When the Glastonbury High School ice hockey team hosted Fermi-Enfield/East Granby/Stafford on jan. 5, the visitors played hard, with the tomahawks prevailing by just a 4-2 margin.
Three weeks later, Glastonbury visited the Enfield Twin Rinks for the rematch, which proved to be no match at all.
The Tomahawks scored four goals in the opening period, paving the way to an 8-1 victory in CCC North action Saturday.
Avery Clair had four goals and an assist, while linemate Conor Thompson added a goal and four assists to power the Glastonbury offense.
"This was the result of us being really hungry," Glastonbury head coach Ken Barse said. "It's the first time in a long time we've lost three out of four hockey games, and today Fermi-Enfield took the brunt of that. We never let them get a chance to get started. Right from the drop of the first puck, we were forechecking hard, got the puck to the net and went to the net hard. It's what every hockey coach wants from his team."
Since the first encounter with the Falcons, Glastonbury had dropped one-goal decisions to East Catholic, Simsbury and Amity, with only a victory over Wethersfield in that span.
Ryan Walker got things started with a goal 3:48 into the game. Before the first period ended, Clair, Thompson and Jack Pizzo also lit the lamp.
Tyler Walles scored 33 seconds into the middle period, then Clair added two more goals to give the Tomahwaks a 7-0 lead at the second intermission.
Clair tallied his fourth goal of the game with 5:31 left to play. The Falcons avoided a shutout when Avery Boissy scored with 21 seconds remaining.
Walles had a three-point day with a goal and two assists, Walker had a goal and an assist and Shane Mack contributed two assists.
The Tomahawks fired 45 shots at Falcon goaltenders Aaron Lickwar, Zach Audet and Steven Daigle. Chase Gabor made 17 saves to earn the victory in net for Glastonbury.
Glastonbury (8-5) faces Conard at the Veterans Memorial Rink in West Hartford Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The Fermi co-op (4-7-1) entertains Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks Wednesday at 4 p.m.