GREENFIELD -- The Wahconah hockey team rebounded from a one-goal loss Friday, beating Amherst 4-2 Saturday at the Rabbit Graves Holiday Tournament.
Warriors coach Don Disbrow said he was upset with his team’s performance against Turners Falls on the first day of the tournament, in a 3-2 loss, and challenged them to improve against Amherst.
Hjalmar Gustafsson got the Warriors on the board late in the first period. Gustafsson would add another goal early in the second.
Jeff Hancock scored the final goal for the Warriors (2-2) with 10:12 remaining in the game.
"One-hundred percent turnaround [from Friday’s game]. The team realized as athletes that they can’t take anything for granted," Disbrow said. "They beat a better team in a tough game and played a better game in all three zones."
Turners Falls 3, Wahconah 2
GREENFIELD -- A third-period goal sank the Warriors on Friday.
Gustafsson gave the Warriors a 2-1 lead with 4:27 left in the second period, but two unanswered goals by Turners Falls, including the game-winner six minutes into the third period, decided the game.
"Our guys completely overlooked them. We had several early chances, we controlled the game, but we couldn’t put the game away," Disbrow said. "In the second half, they played us even, and in a 2-2 game going into the third, anything can happen."