Gabe Simpatico and Tom Royer had third-period goals to spark South Burlington’s 2-1, come-from-behind win over Essex in a high school boys hockey game Wednesday.
Royer set up Simpatico’s tying goal before Simpatico returned the favor on the go-ahead tally for 1-1 South Burlington. David Streeter made a dozen saves.
Justin Ward, with Pat Abbott and Luc LeBlanc assisting, scored in the second period for Essex (0-1), which saw its 34-game unbeaten streak in regular-season play come to an end. Brock Paquette collected 34 saves.
* Champlain Valley 4, BFA-St. Albans 3: Elliott Mitchell lit the lamp twice in the second period to stake the Redhawks to a 4-1 lead, and goalkeeper Zach Weimer made enough stops down the stretch to hold off a rally by the host Bobwhites.
Jeremy Lerner and Will Bernicki also scored fror CVU (2-0), while Hoyt McCuin recorded two assists. Weimer made 16 saves for the Redhawks.
The Bobwhites (0-1) received one goal apiece from Logan Lamothe, Caleb Rudden and Nick Berno, and 23 saves from goalkeeper Andrew Morin.
* Colchester 5, Rutland 5: Avery Steele and Ryan Francis each scored in the final 1:24 to help visiting Colchester rally to a tie against Rutland in a thrilling third period.
Steele finished with two goals, as did Jared Rylant, and the Lakers improved to 1-0-1.
Ben Starer, Max Major, Dan Eugair, Jordan Godfrey, Tyler Slusarczyk had the goals for Rutland.
Jason Macfarlane turned away 36 shots for Rutland while Matt McBride made 20 saves for Colchester.
* Missisquoi 4, Mount Mansfield 1: Jack Raleigh fired in two goals to help visiting Missisquoi skate past Mount Mansfield.
Jacob Babcock and Dylan LaFountain also scored for MVU and Nate Muller made 15 saves.
Trent Hagerty’s second-period goal cut MMU’s deficit to 2-1. Joe Airoldi stopped 28 shots for the Cougars (1-2).
* North Country 5, Spaulding 3: Ross Delabruere got the Falcons started with a first-period goal, then added an empty-netter in the third to help shoot down the visiting Crimson Tide.
Adam Viens tallied twice for North Country (2-0), while teammate Logan Fortier scored the eventual game-winning goal in the second period. Delabruere had two assists and Fortier had one helper for the Falcons, whose goalkeeper Chris Bronson earned the win.
Mitch Yacavoni, Jeff Roy and Shane Hickey scored for Spaulding (0-2), with the Tide’s Matthew Clark-Blouin dishing out a pair of assists.
* U-32 10, Peoples 1; Harwood 6, Stowe 3: Grady Wimble and Tyler Elliot each scored two goals as host U-32 topped Peoples at the Karen Weiss Memorial tournament.
Johnny Laperle and Colby Brochu tallied their first varisty goals while Chris Aldrighetti, Shane O’Neill, Cole Mugford and Cooper Hatch also scored for U-32. Forrest Smith handed out three assists and Jordan Blais made three saves for the Raiders, who led 8-1 after two periods.
Jack Thompson had Peoples’ goal.
In the nightcap, Ty Delphia had a hat trick and an assist to lead Harwood. Jack Lockett scored his first varsity goal while Erick Bertalan and Seth Mason also scored.
Chad Haggerty scored twice and Evan Roberts also tallied for Stowe.
* Northfield 6, St. Johnsbury 3: Jackson Tucker netted a trio of second-period goals to fuel Northfield’s win over visiting St. Johnsbury.
Tucker also set up Cole Barney’s third-period tally. Gabe Drown and Jackson Wattson also scored for Northfield, Kyle Lamorey dished out three assists and Brandon Pedley made 11 saves.
Auton Gulko scored twice for SJA and set up Anden Stavnyk for the Hilltoppers’ other goal. Ben Greenstein and Matthew Clark combined for 16 saves.
* Brattleboro 5, Hartford 2: Philip Perkins scored two goals and host Brattleboro struck three times in the first period to fend off Hartford.
Romello Lindsey, Nick Raincourt and Jimmy Podlaski also tallied for 3-0 Brattleboro, which received 20 saves from Greg DiSilva 20 saves.
Hartford’s Brandon Gardner and Andrew Atkinson scored while Mack Lyford turned away 31 shots.
Woodstock 9, Lyndon 0: Connor McCarthy popped in four goals and host Woodstock skated past Lyndon.
Haven Lantz scored twice, Levi Vigh and Connor Joyce also scored and Alastair Bones notched his first career tally for Woodstock (2-2). Brady Stewart made five saves.
Lyndon’s Deryck Coburn turned away 49 shots.
* Colchester 3, Rice 0: Kaley Campbell scored a goal and assisted on another as host Colchester blanked Rice to improve to 3-0.
Kelley Lockerby and Erin Turner also scored for the Lakers while Erica Hoffmann made 16 saves for her second consecutive shutout.
Addie Stillman blocked 26 shots for Rice.
* Spaulding 1, Essex 0: Ashley Pelkey’s second-period goal was the difference in visiting Spaulding’s win over Essex.
Julia Ormsby set up Pelkey’s winner while Morgan Gosselin turned away 17 shots for 3-0 Spaulding.
Victoria Gibson had 25 saves for the Hornets (1-2).
* North Country 1, South Burlington-Mount Mansfield 0: Whitney Bernier scored in the opening minute of the second period and visiting North Country blanked South Burlington-MMU to avenge a loss in the season opener.
Mikaella Doran worked a 27-save shutout for North Country.
Courtney Peyko made a dozen saves for SB-MMU, which beat North Country 3-1 on Dec. 8.
* Rutland 6, Champlain Valley 1: Caitlynn Lemieux and Emma O’Rourke each scored twice in leading visiting Rutland past Champlain Valley.
Molly Dunphy had CVU’s goal, a third-period strike, and Lauren Hubbert-Severence made 19 saves.
Kristina Bellomo and Alicia Williams also tallied for Rutland.
* Missisquoi 7, U-32 0: Katie Campbell had a three-goal, two-assist effort to power Missisquoi past visiting U-32.
Mikaela Flanagan had a goal and two assists, Rachel Lothian scored twice and Michaela Martin (assist) also scored for MVU (3-1). Hannah Bockus made 17 saves.
* Northfield 12, Woodstock 0: Logan Lamb supplied three goals, Kristen Dukette added two goals and an assist and host Northfield evened its record to 2-2 at Woodstock’s expense.
Cassidy Enberg (goal, two assists) Claudia Gee (goal, two assist) D.J. Doney (goal, assist) and Lydia Hoffman (goal, assist) also contributed multi-point efforts. Shannon Howrigan and Abby Wright had their first varsity goals and Libby Start rounded out Northfield’s scoring.
Markie Dulude made four saves for the 2-2 Marauders. Woodstock’s Erin Tortorlano stopped 49 shots.
* Harwood 1, Hartford 1: Harwood and host Hartford swapped goals in a 1:17 span of the first period and finished in a deadlock.
Emily Vasseur, Haley Spittle assisting, scored for Harwood 5:54 into the contest. Caroline Miller pulled Hartford even on Haley Grigel’s setup.
Siena Damon made 17 saves for Harwood (3-1-1) while Hartford’s Elizabeth Potter stopped 20 shots.
* Burr and Burton 6, Brattleboro 1: Host Burr and Burton scored five unanswered goals to top Brattleboro.
Daisy Sullivan scored twice and Mary Leech and Erin Thompson each had a goal and an assist to aid BBA’s attack. Olivia Warren and Aggie Biselle also tallied while Kaylie Benson (14 saves) and Jenn Dorr (two) were in net for BBA.
Madison Doucette scored for Brattleboro.
* Colchester 52 St. Johnsbury 43; Champlain Valley 55, Spaulding 39: Colchester and Champlain Valley earned wins on the opening night of Spaulding’s holiday tournament at Barre Auditorium.
In the first game, Jackie Nagle provided Colchester with 25 points while Sarah Paskevich added 11 points. Brigette Rankin (14 points), Johannah Driscoll (9) and Molly Fried (9) led St. Johnsbury.
In the nightcap, Emily Kinneston tallied 10 of her 18 points in the first quarter to power CVU. Kaelyn Kohlasch (15 points) and Amanda Lougee (10) also reached double figures for the Redhawks, who led 33-14 at the half and nailed 12 of 16 free throws.
Conner LaFrance had 12 points for Spaulding.
* Mount Abraham 46, Otter Valley 38: Ashley Fay tallied 20 points and Mount Abraham improved to 3-0 at visiting Otter Valley’s expense.
Lizzie Huizenga added eight points for the Eagles.
Otter Valley’s Olivia Bloomer struck for eight points.
* Mill River 29, Middlebury 9: Trish Burden reached double figures with 10 points as Mill River dropped host Middlebury.
Tiffany Danyow led Middlebury with five points.
* Twinfield 63, Blue Mountain 25: Shannon Cookson scored 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds to help deliver the Trojans’ victory over the visiting Bucks.
Shelby Marcotte contributed 15 points and 10 steals for Twinfield (2-1). Jordan Farquharson paced Blue Mountain with seven points.
* BFA-Fairfax 49, Vergennes
21: Chace Carpenter tossed in 16 points and Kayla Baczewski collected eight points and 10 rebounds in BFA-Fairfax’s win over visiting Vergennes.
Brooke Naylor pulled down 11 rebounds for BFA (2-0), which led 36-8 at halftime.
K.C. Ambrose topped Vergennes (0-3) with five points.