Boys’ hockey in the home stretch

ST. ALBANS — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team last week lost one Division I road game but picked up a tie in a second game and remained in fourth place with two games to go.
On Wednesday host South Burlington edged the Tigers, 2-1. The 7-7-1 Wolves are in fifth place and remained in contention to overtake the Tigers for fourth and the right to host a quarterfinal between the two teams.
SB’s Nate Scandore scored in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie after Kolby Farnsworth had knotted the score for MUHS. SB goalie Ted Hopper made 16 saves, and Tiger goalie Zeke Hooper made 15.
On Thursday the 8-6-3 Tigers earned a 1-1 tie at second-place St. Albans. Jeffrey Stearns made 28 saves in goal for  MUHS, and Abel Anderson scored in the second period, assisted by Devon Kearns. Owen Bonnette scored in the third period goal for BFA, and Bobwhite goalie Dan Ellis made 16 saves.
The Tigers host sixth-place Rice on Monday at 6 p.m. and first-place Essex on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Playoff pairings will be set on Thursday, and quarterfinals will be played this weekend.

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