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Greene enjoying break out season

The game at the GOJHL level is different than in the PJHL but Kyle Greene is still a point per game player. "I just wanted to prove myself at a higher level and hopefully succeed."

In ten games the Belle River native has three goals and thirteen assists for 16 points and has enjoyed playing at the Jr. B. level. "It's just a different game. Two different levels." said Greene who had 20 goals and 23 assists in 39 games last season for the Wheatley Sharks. "This is more fast paced. I like it like that. You get to use your skill a bit more." Greene said.

The 18-year old leads the LaSalle Vipers in scoring and is tied for 4th overall in the GOJHL after adding a goal and two assists in a 4-1 win over Sarnia Wednesday.

"He has come out of the gates and matched our expectations, exceeded expectations." said assistant coach Nathan Savage who says the line of Greene, Connor Tucker (8-6-14) and Adriano Tonin (4-6-10) has looked good early on. "Ton's and Tucker played together last year and I've heard all the chemistry they had and then Greener just fit on the right side with them and it seems to be clicking flawlessly and we hope that they can continue clicking flawlessly for us here. We're having a good start and they're helping us out a lot together."

The St. Anne grad is an engineering student at the University of Windsor who hopes to continue building on his early season success with the Vipers who are the top team in the Western Conference at 8-3. Savage says the league starts off as a young man's league and grows as the year goes on. "He just need to keep working, keep playing, keep listening and I think he's going to a have a really really good year for us."

The Vipers are back in action Friday night at St. Thomas before returning home Wednesday to host the Strathroy Rockets.

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