Barre U-13 squad earns title berthFebruary 25,2014
Barre U-13 squad earns title berth
This past weekend’s State Tournament for Peewee AA youth hockey teamsfeatured plenty of drama and excitement at the Georgetti and Spartan Arenas in Rutland.
Barre’s under-13 team suffered a 6-1 loss to Essex in Saturday’s opener, with Tyler Murray scoring the lone goal for the Granite City squad. Rutland skated to a 5-3 victory overBarre in the following game, with Murray scoring two goals and teammate Parker Spaulding adding another.
Barre returned Sunday without a serious chance to advance in the tourney, but goals from Murray and Heath Atwood helped fuel a 2-0 victory over Middlebury. After hours spent waiting to find out which teams moved onto the semifinals, Barre wound up in third placeafter edging fourth-place Rutland by 0.5 points in the standings.
Barre’s players returned to the iceagainst Essex knowing it could be their last game and served up a 6-2 victory. Murray led the way with a hat trick,Taylor Coburn scored twice and Spaulding also found the back of the net. Barre also received a lot of offensive contributions from Jesse King and Daniel Ruel. Cam Gosselin, Owen Kresco and Miles Aja anchored the defense in front of tough goaltending by Kyle May.
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