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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 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