Bulldogs upset top seeded Woodstock


WOODSTOCK >> In a stunning upset, the No. 8 seed Burr and Burton Academy boys hockey team defeated top-seeded Woodstock on Wednesday night, 2-1, to advance to the semifinals of the Division II tournament.

After a scoreless first period, the Bulldogs went ahead on goals from sophomores Samuel Cottrell and Jay McCoy to take a 2-0 lead over the Wasps in the second period.

In the third period, Woodstock finally got on the board with three minutes remaining in regulation on a goal from Steven Townley to make it a one goal game, but could not get another one past BBA goaltender Jeremy Fleming and the underdog Bulldogs would hold on for the upset victory.

Bulldogs fall in quarterfinal to Cougars

ESSEX JUNCTION >> The road to a state championship has come to an end for the Burr and Burton Academy girls hockey team.

BBA looked like they were poised to pull off the upset with a 3-0 lead in the second period over the No. 2 seed Mount Mansfield, but the No. 7 seed Bulldogs were unable to hold to their lead, giving up five unanswered Cougars' goals in the final 16 minutes of the game to lose by a final score of 5-3.

The Bulldogs took an early 3-0 lead thanks to senior Aggie Bisselle, who scored all three goals for the proverbial hat trick, finishing her Division II Player of the Year season with 43 goals scored and total of 57 points.

Mount Mansfield's Jackie Ryan put the Cougars on the board, and Anna Burke added two goals, including the tying goal early in the third period.

Lauren Hanley scored with 2:37 left to give MMU its first lead, then Lauren Hagerty scored in the empty net for the final margin.

Molly Dingley made 20 saves for BBA, while Fiona Dulude made 17 saves for Mount Mansfield.

After a 1-8-2 start to the season, BBA went 7-2-1 in their final 10 games to finish the season at 8-11-3.


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