Local girls help Vermont hockey team win New England title

CONCORD, N.H. — The Vermont Shamrocks Under-19 girls’ hockey team, featuring three Addison County players, this past weekend won the New England Tier II Championship in games played in Concord.
The Shamrocks, with Alexis Bartlett and Aleta Mathers skating at forward and Abby Gleason at defense, defeated host Concord in Sunday afternoon’s final, 6-2, after knocking off Casco Bay, Maine, 5-2, in a Sunday morning semifinal.
The Shamrocks went 3-0 in round robin play, which began on Friday, and outscored their opponents by 19-3 in their five games.
Bartlett tied for the team lead in points with eight, scoring once and leading the team with seven assists. Mathers picked up a goal and two assists, and Gleason played well on defense, according to co-coach Derek Bartlett, and chipped in two assists.
ALEXIS BARTLETT SKATES with the Vermont Shamrocks this past weekend.
Photo courtesy of Derek Bartlett
The group will make its third straight trip to a national level tournament after losing in the U-16 championship game the past two season.
The Shamrocks, who also include Mark Gleason as one of their four coaches, will head to Amherst, N.Y., for the national Tier II U-19 tournament from April 4 to 8. 

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