Vermont girls rally to beat New Hampshire at Make-A-Wish All-Star Hockey Classic

Alex Abrami | Burlington Free Press

Essex’s Abigail Robbins scored the go-ahead goal and then assisted on the insurance tally during a three-minute span of the third period, guiding the Vermont girls to a 4-2 victory over New Hampshire in the Make-A-Wish All-Star Hockey Classic at Stowe Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Vermont ended a four-game skid to New Hampshire in the series.

On the boys side, New Hampshire seized the second game of the Twin State doubleheader with a 3-0 shutout of Vermont.

All proceeds from the event go to fulfill special wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. The Hockey Classic, a battle between the best recently graduated high school seniors from the rival states, has raised more than $285,000 toward those wishes.

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The details from Saturday:


Natalie Morhun of Hanover gave New Hampshire a 1-0 lead after the opening period. 

Missisquoi’s Breezy Parent and Harwood’s Clara Griffin fired in back-to-back goals a minute apart in the middle frame to push Vermont in front. Bishop Guertin’s Lindsay Hult scored on the power play to level the affair entering the final period.

At 10:23 of the third, Robbins buried a feed from Burlington/Colchester’s Kendall Muzzy for a 3-2 Vermont advantage at 10:23. At 13:52, Hannah Himes of Essex tallied the final goal, with Robbins and Rutland’s Alexis Patterson assisting.

 Miranda Eisenman of Burr and Burton also had an assist while Essex’s Sophie Forcier (eight saves) and Middlebury’s Abby Hodsden (12 saves) split time in the Vermont net.

Exeter’s Zoe Greene stopped 16 shots on the New Hampshire side.

Robbins and Hult were named team MVPs.

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Dover teammates Dario Cappetelli and Alex Dureau scored in a three-goal first period as New Hampshire snapped Vermont’s three-game winning streak in the series.

Oyster River’s Alden Swiesz opened the scoring at 2:05 of the first period. Salem’s Spencer Deane and Merrimack’s Ben Hardy shared MVP honors for New Hampshire.

For Vermont, Harwood’s Liam Guyette turned back 11 shots to earn the MVP team award. P.J. Bouchard had four saves during his appearance.

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