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.