H.S. Hockey: Greenfield gets back in win column, doubles up Chicopee Comp

  • Greenfield's Kyle Barnes (3), shown here last year, scored a goal to help the Green Wave knock off Chicopee Comp, 4-2, on Wednesday at Fitzpatrick Arena in Holyoke. Staff FILE PHOTO

Staff Writer
Published: 2/17/2021 6:53:30 PM
Modified: 2/17/2021 8:14:25 PM

Following a 3-3 tie with South Hadley on Saturday, the Greenfield hockey team wanted to come out from the opening puck drop on Wednesday against Chicopee Comp and play its style of hockey.

The squad did just that, scoring three goals in a three-minute span in the first period to pave the way for a 4-2 victory at Fitzpatrick Arena in Holyoke.

“It was a great high school hockey game,” Greenfield coach Adam Bouchard said. “Comp is a good squad. It was a fun atmosphere for a game.”

Kyle Barnes got the scoring started for Greenfield, streaking down the left side and putting a bullet over the glove of Colts goalie Victor Canavan. Just 17 seconds later, Kevin Baumann ripped a twisted wrister from the blue line off a dish from Barnes to make it 2-0 late in the first period.

Just over two minutes later, the Wave tallied their third goal of the opening period. Brodie Gagne scored his first career varsity goal, capitalizing on a scrum in front of the net to make it 3-0.

“We came out and played Green Wave hockey,” Bouchard said. “We executed on our break outs, our forecheck, we were cycling the puck and we suffocated their high-powered scoring line.”

David Girouard put Chicoppe Comp on the scoreboard 4:49 into the second period off a 3-on-1 break. Greenfield goalie Joshua Bordeaux — who finished with 25 saves — stopped the first two shots on the break, but Girouard put home the third rebound,

With 4:06 to play in the period, the Green Wave got that goal back shorthanded. Aidan Roche made a play in the neutral zone and sent the puck up to Devin Niles for a breakaway. Niles put a nifty touch shot over Canavan’s stick to put Greenfield up, 4-1.

The Colts ended up converting on the same power-play after Niles’ short-hander, as a Mason Whitehead wrist shot from the blue line found its way into the net.

Neither squad produced a goal in the third period, though the Green Wave held a 10-5 shot advantage in the final period.

“We came out with a hard forecheck,” Bouchard said. “We buried them in their zone for the majority of the period and Joshua Bordeaux made some huge saves down the stretch.”

Greenfield is scheduled to get back in action today, taking on Southwick at Collins-Moylan Arena. Puck drop is set for 4 p.m.

Nordic Ski

The Mohawk Trail and Amherst Nordic ski teams competed in a relay-style race Wednesday, with each relay squad consisting of two boys and two girls, each skiing a 1-mile loop.

The Warrior teams took first and second place, with Amherst settling for third and fourth.

Mohawk Trail’s first team consisted of Dennis Simmons, Sylvie Mahon-Moore, West Williams and Katarzyna Wisnauckas, taking first with a time of 19 minutes, 45 seconds. The Warriors’ second team of Vincent Gauthier, Kala Garrido, Augustus Niswonger and Eleanor Meunier took second with a time of 21:21.

In third place was Amherst’s team of Ryan Yanko, Zoey Candito, Owen Candito and Maddy Parker with a time of 21:37. The Hurricanes’ second team of Max Rogoski, Ava Zimmerman, Kyle Yanko and Grace Wilkinson took fourth with a time of 22:00.

Prep schools

Alpine Ski results

The second Mt. Institute Ski League Race took place Wednesday at Berkshire East, with the Northfield Mount Hermon girls narrowly pulling out a first-place team victory over Deerfield Academy.

The Big Green’s Claire Patton took first place overall on the slalom course, crossing the line with a combined time of 72.15 seconds between the two runs.

Fellow DA racers Lindsay Carey (seventh), Josephine Cramer (eighth) and Liv Del Sarto (ninth) also had top 10 finishes.

For the Hoggers, Izzy Campbell was the top finisher, taking third overall with a combined time of 74.21 seconds. Olivia Weinstein wasn’t far behind, taking fourth with a time of 75.02.

Arden Bacon (sixth) and Hillary Leeds (10th) were the other NMH top 10 finishers.

On the boys side, Deerfield Academy had the top four finishers to secure a first-place team finish. The Hoggers settled for third.

The Big Green’s Chip Coffin won the race with a time of 65.06 seconds, followed by Nick Baker in second (67.45), Morgan Haisman in third (69.68) and Joe Brown in fourth (71.76).

Alex McCullough was the lone NMH racer in the top 10, placing seventh.

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