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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)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Saturday's Game at Trinity College Postponed

Westfield, MA --- The game between Westfield State and Trinity College on Saturday, December 3rd has been postponed due to rink availability in Hartford, CT. A make-up date will be announced at a later date. The Owls will return to action on Sunday for a 3 pm game against Sacred Heart University. It will be the last game of the semester before winter break.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Westfield Sink Anchormen 4-1

Pawtucket, RI -- Westfield State's only game of the weekend came on Friday night as they traveled to face Rhode Island College. The Owls would strike first on a power play goal by Captain, Connor Sweeney. Brian Bassett would get another goal before the end of the first period and Westfield would take a 2-0 lead.  Rhode Island College would get a power play goal of their own with under two minutes remaining in the second period. A tip shot from the point would beat Owls netminder Nate Maillet. 

Maillet would make several saves early on in the third period to keep it a one goal game and eventually recorded his fourth win of the season. Nick Sibilia would give Westfield an insurance goal with an empty net goal late in the third. Connor Sweeney would finish the scoring, scoring his second goal of the game, with the goalie back in the net for the Anchormen. 

Westfield will head into the Thanksgiving break in fourth place in the South Division. They return to action on December 3rd and 4th with league games against Trinity College and Sacred Heart University. The Owls would like to wish their friends and families a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Westfield Falls to Cadets, Pioneers

Westfield, MA -- The Owls dropped a pair of tough games this past weekend. On Friday afternoon they fell to Norwich University 5-3 in their fourth annual Veteran's Day game. Brian Bassett, Danny Hamilton and Tim Rheault would score for the Owls.

On Saturday night, the team traveled to Bridgeport, CT to face division rival Sacred Heart University. Westfield would take a 4-3 lead into the third period, but the Pioneers would score three unanswered goals for a 7-4 final. Connor Sweeney, Nick Sibilia, Joe Santaniello and Matt Arena each tallied a goal.

Westfield returns to action Friday, as they travel to Pawtucket, RI to face Rhode Island College before heading off for Thanksgiving break.



Saturday, November 5, 2016

Westfield Beats Wildcats 5-2

Westfield, MA -- Westfield State opened up a string of three straight non-conference games on Saturday night when they hosted the University of New Hampshire. Westfield opened the scoring in the first by jumping out to a 3-0 after 20 minutes. Goals were scored by Danny Hamilton, Mike LaManna and Brian Bassett. After what looked like a harmless play, the Owls found themselves short-handed for 5 minutes. The Wildcats would use the major penalty and another minor penalty to cut the lead to 3-2. 

Tommy Burgess would score his first as an Owl with 4:53 remaining in the game to give Westfield a much needed insurance goal. Joe Santaniello would add another goal a minute later to secure the 5-2 victory for the Owls. 

Westfield will host Springfield College tomorrow at the MassMutual Center. You must have a Springfield Thunderbirds ticket to get into the game. Puck drop is at 2 pm. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sunday's Game Versus Springfield College

All fans looking to attend the Westfield State vs Springfield College game at the MassMutual Center MUST have a ticket to the Thunderbirds game after. The club team has a limited amount of tickets that will be distributed through the players. If you are interested in tickets, please email mmjl87@gmail.com

2016 Veteran's Day Game

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Warriors Win 6-1

Westfield, MA --- Please follow the link below for the official game sheet.

Sibilia Tricks Bantams, Owls Win 7-2

Westfield, MA --- On Halloween weekend, Nick Sibilia's hat trick powered the Owls to a 7-2 win over Trinity College on Saturday night. Brian Bassett would redirect a Tyler Shaw pass at 16:39 of the first period to get the scoring started. 19 seconds later, the Owls would score again when Chris Fay banked in a rebound to give the Owls a 2-0 lead. Kyle Bina would increase the Owls lead with a wrap around goal with 6:08 remaining in the first period. It was the first collegiate goals for both Fay and Bina. At 2:57, forward Nick Sibilia would skate the puck into the zone and curl towards the middle of the ice where his wrist shot would beat the Trinity goaltender. Trinity would add a power play goal before the end of the period but Westfield would take a 4-1 lead into the second period. 

Halfway through the game, Sibilia would score his second goal of the game on an odd man rush. He was assisted by Matt Arena, who finished the game with two assists. Connor Sweeney would score on a 2 on 1 with 6 seconds left in the period and it was 6-1 after two periods. Trinity College would score on a shot from the point to cut the Owls lead to 4 goals just 3 minutes into the third period. Nate Maillet had another strong game in net, stopping 20 of 22 shots. With 48 seconds remaining in the game, Nick Sibilia would complete the hat trick as he raced behind the net for a wrap around goal. 

Westfield will host defending NECHA champions Eastern Connecticut State University on Sunday. Puck drop is scheduled for 3 pm. Tickets for next weeks game at the MassMutual Center will be available at the 11/5 game versus the University of New Hampshire or by contacting Coach Lachance at mmjl87@gmail.com

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Owls Gain Point in 4-3 Overtime Loss

Fall River, MA -- The Owls finished their season series with Roger Williams on Saturday night by suffering a 4-3 overtime loss. Even though they did not get two points, the Owls have gained points in three straight conference games, good for third place in the American Conference's South Division. Westfield would get on the board in the first period when Joe Santaniello put in a power play goal from the side of the net. Roger Williams would score the next two goals to take a 2-1 lead with 8:26 left in the second period. The Owls had several power play opportunities throughout the game and would get their second power play tally as time expired at 7:19. Trevor Shea's pass would find Matt Arena, while being hooked down, who laid out and tipped the puck into the top corner.  After the Owls got into penalty trouble of their own, Connor Sweeney swooped behind the net and put the puck between the Hawk's goalie and the post to give Westfield a 3-2 lead heading into the third period. 

In the third, Ian Mitchell would tie the game with his second goal of the night and the two teams would head into 4 on 4 sudden death overtime. The Owls had the man advantage midway through the extra session, but a miscue in the neutral zone led to a 2 on 1 break for the Hawks. Ian Mitchell would cash in on a rebound for his third goal of the game as Roger Williams improved to 3-1-0 in the league. 

Westfield will host a pair of conference games next weekend. They play Trinity College Bantams on Saturday at 5 pm and then Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors on Sunday at 3 pm. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Flibotte Post 34 Save Shutout Vs. RIC

Westfield, MA - The Westfield State Men's Club Hockey team improved their record to 2-2-0 on Saturday night by defeating Rhode Island College 1-0. Captain, Connor Sweeney scored the game's only goal only two and a half minutes into the game. Sweeney skated down the left wing side, waited by the circle, before putting a shot on net that went under Patrick Nokes' stick. That is all the scoring the Owls would need as goaltender Jeremy Flibotte would pick up his first collegiate shutout. 

The Owls dominated play for the first 40 minutes but were unable to get a second goal. They had several scoring opportunities and would end up putting 47 shots on goal. Both teams had several power play chances but would both end the night going 0 for 5 with the man advantage. Things got a little testy at the end of the game but cooler heads would prevail. 

Westfield travels to Fall River, MA next Saturday to face Roger Williams University for their only game of the weekend. The two teams met last weekend, with the Hawks winning by the score of 5-1. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Westfield Wins 4-3 Over Bridgewater State

Westfield, MA -- The Owls picked up their first two conference points of the season with a 4-3 win over Bridgewater State late Thursday night. Tim Doherty would get the Owls on the board early in the first as his shot towards the net bounced through Bears netminder Trudeau. Bridgwater would battle back to tie the game after a turn over in the defensive zone. Nick Sibilia would break that tie with 4:55 left in the first, after his wicked wrist shot from the blue line found the back of the net. 

The teams would trade goals in the second period. Joe Santaniello gave the Owls a two-goal lead with his power play tally. Bridgewater would finally tie the game, one minute into the third period as the two teams played a physical game. Brian Bassett would score the eventual game winner midway through the period. Nate Maillet played outstanding in net, finishing with 33 saves.

Westfield hosts Rhode Island College on Saturday afternoon at 5 pm. This will be the third of five straight conference games as they make their way through October. 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Owls Drop Home Opener 5-1

Westfield, MA - Roger Williams University spoiled the Owls home opener on Saturday night 5-1. This was Westfield's first of five straight conference games in October. The two teams played an evenly matched first period but the Hawks would take a 1-0 lead into the second period. In the second, a brief lapse by the Owls led to two short-handed goals as Roger Williams would take a 3-0 lead into the final period.

Nick Sibilia would give the Owls some hope as he redirected a Josh Brown shot from the point only 1:25 into the third period to make it 3-1. However, the Hawks would add two more to get their first conference win of the season.

Westfield returns to practice on Tuesday night before hosting Bridgewater State on Thursday at 9 pm. The home stand will continue on Saturday, as the Owls will host Rhode Island College.

Special Teams Power Engineers Past Owls

Troy, NY - RPI scored two power play goals and added a short-handed goal on Friday night to beat the Owls 7-2 in their season opener. Westfield would get on the board first, when Tim Doherty's wrist shot beat the goaltender high glove side. RPI would bounce back 27 seconds later to tie the game 1-1. Sixteen seconds later, the Engineers would take a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission. 

Westfield would score on their first power play opportunity. Off the face-off, the play would come to Tim Rheault at the point. Rheault's slap shot found it's way through a maze of a players to tie the game, one minute into the second period. Some unfortunate bounces ended in the back of the Owls net as they would go into the third period trailing 4-2. RPI would add three goals in the third.

Westfield will enter a stretch of conference games starting this Saturday as they host Roger Williams University in their home opener. Puck drop is scheduled for 5 pm. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Owls Defeat Huskies 6-2 in Preseason Tilt

South Windsor, CT -- Westfield State defeated UConn on Saturday night by the score of 6-2. All the lines contributed to help the Owls get their first victory of the season. Billy Fellows, Alex Barattini, Kris Houda, Tim Doherty, Tommy Burgess and Brian Bassett all scored for Westfield.

After taking a 1-0 lead into the first intermission, UConn scored two quick power play goals to take their only lead of the afternoon. Alex Barattini found Kris Houda with 7 seconds left in the second period to give the Owls the eventual game-winning goal. Westfield controlled play in the third, adding three more goals, as they finish the preseason with a 1-0-0 record.

Westfield's next game is Friday night at RPI. On Saturday, the Owls will host Roger Williams in their home opener. It will also be the first conference game of the season.  

Goals: Fellows, Barattini, Houda, Doherty, Burgess, Bassett 
Goaltender: Flibotte 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

2016 - 2017 Assistant Captains

Position: FORWARD
Hometown: NORWOOD, MA

#6 - PAT O'NEIL "A"
Hometown: WESTFORD, MA

#21 - JOSH BROWN "A"
Hometown: NEWBURY, MA

Fan Club

2016-2017 AWAY TRIPS

 10/07/2016 RPI
Coach Lachance
 10/22/2016 Roger Williams University

 11/12/2016 Sacred Heart University
Mr. Grady
 11/18/2016 Rhode Island College
The Sweeney's
 12/03/2016 Trinity College

 02/4/2017 Eastern CT State University
The Foley's
 02/12/2017 Bridgewater State University1:40
The Galvin's 

Friends and families that wish to organize food for the players on the bus for away games will receive two season passes for home games at Amelia Park (except Veteran's Day) for the 2016-2017 season. 

Food: Pizza, Sandwiches, etc. 
Snacks: Bananas, Apples, Oranges, Chips, Granola Bars, Cookies, Brownies, etc 
Drinks: Water, Sports Drinks, Soda, etc. 

If you are interested in providing a meal for the team, please contact Coach Lachance at mmjl87@gmail.com 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Owls Update

Westfield, MA -- There was a lot of interest in the club hockey team this year. On Thursday night,  the team trimmed their roster to 30 players after two nights of tryouts. The final roster will be announced Tuesday night after practice. The Owls will have two practices before traveling down to South Windsor, Connecticut to face the UConn Huskies for their only pre-season game on Saturday. 

The team also announced that their game at Trinity College has moved to Saturday, December 3rd at 8 pm. Check back later this week for the full roster and announcement of assistant captains. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Westfield, MA -- Prior to the player interest meeting, Connor Sweeney was named captain for the 2016-2017 season. Connor has been a leader on the blue line playing in 51 games for the Owls and recording 14 goals in the past three seasons. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Westfield, MA --- The Westfield State University Men's Club Hockey team will have a mandatory meeting on Thursday, September 8th at 7:00 pm in the Woodward Lounge. All players who are interested in trying out should attend the meeting.

The team will host two try out nights.

Session 1: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH AT 10:00 PM (Amelia Park Arena)
Session 2: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND AT 10:00 PM (Amelia Park Arena)

Players should bring their equipment to school with them. Captains will be holding an informal skate and attend stick time during the first two weeks of school. Players will also need a current sports physical stating that they are eligible to participate in sports.

If players have any other questions, please contact Coach Lachance at mmjl87@gmail.com

Monday, August 1, 2016

2016-2017 Season Update

Westfield, MA -- In two months, the Owls will be opening up their 2016-17 season with a preseason game against University of Connecticut (B).  The final details on the schedule, along with the University Cup tournament, are being ironed out and the team will hopefully have more information by next week. 

Classes begin for students on September 7th and there will be a lot going on before the first puck drop. Interested players should contact Coach Lachance by email at mmjl87@gmail.com so that they can receive the latest information about the mandatory player interest meeting and try out dates. Players should come to school with CURRENT physicals stating they can participate in physical activity AND their hockey equipment. The team captain will be named within the next month and off-ice workouts and Captain's Ice will be held before try outs begin.

The team will play one or two preseason games to go with an 18 game schedule. Twelve of those contests will be divisional games which count towards playoff standings. Joining the Owls in the American Conference's Southwest Division will be Bridgewater State, Eastern Connecticut State University, Sacred Heart University, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University and newcomer Trinity College. All teams are eligible for playoffs this season with the top four earning playoff spots. Once again, NECHA will have quarterfinal playoff games in the division (1 hosts 4 & 2 hosts 3) before heading up to Nashua, NH for the remainder of the playoffs. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Owls Fall In Finals To Bridgewater State

Springfield, MA --- Bridgewater State University defeated Westfield State on Sunday afternoon by the score of 6-2. Schyler Reilly and Joe Santaniello scored the goals for Owls as they concluded the 2015-2016 season with a record of 8-12-0. The Owls would like to thank their fans and families for all of their support this past season.

The team would like to wish Chase Thornton, Pat Mahoney, Mark Eagles, Cole Connolly, Colin Pierce, Zach Vatcher, Zach Smith, Tyler Reopel, Anthony Aspromonti, Joe Almeida, Schyler Reilly and Chris Danckert the best of luck as they graduate from WSU this spring.

The 2016-2017 season will start with interest meetings and try outs in late September. Games will begin in early October. We hope everyone has a great off season and will see you in the fall.

Thursday, March 3, 2016


Westfield, MA -- The Owls found out their opponent for the second annual University Cup last night as Bridgewater State defeated the 4th ranked UMass - Amherst Minutemen in a shootout last night by the score of 4-3. Sunday's Championship game is scheduled to start at 2pm but opening puck drop may be a few minutes earlier. We are encouraging fans to be at the arena by 1:30 pm. 

This is a rematch of last year's final when Westfield defeated the Bears 4-0 at the DCU Center in Worcester. UMass - Amherst and UMass - Lowell will be facing off in the consolation game beginning at 11:30 am. 

All fans should enter the arena through the main lobby. There will be a table in the lobby set up for Will Call. Please have a photo ID available to pick up tickets under your name. After receiving your tickets, you will walk up the stairs where you can enter the arena. Tickets and hands will be stamped so you can reenter the arena for the Falcons game at 5:00 pm. 

1277 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103

The MassMutual Center is located in Springfield’s Downtown section, minutes from hotels, bus and train stations. Patrons should enter the MassMutual Center at the entrance on the corner of Dwight Street and Falcons Way.
Traveling North on I-91, take Exit 6 (Springfield Center), onto East Columbus Avenue. Continue up East Columbus Avenue (about ¼ mile) to Court Street. Take a right onto Court Street and proceed past Symphony Hall, City Hall and Sovereign Bank. The MassMutual Center is located at the corner of Court and Main Street across from Court Square.
Traveling South on I-91, take Exit 7 (Springfield Center Columbus Avenue). Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp. Circle under the highway and go straight through one light. Take a right at the second light onto Main Street. The MassMutual Center is located at 1277 Main Street across from Court Square.
Traveling West on Rt. 90, take Exit 6 off the Mass. Turnpike to Rt. 291. From Rt. 291 take Dwight Street Exit. Turn left at the end of the ramp and follow Dwight Street to the MassMutual Center.
Traveling East on Rt. 90, take Exit 4 onto I-91 South.
. Parking is available in the Civic Center Parking Garage located on Falcons Way.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Owls Conclude Season March 6th In Championship Game

Westfield, MA --- The Owls will conclude their 2015-16 season on Sunday, March 6th as they face the winner of Bridgewater State & UMass-Amherst in the Championship Game of the University Cup. Tickets for the game will NOT be sold at the door and can be purchased by contacting Coach Lachance at 508-572-4599 or mmjl87@gmail.com

Bridgewater State & UMass will play their semi-final game on Wednesday night at the MassMutual Center to determine who will join the Owls in the 2:00 pm game.

Friday, February 5, 2016


Westfield, MA -- Due to the weather, the game against Eastern Connecticut has been postponed to Sunday at 4:00 pm. The game will still be at the Bolton Ice Palace in Bolton, CT. Westfield State travels to Bridgewater tomorrow for a very important game against the Bears at 5:40 pm.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SHU Stumps Westfield On Senior Night 5-2

 # 2 Pat Mahoney 

 # 26 Chris Danckert

 #1 Chase Thornton

 #4 Mark Eagles 

 #14 Zach Smith 

 #17 Tyler Reopel 

 #8 Cole Connolly 

 #10 Colin Pierce

 #11 Zach Vatcher

 #18 Anthony Aspromnoti

 #19 Joe Almeida 

# 23 Schyler Reilly 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Owls Skate Past Springfield 5-2

Springfield, MA -- The Owls club hockey team continued where they left off in the Fall semester as they defeated Springfield College 5-2 for their third straight win. After a scoreless first period, Connor Sweeney would score two goals in 26 seconds to put the Owls up 2-0 early in the second. Kris Houda would get assists on both goals. Captain Schyler Reilly, would increase their lead as Colin Pierce circled in the corner and fed a nice pass to Reilly in the slot. Springfield would cut the lead to 3-2 heading into the final period. 

In the third, great forechecking by Colin Pierce would lead to an insurance goal as he stole the puck from the Pride's defenseman by the net and popped the puck top corner for a 4-2 Owls lead. With time counting down, Tyler Reopel would skate the puck through the neutral zone for his first goal of the season to seal the victory for the Owls. Nate Maillet was strong in net as he improves his record to 2-0-0. 

Westfield hosts Sacred Heart University on Sunday for their last regular season home game at 3:00 pm. It will be Senior Night as the Owls will recognize twelve seniors before the game. It is an important NECHA battle as both teams are 4-4-0 in the conference and are looking to secure the second spot in the playoff race. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016


Tickets will be sold at remaining games or by contacting Coach Lachance at mmjl87@gmail.com

Westfield State 4 - Rhode Island College 3

Westfield, MA --- The Owls will be heading into winter break on a two game winning streak as they defeated Rhode Island College by the score of 4-3. The Anchormen would get on the board first, but Anthony Aspromonti would get his third goal of the season to tie the game heading into the first intermission. Westfield would score three goals in the second period to increase their lead to 4-1 heading into the last twenty minutes. Rhode Island would score two in the final period but Jeremy Flibotte would hold on for his first collegiate victory. 

Westfield will return to action after winter break when they travel to Springfield College on Friday, January 29th. They will return home on Sunday, January 31st at 3pm as they host Sacred Heart University on Senior Night. 

Goals: Aspromonti (3), Reilly (10), Arena (2), Sweeney (5)
Goalie: Flibotte (1-1-0)
Power Play: 0 for 3
Penalty Kill: 7 for 7