by Joseph Gresser
BURLINGTON—The Blades, a team made up of women from high schools around the Northeast Kingdom came into the finals at the Gutterson Field House on March 9 as underdogs.
They were a third seed, and the Woodstock Wasps, their opponents were a first seed. Still the Kingdom Blades had overturned second-seed Burr and Burton Academy by a lopsided 6-1 win, and their record 18-4 wasn’t that far behind the Wasps’ 19-3.
Once on the ice, though, the Blades struggled to put together plays, while the Wasps seemed to sting at will.
If not for the skill of goalie Taylor Blais…….
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