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Vermont D1 Top 5: Defense on display in scoreless tie between #1 Essex, #2 BFA

Vermont Division 1 Top 5

2BFA/St. Alban's21132
5South Burlington5661

If defense is your thing, then you would’ve relished Saturday’s scoreless skate between No. 1 Essex and No. 2 BFA/St. Alban’s in which the teams combined for 32 total shots on net. Sam Foster had 13 saves for Essex, which secured 3-of-4 points from BFA this season. Tyler Laroche turned back 19 shots for the Bobwhites.

Essex defeated Rice last week as well. The Hornets kicked off a three-game week Monday at Champlain Valley Union, followed by a Wednesday visit to Rutland and Saturday home date with South Burlington.

BFA/St. Albans is at home this week, facing Middlebury Thursday and Stowe on Saturday.

No. 3 Stowe and No. 4 Middlebury split a weekend home-and-home set with Middlebury prevailing Friday, 3-1, and Stowe bouncing back for the 4-2 win on Saturday.

Stowe is on the road this week with trips to Rice on Wednesday and BFA on Saturday.

The same holds true for Middlebury, which travels to South Burlington Wednesday and BFA on Thursday.

No. 5 South Burlington handled Spaulding in its only game of the week, 6-1. They take on Middlebury at home Wednesday, then head to Essex Saturday.

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin joined HNIB in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. A veteran editor/writer of 40 years in the print and digital mediums, he has edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple industry awards as Sports Editor of The Daily News of Newburyport and News Editor of The Amesbury News. He is the 2016 recipient of the North Shore Lifetime Commitment From the Community award presented by Moynihan Lumber and a 2017 Newburyport High School Wall of Fame inductee. He resides with his family in Portsmouth, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40
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