Vineyard Icemen win 2 of 3 in N.H.
The Vineyard boys varsity hockey team finally met its match after skating to five consecutive wins to start the 2012-13 season.
The Oyster River Bobcats of Durham, N.H., hosts of the Heuchling & Swift Memorial Classic at the University of New Hampshire, blanked the Vineyarders 5-0 Monday in the championship game, despite being outshot 26-11.
The Vineyarders advanced to the final by beating Bow, N.H., 5-1, Saturday and Dover, N.H., 6-0, on Sunday.
Against Dover, freshman goalie Wyatt Jenkinson stopped 13 shots to record his first varsity shutout. Six players lit the lamp for the Vineyarders in a solid team effort; Sam Burke, Tyson Araujo, Brian Fraser, Shay Hill, Max Davies, and frosh Emerson Mahoney, who scored his first varsity goal.
Vineyard captain Charlie Ashmun and assistant captain Tyson Araujo were named to the all-tournament team. Senior Shay Hill also was a standout throughout the tournament, earning a team jacket award for his consistent play and awareness on the ice.
The Vineyarders travel to Nantucket on Saturday at 5:30 pm. M.V. is back on home ice January 9 at 4:30 pm against Coyle Cassidy.
Marshfield holds off Vineyard girls
The Vineyard varsity girls rallied after spotting host Marshfield a 3-0 first-period lead but came up short, 3-2, on December 28.
Senior goalie Texe Craig stood on her head in the opening 15 minutes to keep the girls in the game as Marshfield racked up a 13-2 shot advantage.
The Vineyarders (2-3) improved markedly in the final two periods. Sydney Davies scored in the second stanza and assisted Emily Hammett in the third with help from Alex Clark.
M.V. Peewees put Lower Cape on ice
The Vineyard Peewees put on an offensive show at the MV Arena last weekend in a double-header demolition of Lower Cape. Their defense and goaltending wasn’t too shabby either.
The Vineyard skated to a 5-0 win in game one. Joe Kershaw tended the twine to perfection to earn the shutout. Hunter Ponte (2), Jack Murray, Colby Zarba, and Cabot Thurber scored the Vineyard goals. Ponte, Jack Murray, Meghan Sonia, and Hailey Meader earned assists.
The hosts poured it on in the finale, winning 15-1. Hunter Ponte netted five goals. Jack Murray and Ian Trance each scored hat tricks. Meghan Sonia potted a pair; Colby Zarba and Cabot Thurber scored once. Ponte, Murray, Meader, Zarba, and Sonia assisted. Joe Kershaw was the winning goalie.
Girls travel hoops
The latest Selecthoops.com poll has the Vineyard girls 7th grade travel basketball team ranked ninth in the state. The 8th grade girls are 17th.
Eighth grader Erin Hill has been named to the overall elite 25 in the state, voted on by coaches in the Selecthoops area, which includes the metrowest, south shore, and cape league regions.