Greenfield, Turners Falls post Saturday hockey wins
Turners Falls forward Tim Atkins scores against Mt. Everett goalie Sam Riva Saturday at Collins/Moylan rink in Greenfield during the host Indians' 6-4 independent ice-hockey win over Mt Everett. Special to The Recoreer/Thom Burden
Turners Falls High School goalie Brandon Bryand (31) makes a save as defenseman Dan Moro moves in for assitance during the host Indians' 6-4 independent ice hockey win over Mt. Everett Saturday at Collins-Moylan rink in Greenfield. Recorder/Thom Burden
Turners Falls forward Cody Booska crosses the blue line into the Indians' offensive end Saturday at Collins/Moylan rink in Greenfield, where his Indians beat Mt. Everett, 6-4, in their independent ice hockey game.Recorder/Thom Burden
Greenfield High School is getting it done with defense.
The Green Wave allowed Belchertown High School just 16 shots while goaltender Barrett Rogaleski was turning aside 15 of them during a 3-1 Fay-Wright Division hockey victory Saturday night at the Mullins Center practice rink in Amherst.
“I said (in the preseason) we had some good defense,” said Greenfield head coach Mike Duclos. “We only allowed two shots in the first period and both of those were slap shots from the point. We’re doing a good job of controlling the play. If they get the puck in our zone, we’re getting it out quick.”
Jourdan York-Welcome tallied the only goal of the opening period at the 11-minute, 52-second mark, assisted by Zach Langlois and Clay Richardson.
Jake Elwell upped the lead to 2-0 on his marker at 5:42 of the middle stanza, with helpers from York-Welcome and Tyler Townsley. Then York-Welcome scored the third goal 2:20 later from Cam Woodward and Tyler Miner.
Alex Bachand notched an unassisted tally with 6:10 left in the game to break Rogaleski’s shutout bid.
Kyle Greene made 17 saves in the Orioles’ net.
Greenfield (4-0-2 overall) hosts Chicopee Comprehensive High School Friday night at 6:30.
Turners 6, Mt. Everett 4 — Cody Booska notched a hat trick and assisted on another goal to help Turners Falls High School over Mt. Everett Regional School, 6-4, in independent hockey action Saturday night at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.
Booska and Tim Atkins each scored in the opening period, and Nick Murphy made it a 3-0 game before the Eagles’ Adam Derwitsch scored a pair goals and Andrew Wells tallied in a 3:34 span to tie it heading into the final frame.
Kyle Smith then struck at 2:50 of the third period to give Everett its first lead of the game, 4-3. The Eagles continued to hold its tenuous lead until Ryan Lenois tied it with 6:47 left on a power play.
Booska put the Indians ahead to stay on a helper from Lenois with 2:15 left, then completed his hat trick 13 seconds later on assists from Atkins and Zach Demars.
Brandon Bryant tuned aside 23 shots for the Indians, who were outshot 30-27. Sam Riva made 24 saves for the Eagles, who were 0-for-4 on the power play.
Turners (2-3-1) travels to Lossone Rink in Easthampton to face Easthampton High School Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Catholic 39, Pioneer 30 — Holyoke Catholic High School won the battle of star players and got enough production from its other starters to fend off Pioneer Valley Regional School, 39-30, in an independent girls’ basketball game Saturday night at Elms College in Chicopee.
The Panthers (0-6) had gotten off to a great start defensively, holding the Gaels to a single basket en route to a 9-2 lead, but Catholic stormed back in the second quarter and took a four-point lead into the halftime break.
Kyra Robins led the way for the Gaels, draining a trio of 3-pointers en route to a game-high 20 points. Danielle Easton pitched in with 7 points.
Natalie Hale topped all Panther scorers with 15 points. Gabby Carpenter tossed in 8.
Pioneer hosts Franklin County Technical School Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Kyle Laffey had a monster day for Franklin County Technical School as the Eagles went 1-3 in its four matches Saturday in Turners Falls.
Franklin Tech (2-3 overall) defeated Pathfinder Vocational High School, 54-24, and fell to Taconic (50-30), Holliston (45-36) and Agawam (52-21) high schools.
Laffey, wrestling at 160 pounds, recorded three pins — two of them coming inside of the first minute — and a 7-4 decision over Agawam’s Chris Ortega to register a perfect 4-0 record on the day.
David Weed was victorious in all three of his contested matches via fall, and also received a forfeit win to go 4-0 as well.
Alex Giurgiu (126), Brett Bean (145) and Rich Kane (285) all recorded two pins apiece, while, Skylar Sears (152), Caleb Baranoski (182), Gabe Vorce (195) and Jonathan Rawls (220) all won a match by fall.
Franklin Tech returns to mat Wednesday night at 7 at Hampshire Regional High School.