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2017-2018 RECORD: 2-8-0-0 (2-4-0-0)
Next Game: Saturday, December 2nd vs Bridgewater State (5:00 PM)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Westfield State Beats Crosstown Rivals 5-3

Springfield, MA --- Westfield State renewed their crosstown rivalry on Sunday with a 5-3 win over Springfield College. Nick Liberto picked up his 4th win in his rookie season to improve the Owls record to 9-5-0 heading into winter break. The Owls will be back in action on January 25th when they host Holy Cross on senior night at Amelia Park. Hope that everyone has a nice break and enjoys the holidays.

Goals: Reilly (11,12), D. Russo (2), Pierce (7), Evans (14)
Goalie: Liberto (4-3-0)
Power Play: 0 for 4
Penalty Kill: 7 for 8

Owls Win 7-5 In Spirited Game

Westfield, MA --

Goals: Evans (12,13), Connors (3), Pierce (6), Rose (4), Aspromonti (1), Reilly (10)
Saves: DiMare (28 Saves, 5-2-0)
Power Play: 2 for 10
Penalty Kill: 6 for 8

Monday, December 2, 2013

Owls Hold On For 6-5 Win Against Holy Cross

Worcester, MA --- After taking some time off for some turkey and battling traffic, the Owls were back on the ice Sunday evening as they traveled to Worcester to take on Holy Cross. Westfield played a very fast paced period and got on the board early with a goal by Colin Pierce. However, less than a minute later, Tyler Bao would get the Crusaders on the board to tie the game up at 1-1. CJ Kenny would put the Owls back on top with his first collegiate goal with assists from Dylan Burns and Joe Connors. Less than two minutes later, Steve Evans skated around the offensive zone and saucered a pass to Corey Jenks in the right circle who fired it past RJ Fusco. With 11:45 left in the first period, Tucker Hannon would get his second goal of the season to give the visitors a 4-1 lead. After another quick response by Holy Cross, Steve Evans would make it 5-2 with 7:41 left in the period and would chase Crusaders' netminder Fusco. The final goal of the nine goal period all started by a bunch of nice hits by forward Joey Green who caused a turnover which led to a Schyler Reilly goal to make it 6-3.

Holy Cross would chip away at the lead and would score a goal in the second and third period but Nick Liberto shut the door during the final minutes for this third victory of the season. Westfield will host Holy Cross on Senior Night when the two teams meet again on January 25th at Amelia Park. 

The Owls return home on Saturday when they host Roger Williams University at 5:00 pm. Then on Sunday they will travel across the river to take on Springfield College at 4:00 pm. Both games will be updated on twitter. 

Goals: Pierce, Kenny, Jenks, Hannon, Evans, Reilly
Goalie: Liberto (3-3-0)
Power Play: 0 for 0
Penalty Kill: 2 for 2

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Westfield Travels to Holy Cross Sunday

Westfield, MA --- The Westfield State University club hockey team returns from their mini holiday break on Sunday night as they travel to Worcester to take on Holy Cross. The game will be played at 7pm at the Hart Center on campus. Last year, the Owls lost 4-3 in OT in Worcester and the two teams skated to a 1-1 tie in Westfield. You can get game updates by following @wsuclub on twitter.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving


Monday, November 18, 2013

Westfield Falls 6-4 To Bridgewater State

Bridgewater, MA --- In virtually a must win game to keep Westfield's post-season hopes alive, the Owls suffered a heartbreaking loss on Sunday at Bridgewater State by the score of 6-4. Captain, Joey Green, got the Owls' offense started only three minutes into the game when he beat Bear's netminder Matthew Scott. The lead would hold for most of the period but a Kyle Anderson's slap shot from the blue line would send the game tied into the first intermission.
Trailing 2-1 early in the second, Schyler Reilly would score a power play goal to knot it at two a piece. The Owls power play is starting to heat up as they would go 3 for 6 with the man advantage during the game. Colin Pierce would also score a power play goal in a period where the two teams traded goals but the Owls would find themselves trailing 5-3 going into the final twenty minutes.
Westfield would have a great opportunity to get back into the game midway through the third period when they had a five minute power play. Zach Smith would score in his third consecutive game but it was not enough and Bridgewater would go on to win their fourth league game of the season.
Westfield's next game is Sunday at 1:30 as they travel up to UMass Lowell before their Thanksgiving break. The game will be played at the Tsongas Center.

Goals: Green (5), Reilly (7), Pierce (4), Smith (3)
Saves: Liberto  (27 Saves, 2-3-0)
Power Play: 3 for 6 (22%)
Penalty Kill: 2 for 3 (86%)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Westfield Sinks Rhode Island 7-4

Goals: Reilly (5,6), Smith (2), Sweeney (3), Jenks (3), Evans (7,8)
Saves: DiMare (31 Saves, 3-2-0)
Power Play: 3 for 9 (19%)
Penalty Kill: 6 for 7 (87%)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Owls Honor Veterans During Game Versus Coast Guard

Westfield, MA --- The Westfield State University club hockey team hosted the United States Coast Guard Academy in their first annual "Honor our Heroes" game on Monday afternoon. Before the game, American Legion Post 124 posted the colors and Pam Ardito dropped the ceremonial puck drop. After a slow start, Colin Pierce would give the Owls a 1-0 lead going into the first intermission.
Westfield got back to back power play goals to start the second period from Dylan Burns and Schyler Reilly to jump start the Owls offense. The team would go on to score five goals in the second period and would take a commanding 6-0 lead into the final period. Dylan Burns, Colin Pierce and Steve Evans would get the goals in the second period.
Coast Guard would get a quick goal to start the third period when Nick Mombello beat Owls' netminder Nick Liberto. Mombello would pick up the hat trick for the Bears scoring all three of USCGA goals. Dylan Burns would get his third goal of the game 3:29 into the third for the Owls' first hat trick of the season. Steven Evans and Zach Smith would conclude the scoring and the Owls went on to win their fourth game of the season 10-3. Dylan Burns' and Zach Smith's goals were their first in their collegiate careers. After the game, both teams chatted and enjoyed a nice team meal.
Westfield's next game is Saturday when they host Rhode Island College. This will be the second meeting in eight days between the two teams. The Owls lost to the Anchormen 5-3 on Friday night. They then travel to Bridgewater State on Sunday for a 12:50pm conference tilt.

Goals: Pierce (2,3), Burns (1,2,3), Reilly (4), Evans (5,6), Rose (3), Smith (1)
Saves: Liberto (27 Saves, 2-2-0)
Power Play: 2 for 8 (16%)
Penalty Kill: 8 for 8 (87%)

Owls Host Coast Guard Today @ 2:00

Sunday, November 10, 2013

RIC Roughs Up Westfield In 5-3 Loss

Goals: Green (3,4), Russo (1)
Saves: DiMare (33 Saves, 2-2-0)
Power Play: 0 for 7 (15%)
Penalty Kill: 5 for 8 (85%)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Withington Denies Westfield In 3-1 Loss

Westfield, MA --- It was a fast pace first period on Saturday night as the Westfield State Owls hosted New Haven in a NECHA American Conference game at Amelia Park. The Owls controlled most of the play in the New Haven zone but went into the first intermission scoreless. Ian Alexander scored at 14:06 of the second period to get the Chargers on the board. Brandon Martone would create a turnover at center ice and went in on a breakaway for the eventual game-winning goal with 3:27 remaining in the period.
Westfield never gave up and would make it a 2-1 game midway through the third period. Steve Evans skated down the left wing side and found Corey Jenks in front of the net who put it past JP Withington. Withington stood on his head all game stopping 38 shots and was the difference in this game. He also picked up an assist on the last Chargers' goal. The Owls penalty kill had a great night killing all six penalties and picking up a goal but spending half of the third period in the box would kill any chance the Owls had at gaining any momentum. New Haven would add an empty net goal with eight seconds left in the game for the 3-1 final.
Westfield returns to action on Friday night in another key conference game. They will be traveling to Rhode Island College. This will be the first ever meeting between the two teams. First puck drop is scheduled for 8:00pm in Pawtucket, RI.
Goal: Jenks (2)
Saves: Liberto (21 Saves, 1-2-0)
Power Play: 0 for 5 (18%)
Penalty Kill: 6 for 6 (90%)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Westfield Defeats Sacred Heart 6-2 in Statement Win

Westfield, MA ---  This was the game that was circled on the calendar after losing last year's championship game when the schedule came out during the summer. Even though it won't make up for the loss in February, Westfield played their best game of the young season by defeating Sacred Heart University 6-2. The win for Owls improved their conference record back to .500 (2-2-0) and was the Pioneers first conference loss of the season (3-1-0). The game didn't start out too well for the Owls, as Jared Aiken found Gabuzda in the slot only 31 seconds into the game to give Sacred Heart a 1-0 lead. The team settled down and went into the first intermission only trailing by a goal.
Connor Sweeney would put the Owls on the board when he pinched in at the point and fired a shot past Marc Glaviano. Westfield would take the lead on a Scott Shannon power play goal two minutes later on a scramble in the crease. Midway through the second, Sean McVey would win the faceoff to himself and skate in front to beat Owl's netminder Ryan DiMare. DiMare played strong in net stopping 31 out of 33 of the shots he faced. In the closing minutes of the second period, Joey Green would score the eventual game-winning goal. Schyler Reilly would chase down a loose puck in the corner and found Green in front who put it in the back of the net.
Scott Shannon would give the Owls some insurance when he rushed down the left wing side and toe dragged around a defenseman for his second goal of the night. With the goalie pulled, Joe Connors would score his second empty net goal of the season to make it 5-2 with under two minutes remaining in the game. Schyler Reilly would finish the scoring on a short-handed breakaway goal and the Owls would get a much needed two points in the conference standings.
Westfield will be back in action on Saturday when they host University of New Haven at 5:00 pm. This will be the second and final meeting of the season between the two teams. The teams last played last weekend with Westfield defeating the Chargers 5-3.
Goals: Sweeney (2), Shannon (3,4), Green (2), Connors (2), Reilly (3)
Saves: DiMare (31 saves, 2-1-0)
Power Play: 1 for 6 (20%)
Penatly Kill: 3 for 3 (88%)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Game Day: 10/26/13 vs Sacred Heart

Westfield, MA -- The Owls will host Sacred Heart University today at 5pm at Amelia Park Arena. This will be the first meeting between the two teams since last year's thrilling championship game in February. Westfield looks to bounce back after a tough 5-3 loss last Saturday against Bridgewater State. The Pioneers are coming off a 4-1 win over Bridgewater State last night. The game will be updated on the team's twitter @wsuclub

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bears Beat Owls 5-3

Westfield, MA --- It was the second game in as many nights with the final score of  5-3 but unfortunately the Owls dropped to 1-2-0 in the conference with a loss to Bridgewater State on Saturday. Westfield would get on the board first with 4:22 remaining when Scott Shannon managed to split the defense and score on short breakaway.  Westfield would take the 1-0 lead going into the first break.

In the second period, the Bears had a quick start.  Mason Yates and Cam Miglietta would strike 9 seconds apart to give Bridgewater State a 2-1 lead only 28 seconds into the second period. At the 17 minute mark, Colin Pierce would tie the game at two apiece. Steve Evans won the faceoff to himself and found a wide open Pierce right on top of the crease who put the puck into the empty net. However, 53 seconds later, Bridgewater would regain their lead with a goal by AJ Glenn. Nick Rose would pick up a power play goal off a rebound from Connor Sweeney’s shot from the point to make the score 3-3 going into the final period.  In the third, Bridgewater would score two goals midway through and would secure their first conference victory of the season.
Westfield will look to rebound on Saturday when they host Sacred Heart University at Amelia Park at 5pm. It will be their first of two games this season between the two teams. The teams last met last year in the American Conference’s Championship game. The Owls would like to thank all their fans for the support for their first two home games and are looking to pack the stands in a key conference game. Game updates can be found on twitter @wsuclub

Goals: Shannon (2), Pierce (1), Rose (2)
Saves:  Liberto (1-1-0, 25 saves)
Power Play: 1 for 5 (22%)
Penalty Kill: 4 for 4 (86%)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Owls Defeat UNH For First Conference Win

West Haven, CT -- In a game where both teams were looking for their first two conference points of the season, Westfield State defeated the Chargers of University of New Haven 5-3. Nick Rose found a streaking Schyler Reilly on the right wing side who beat UNH's JP Withington blocker side to give the Owls a 1-0 lead. New Haven would tie the game up at 15:23 of the second period with a goal from Josh O'Neil. Westfield would regain their one goal lead at 12:40 when Steve Evans would score his fourth goal of the year. New Haven would even the score up at two before heading into the second intermission. Westfield fired 25 shots on goal in the second period and would finish the night unofficially with "64" shots.
Nick Rose would give the Owls an early third period goal only 47 seconds after the break. Joe Green and Schyler Reilly would pick up the assists on the Rose's first goal of the season. With 17 minutes left in the game, the Owls would have a two man advantage looking to increase their lead. However,  Ben Borelli picked up a loose puck on a breakaway and fired a slapper from between the hashmarks to knot the score 3-3. With 2:20 remaining in regulation, captain Joe Green buried the game-winning goal. Freshman Joe Connors, would secure the win with his first goal of the season adding an empty netter on the power play with 15 seconds left in the game for the 5-3 final.
The Owls will host Bridgewater State tomorrow at Amelia Park at 5:00 pm. We encourage all fans to come down for this homecoming tilt as the Owls look to jump into a three-way tie for first place. You can get game updates by following the teams twitter account @wsuclub.
Goals: Reilly (2), Evans (4), Rose (1), Green (1), Connors (1)
Saves: DiMare (1-1-0, 36 Saves)
Power Play: 1 for 4 (22%)
Penalty Kill: 4 for 4 (83%)
*Gamesheet will be added once UNH puts it online

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Westfield Beats UMass-Lowell in Home Opener

Westfield, MA --- After a sluggish first period, Westfield State went on to score four goals in the first 12 minutes of the second period to take a commanding 4-0 lead. Corey Jenks would get the scoring started with a spin around shot in the slot to beat Riverhawks' goaltender Ray Mortali. It was his first collegiate goal and it gave the Owls a spark. Steve Evans would have himself a great shift scoring two goals in 53 seconds to give the Owls a 3-0 lead. Connor Sweeney and Scott Shannon would pick up the assists on both goals. Connor Sweeney would finish the scoring for the Owls on the man advantage when he skated the puck up ice and fired a wrist shot from the right circle. Westfield went 1 for 6 on the power play while killing 5 of 6 penalties. Peter Hanson would get UMass-Lowell on the scoreboard before the period came to an end. In the third period, Westfield gave up a lot of odd man rushes but freshman goaltender Nick Liberto came up with several nice saves. He finished with 37 saves on the night. UMass-Lowell would convert on a late 5 on 3 to make the final 4-2.
Westfield travels to University of New Haven on Friday night and then returns home on Saturday to face Bridgewater State. Both games are conference games.
Goals: Jenks (1), Evans (2,3), Sweeney (1)
Goaltender: Liberto (1-0-0, 37 saves)
Power Play: 1 for 6 (21%)
Penalty Kill: 5 for 6 (79%)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Westfield Drops Season Opener 5-4

Fall River, MA --- The Westfield State Owls dropped their season opener on Sunday morning by the score of 5-4. The Owls, who are still trying to get to know each other, fell behind 1-0 on an early goal by Roger Williams' Jared Rizo. The team settled down and went into the first intermission only trailing by a goal. Westfield would score three times in the second period but would go into the final period tied 3-3. Steve Evans, Tucker Hannon and Scott Shannon would get the goals for Westfield in the second period.
Steve Evans and Schyler Reilly would break in on a 2 on 1 break early in the third period to give the Owls back their one goal lead. Evans' cross ice pass found Reilly on top of the crease to put the puck in the back of the net. However, penalties would once again hurt Westfield and the game was tied 4-4 midway through the third on a power play goal by Michael Knox. Roger Williams would win their third game in a row in the last three minutes with a goal by Max Wosky. Ryan DiMare finished the afternoon with 23 saves.
The team will return home for their home opener on Saturday, October 12th to play UMass-Lowell at 5:00 pm. The Owls play at Amelia Park Arena in the center of Westfield. This will be the first ever match up between the two clubs. Get game updates by following the team's twitter account @wsuclub.

Goals: Evans (1) Hannon (1), Shannon (1), Reilly (1)
Saves: DiMare (23)
Power Play: 2 for 8(25%)
Penalty Kill: 6 for 8 (75%)

Saturday, October 5, 2013


Westfield, MA --- The Westfield State University club hockey team will start their 2013-2014 season on Sunday when they travel down to Fall River to take on Roger Williams University. Puck drop for the season opener will be at 11:30 AM and fans can get live game updates by following the team's twitter account: @wsuclub .

Friday, October 4, 2013

Directions Page Updated

The direction page has been updated for the 2013-2014 season. For more information about the rinks, please click on the link on the sidebar.

Driscoll Arena
272 Ellsbree Street
Fall River, MA

From Providence: I-195 east approx. 16 miles to Rt-138/Rt-79 (exit 5). Proceed north on Rt-138/Rt79 approx. 0.5 mile to the Davol St. exit. Proceed north on Davol St./Rt-138 approx. 0.75 mile to President Ave./US-6. Turn right on President Ave./US-6 and proceed east approx. 1.5 miles to Elsbree Street. Turn left on Elsbree St. and proceed north a short distance to arena on the left.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

2013-2014 ROSTER

# Last Name First Name POS YearHeight Hometown Last Team
19 Almeida Joseph FSO5'8"Fall River, MAApponequet High School
18 Aspromonti Anthony FSO6'1"Glastonbury, CTGlastonbury High School
12 Burns Dylan FFR6'1"South Easton, MA South Shore Kings (Emp)
8 Connolly Cole DSO6'0"Woburn, MAWoburn High School
13 Connors Joe FFR5'10"Woburn, MAWoburn High School
1 DiMare Ryan GSR5'9"Medford, MAMalden Catholic H.S.
5 Eagles Mark DSO5'10"Hanover, MAHanover High School
24 Evans Steve FSR5'10"Napanee, ONWestfield State Univ. DIII
30 Franco Nicholas GSO5'10"Orangeburg, NYWestfield State (Club)
21 Green Joe FSR5'7"N.Chelmsford, MAWestfield State (Club)
2 Hannon Tucker DFR5'11"Duxbury, MADuxbury High School
22 Jenks Corey FFR5'10"Feeding Hills, MAAgawam High School
15 Kenny CJ FFR5'10"Dunstable, MAGroton-Dunstable H.S.
30 Liberto Nick GSO5'10"Westfield, MAWestfield High School
14 O'Neil Pat DFR5'9"Westford, MA Westford Academy
10 Pierce Colin FSO5'10"Tewksbury, MACentral Catholic H.S.
23 Reilly Schyler FSO5'8"Newburyport, MATriton High School
7 Reopel Tyler FJR5'9"Windsor Locks, CTSpringfield Jr. Pics
17 Rose Nick FSR6'2"Tewksbury, MAWestfield State (Club)
16 Russo David DJR5'9"Goffstown, NHWestfield State (Club)
- Russo Aniel FJR5'10"Ludlow, MA Univ. of Hartford (Club)
4 Shannon Scott FSO5'8"Stoneham, MAStoneham High School
6 Smith Zach FFR6'1"Belchertown, MA Springfield Jr. Pics (Emp)
9 Sweeney Connor DFR6'0"Boston, MABoston Bandits (Emp)
11 Vatcher Zach DSO5'10"Saliisbury, MATriton High School
20 Walters Scott DSR5'10"Okotoks, ABDakota College at Battineau

2013-2014 SCHEDULE

2013-2014 SCHEDULE

October 6th
@ Roger Williams University *
11:30 AM
Driscoll Arena
October 12th
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
October 18th
@ University of New Haven *
8:00 PM
Bennett Arena
October 19th
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
October 26th
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
November 2nd
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
November 8th
@ Rhode Island College*
8:00 PM
Pawtucket, RI
November 11th
2:00 PM
Amelia Park
November 16th
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
November 17th
@ Bridgewater State University *
4:00 PM
Bridgewater Ice Arena
November 24th
@ UMass - Lowell
1:30 PM
Tsongas Center
December 1st 
@ Holy Cross
7:00 PM
Hart Center
December 7th
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
December 8th
@ Springfield College
4:00 PM
Smead Arena
January 25th
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
January 26th
3:30 PM
Johnson Ice Center
February 1st
@ UConn
8:15 PM
UConn Campus
February 8th 
@ Sacred Heart University*
7:30 PM
Sports Center of CT
Conway Arena
Conway Arena

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Westfield, MA --- The Westfield State University club hockey team will have a mandatory meeting on September 12th at 7:00 PM in Ely 220. For those that cannot make it, please contact coach Godfrey or Lachance. ALL players will have to submit a current physical before they step on the ice for tryouts.

Coach Godfrey's Cell: 413-575-4320
Coach Lachance's Cell: 508-572-4599

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

WHEN: Thursday, September 12th
WHERE: Ely Room 220
TIME: 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Off-Season Workouts

For players looking for a good workout program that will lead them up to try outs, try this off-season workout from Nike. Tryouts will begin in late September and it is important that all players come in prepared and in shape for the season.


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Owls Conclude Season Against Boston University

Boston, MA --- Even though the game meant nothing, It was not exactly how the Owls wanted to end the game or their season. With 1:52 remaining in the third, tempers started to flare and the score board would read 6-1. The Owls gained the early when Schlyer Reilly chased down a loose puck at center ice and converted on a two on none breakaway only 4 minutes into the game. However, that would be the only goal of the night for Westfield and Boston University would go on to score 6 unanswered goals.

The players and coaching staff would like to thank everyone for their continued support throughout the season. We hope to build on the accomplishments that the team achieved this past season and we look forward to the 2013-2014 season.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Westfield Advances To Championship

Nashua, NH --- After being down 4-0 only 13 minutes into the game, the Westfield State University club hockey team clawed their way back to defeat St. Anselm College by the score of 6-5. The Owls will play in the American Conference's championship game on Sunday at 12:10 PM at Conway Arena in Nashua, NH.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Westfield, MA --- The Westfield State University Club Hockey team made the playoffs on the last day of the regular season. They will play St. Anselm College on Saturday morning at 11:10 AM at Conway Arena in Nashua, NH. I know that this is short notice but the team would love to have a few fans come up and support the team.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Game @ Harvard

Westfield, MA --- The game originally schedule for Sunday afternoon at Harvard has been postponed until Tuesday night at 6:00 PM.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Playoff Scenarios

Westfield, MA --- Below are the scenarios for the 2013 Playoffs:

TWO wins OR
ONE win and ONE tie OR
ONE win and ONE overtime loss.

Needs BRIDGEWATER STATE to lose a game in regulation OR
Needs BRIDGEWATER STATE to tie both games OR
Needs BRIDGEWATER STATE to tie and lose in overtime OR
Needs BRIDGEWATER STATE to lose both games in overtime.


Needs WESTFIELD STATE to lose.

Needs BRIDGEWATER STATE to lose a game in regulation OR
Needs BRIDGEWATER STATE to tie both games OR
Needs BRIDGEWATER STATE to tie and lose in overtime OR
Needs BRIDGEWATER STATE to lose both games in overtime.



Sunday, February 3, 2013

Same Teams, Same Result on Senior Night

Westfield, MA --- The Owls and Pioneers played the back half of a home and home on Saturday afternoon with Westfield State falling 4-1 to Sacred Heart. Senior, Rob Collins, scored the only goal in the third period. Senior photos can be seen below.

The team would like to thank the Rice family for putting together a pizza party after the game for the entire team. Westfield finishes out the 2012-13 season at Harvard on Sunday at 1:30. Stay tuned for playoff scenarios as they become available.

Senior Photos
#5 - Captain Greg Rice
# 2 - Brian Nixon
# 3 - Brian Garreffi
#7 - Sean Parsons
#14 - Rob Collins

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Westfield Hosts Sacred Heart on Senior Night

Westfield, MA --- Westfield State will host Sacred Heart University in their last home game of the 2012-2013 season. Before the game, the team will recognize seniors Brian Nixon, Sean Parsons, Rob Collins and Captain Greg Rice. The two teams last met on Sunday night in Shelton, CT where the Owls fell to the Pioneers by the score of 4-1. You can get game updates on twitter by following @wsuclub. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Owls Drop First Half of Home and Home

Shelton, CT -- After being delayed for over an hour because there were no referees, The Westfield State Owls came out flat in a big divisional game against Sacred Heart. Westfield took five penalties in the first period and were caught in their zone for most of the period. With just under five minutes to go in the period, the Owls killed off a huge 5 on 3 for a full two minutes. Ryan DiMare played excellent in net and was one of the reason why Westfield only trailed by a goal going into the first intermission.

The Owls would even the score when Nick Rose circled around the left wing circle and fired a back hand shot into the net only 1:19 in the second stanza. However, that's the only offense the Owls would generate and Sacred Heart would go on to score three unanswered goals. It was still a 2-1 game with five minutes remaining but with goals at 15:27 and 18:50 the Owls would receive their first loss in seven games.

The Owls host Sacred Heart on Saturday afternoon on Senior Night! It is another important game with playoff spots on the line. You can follow the game on twitter by following @wsuclub.

Goal: Rose
Saves: DiMare (39)
Power Play: 0 for 4 (0%)  
Penalty Kill: 5 for 7 (71%)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Owls Game Day: Westfield @ Sacred Heart

Shelton, CT --- Check the website and twitter for game updates.

Owls Win 5-2 In Semester Opener

South Windsor, CT --- In their first game back from winter break, The Westfield State University club hockey team defeated Eastern Connecticut 5-2. The Owls would get on the board early when Schyler Reilly redirected a Sean Parsons shot from the point. Cole Connolly would pick up the secondary assist on the goal. Eastern Connecticut would tie the game two minutes later when the Owls failed to clear a rebound in front of netminder J.P. Dineen. Dineen got his first collegiate start in net and played solid for his first win. Westfield pressured in the offensive zone and the line of Matt Spadorica and Joe Almeida would put the Owls back in the lead.  Matt Spadorcia would score his first goal of the season with 6:46 remaining in the first period.
Eastern Connecticut would make it 2-2 midway through the second period after a clearing attempt went right to a Warrior defender who ripped a shot from the point past Dineen.
However, it would be all Westfield in the third period as they went on to score three unanswered goals. Colin Pierce, Nick Rose and Will Macdonald would score in the final period to give the Owls the win.
With the win, the Owls improve their record to 5-2-3-1 and are 3-0-3-0 in their last six games. Westfield will travel down to Shelton, CT on Sunday night to play an important divisional game against Sacred Heart. This is the first game of a home and home series with the Pioneers. Depending on service, you can get game updates on the team's twitter site by following @wsuclub.

Goal: Reilly (7), Spadorcia (1), Pierce (4), Rose (4), Macdonald (3)
Win: Dineen (1)
Power Play:  1 for 4 (25 %)
Penalty Kill: 6 for 6 (100%)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Owls Return To Action on Saturday Against Eastern CT

Westfield, MA --- The Westfield State University Owls return from winter break with a pair of games this weekend in Connecticut. On Saturday, the Owls face Eastern Connecticut State at 8:30 PM. This will be the first non conference game for the Owls this season. The Owls are 2-0-0-0 against Eastern Connecticut in their club's history and Saturday's game will be the only meeting of the season between the two clubs.  Both hockey clubs are on twitter and you can get game updates by following the club's twitter at @wsuclub.