Vermont Division 1 Top 5
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Rice Memorial still clings to the top ranking this week despite its first loss. Rice goaltender Andrew Libby, recently named Vermont High School Athlete of the week by the Burlington Free Press, did not play in a 4-3 OT loss to South Burlington but returned to action for a 2-1 OT win over Champlain Valley Union.
Essex and BFA-St Albans are both on three-game win streaks and in the hunt for top playoff seeds. Essex faced a tough test Wednesday night when Colchester erased a three goal third period deficit to force overtime. Tobey Cram put away the game winner for Essex.
South Burlington earned some bragging rights by dealing Rice its’ first loss of the season but remain in the #5 spot after losing 4-1 to an improved team from Spaulding High School in Barre.
Of Note: Champlain Valley Union held #1 Rice to one regular time goal Saturday before losing in OT.
** Story by Steve Fortmann