WSU hockey opens Nov. 2

WESTFIELD – The Westfield State University men’s varsity ice hockey team begins its 2012-2013 season on Friday when they play local rival Western New England University in the Fifth Annual Falcons Cup game at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield. The Western New England-Westfield game is being video streamed live. There is no fee to watch the game with Westfield State students Joe Meehan and Matt Stover providing the play-by-play.
The game begins at 3:30 p.m. and advanced tickets can be purchased for $12 per person at the Westfield State athletics department, with a special discounted rate of $6 per student for the first 100 Westfield State students. The special rate $12 tickets also will be sold at the Mass Mutual Center ticket booths until the end of the first period of the Westfield-WNE game this Friday. After that the ticket price jumps to regular $20 rate.
The ticket is also good for the Springfield Falcons game later that evening vs. the Hershey (Pa.) Bears at 7:00 p.m.
Westfield State has captured the first four Falcon Cup games by scores of 5-2, 5-4, 5-4, and 4-2.
The Owls’ home opener at Amelia Park Arena in Westfield is Saturday, Nov. 10, when they host Assumption College at 5:35 p.m. Westfield is picked fifth in the MASCAC preseason poll.

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