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.