Sports Shorts

Irwin follows in Stalberg’s footsteps

Senior Brayden Irwin just signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs.  He will be following his former teammate Viktor Stalberg who left last year. The Maple Leaf’s coach said that he will hit the ice for his first NHL game either against the Buffalo Sabres.  Irwin has scored a total of 38 goals in his four years at UVM.  He has also tallied 44 assists.

Women’s lacrosse falls to Albany

The women’s lacrosse team opened their America East play on March 31.  The Albany Great Danes were victorious with a score of 18-5.  Albany took a four-goal lead early in the game.  But, with goals by both senior Allison Haigh and sophomore Allison Pfhol, Vermont cut the lead to two goals.  Albany went into halftime with a 9-4 lead.  Vermont was never able to recover and eventually fell 18-5.  Junior Megan MacDonald also notched a goal for the Catamounts.  After this game, Vermont fell to 2-6 overall on the season and 0-1 in league play.

Madore Receives Hockey East Award

Sophomore Rob Madore was recently named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the week.  Madore stopped 42 of the 49 shots in the Catamounts game against Wisconsin in the NCAA West Regional.  With Madore’s help, the Vermont hockey team was able to have a 17-15-7 season.  The team made it to the NCAA tournament for the second-straight year and for the fifth time in school history.