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Boys Prep Hockey: Vermont Academy Stuns KUA


Backboned by an impressive performance between the pipes by Simon Leiva, Vermont Academy surprised #3 Kimball Union, defeating KUA, 4-2, in this battle of Wildcats. Leiva made 35 saves for Vermont, as VA never trailed.

Simon Leiva Vermont Academy

Simon Leiva
Vermont Academy


After a scoreless first period, sophomore Justin Cole gave Vermont a 1-0 lead in this one, converting passes from Connor Houlihan and Pat Bartolomucci. It stayed 1-0 into the third period.


KUA’s A.J. Greer knotted things up when he beat Leiva with a rebound.


Vermont then scored the next two goals. Jack Raleigh put the home team ahead 2-1 by redirecting a Cam Wright pass. Then, just 14 seconds later, Oran Horn buried a feed from Grey Nimey to make it 3-1.


Tyler Bird cut the margin to 3-2, but Vermont sealed the deal with an empty net strike from sophomore Houston Wilson.



Max Willman Williston

Max Willman

– Williston opened its January slate with a solid 8-2 win over Worcester Academy. Max Willman and Justin Lindsay each scored two goals, while the Wildcats got single tallies from Brandon Borges, Will Flynn, Anthony Mantz and Tyler Scroggins.


Joey Caffrey had all of his team’s goals as Choate took down Canterbury, 3-1.


– Kent whitewashed Trinity Pawling, 5-0, getting goals from five different players –  James Ricciardi, Satchel Clendenin, Greg Krisberg, Andy Chugg and Andrew Provost.


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