Thursday December 15, 2016
On Saturday, December 10, the Rebels girls hockey team opened the season at home versus Spaulding. Kate Hall started the season scoring with a goal at 13:55 in the first period. She tallied another goal in the second, assisted by Molly Gaboriault. Michayla Streeter and Claire Wright also scored in the second period for the Rebels, their first goals of their South Burlington careers. Wright and Myah Dougherty added assists. Lyssa Tan, a freshman playing goalie, stood out for the Rebels along with Hall and Wright. They lost the game 7-5, but Coach Tinti thought it was a strong start for the season. “Today was an excellent first performance for the Rebels. We did not get the final result we wanted but there was so much to take away from today that was positive. The girls played with incredible effort and heart. They never quit. This group is eager to learn and work together. I feel confident we will achieve many of our goals for this year,” she added.
The Rebels will be hosting the Hockey for Hope Tournament at Cairns from 12/16-12/18. They will be competing and raising money for cancer awareness and victims of cancer. All of the tournament proceeds will go to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. “We would like to extend a huge thank you to SBHS Principal Pat Burke for spearheading the organization of the tournament,” Tinti said, “as well as all those who served on the organization committee.
The Rebels boys hockey team opened up the season with a tournament in East Montpelier. In their first game on Wednesday, December 7, the Rebels lost a close game to North Country 4-3. In the consolation final, played on Saturday, South Burlington defeated Northfield 4-1. John Thibeault led the Rebels with two goals, while Harry Hopper and Mike Flaherty also scored. Goalie Zach Munson secured nine saves in the win.