Tiger boys’ hockey wins twice; now 8-4

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team won twice last week, once on the road vs. first-place Woodstock, as the Tigers improved to 8-4-2 and solidified their hold on second place in Division II.
On Wednesday, the Tigers jumped on top of Woodstock, 2-0, in the first period and held on for a 4-2 victory behind 24 saves from goalie Doug DeLorenzo. The Wasps dipped to 12-3 with the setback.
Colton Leno, from Tyler Crowningshield and Morgan Huestis, and Seamus Eagan, from Andrew Gleason and Justin Stone, put the Tigers on top after one period.
Woodstock’s Conner McCarthy made it 2-1 early in the second, but at 6:09 Andrew Gleason’s power-play goal, assisted by Crowningshield and Stone, restored the Tigers’ two-goal lead. Wasp Cullen McCarthy scored a shorthanded goal late in the period to cut the lead to one, but late in the third period Leno iced the win with assists from Gleason and Crowningshield, Wasp goalie Conner Black made 16 saves.
On Saturday, Stone scored twice as the Tigers coasted past visiting Burlington, 5-1. Eagan, Nathan Lalonde and Crowningshield also found the net for MUHS, while DeLorenzo stopped 15 shots. Burlington goalie Paul Truman made 35 saves.

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