ESSEX – Essex tallied twice in a 90-second span in the first period and then held off visiting Champlain Valley 2-1 in high school boys hockey on Wednesday night.
Jared Lee scored for the Hornets (16-1-3) 7:23 into the first frame and Brendan Gleason followed that with a goal of his own.
Matt Palmer scored for the Redhawks (12-7-1) in the second period, but CVU could not find the equalizer.
Erik Short earned the win in goal for Essex with 21 saves. Greg Talbert made 24 stops for CVU.
• Rice 5, North Country 1: Will Hesslink knocked in a goal and dished out two assists to help Rice to a win over visiting North Country.
James Raymond had two goals for the Green Knights, who end the regular season at 5-15-1. Will Palmer and Jack Levinsky each chipped in with a tally. Evan Chagnon made 29 stops.
Andrew Gonyow scored for the Falcons (2-17).
• Rutland 6, Colchester 5: Colin Clark (four goals) gave Rutland the lead for good in the second period as the Raiders downed host Colchester.
Bauer Hill and Jordan Godfrey (two assists) also scored for the Raiders (12-8) and Jason MacFarlane had 29 saves.
Ryan Flanagan (two goals), Jared Rylant, Mark Gauthier and Devon Wells each tallied for the Lakers (5-14-1) and Erik Swan had 29 saves.
•South Burlington 2, BFA-St. Albans 1: Brandon Gray and Brendan Lahue supplied the goals as South Burlington survived visiting BFA-St. Albans.
Kyle McDonald and Ryan Leonard assisted on the winner for the Rebels (13-5-2), who got 15 saves from Ben Greenstein.
Matt Needleman struck for the Bobwhites (12-7-1) in the third period and Nate Muller had 26 saves.
•Missisquoi 7, Burlington 0: Jake Hubbard had two goals and two assists in host Missisquoi’s win over Burlington.
Brendan Bessette, Austin Gagne, Mason Lafountain, Mason Bean and Zach Dezotelle also scored for MVU. Cam Gagne worked a 25-save shutout.
•Woodstock 3, Stowe 2: Connor McCarthy’s third-period goal was the difference as visiting Woodstock clipped Stowe.
Levi Vigh and Will Gault also scored for the Wasps (13-5-2), Brayden McCarthy had two assists and Connor Black stopped 31 shots.
Chad Haggerty (assist) and JJ Clark scored for the Raiders (12-7-1) and Dylan Whitaker made 17 saves.
• Middlebury4, Northfield 1: Justin Stone supplied three goals, all on Tyler Crowningshield assists, and Middlebury led 4-0 after two periods in its win over host Northfield.
Cory Doney had Northfield’s goal and Riley Corey made 13 saves.
Middleburys Sawyer Ryan stopped 15 shots.
• Harwood4, Hartford 4: Connor Dow’s tying goal late in the third period secured Division II’s top seed for Harwood.
Connor Cameron scored twice and Adam Lamson also tallied while Dean Touchette came up with 25 saves for the Highlanders (13-3-4).
Ben Rouillard and Tyler Hamilton each scored twice and Richie Morrill collected 53 stops.
•Spaulding 2, Rutland 1 (OT): Jessica Scott found the back of the net in overtime and visiting Spaulding nipped Rutland.
Julia Ormsby had the first goal for the Crimson Tide and Morgan Gosselin turned away 21 shots in the win.
Emma Mazzariello scored for the Raiders and Kelsey Eddy had 23 saves.
•Essex 4, Northfield 3 (OT): Host Northfield forced an extra session after trailing by a goal to start the third period, but Melanie Theriault struck for the overtime winner for Essex.
The Hornets improve to 14-6 while the Marauders fall to 12-5-3.
•BFA-St. Albans 1, Middlebury 0: Taylor Jackson scored late in the first period and host BFA-St. Albans hung on to edge Middlebury.
Riley Yandow and Jade Remillard set up the tally, Haley Cooper earned the shutout with 20 saves for the Comets (9-8-2).
Baily Ryan had 15 saves for 15-5 Middlebury.
• Mount Mansfield 10, Woodstock 1: Senior Kayla Underwood struck for a goal on Senior Night and Mount Mansfield cruised to a win over visiting Woodstock.
Jenna Laterreur paced the Cougars (12-7-1) with two goals and an assist, while Zeda Anderson scored her first career goal.
Rachel Surper had the lone goal for Woodstock and Annabelle Lessard made 60 saves.
• Burr and Burton 4, South Burlington 2: Burr and Burton came back from a 2-0 first period deficit to earn a win over host South Burlington.
Aggie Bisselle had three goals for the Bulldogs (12-7-1), while Daisy Sullivan also tallied. Molly Dingley made six stops to earn the win,
Sarah Fisher and Hannah Fisher each scored for the Rebels (7-13). Erin Church stopped 19 shots in a losing effort.
•Williamstown 77, Rivendell 58: Hunter McLaughlin pumped in 25 points and had 18 rebounds and host Williamstown broke the game open in the third quarter to sink Rivendell.
Jason Priemont poured in 23 points for the 15-4 Blue Devils and Brandon Carrier added 10 points.
Tim Stimson led the Raptors (15-4) with 20 points. Shamus Peyton had 16 and Kolin Huntington chipped in with 10.
• BFA-St. Albans 68, Milton 57: Micah Murray knocked down four 3-pointers during a second-quarter surge as visiting BFA-St. Albans dropped Milton.
Murray finished with 19 points, while Shawn Humphrey (14 points), Tyler Paya (12) and Ulrich Verderber (11) also reached double figures for the Bobwhites (11-8), who had a 26-17 second-quarter edge that gave them a 17-point halftime lead.
Eric Menard collected 24 points for the Yellowjackets (7-12).
• Enosburg 60, Winooski 45: Calvin Carter poured in24 points and host Enosburg jumped out to a 38-24 halftime lead in besting Winooski.
Cam Caforia (15 points), Matt Perley (11) and Caleb Laroche (10) also reached double figures for Enosburg (11-8).
Winooski‘s Jabril Abdullahi and Sean Callahan each had 17 points.
•Randolph 63, Montpelier 38: Levi West had 18 points, Nick Jickling put up 14 and Nathan Gray tossed in 10 to fuel host Randolph’s win over Montpelier.
The Galloping Ghosts (14-5) outscored the Solons (0-19) 19-3 in the third quarter to put the game away.
•Lake Region 63, Stowe 26: Austin Roberge had 14 points and Nate Charland tossed in 11 in Lake Region’s home win over Stowe.
Connor Dunkling paced Stowe with 15 points.
•Lyndon 60, Thetford 31: Jay Cobb racked up 23 points and eight rebounds and Logan Larose handed out 13 assists in Lyndon’s 14th straight win.
JJ Mesics had 10 points for the Vikings.
•Peoples 53, Danville 40: Host Peoples used a 16-6 third-quarter run to erase a one-point halftime deficit to topple Danville.
Carter Beeman paced PA (12-7) with 16 points. Kiley Moody tossed in 13.
Coleton Laura-Bumps’ 11 points paced Danville (7-12).
• Sharon 73, Blue Mountain 37: Tanner James scored 24 points to lead Sharon past host Blue Mountain.
Andy Hess added 15 points for Sharon, who moves to 17-2.
Matt Page had 13 points and Josh Walls chipped in with 12 for Blue Mountain (3-16).