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 email@example.com