Westfield Jr. Bombers 13, Nonotuck Knights – 11
Saturday, November 23, 2013, Amelia Park Arena, Westfield, MA
Division: Mite 2
The Jr. Bombers continue their winning season with another close victory over the Nonotuck Knights. Both teams traded goal scoring throughout the close match with Westfield’s Patrick Rae leading off the scoring for Westfield. David Forest quickly followed suit with a goal of his own. Nonotuck didn’t let up the pressure, getting a couple past Westfield goaltender, Katie Collins. Sean McMahon netted back to back goals followed by back to back goals from Nathan Sarabaez, his first of the season. Sean McMahon would get his hat-trick goal assisted by Patrick Rae. Nonotuck did not give up as they continued trading off goals with Westfield throughout the game. Michael Miller would send a shot, assisted by Sean McMahon, past the Nonotuck goaltender to help keep Westfield ahead in this close dual. Patrick Rae would then net goal #2. Sean McMahon continued to be a force to be reckoned with as he would score two additional back to back goals for a total of five goals for the game. Evan Grant and Patrick Rae would get credit for the assists to McMahon. Although Nonotuck kept the scoring tight, Westfield would manage two final goals by Patrick Rae for goal #3 and Michael Miller for goal #2 for the game. Katie Collins was phenomenal in goal with (33) saves of (44) shots. Westfield never let up on their defense with great teamwork by the whole squad including Sarah McMahon, Michael Pelletier, Darrin Schnopp and Evan Grant.
Westfield Jr. Bombers Red 13, Westfield Jr. Bombers White 11
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Amelia Park Ice Arena
Division: Mite 3
The Mite 3 White team’s Callahan Schultz did an impressive job in goal blocking many of the Westfield Mite 3 Red shots. The defense did an excellent job but it was the Mite 3 Red that took the win. Goals for Westfield were scored by Owen Colbath, Jacob Millard, Quinn O’Brien, Cody Bard with two and a hat-trick for both Brannon Miele and Richard Mortiko.
Westfield Jr. Bombers 4, WTM 3
Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Olympia Ice Arena
Division: Squirt 1
The Bombers returned to their winning ways over the weekend with both final scores not really showing the dominance by Westfield. It was Matt McMahon lighting the lamp only 31 seconds into the game with an assist by Garrett Bacon. At 7:08 left in the first Aidan King scored with no assist on a fine deke on goal. At 6:24 left WTM scored their first goal with a second goal coming on a breakaway to end the first tied 2-2. At the 7:51 mark in the second Brandon Powell roofed it on a backhander to put Westfield back on top at 3-2. Matt Kotfila assisted on Brandon’s goal. In the third it was the Bomber’s Hailey Tullo who poked one in which turned out to be the game winner at the 4:09 mark. WTM then closed out the scoring at 3:43 left in the game by just getting one by Andrew Morris glove side. A dominating defense by Evan Iglesias, Daniel Bennett, Cody Collins and Jax Grady kept the puck in the attack zone allowing Westfield to outshoot WTM 26-12. Scoring in the game was Matt McMahon, Aidan King, Brandon Powell and Hailey Tullo. Assists came from Garrett Bacon and Matt Kotfila.
Westfield Jr. Bombers 6, Springfield Capitals 5
Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Cyr Arena
Division: Squirt 1
Due to a few of the questionable calls made in the game some of the Bomber players could have paid rent for living in the sin bin for so long. Luckily, although penalties went against Westfield 6 to 1 it was still a win for Westfield thanks to keeping the play in the Capitals zone. Westfield opened up the scoring on a rebound by Aidan King with assists from Daniel Bennett and Jax Grady. Only 6 seconds later Cody Collins scored his first of a hat trick on a wrist shot with another assist by Daniel. Daniel would go on to be a playmaker in the game. At 6:04 the Capitals would close out the scoring in the first with a goal going coast to coast. With 8 minutes left to play in the second period it was Westfield’s Aidan King tallying his own unassisted coast to coast goal. Only 25 seconds later Matt McMahon put the Bombers up 4-1 with an assist coming from Brandon Powell. The caps then scored their first of their power play goals. At 3:44 left in the second Matt Kotfila fed Cody for a breakaway to put the Bomber up 5-2. One minute later the caps scored on a breakaway of their own. Westfield wasn’t done yet in the second when Cody would notch his hat trick on a shorthanded goal with Daniel getting his third assist. The third period had the Capitals scoring twice, both on power play goals to close the scoring at 6-5. Westfield is now 5-3 on the young season. The defense by the Bombers Garrett Bacon, Matt McMahon, Brandon Powell and Hailey Tullo kept the Caps from putting a lot of rubber at the net. Once again the shots on goal favored the Bombers 31-16 with Andrew Morris taking care of the net.
Westfield Jr. Bombers 10, Pioneer Valley Lightning 2
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Amelia Park Ice Arena
Division: Squirt 2
Finally! The Jr. Bombers got their first win of the season with a decisive win over a quality Pioneer Vally team. Westfield got on the board quickly with a nifty goal by Olivia Lawry from a quick feed from behind the net by Aiden Jubb. Drew Glenzel put in the Bombers second goal by putting in his own rebound off the Lightning’s goalie. Jubb and Lawry hooked up again when Lawry followed up on a shot by Jubb to put Westfield up by 3. Brody Fitzgerald got into the mix by scoring an unassisted goal. The Bombers defense was solid, led by Harrison Klein, Kayla Russ, Jake Marcoulier and Ryan Major, who all help to turn away numerous Pioneer Valley offensive charges. But the Lightning were able to get on the board after Westfield goalie Sean Rowbotham made a fantastic save on a breakaway, only to have the rebound tipped past him. The period came to a close with Jubb adding a short-handed goal off a face off. The second period began with terrific back and forth action by both teams, highlighted by Russ breaking up a Lightning breakaway opportunity. The only goal in the period came off of a Pioneer Valley power play shot that just got past Rowbotham. Glenzel added to Westfield’s lead to begin the 3rd period by putting in a short-handed goal. Major continued with the scoring by finding the back of the net after a deflected shot by Jubb bounced his way. In his first game back from a broken arm, Gage Sperlonga lit the lamp with an assist from Glenzel. Sperlonga didn’t wait long to get his second goal, after Russ broke up yet another play and sent the puck to her teammate for a breakaway. The last goal of the game was set up by Klein and Russ to Glenzel, giving him a hat trick for the game and an exciting finish to a Westfield victory.
Westfield Jr. Bombers 12, Brattleboro 0
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Amelia Park Ice Arena
Division: PeeWee 3
The Westfield Jr. Bombers continue to surprise everyone this season with another impressive win against Brattleboro today. The first period was a scoreless period for both teams. Westfield’s strong offensive lines of Reid Hannan, Clarissa (CJ) Jarrell, Cory Boulay, Noah DuBoff, Nick Langlois, Kurt Toomey and Kaitlyn Forest had many opportunities to score against Brattleboro, but nothing seem to get past the Brattleboro goalie. Our strong defensive line of Steven Shaw, Ian Lemieux, Alyssa Warren and Thea Glenzel kept Brattleboro from scoring against Westfield’s goalie, Brian Daly to end the first period 0 – 0. In the second period the Westfield Jr. Bombers began to explode against Brattleboro. Our first goal in the second period came from Reid Hannan, which was an unassisted goal to advance us to a lead of 1 – 0. That goal was shortly followed by an unassisted “wrist shot” goal by Noah DuBoff to advance Westfield’s lead to 2 – 0. Reid Hannan would then follow with his second goal of the game with an unassisted goal when he came off during a line change to advance Westfield’s lead to 3 – 0. Reid Hannan would then score again for his “hat-trick” of the game with a hard shot past Brattleboro’s goalie to the back of the net, allowing Westfield to advance their lead to 4 – 0. Our fifth goal of the game would come from Noah DuBoff, which was an “impressive” goal off his own rebound from the wall behind the net. That goal was then followed by Clarissa (CJ) Jarrell, which was an unassisted “face-off” goal. After Clarissa (CJ) Jarrell’s goal, our “girl power” continued. Westfield’s seventh goal of the game came from a back-handed assist by Kaitlyn Forest to Alyssa Warren. At the end of the second period Westfield was leading 7 – 0. Again, much credit goes to the outstanding defensive plays made by Thea Glenzel, Alyssa Warren, Ian Lemieux, and Steven Shaw. Westfield also kept Brattleboro from scoring near the end of the second period due to a great “body” save by goalie, Brian Daly. Due to Westfield’s huge lead at the end of the second period, the coaching staff of Westfield changed up the offensive and defensive lines for the third period. That though did not stop Westfield, especially with the offensive “girl power” line of Thea Glenzel, Alyssa Warren and Kaitlyn Forest. The next four goals in the third period were scored by this same offensive line. Westfield’s eighth goal of the game was an assist from Kaitlyn Forest to Alyssa Warren for her second goal of the game. Then the next two goals were both assisted from Captain Thea Glenzel to Alyssa Warren to make that Alyssa’s fourth goal of the game, and advancing Westfield’s lead to 10 – 0. Westfield’s eleventh goal of the game came from Thea Glenzel which was a solo shot off of a rebound. The final goal of the game came from another “girl power” offensive player Clarissa (CJ) Jarrell that was assisted by Reid Hannan which made the final score of the game 12 – 0. The Westfield Jr. Bombers had another phenomenal win today against Brattleboro due to their tremendous teamwork. With their win today, the PeeWee 3 team still remains undefeated with a record of 8 and 0. Today’s win was due to the great offensive teamwork by Clarissa (CJ) Jarrell, Kurt Toomey, Nick Langlois, Cory Boulay and Kaitlyn Forest. Not allowing Brattleboro to score should be credited to all strong defensive plays by Steven Shaw and Ian Lemieux, along with the multi-tasking between offense and defense by Reid Hannan, Noah DuBoff, Alyssa Warren and Thea Glenzel. Westfield’s goalie, Brian Daly definitely deserved the shut out today by his “unstoppable” glove and “fierce” plays in the net. Keep up the wonderful teamwork Westfield Jr. Bombers. We are so proud of all of you and what you have accomplished this season. Your success is due to your great teamwork with all the assistance you get from your coaching staff. Great Job PeeWee 3 Westfield Jr. Bombers……..Job Well Done!
Westfield Jr. Bombers 3, Enfield Eagles 3
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Enfield Twin Rinks
Division: Bantam 2
Matt Brady turned away 24 of 27 shots faced, and Westfield mustered just enough offense to skate to a 3-3 tie with a tough Enfield Eagles team in an independent battle. Westfield found themselves in a 2-0 hole early, being outshot 9 to 3 over the course of the period, and generally looking lethargic playing their second game of the day. However, Liam Webster took a pass from Spencer Cloutier and beat the Eagles goalie to get Westfield on the scoreboard and back into the game at 7:03 of the second period. The second period ended with Westfield gaining the momentum, but still down on the scoreboard 2-1. That all changed as the third period got underway, though, as Alex Beauchemin ripped a shot off the crossbar and in just :12 seconds into the final period to tie the game at 2. 1:07 later, Beauchemin beat Enfield goalie Jacob Audet again on a pass from Danny Antonellis and give Westfield their first lead of the game, 3-2. The two teams traded scoring opportunities for the next ten and a half minutes, with both goalies and defense proving up to the task. Finally, with 3:10 left in the contest, Enfield’s Connor Juhasz beat Brady to tie the score up again. The game would, fittingly, end in a tie as these two teams were evenly matched throughout the game.
Westfield Jr. Bombers 7, Pioneer Valley Lightning 2
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Amelia Park Arena
Division: Bantam 2
Westfield looked to get back on their winning ways in a home game against the Lightning from Pioneer Valley, who had beaten Westfield earlier this season 5-3. The two teams played the first 6+ minutes to a scoreless tie, until Westfield’s Alex Beauchemin scored with 8:21 left in the period. Line mates Danny Antonellis and Scotty Bussell assisted on the goal. It looked like Westfield would go up 2-0 just 9 seconds later when Spencer Cloutier drove down the ice from the face-off to put one in the back of the net. The goal however was waived off as the official had blown his whistle early. The Jr. Bombers would go on to outshoot the Lighting 15-4 in the 1st period with the final shot another goal by Beauchemin assisted again by Bussell with only 0:02 left in the period. The 1st period ended with the Junior Bombers up 2-0. The Lightning found the back of the net at the 13:54 mark into the second period, but the Jr. Bombers quickly responded with a goal by Quinn Powers less than 30 seconds later when he took a feed from Logan Klein to beat the Lightning goalie. However the Lightning would not fall away as they beat the Westfield goalie with a strong shot at the 12:24 mark of the 2nd period. The Jr. Bombers continued to pound the Pioneer Valley goalie with shots and with only 37 seconds Jack Labbe took a pass from Westfield Defenseman Wyatt Jensen to put the home team up by two goals, 4-2. Powers also assisted on the goal. The final period got a little physical as Pioneer Valley looked for anyway to get past the strong defense of Westfield. Their efforts, however, would only land them in the penalty box. The Jr. Bombers would go on to score 3 goals in the 3rd period. Beauchemin completed his second hat trick of the season with his third goal, and Bussell and Antonellis also added late goals to ice the game for Westfield. In the end Westfield would outshoot Pioneer Valley 47-19 with Westfield Goalie Matt Brady making 17 saves en route to notching his 3rd league win of the season.
Westfield Jr. Bombers 9, Nonotuck Knights 3
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Lossone Arena
Division: Bantam 2
Westfield capped a successful weekend (2-0-1) of hockey by drubbing the Nonotuck Knights on their home ice, 9-3. The Jr. Bombers started hot right out of the gate, with Alex Beauchemin, Quinn Powers, Spencer Cloutier and Liam Webster all getting first period goals. Webster than added another goal to start the second period, and teammates Danny Antonellis and Nikita Chepurin helped power the Jr. Bombers to a 7-2 lead after two periods. Matt Brady stopped 22 of the 25 shots he faced, and the defense, led by Wyatt Jensen (2 assists), Tyler Bennett (assist) and Charlie Bonatakis (assist) made sure any comeback hopes by Nonotuck faced an uphill battle. Chepurin and Beauchemin both added their second goals of the game in the third period, and Cloutier ended up with four assists on the day to lead Westfield to the easy win. With the win, Westfield improved to 4-2 in league play on the season.