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  • GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. <br/>GHS #2 is tripped up by TF #5. Photo by Beth Reynolds

    GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey.
    GHS #2 is tripped up by TF #5. Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. GHS #6 takes a shot on goal. Photo by Beth Reynolds

    GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. GHS #6 takes a shot on goal. Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. <br/>GHS #6 surrounded by TF #11 & #4. Photo by Beth Reynolds

    GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey.
    GHS #6 surrounded by TF #11 & #4. Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. TF #22 and GHS # 12. Photo by Beth Reynolds

    GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. TF #22 and GHS # 12. Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. <br/>GHS #17 and Photo by Beth Reynolds

    GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey.
    GHS #17 and Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. <br/>TF Goalie makes a save. Photo by Beth Reynolds

    GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey.
    TF Goalie makes a save. Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. <br/>GHS #2 is tripped up by TF #5. Photo by Beth Reynolds
  • GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. GHS #6 takes a shot on goal. Photo by Beth Reynolds
  • GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. <br/>GHS #6 surrounded by TF #11 & #4. Photo by Beth Reynolds
  • GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. TF #22 and GHS # 12. Photo by Beth Reynolds
  • GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. <br/>GHS #17 and Photo by Beth Reynolds
  • GREENFIELD (December 20, 2013) Greenfield High School vs Turners Falls High School hockey. <br/>TF Goalie makes a save. Photo by Beth Reynolds

GREENFIELD — Greenfield High School shook off a sluggish start to score five unanswered goals en route to a 5-2 Fay-Wright Division hockey win over Turners Falls High School Friday night at Collins-Moylan Arena.

Greenfield (2-0-1 overall) scored twice in the second period and twice more in the third to take control of the game. The first period saw the Green Wave outshoot the Indians 16-10, but in the final two frames the Wave combined to outshoot Turners Falls, 32-6, and Wave coach Mike Duclos attributed the differential to the amount of skating the team has been doing in practice.

“We do a lot of skating in practice and the endurance really showed especially late in the second and into the third period,” he said.

One player who stood out on the night was defenseman Zack Langlois, who finished with two goals and one assist while firing an astounding 18 shots on net. Green Wave forward Jake Elwell added a pair of goals on nine shots, and Jourdan York-Welcome finished with one goal on 11 shots.

The Indians (0-2) had a 2-0 lead in the first 3 minutes, 22 seconds of the game. Cam Lyons opened the scoring when he fired a shot from the point that Green Wave goalie Barrett Rogaleski never saw due to a screen in front. Zach Demars earned an assist on the goal, which came just 1:46 into the game. Turners would go up 2-0 at the 3:22 mark when Tim Atkins picked up a puck along the boards to the right of the Green Wave net, skated in on his backhand and roofed a beautiful shot that must have had eyes, as it just got over the shoulder of Rogaleski and into a small window into the back of the net.

Greenfield was not swayed by the sluggish start and when the Indians began taking penalties in the middle of the first period, the momentum began to shift.

“We tell our kids not to panic,” Duclos said. “Two goals just five minutes into the game, we told our kids there was a lot of game left.

The Indians’ penalty-fest began when Lyons was whistled for a high-sticking penalty at the 5:13 mark, and just before that ended Atkins was called for a cross check from behind, that earned Atkins a major penalty and a game misconduct. Atkins will not miss any further time.

Greenfield did not take advantage of the four minutes of power play time resulting from the major and still trailed 2-0, but the momentum from the 5 minutes, 30 seconds of power play time in all helped ignite the Wave offense and the team finally got on the board when Jake Elwell hopped on a loose rebound in front of the Indian goal and pounded it home past Turners Falls goalie Brandon Bryant to cut the deficit to 2-1.

The Indians again shot themselves in the skates late in the first period with another slew of penalties. With 1:24 remaining, an Indian player was called for a cross check in the Turners Falls defensive zone but the official missed the number of the player that picked up the infraction. When the officials went over to the bench to inform Turners Falls coach Nate Coffin that the penalty was going to be called but that he could pick any player on his bench to serve it, Coffin said something that earned the Indians a bench minor, putting the Green Wave on a two-man advantage for a full 1:30. The Indians would pick up and penalty before the end of the period when Cutting was called for a slash.

Again, Greenfield was unable to capitalize on the ensuing power plays but the momentum carried into the second period, and Greenfield dominated play outshooting Turners Falls, 16-2, in the frame. Langlois tied the score 2:25 into the frame after firing a shot from the point through a screen. Two minutes later, York-Welcome tied the game when he carried the puck over the blueline and fired an innocent-looking shot toward the net that handcuffed Bryant and found its way into the net.

Greenfield took the 3-2 lead in the third period and did not let up. Langlois struck for his second of the night and fourth of the season just 37 seconds in on a beautiful individual effort when he skated through the Indian defense and walked in on Bryant, snapping off a wrist shot that beat the Indian goalie glove-side, high. Exactly one minute later Elwell added an insurance marker when he redirected a Clay Richardson shot in from the point. Richardson finished with two assists on the night.

Rogaleski finished with 14 saves, while Bryant made 43 saves but had a sparkling night in the Indians’ goal, with a number of highlight-reel saves, including one late in the third period when he dove across the crease to rob Elwell of a potential hat trick. Elwell simply patted Bryant on the helmet following the save.

Turners Falls is right back in action this evening when it hosts Chicopee High School at 6 at Collins-Moylan Arena. Both teams will be in action at the Rabbit Graves Memorial Tournament beginning Friday.

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