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January 3, 2013

Sports Shorts: January 3, 2013

Local girls’ hockey players compete in tourney

CROMWELL, Conn. — The Vermont Shamrocks Select U19 girls’ hockey team, featuring several local players, finished in the top eight teams in the Coinnecticut Polar Bears Tournament on December 27 through 30.

The Shamrocks lost to the host Polar Bears (6-0) and Rice Prep (3-0), and defeated Illinois (3-2) and Hamilton, Ont. (3-0) in the preliminary round. In the playoffs, the Shamrocks dropped a 3-0 decision to the Buffalo Bisons, the runner-up in last year’s Tier I Division.

The Polar Bears tournament featured 140 teams from across the country and Canada. It is the largest girls’ hockey tournament in the world.

Competing for Vermont were local players Emily Raville, Amanda Peterson, Alexis Guay, Ashley Terry, Jess Huber, Christina Emery and Amy LoTemplio. Emery was solid in net for the Shamrocks, with several outstanding saves.

Mountaineering Festival set for Jan. 18-21

KEENE VALLEY — The Mountaineer and Adirondack Rock and River have teamed up to host 17th-Annual Adirondack International Mountaineering Festival, which will be held from January 18 to January 21.

Friday night, a slideshow will be given by Majka Burhardt, one of the finest alpinists in the world, at Keene Central School at 8 p.m. On Saturday, renowned guide and mountaineer Freddie Wilkinson will present “Alpine Dispatches: Mountaineering and Storytelling in the 21st Century” at 7:30 p.m. at Keene Central School. Prior to the show, there will be an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at the nearby town hall, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday’s entertainment will be the Adirondack’s own Ian Osteyee, who will present at the Keene Arts Playhouse. On Saturday and Sunday, demo gear will be available for testing at Adirondack Rock and River, located on Alstead Hill Road, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. There will be instructional clinics on ice climbing, mountaineering, snowshoeing and avalanche awareness on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Registration is limited and more information is available at,

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