Westfield Youth Hockey League Report

Westfield Youth Hockey Mite 3 goalie Evan Mastroianni protects the net. (Submitted photo)

Westfield Youth Hockey Mite 3 goalie Evan Mastroianni protects the net. (Submitted photo)

Franklin County Hockey Association 8, Westfield Jr. Bombers 1
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Amelia Park Ice Arena, Westfield, MA
Division: Squirt 3

Another exciting day on the ice for the Squirt 3 team! Nolan Lafayette, in his first goal tending experience as a Squirt 3; had his hands full in net with an average of 0.95 shots per minute, saving 32 of the 38 shots against him, great job Nolan! J.J. Fox would be the player to score unassisted for Westfield in the 2nd period. Jack Cashman, after spending a brief stint in the penalty box, made an attempt at goal after a dramatic break away in the 2nd. Michael Miller while playing center in the 1st and 3rd had several breakaways with attempt at goal in both periods. Bryce Alconis demonstrated excellent defensive tactics in the 2nd, keeping the FCHA at bay and away from the Bombers net. Ryan DeFalco’s passing was excellent and well executed in the 2nd period. Reid Imbriglio also displayed excellent passing technique, as well as a dramatic breakaway in the 2nd. Mason Garrity stole the puck with ease from FCHA during the 2nd period and showed off his defensive skills at every opportunity. Kailyb Santiago, Spencer Roy and Reid Imbriglio were a force to be reckoned with during the 2nd and 3rd periods. Great job everyone!

Ludlow Wildcats 4, Westfield Jr. Bombers 1
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Amelia Park Ice Arena, Westfield, MA
Division: Squirt 3

The Westfield Junior Bombers Squirt 3 team finished out an exciting weekend, dropping a 1-4 thriller to evenly matched up Ludlow Wildcats on Sunday. Nolan Lafayette made 20 amazing saves in goal today. J.J. Fox playing defense, with an assist by Reid Imbriglio and Garrette Ondrick, would be the player to score for Westfield in the 2nd period. In the 1st period Jack Cashman, Case Viamari, Ryan Rodgers, Spencer Roy, and John Lacey all made attempts at goal, Reid imbroglio had 3 breakaways with attempt at goal as well. Kailyb Santiago on defense fired the puck out of the Jr. Bomber’s zone twice, great job Kailyb! In the 2nd period the Jr. Bombers really showed off their talent, they kept the pressure on the Wildcats and scored! When all was said and done, the Jr. Bombers made 11 attempts at goal and multiple saves. The team continues to show growth each week, everyone is bringing 110% to every game, great job everyone!

Westfield Jr. Bombers 16, WTM 15
Saturday, November 1, 2014, Olympia Ice Arena 3
Division: Mite 1

It was close as goals were traded back and forth throughout the entire game. Sawyer King got a real work-out in goal for Westfield saving 27 of the 42 shots against him. Westfield started out with two goals in the first four minutes of play by Evan Michelucci from Jacob Jarrell followed by an unassisted goal by Brayden Czarnecki. WTM rallied right back with their first goal just two minutes later only to be followed by the girl-power goal of Gwenn Hosmer from Katie Collins. It would continue to be a back and forth battle with both teams alternating goals until the last eleven minutes when Westfield would dominate and take the win by one. Additional goals for Westfield were scored by Collins, unassisted; a hat-trick for Francis Powers; Jarrell for two; a second for Michelucci; back to back goals by Evan Grant; Czarnecki for his second goal, assisted by Collins; and one a piece for Sean McMahon and Darrin Schnopp.

Westfield Jr. Bombers 11, Ludlow 5
Sunday, October 26, 2014, Smead Arena
Division: Mite 1

The Jr. Bombers brought their ‘A’ game against Ludlow in this early morning game. Ludlow started things off with their first goal just under two minutes into the game. That was the wake-up call for Westfield as they came back scoring five of their own during the next twenty-one minute stretch; Joey Roselli from Francis Powers, Evan Michelucci from Evan Grant, Darrin Schnopp from Powers, Jesse Spear from Jacob Jarrell and Jarrell from Roselli. Ludlow followed up with a goal of their own twenty-nine minutes in, only to have Westfield come back with another two; Katie Collins from Sean McMahon and Powers, unassisted. The remaining goals for Westfield were netted by Michelucci from Schnopp, two more by Powers, both unassisted and Jarrell from Spear. Ludlow would make a late game rally, scoring their final three goals of the game, but it was too little, too late. Sawyer King played a stellar game in goal for Westfield stopping 19 of the 23 shots on net.

Westfield Youth Hockey Squirt 3 goalie Nolan Lafayette gets set. (Submitted photo)

Westfield Youth Hockey Squirt 3 goalie Nolan Lafayette gets set. (Submitted photo)

Westfield Jr. Bombers 9, Holy Name 4
Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ Smead Arena 9:20am
Division: Mite 3 (Red)

The Jr. Bombers Mite 3 Red team started out November with a bang with a great showing this morning. Emersyn Carpenter started them off with a nice breakaway to put the Jr. Bombers on the scoreboard. Tyler Goodreau then followed with multiple goals, with the support and defense of his teammates Liam Dolan, Jack Henderson, Parker Stockseth and Ryan Goodreau. Holy Name was not out and fired back at the Jr. Bombers for a few points, that were immediately answered by Jacob Hanselman. Holy Name was then kept at bay by the incredible goal tending of Evan Mastroianni who squashed their attempt at a comeback.

Holy Name-(White) 7, Westfield Jr. Bombers 3
Saturday November 1, 2014 at Olympia Arena
Division: Pee Wee 2

The first period of Saturday’s game could be written off as an aftermath halloween candy hangover. The bombers came out flat on both ends of the ice. Holy Name scored three goals in the first period without much resistance.After an initial fine save by the Bomber’s goalie Sean Rowbotham Holy Name scored at 8:42 on a rebound.At 6:51 after we could not cleanly clear the puck out of our end holy name scored on another rebound. At 3:31 left in the first holy name scored going coast to coast.
The second period the Bombers showed much more hustle on both ends of the ice resulting with Alex LaCourse scoring the Bombers first goal of the season at the 8:31 mark. Just one minute later Holy Name made it 4-1 on another rebound. On a copy cat goal just a few moments later Holy Name closed the scoring in the second to make it 5-1.
In the third period it was Holy Name scoring first with another coast to coast goal. Brandon Powell lit thte lamp for his first goal of the young season to make it 6-2. Holy Name scored their last goal of the game at 7:32 to make it 7-2. The Bombers were not yet done when Ciro Calvanese scored on a wrister, stick side to close the scoring at 7-3. Scoring was done by Alex, Brandon and Ciro with assists by Joey Taupier (2), Ciro and Daniel Bennett.

Holy Name (Black) 3, Westfield Jr. Bombers 2
Sunday November 2, 2014 at Olympia Arena
Division: Pee Wee 2

It was a very evenly matched game right from the opening face off with both teams playing good hockey on both ends of the ice. On the first shift it was Kayla Russ notching her first goal of the season. Kayla put on a shot on net and as the puck went back and forth with Holy Name trying to clear it. But it was Kayla being relentless along the crease poking it in. Holy Name tied it up with 6:44 left in the first on a rebound after a tremendous stop by goalie Sean Rowbotham. With only :34 seconds left in the opening period Sean made a nice save but couldn’t quite smother the puck which just crossed the crease giving Holy Name the 2-1 lead closing out the first period.The second period continued with good hustle and some crisp passing by both teams but neither team could put the biscuit in the net.
At 10:59 in the third period it was Hailey tullo scoring with a very smart head’s up play. After an initial shot by the Bombers and save by Holy Name it was Holy Name trying to clear but Hailey held her position and wristed a rebound blocker side to tie the game at 2. With 9:14 left on a broken play it was Holy Name scoring the winning goal on a breakaway.
The game was filled with good poke and back checking with shots on goal almost dead even with Holy Name getting 21 shots on goal and the Bombers with 19. Kayla Russ and Hailey Tullo scoring with Ciro Calvenese and Kayla with assists. – Courtesy of Westfield Youth Hockey

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