Brandon Rouleau turned in a hat trick to lead his Rutland Raiders to a 6-3 victory over the visiting South Burlington Rebels in boy's high school hockey action last Saturday. Matt Mazzariello turned in a pair of goals while Taylor Porrier contributed a goal and four assists to the Raider win.
Goalie Andrew Boyle made 15 saves for Rutland, who improved to 8-5-1 with the win. Tom Carlaccini scored two power play goals, and Tom Royer scored once to round out the scoring for the visiting Rebels. In the net Charlie Vallee made 20 saves for South Burlington, who fell to 8-6 with the loss.
The Mount Saint Joseph Mounties were in action last Saturday too, but came up on the short end of a 9-3 score in Lyndon against the hometown Vikings. Brannan Lacourse scored four goals, while Dan Ott and Dylan Cloutier added a pair each to lead the Vikings scoring attack. Taylor Sanchez added a single goal. In a game where the Vikings outshoot Mounties 48-14 their goalies, Ahlund and Jake Solomon, needed to just stop five shots for Lyndon, who improved to 4-8-1 with the win. Mount Saint Joseph, remained winless at 0-14 with the loss.
It turned out exactly the same way in girls hockey action last Saturday too. The Rutland girls won on the road, defeating the Mount Mansfield Cougars 3-1 in Essex. Back in Rutland however the lady Mounties fell to a visiting Rice squad 4-2.
In Essex, Chelsea Hill scored twice to lead Rutland to their 3-1 win over Mount Mansfield. Erin Rielly scored the Raiders remaining goal, while Kate Kuchena provided assists for all three of Rutland's goals. Raider goalie Deanna Rodolfy preserved the win by making 21 saves. Kaleigh Heath scored Mount Mansfield lone goal, while in the net Autumn Hallock kept her Cougars in the contest by posting 29 saves. Rutland improved to 11-4 with the win, while Mount Mansfield fell to 5-8-1 on the year.
Back in Rutland Ellen Sartorelli had an assist and two goals to lead Rice to a 4-2 win over the hometown Mounties of MSJ. Marina Berger and Annie Maheux completed the visitor's scoring with single goals. MSJ mounted plenty of offense, but the combined effort of goalies Carney-Knisley and Addie Stillman preserved the victory by yielding 23 saves between them. It was just Rice's second win of the season against a dozen losses. Colleen Shouldite scored both Mountie goals and goalie Katelyn Robertello posted 14 in defeat for MSJ.