Edd Merritt, contributor

Kalie Glader comes to Champlain Valley Union High from Finland. He joined the Redhawk skaters in November, and the impact of his off-ice leadership was felt immediately.

CVU coach J.P. Benoit says he as never seen a better communicator than Glader, particularly since English is not his primary language. “I’m lucky to coach him,” Benoit said.

CVU RedhawksMen’s hockey blanks Stowe
Last week the Redhawk boy’s hockey team spread four goals among four individuals and held Stowe to seven fewer shots, beating them 4-0 on the losers’ home ice.

CVU scored three of their goals in the third period.

Congratulations to David Eddy, 1970s sports star
David Eddy, CVU athlete from the 1970s, will be inducted into the Vermont Principles Association Hall of Fame this May.

Eddy played three sports at CVU and was captain of the soccer, basketball and baseball teams his senior year. He was an All-New England selection in soccer in 1978.

CVU ranks seventh in state gymnastics
The CVU gymnastics team place seventh at the state meet.

Eleven high schools participated in the state gymnastics meet in Essex last Saturday, Feb. 19. Essex, St. Johnsbury and Montpelier finished first, second and third.

Kayla Meegan, who goes to school at Lamoille Union but trains with CVU, placed third all-around.

Women’s basketball continues winning ways
The CVU girls’ basketball team beat Burlington on Wednesday, Feb. 16, preserving its winning record.

Shelby Companion’s 18 points led all scorers.

CVU grad brings home the bronze
Congratulations to CVU grad Megan Nick of Shelburne, who won the bronze medal in freestyle skiing at the Winter Olympics, becoming the first Vermonter to ever capture an Olympic medal in freestyle skiing.