June 30, 2014 Westfield State's Devine and Perreault Pursuing Professional Dreams Two former Westfield State University star athletes are now showcasing their skills in the professional ranks.
Matt Devine ’13, who led the nation in blocked shots for two consecutive years, is playing basketball in Portugal. And Vince Perreault ’14, the 2014 Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) player of the year, is a member of the Knoxville, Tenn., Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL).
May 7, 2014 Westfield State Alum Laviolette Named Nashville Predators Head Coach Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has hired 2006 Stanley Cup-winning coach and Westfield State Alum Peter Laviolette as the second head coach in team history and signed him to a multi-year contract.
April 23, 2014 MASCAC Announces the 2014 Winter All-Academic Team A total of 372 student-athletes have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference with selection to the league’s Winter 2014 All-Academic Team that was released earlier today by Commissioner Angela Baumann.
April 16, 2014 Westfield State Alum Laviolette Named U.S. National Team Coach Peter Laviolette has been named head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team that will participate in the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship it was announced today by USA Hockey. The event will take place in Minsk, Belarus, May 9-25. Team USA is the defending bronze medalist in the event.
March 10, 2014 Men's Ice Hockey Weekly Award Winners 3/10 After claiming the 2014 MASCAC Men's Ice Hockey Championship, Chris Mastropietro and Ryan Sutliffe have earned the player and goalie of the week honors.
March 8, 2014 Salem State Claims MASCAC Men's Hockey Conference Title The top seeded Vikings of Salem State claimed the 2014 men’s ice hockey championship of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) after defeating second seed Plymouth State 5-1 on Saturday afternoon at Rocket Arena. With the victory, the Vikings earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, their first since 1995, and improve to 16-9-2 on the year.
February 25, 2014 Salem State Earns Top Seed in MASCAC Men's Hockey Conference Tournament The Salem State Vikings have earned the top seed in the 2014 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament which begins on Saturday, March 1 with the quarterfinals, then the semifinals on Tuesday, March 4 and concludes with the championship game on Saturday, March 8.
January 26, 2014 Men's Ice Hockey Weekly Award Winners 1/26 John Celli of Fitchburg State and Mike Restuccia of UMass Dartmouth are the men's ice hockey co-player of the week while Ryan Wysocki and Jake Martin of Fitchburg State nab goalie and rookie of the week, respectively.
January 19, 2014 Men's Ice Hockey Weekly Award Winners 1/19 Vince Perreault of Westfield State, Gordon Ceasar of Plymouth State and Alex Dewitz of Worcester State are the men's ice hockey player, goalie and rookie of the week winners.
December 8, 2013 Men's Ice Hockey Weekly Award Winners 12/8 Eric Ward of Framingham State, Ryan Wysocki of Fitchburg State and John Needham of Salem State are this week's player, goalie and rookie of the week, respectively.
November 24, 2013 Men's Ice Hockey Weekly Award Winners 11/24 Dalton Jay of Westfield State, Ryan Wysocki of Fitchburg State and Alex Minter of Salem State have been named the men's ice hockey player, goalie and rookie of the week, respectively.
November 3, 2013 Men's Ice Hockey Weekly Award Winners 11/3 In the first week of the men's ice hockey season, Stephen Rock and Salvatore Tecci of Worcester State and Jake Martin of Fitchburg State are this week's player, goalie and rookie of the week, respectively.
March 1, 2013 Stage Is Set For MASCAC Men's Ice Hockey Championship As Plymouth State Seeks Second Straight Title In Hosting UMass Dartmouth The stage is now set for the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference men's ice hockey championship as top-seeded Plymouth State University hosts #2-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth this Saturday. Plymouth State is seeking its second straight men’s hockey championship after edging Salem State University, 5-4, in double overtime in last year’s title game. UMD is making its first appearance in the MASCAC Championship game, and could give the conference four different champions in four years
February 24, 2013 Fitchburg State's Wolcott Named As MASCAC Men's Ice Hockey Goalie Of The Week Fitchburg State junior Randy Wolcott was named as the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Ice Hockey Goalie of the Week on Sunday afternoon after recording 67 total saves in a 1-1 week for the Falcons, including 48 stops in a 4-3 conference quarterfinal round victory at Westfield State
February 24, 2013 Salem State's Defelice Named As MASCAC Men's Ice Hockey Player Of The Week Salem State junior forward Eric Defelice was named as the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Week on Sunday afternoon after netting a pair of goals and an assist for three points in a 2-0 week for the Vikings, including a marker and helper in a 5-0 conference quarterfinal round victory over Worcester State
February 20, 2013 Worcester Telegram & Gazette: "Worcester State's Quirk Serves His Squad, Country" When Ryan Quirk graduated from high school, he wanted to do three things — serve his country, pursue his bachelor’s degree and play college hockey — all at the same time. But when he decided to join the Coast Guard Reserve, some college coach told him they weren’t interested in recruiting him because of his commitment
February 19, 2013 Plymouth State Earns Top Seed In 2013 MASCAC Men’s Ice Hockey Championships Plymouth State University has earned the top seed in the 2013 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Ice Hockey Championships, which begin on Saturday, February 23rd with quarterfinal round action and move to semi-final round play on Tuesday, February 26th before concluding with the league championship game on Saturday, March 2nd