Comets and Bobwhites Hockey Near Playoffs


Jodie Gratton (’23) fights for the puck in the game against Burlington Colchester. Photo credit: Brett Blanchard

Rae Alexander, Writer

Both Bellows Free Academy St. Albans’s hockey teams have passed the halfway mark for their regular season games, and their records are looking good. Most recently, both teams secured wins with the double header on March 3rd. 

The Bobwhites played a close game with the Woodstock Wasps until the Bobwhites finally scored a goal on the powerplay in the 3rd period. Levi Webb (‘22) was tripped and drew the penalty, and he would also be the one to score the Bobwhites’ goal. With about :45 seconds left in the powerplay, Ethan Audy (‘23) took a shot from the point and Webb was there to put in the rebound. The one goal lead was all they needed to secure the win. The win against Woodstock increased their record to 5-1, with the one loss being against a skilled D1 team, Essex. 

The Comets also walked away Wednesday night with a win against Burlington Colchester. Seneca Lamos (‘23) had a great night, scoring not only her first goal as a Comet, but her second as well. Early in the first period,  Lamos blocked an attempted clear out of the Burlington Colchester zone and fired it into the net to give the Comets a one goal lead. Burlington Colchester tied it up in the second period, but the Comets responded with two more goals in the third period.  Sophie Zemaniak (’22) was stopped by a defender on her break, but the puck popped right out to Lamos, who then scored her second goal of the night. Zemaniak sealed the deal with a third goal to win the game 3-1. This win makes the Comet’s record 4-1-1. The Comets have yet to beat rivals Essex this season with both the tie and loss being against tight games with the Hornets. 

Both teams’ playoff chances are looking hopeful.  Despite their lack of seniors this year, the Bobwhites and Comets have 3+ solid lines of offense and defense with lots of skill across the board.