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Killington Double Diamonds Hockey Club completes inaugural season ‘undefeated’

In its second season, the Killington town rink provided kids (and adults) another way to play. A youth hockey club dubbed “Killington Double Diamonds” even sprang up. Teammates pictured above (l-r): Preston Bigelow, Molly DuBois, Emily Derderian, Easton Bigelow, Emma O’Leary, Liam O’Leary, Sammy Dubois, Lily Derderian and T.J. Derderian.
Missing from the photo: Maeve O’Leary, Nora Rudy and Ava DeBiase.

The Killington Double Diamonds Hockey Club completed its inaugural season undefeated with a record of 0-0, head coach Arra Derderian reported.

“We are so proud of our athletes this year, and next year we hope to defend our title while adding some local teams to play against,” said Derderian. “I am thankful for our assistant coaches Peter DuBois, Matt Bigelow, and Todd DeBiase who helped keep the program moving forward, and our Parks and Recreation Coordinator Griffin Van Niel for keeping the ice clear.”

Last winter was the first season of the Killington town ice rink, and in its second season it has grown from five kids to 11 participating in the hockey program. The program was held Monday nights throughout the winter as long as the rink was in skateable conditions. Kids learn the fundamentals of hockey and gain confidence skating.

The hockey program will continue into the spring with an outside street hockey program on the Johnson Recreation basketball court. Stay tuned for a message from the Parks and Recreation team on the day of the week this program will be held.

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