Wave edges Pacers
Barrett Rogaleski made 32 saves in his return to action on Friday night and helped Greenfield High School open the 2013-14 campaign with a 4-3 Fay-Wright Division hockey victory over Chicopee High School at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.
The Pacers outshot the Green Wave 35-24 in the season opener for both teams, but Rogaleski proved to be the difference, especially in the third period when Chicopee held a 16-7 edge in shots but Greenfield outscored the Pacers 2-1 in the frame to snap a 2-2 tie.
Jake Elwell notched his first of the season 31 seconds into the third period to put the Green Wave on top for good. Clay Richardson picked up the helper on the goal. Greenfield would quickly take a two-goal lead as first-year defenseman Zach Langlois scored on an assist from Cam Woodward just 2 minutes into the frame.
Chicopee would respond 15 seconds later when Ryan Kazeroid scored from Dan Garvey to cut the deficit to one goal, but Rogaleski would hold the fort the rest of the way and help the Wave hold on for the one-goal win.
The Pacers took a 1-0 lead 3:19 into the first period on a Devan Longtin goal but the Wave came back to take the lead before the end of the period. Jourdan York-Welcome got his first of the season on an assist from Elwell, and Woodward tallied his first of the year on an assist from Langlois.
Green Wave assistant coach Corey Lovett was pleased to have four different goal scorers on the night, given the Green Wave’s small roster.
“You put any of those guys on the ice and they can do anything,” he said.
Chicopee scored the only goal of the second period off the stick of Ryan Turnbull.
Jonathan Santos made 20 saves in the loss.
Greenfield travels to Orr Arena in Amherst today at 2 to take on Amherst Regional High School.
Belchertown 4, Turners Falls 1 — Louis Tonelli scored twice on Friday as Belchertown High School got past Turners Falls High School, 4-1, in a Fay-Wright hockey game at the Mullins Center practice rink in Amherst.
Tonelli gave the Orioles a 1-0 lead in the first period and the score held that way until the third, when Belchertown struck for three consecutive goals to put the game away. Jonathan Rodriguez and Alex Bachand sandwiched goals around Tonelli’s second of the night to help build a 4-0 lead. Zach Demars helped the Indians avoid the shutout when he scored on an assist from Cody Booska.
“We’ve got some skills to work on,” Turners coach Nate Coffin said in his head coaching debut. “We’ve got to work on some defensive things. But we came out hard, we came out skating. I’m happy with our effort tonight.”
Brandon Bryant turned aside 26 shots in the Indian net, while Kyle Green stopped 22 shots for the Orioles.
The teams turn around and play tonight at 6 at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.
Indians open victorious
Ian MacPhail and Jay Fritz each won two events on Friday afternoon and Turners Falls High School opened the season with a 75-22 victory over Springfield School of Science & Technology in an independent boys’ swim meet in Springfield.
The girls’ team also earned a win on the day to complete the sweep.
MacPhail won the 200 yard freestyle in 2:23.43 and won the 500 free in 6:34.69. Fritz took the freestyle sprints with a time of 26.57 in the 50 free, and a time of 1:00.14 in the 100 free.
Riley Palmer also picked up a win on the day with a time of 1:28.78 in the 100 breaststroke. He also placed second in the 100 free in 1:08.86. Alex Tirrell added a win in the 100 backstroke in 1:21.08, and finished second in the 200 free in 2:52.17. Chase Blair placed second in the 50 free (36.31) and third in the 100 free (1:27.04), and James Dolan took second in the 100 back (1:25.55) and third in the 200 free (3:01.60).
The 200 free relay team of Fritz, Blair, Branden Chaplin and Palmer won in 2:28.57.
• On the girls’ side, Turners Falls defeated Sci-Tech, 67-12.
Mackenzie Salls won a pair of events with a time of 2:45.15 in the 200 free and a time of 1:19.65 in the 100 back. Mackenzie Phillips added two wins for the Indians with a victory in the 50 free (30.17) and another in the 100 free (1:08.52). Nicole John picked up the fifth and sixth wins for the Indians with a win in the 200 individual medley in 2:59.34 and a win in the 100 butterfly in 1:24.70.
Kate Garcia finished third in both the 50 free and the 100 free for the Indians.
The 200 medley relay team of Melissa Hersey, Salls, John and Phillips won in 2:27.37, while the 200 free relay team of Julia Massey, Kim Petrowicz, Hailey Trott and Garcia won in 2:54.85.