January 27, 2013

HS Journal: BFA-St. Albans makes statement

By Ed Flaherty

The BFA-St. Albans girls hockey team picked up an impressive victory over Spaulding High School on Jan. 19 in a showdown of two of Vermont’s top teams.

With the win, BFA-St. Albans improved to 6-2-2, while the loss was the first of the season for Spaulding (7-1).

Jade Remillard paced the BFA-St. Albans attack with two goals and an assist, while Erin Tully, Chelsea Ellis and Danielle Schreiner also scored goals.

Shanley Howrigan made 15 saves in goal to record the victory for BFA-St. Albans.

Erika Rouleau scored Spaulding’s lone goal and Morgan Gosselin made 13 saves for the Crimson Tide.

“It’s a statement," BFA-St. Albans head coach Luke Cioffi told the Burlington Free Press. "It's also a rivalry that has developed over the last few years. Every time Spaulding and BFA have played recently it’s been a close game."


What was expected to be a showdown of undefeated Division 2 teams on Saturday took an unexpected turn when both Northwest Catholic and East Catholic suffered losses early in the week.

However, both teams are 9-1 and the winner of Saturday’s matchup will be the clear favorite in the Division 2 race.

Northwest Catholic (West Hartford) saw its unblemished record spoiled in a 2-1 loss against Newington/Berlin. East Catholic (Manchester) suffered a 5-1 setback against Hall/Southington.

Prior to those losses, Northwest Catholic and East Catholic were two of the three unbeaten teams remaining in Connecticut, along with Division 1 Fairfield Prep.


Taylor Landry scored the 100th goal of her high school hockey career in style during Leavitt/Edward Little’s 10-5 win over Cheverus last weekend.

Landry, a junior, notched her 40th goal of the season as she hit the 100-goal mark for her career.

Landry wasn’t done after hitting the century mark, however, as she had four second-period goals and five goals in all for Leavitt/Edward Little.

“It feels really good. I had my team to help me, so that’s made it better,” Landry told the Lewiston Sun Journal. “I set goals for myself and then try to reach them.”


Woburn High School’s Kayla Smith recorded her 200th career point on Jan. 19, becoming the 22nd girl in Massachusetts history to hit that milestone.

Smith, a senior captain, entered Woburn’s game against Stoneham with 195 points and proceeded to score three goals with two assists in the Tanners’ 8-0 victory.

Smith is the second Woburn girl to reach 200 points. Colleen Sanborn (Class of 2005) closed her career with 284 points.

New Hampshire

Kennett High School’s Connor Todd recorded his 100th career point during a 13-2 victory against Manchester West on Jan. 19.

Todd’s 100th point came on an assist as Brad Canavari scored for the Eagles.

A four-year starter at Kennett, Todd is the sixth player in program history to reach 100 career points.

"We are all really proud of Connor," Kennett coach Michael Lane told the Conway Sun. "It's something he should be proud of."

Rhode Island

The LaSalle Academy girls hockey team continues to dominate during its unbeaten run, which has the Rams at 12-0 on the season.

LaSalle has outscored its opponents 79-9 while posting eight shutouts.

The Rams have six players who have reached double digits in scoring, led by Meaghan Rickard with 19 goals and 17 assists for 36 points.

Rickard is followed on the LaSalle scoring list by Sarah Migliori (14-14-29), Michaela McNamara (10-10-20), Arianna Boscia (6-9-15), Martha Peppes (5-8-13) and Emily Coughlin (2-10-12).

Taylor Peltier has handled the majority of the goaltending for LaSalle with a 0.987 save percentage, while Tessa Fielding has a 0.913 save percentage.

New England Hockey Journal State Rankings


1. Fairfield Prep (10-0)

2. Notre Dame-West Haven (8-2)

3. Darien (9-1-1)

4. Northwest Catholic (9-1)

5. Xavier (7-4-1)

6. Ridgefield (9-3)

7. Glastonbury (7-4)

8. Simsbury (6-3)

9. St. Joseph (6-4)

10. East Catholic (9-1)


1. Skowhegan (10-1)

2. Scarborough (10-1)

3. Bangor (8-2)

4. Messalonskee (10-1)

5. Camden Hills (10-0)

6. Cheverus (8-2)

7 Falmouth (8-2)

8. Lewiston (7-2-1)

9. Brewer (7-3)

10. Greely (8-2)


1. Springfield Cathedral (10-0-2)

2. BC High (9-1-2)

3. Winchester (9-1-2)

4. Reading (9-1-4)

5. Central Catholic (9-2-2)

6. St. John’s Prep (10-2)

7. Duxbury (8-1-4)

8. Austin Prep (7-1-3)

9. Catholic Memorial (8-3-2)

10. Arlington Catholic (6-1-4)

New Hampshire

1. Manchester Memorial (8-1)

2. Salem (8-1-1)

3. Merrimack (9-0)

4. Londonderry (7-2-1)

5. Spaulding (9-0-1)

6. Berlin (10-0)

7. Manchester Central (6-2-1)

8. Bedford (7-1-1)

9. John Stark/Hopkinton (8-1-1)

10. Dover (6-2-1)

Rhode Island

1. Bishop Hendricken (10-1)

2. La Salle (7-4-1)

3. Lincoln (13-0)

4. West Warwick/Exeter/West Greenwich (11-0)

5. Prout (9-4)

6. North Kingstown (9-3)

7. East Greenwich (7-5)

8. Tolman (7-2-1)

9. East Providence (8-2-1)

10. Mount St. Charles (6-5)


1. Rutland (7-0-2)

2. South Burlington (8-1)

3. Essex (6-2-1)

4. North Country (7-2)

5. U-32 (10-1)

6. Champlain Valley (7-2-1)

7. Colchester (5-2-2)

8. Northfield (7-2-1)

9 Brattleboro (8-2)

10. BFA-St. Albans (4-4-1) 

Ed Flaherty can be reached at feedback@hockeyjournal.com