Joe Meon, South Hadley hockey team gathers at Chicopee

Published: 12/19/2021 6:28:46 PM

Modified: 12/19/2021 6:28:32 PM

Joe Meon scored two goals and helped the South Hadley hockey team recover from falling behind in the third period to a 4-3 win over Chicopee in a Fay Division competition on Saturday at Fitzpatrick Arena, Holyoke.

Caleb Lundgren and Austin Deren were the other goalscorers for the Tigers (1-0-1), who were down 3-2 after two spells. Lundgren made two assists in the win. Deren, Meon and Aidan Sullivan also had helpers, and goalkeeper Devin Carleton blocked 22 shots.

Kraig Geissler scored all three of Chicopee’s goals.

Ludlow 6, Amherst 0 – Ben Corbin’s hat trick brought the Lions to victory as Ludlow scored two goals in each period to claim victory in the Fay Division on Saturday at the Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.

Minnechaug 5, Greenfield 1 – Trevor Kuchieski scored a goal in the first third, but the greenfield hockey team couldn’t keep up with the powerful Minnechaug in a 5-1 Independence defeat on Saturday night at the Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield.

Kuchieski scored with a template by Kevin Baumann in the opening stanza for the Green Wave (2: 2), which was 2: 1 behind after the opening period and moved into the third with the same result, before the hawks of the guest put three in the back Net in the final phase.

Greenfield goalie Josh Bordeaux kept 25 saves in the net while ‘Chaug’s John Pollard had a busy night parrying 28 of the 29 shots he faced.


Nighthawk classics

Host Holyoke was the best local team at Saturday’s Nighthawk Classic as the squad was carried by Richard Rodriguez from a performance in first place at £ 220 and finished fifth as a team with 90 points. Saint John’s (172 points) won the team title, followed by Tri-County (167½) and New Bedford (160).

Fourth place in their respective weight classes for Holyoke went to Angel Pabon (132), Ethan Mcclain (126) and Russell Rivera (160).

Granby finished 11th with 65 points, thanks to a second place at 145 pounds from Joseph Deprey and a third place at 132 from Jacob Benson.

Northampton was 12th and Hampshire Regional was 13th. The Blue Devils finished fourth with Schuyler Trapani (220) and Dillon Green (195), while the Raiders also finished fourth with Adin Clifford (145) and Alex Willard (138).

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