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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Owls Fall In Overtime In Season Opener

Newington, CT --- The Westfield State University club hockey team dropped a heart breaker in overtime on Saturday night by the score of 2-1. Central Connecticut would capitalize on an early penalty only three minutes into the game as they were able to slide a puck past Senior netminder Nick Franco. After coming out a little flat, Westfield really turned on the pressure the second half of the period and controlled most of the play. With 4:00 left in the period, Tyler Reopel would knot the game up 1-1. Ryan Garvey collected his first collegiate point with an assist. Colin Pierce picked up the secondary helper.

Midway through the second period, Chase Thornton would come in relief. Both goaltenders were fantastic and made several key saves to keep the game tied through two periods of play. Things got a little tense in the closing minutes of the third period as Westfield had to kill off back to back penalties. With the teams being tied 1-1 after 60 minutes of hockey, they headed to overtime.

A lot of open room gave Westfield some scoring opportunities but with 2:20 remaining, Central Connecticut broke in on a 2 on 1 and found the back of the net for the extra point.

Westfield will return to action on Friday when they open up league play at Bridgewater State. The game is at Bridgewater Ice Arena and the first puck drop is scheduled for 8:10 pm. If you can't make the game, get updates on the teams twitter @wsuclub .


Goal: Reopel (1)
Saves: Franco (0-0-0-0), Thornton (0-0-0-1)
Power Play: 0 for 5 (0%)
Penalty Kill: 3 for 4 (75%)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

FIRST GAME TONIGHT


Westfield, MA --- Westfield opens up their season tonight as they travel to Newington Arena to play Central Connecticut State University at 8:00 PM. Ryan Garvey, John Galvin, Luke Foley, Josh Brown and Joe Santaniello are all expected to make their collegiate debut for the Owls tonight. Central Connecticut defeated Eastern Connecticut last night 8-3 in their home opener. For updates, follow the team's twitter account @wsuclub 

Friday, September 26, 2014

2014-2015 ROSTER

1. Chase Thornton 14. Zach Smith
2. Ryan Garvey 15. Connor Sweeney
3. John Galvin 16. David Russo "C"
4. Mark Eagles 17. Tyler Reopel
5. Pat Donovan 18. Anthony Aspromonti
6. Pat O'Neil 19. Joe Almeida
7. Mike LaManna 20. Josh Brown
8. Cole Connolly 21. Luke Foley
9. Aniel Russo 22. Corey Jenks
10. Colin Pierce23. Schyler Reilly "A"
11. Zach Vatcher 24. Joe Santaniello
12. CJ Kenny 29. Nick Liberto 
13. Brian Bassett 30. Nick Franco "A"
Assistant Coach: Pat Lusteg Head Coach: Marc Lachance

Sunday, September 14, 2014

DAVID RUSSO NAMED 2014-15 CAPTAIN



Westfield, MA --- Congratulations to David Russo on being named captain for the 2014-15 season. David is a fourth year player for the club team and was an assistant captain last season. David has done whatever the coaching staff has asked of him and is a versatile player playing both forward and defense. Assistant captains will be named at a later time. 

SCHEDULE RELEASED

Westfield, MA ---- The Westfield State University (ACHA) hockey team has released their schedule for the 2014-2015 season. Westfield will open on the road on September 27th as they play 7th ranked Central Connecticut State University. The Owls will play division foes Bridgewater State, University of New Haven, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Sacred Heart University and newcomer Eastern Connecticut State University in home and home series. Other opponents include: Holy Cross, Norwich University, Springfield College and Daniel Webster College. On November 11th, the Owls will host Norwich University in their second annual fundraiser game. Please note, that some times for away games may change and others are TBA. Follow the club's twitter account @wsuclub for the latest information. 
2014-2015 SCHEDULE

September 27th
SAT
@ Central CT State University 
8:00 PM
Newington Arena
October 3rd
FRI
@ Bridgewater State University *
8:10 PM
Bridgewater Ice Arena
October 11th
SAT
UNIV. OF NEW HAVEN *
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
October 17th
FRI
@ Univ. of New Haven *
8:00 PM
Bennett Arena
October 18th
SAT
BRIDGEWATER STATE *
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
October 25th 
SAT
EASTERN CT STATE *
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
October 28th
TUE
@ Holy Cross
8:00 PM
Hart Center
November 1st
SAT
HOLY CROSS
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
November 8th
SAT
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE *
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
November 11th
TUE
NORWICH UNIVERSITY
2:00 PM
Amelia Park
November 14th
FRI
@ Rhode Island College *
8:00 PM
Dennis Lynch Arena
November 16th
SUN
@ Sacred Heart University *
8:45 PM
Wonderland of Ice
November 22nd
SAT
SACRED HEART UNIV. *
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
December 6th
SAT
@ Roger Williams Univ. *
6:00 PM
Driscoll Arena
January 24th
SAT
 @ Daniel Webster College
6:30 PM
Tyngsboro Skate 3
January 31st
SAT
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIV.*
5:00 PM
Amelia Park
February 6th
FRI
@ Eastern CT State Univ. *
8:10 PM
Bolton Ice Palace
February 7th 
SAT
@ Springfield College
5:30 PM
Fitzpatrick Arena

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

IMPORTANT DATES


WEDNESDAY (9/10) - MANDATORY INTEREST MEETING 
THURSDAY (9/11) - CAPTAIN'S ICE
TUESDAY (9/16) - TRYOUT # 1 
THURSDAY (9/18) - TRYOUT # 2 

The Westfield State University (ACHA) club hockey team will hold their mandatory interest meeting on Wednesday at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Woodward Lounge. All interested players should bring a pen. 

On Thursday, the captains will be hosting open ice at Amelia Park Arena at 10:00 pm. All players who are interested should attend. 

Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, September 16th at 10 pm and Thursday, September 18th at 9 pm. Both tryouts will be at Amelia Park Arena. Players should arrive at the rink by 8:45 with a jersey with a number on the back. Players who need a ride to the rink should contact Coach Lachance by email at mmjl87@gmail.com to help set up a car pool with other students. Final roster should be made after the second tryout on the 18th. 

Any other questions, please contact Coach Lachance