinpoint pass from Jack Boes. Reilly Lewton was on the puck all game, narrowly missing several goals.
• Team 2 had an excellent offensive game led by Vincent Romano and Owen Ruane, each scoring four goals and buzzing around the net all game long. Tristan Gagne netted a pair, with Jody Semler and Madison Shaw adding goals. Dean Roy set up two of the goals.
Conner Mayo and Curtis Donza played a smart defensive game.
— Michael Hughes