LaFleur’s hat trick leads Wave hockey

Recorder Staff
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ethan LaFleur scored a goal in each period to record a hat trick, and Greenfield High School cruised to a convincing 8-0 independent hockey victory over Gardner High School Wednesday night at Gardner Veterans Arena.

“We played hard,” began Greenfield head coach Adam Bouchard. “It was our first game on the road and we wanted to get off the bus and take a win in someone else’s barn.”

Greenfield (3-0), which has outscored opponents by a healthy 19-4 margin through three games, led 2-0 after one period and scored three goals in both the second and third frames.

“It was a full team effort. Everybody played a pretty decent game,” Bouchard said. “It shows by the distribution of points in this one.”

Six different players scored in the win for the Wave. Cassidhe Wozniak, Mason Whiteman, Alec Jordan, Bryce Jordan and Kyle Barnes all found the back of the net, with Barnes’ goal coming in his first-ever varsity contest.

Doug Hanieski and Wozniak had two assists apiece, while Jake Bryant, Evan Simmons, Bryan Baumann, Cam Barnes, Mike McGoldrick and Cam Rice all notched helpers.

Greenfield held a decisive 46-14 edge in shots, with goaltender Riley Drew making 14 saves to earn the team’s first shutout of the season.

The Wave are off until Tuesday when they travel to play Mount Everett Regional School.


Athol 44, Granby 24 — Athol High School won three matches by pin on Wednesday night and also picked up two forfeits and two decisions to lead the Red Raiders to a 44-24 win over Granby High School in a Suburban League wrestling match in Athol.

Jon Mahony earned a 51-second pin over Emmet Seibert at 106 pounds for Athol, while Bryce Shufelt picked up a pin in 1:57 over Jacob Benson at 120 pounds. Joe Gray earned the third pin of the day for Athol when he stuck Phil Roberts 27 seconds into the second period at 160 pounds.

Caleb Cox earned a tech fall over Kyle Roe at 126 pounds, and Dakota Gilman topped Leo Kahan at 220.

FC Tech 48, Pathfinder 24 — Franklin County Technical School won eight matches by pin to double up Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School, 48-24, in an independent wrestling match Wednesday night in Three Rivers.

The Eagles actually won eight consecutive matches beginning at 120 pounds where Peter Saladino pinned Arther Prak 57 seconds into the contest. Kyle Brunelle followed suit at 126 where he pinned Ethan Ferrar in 1:33, and Colin Pettis earned a 37-second pin over Russell Ward at 132 pounds. Jaden Sadlowski earned the fastest pin of the night with his 19-second victory over Alexander Prokop at 138, and Matt Sullivan took a 31-second pin over Josh DeJesus at 145 for the first Eagles’ pin of the day. Tim Fritz pinned Markys Lissain in 5:25 at 152, Spencer Telega earned a pin over Gabe Vallee at 3:35 at 160, and Chris Ludwig earned the eighth pin of the day for the Eagles when he stopped Mike Halpern at the 3:23 mark at 182.

Pathfinder earned pins at the heaviest two classes as Alex Misenheimer stuck Ayden Stacy at 3:37 at 220, and Zach Beeman stopped Cameron Tuttle in 35 seconds at 285.

“We wrestled much better than we did last week,” Franklin Tech coach Joe Gamache said. “The kids are improving each day.”

Franklin Tech (1-1) hosts the Eagle Holiday Bash Saturday morning beginning at 10.

Frontier 58, Gateway 18

Taconic 66, Frontier 18 — Frontier Regional School split an independent dual meet on Wednesday night as it defeated Gateway Regional High School, 58-16, but fell to Taconic High School, 66-18, in Huntington.

The Red Hawks earned six pins in the win over Gateway. Jake Mattson got a first-period pin in 1:22 over Eli Gilbert at 106 pounds, and Bailey Murry earned a pin at the 2:52 mark of his match against Nicholas Wolfgang at 126. Connor Pettis won in 16 seconds at 138 pounds over William King, and Ito McMillan pinned Brett Benenfont in 1:02 at 145. K.C Mattson defeated Garrett LaBroche in 14 seconds at 160 pounds, and Nate Austin pinned Nick Symmons in 31 seconds at 182.

Josiah Murry added a 7-3 win over Tim Basak at 170 pounds.

Things did not go as well against Taconic. Pettis was the lone double-winner on the night as he pinned Gabe Carrington in 1:34 at 138 pounds for Frontier. Mattson picked up a forfeit at 160, and Jackie Phong pinned Isiaha Casaer in 1:01 at 285.

Monument Mountain 48, Mohawk 18 — Three wrestlers earned victories, as Mohawk Trail Regional High School fell on the road to Monument Mountain Regional High School, 48-18, in an independent match Wednesday in Great Barrington.

Jameson Parker pinned Monument’s Kadahdin Jenen at 160 pounds in 2:56, while Mohawk teammate Gabe Bower also earned a win via pinfall at 182 pounds when he put down Logan Mead in 1:06.

Mohawk’s last win came thanks to a forfeit for Tristan Keysert-Parker at 106 pounds.