Schools: Chicopee icemen unload on Green Wave, 10-3

  • Greenfield’s Evan Simmons moves the puck down the ice guarded by Chicopee’s Ben Jablonski during their game Saturday at Collins-Moylan rink in Greenfield. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Above, Greenfield’s Tyler Miner has his eyes on a shot he takes on Chicopee goalie Tim Miner during their game Saturday at Collins-Moylan rink in Greenfield. Below, Greenfield’s Tyler Miner gets a shot off, scoring the Green Wave’s first goal. Recorder Staff photos/Matt Burkhartt

  • Greenfield’s Tyler Miner gets a shot off, scoring the Green Wave’s first goal against Chicopee during their game Saturday at Collins-Moylan rink in Greenfield. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Greenfield’s Evan Simmons takes a shot on goal guarded by Chicopee’s Ben Jablonski during their game Saturday at Collins-Moylan rink in Grerenfield. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Greenfield’s Zack Geyster skates down the ice with the puck, guarded by Chicopee’s Ben Jablonski, during their game Saturday at Collins-Moylan rink in Greenfield. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

Recorder Staff
Published: 1/22/2017 10:44:47 PM

Ryan McDonough scored four times on Saturday to lead Chicopee High School to a 10-3 win over Greenfield High School in a Fay-Wright Division hockey game at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.

Six other Pacers’ players scored one goal apiece as Chicopee led 4-2 after the first period and 5-2 after the second before scoring five times in the third to put the game away. Nick Beem had a goal and 3 assists for Chicopee, and Brett Geoffry had a goal and 2 assists. Mike Palermo scored once and had an assist, and Ben Jablonski, Nolan Florence and Nick Amo each had a goal. Riley Clark and John Baker each chipped in with 2 assists. Tim Miner stopped 10 shots to earn the victory, and Kelsey Czerniawski made three saves in relief.

Adam Savoy and Derek Lenois each provided a bright spot for the Green Wave in the loss. Savoy potted his first varsity goal, while Lenois earned his first career assist. Tyler Miner had a goal and an assist, Sean O’Sullivan had a goal, and Tyler Townsley and Evan Simmons each had one helper. Finn O’Connor stopped 28 shots in the loss, and Zach Aldrich made a save in relief.

St. Mary’s 8, Turners Falls 4 — St. Mary’s High School scored 7 of the final 8 goals Saturday and came back from a 3-1 deficit at the start of the second period to claim an 8-4 Fay-Wright win over Turners Falls High School at Collins-Moylan Arena.

Mason Whiteman, Ethan LaFleur and Doug Hanieski all scored in the first period to stake the Indians to a 3-1 lead, but St. Mary came storming back with 5 second-period goals, each from a different scorer, to send the Saints into the third period up 6-4. St. Mary’s tacked on 2 more goals in the final frame and Matt Brady did not let another puck by him to lead the Saints to the win.

Shaun Gezotis had 2 goals and 3 assists for the Saints, while Kenny Bonney and Peter Chrisanthopoulos each scored twice. Quinn Powers had a goal and 2 assists, and Brady finished with 34 saves.

Adam Coffin scored in the second period for Turners Falls. Aurel Pydych, Dalton DeForest, Cassidhe Wozniak, Cam Barnes, Bryan Baumann and Chris Urgiel each had one assist. Jordyn Lavallee made 27 saves.

Girls’ basketball

Mahar 81, Mt. Everett 38 — Cassie Verheyen and Kenzie Tenney each had 6 points in overtime and Mahar Regional School defeated Mt. Everett Regional High School, 81-74, in an independent girls’ basketball game Saturday on the road in Sheffield

The Senators took a 47-38 lead into the fourth quarter but were outscored 27-18 in the frame by the Eagles, who were led by Gwendolyn Carpenter, who scored 20 of her game-high 49 points. Mahar still held a two-point lead with 1.9 seconds to play but Mt. Everett inbounded the ball to Madison Ullrich, who scored at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.

“After that ball went in and the buzzer went off, our five came off the court and they looked dejected and beat,” Mahar coach Larry Fisher said. “In the huddle I said a few things and they started to lift their chins and they played a great overtime. They really kept their heads up and played really, really well.”

The Senators got jumped out to a lead in overtime and held a 4-point edge with a minute to go. At that point, Verheyen scored on a power move and Tenney got a steal and went the distance to score and put Mahar up 8. Jasmine Vautour also had a big overtime, hitting four free throws to help secure the win. Mahar finished 6-for-9 from the line in overtime.

Tenney finished with 26 points and 15 rebounds for the Senators. Verheyen added 23 points and 19 boards. Vautour and Kadie Jillson each scored 12 points, and Hannah Paul tossed in 6.

Carpenter is a sophomore but has already hit the 1,000-point mark for her career. She scored nearly two-thirds of her team’s points with the 49, which also included 7 in overtime. Carpenter finished 24-of-29 from the free-throw line and made three 3-pointers.

“She’s a really, really good guard,” Fisher said. “We were playing her man-to-man between Jillson, Paul and Amber Bonk, and I thought we played her decently. Obviously, we didn’t realize just how many she had during the game. But she was aggressive and getting fouls called. It was a physical game and we were physical with her.”

Ullrich finished second on the team in scoring with 7 points.

Mahar travels to Easthampton High School tonight at 7.

Taconic 51, Athol 34 — Taconic High School rolled out to a 22-2 lead after the first quarter and went on to a 51-34 independent girls’ basketball victory Saturday at Mallett Gymnasium in Athol.

Shay Conyers led Taconic with 15 points, while Ashley Rufo scored 13.

Hope Parker paced Athol with 14 points, and Taylor Cleveland tossed in 10.


Eagles 8th in Chicopee

Brody Wood won the 170-pound weight class and Franklin County Technical School finished eighth out of 18 teams during Saturday’s Bert Burger Wrestling Tournament at Chicopee High School.

Wood went 3-0 on the day and pinned Jolan Martori from Putnam Vocational Technical Academy at the 3 minute, 23 seconds mark in the championship bout. Mike Mattson finished fourth on the day for the Eagles at 285 where he went 3-2 on the day. Mattson made it to the third-place bout but suffered a pin to place fourth.

The Eagles had a number of other wrestlers perform well, despite not placing. Spencer Telega wen 3-2 on the day at 160 pounds, while Kyle Brunelle (106), Peter Saladino (113), Skyler Rouse (126), Antonio Govan Jr. (138) and Caileb Milton (182) each went 2-2.

Frontier/ Pathfinder duals

Frontier Regional School went 0-3 Saturday during the Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School Duals in Three Rivers.

Frontier lost to Holyoke High School (45-21), Hampden Charter School (60-12) and Holliston High School (42-21).

Jackie Phong won two matches by pin at 285 for the Red Hawks, and Josiah Murry also had two wins at 145 pounds, one by pin and the other by decision. Bailey Murry also won twice at 120 with a victory by pin and another by forfeit. Joey Hildreth picked up a pin and a forfeit to finish 2-1 at 170, and Ito McMillan won by decision at 132.

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