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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, 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