Schools: Garneau too hot to handle for Wave icemen

  • Greenfield’s Bryan Baumann (25) passes the puck to teammate Mason Whiteman (23) in the second period against Fitchburg Saturday at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Evan Simmons (6) brings the puck up the ice trailed by Fitchburg’s Jace Salame (15) in the third period Saturday at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Greenfield’s Cassidhe Wozniak (9) chases down a loose puck ahead of Fitchburg defender John Warren (6) in the third period Saturday at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield. RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

  • Above, Greenfield’s Bryan Baumann (25) takes a shot at the end of the third period against Fitchburg Saturday at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield. Below, Greenfield’s Evan Simmons (6) brings the puck up the ice trailed by Fitchburg’s Jace Salame (15). RECORDER STAFF/DAN LITTLE

Recorder Staff
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Brandon Garneau scored five goals Saturday night, including three in the third period, and Fitchburg High School defeated Greenfield High School, 7-5, in an independent hockey game at Collins Moylan Arena in Greenfield.

The game was back and forth. Fitchburg stormed out to a 3-0 lead in the first period before the Green Wave (5-3-1) tied it with three straight goals before the end of the period. Greenfield took its only lead in the second period, 4-3, but Fitchburg tied the game before intermission and Garneau scored three straight to start as the Red Raiders pulled away.

Garneau opened the scoring 1 minute, 17 seconds into the game on an assist from Ben Tolman and the two connected two minutes later for a 2-0 lead. Garneau then set up Jace Salame with 7:58 to play in the first for the 3-0 lead. That prompted Greenfield coach Adam Bouchard to call a timeout and the Green Wave responded with three goals in a five-minute span.

Bryan Baumann opened the Wave scoring with 5:22 to play on assists from Mike McGoldrick and Evan Simmons, and just over a minute later Doug Hanieski scored from Baumann to pull the Wave back to within one. Hanieski got his second of the game with 30 seconds to play in the period on an assist from Baumann to tie the score.

“We came out really flat, but to see the fight they put in after getting down three goals was great,” Bouchard said.

Simmons gave the Green Wave its only lead of the game three minutes into the second period on an assist from Hanieski, but Salame scored on an assist from John Warren later in the frame to tie the game heading into the third.

Garneau registered a natural hat trick in the third period, scoring an unassisted goal with 7:37 to play to give Fitchburg the lead for good. He then scored on an assist from Tolman with 4:59 to play, and added his fifth of the game with 2:46 to play on assists from Tolman and Andrew David Cormier for a 7-4 lead. Greenfield got one back with 1:17 to play when Hanieski completed his hat trick on an assist from Baumann.

“We had a couple bad breakdowns on their goals and that’s something we need to clean up,” Bouchard said. “They are a good team and we get to play them at their rink in a couple weeks on the 31st.

Riley Drew stopped 16 shots in the loss.

Girls’ hoop

Clinton 62, Athol 48 — Nelly Meunier scored 26 points to pace Clinton High School to a 62-48 win over Athol High School Saturday night in the third-place game of the Narragansett Holiday Tournament in Templeton.

The game was rescheduled due to a snowstorm. Alyssa Hatch notched 19 points in the win, while Reagan Gunnan finished with 11 points.

Hailey Bigwood led Athol with 20 points, and Destiny Wrigley finished with 10. Taylor Cleveland chipped in 8 points.


Tech at Daniel Gionet

Five Franklin County Technical School wrestlers finished in the top three in their weight classes at the Daniel Gionet Invitational at Pelham (N.H.) High School on Saturday.

The tournament featured 12 teams from throughout New England.

Spencer Telega had a solid day at 152 pounds, pinning Tyler Scopelites from Campbell High School in Litchfield, N.H., 1 minute, 50 seconds into the championship match to finish first on the day.

The Eagles also had a pair of wrestlers finish second overall. Kyle Brunelle wrestled his way into the finals at 126 pounds but dropped a 12-4 major decision to Benjamin Murray from Mt. Abraham Union High School in Bristol, Vt. Chris Ludwig continued his strong season at 182 pounds as he also wrestled his way into the finals at 182 pounds, where he faced Kevin Pearsall of Mt. Abraham but he fell 10-4 to settle for second.

Brody Wood made his way through the consolation bracket at 170 pounds and got to the third-place match, where he faced Doug Rocha of Tyngsborough High School. Wood pinned Rocha with 11 seconds left in the first period to earn third place. Ayden Stacy also made the consolation finals at 195 pounds, where he took on Collin Michalik of Tyngsborough, who had already beaten him on the day but Stacy avenged the loss by pinning Michalik 2:17 into the match to earn third place.

Frontier at Ludlow duals

Pins from four different wrestlers propelled Frontier Regional School to a convincing 51-14 win over Holyoke High School, and the Red Hawks wound up 4-1 overall in matches during Saturday’s Ludlow Duals at Ludlow High School.

Frontier edged Westfield High School, 42-36, and also nabbed victories over Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School (48-21) and Hampshire Regional High School (40-36). The lone loss came to Hampden Charter School of Science, 51-24.

Bailey Murry helped set the tone with a pin at 120 pounds against Holyoke, while Connor Pettis added a pin at 132 pounds. Nate Austin (220 pounds) and Jackie Phong (285 pounds) added pin-fall wins for Frontier.

Ito McMillan (145 pounds) and Eric Trueswell (160) were winners via decision in the Holyoke match.