Vermont youth hockey team wins national title

TOBY DRAPER, FOREFRONT, helped the Vermont St. Pats boys’ hockey team win the national Tier II Championship in Troy, Mich., earlier this week. Draper was the team’s second-leading scorer, with seven goals in five games.

TROY, Mich. — A Vermont youth hockey team with Middlebury connections won a national title in Troy, Mich., on Monday.

The Vermont St. Pats claimed the USA Hockey 16-and-under Boys’ Tier II championship on Monday, defeating the Park City, Utah, Miners, 3-0 in the title game.

Middlebury Union High School sophomore forward Toby Draper skated for the St. Pats and scored seven goals in the five-game tournament. Draper was the team’s second-leading goal scorer.

Former Middlebury College goalie Brent Truchon coached the St. Pats, with players from around the state, including Rutland, Colchester, St. Albans and South Burlington.

THE VERMONT ST. Pats 16-and-under boys’ hockey team claimed the national Tier II Championship in Troy, Mich., Monday defeating Park City, Utah, in the final of the five-day tournament, 3-0. The team includes MUHS sophomore Toby Draper and is coached by former Middlebury College goalie Brent Truchon.

The Pats went 5-0 in the tournament and outscored their opponents by 30-4. As well as the Miners, they faced teams from South Carolina, Georgia, Wyoming and Alabama.

Truchon was assisted by Ethan Hendrickson. The full roster included Colin Banks, James Bradley, William Bradley, Patrick Cooley, Quinn Dousevicz, Draper, Aidan Good, Nick Kelly, Dylan Kerner, Logan Lambrecht, Anders Lowkes, Colby Phelps, Brody Rassel, Blake Truchon, Lucas Van Mullen and Alex Zuchowski.

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