CMass/WMass Highlights: Littleton blanks Northbridge

Fran Sypek
Fran Sypek
Fran has covered hockey at all levels, NHL, AHL, junior, college and high school for the Springfield Republican from 1978-2013. His column "Hockey Talk'' appeared in the Sunday Republican. The hockey beat took him from Maine to Arizona in the United States and from Newfoundland to Alberta in Canada. Fran was the recipient of the Matthew Ryan Award for Outstanding Coverage of High School Hockey and the Janet McCormick Award from the Springfield Olympics. He then shifted from pros to college when the University of Massachusetts restored its program and joined Hockey East. Later, he continued covering the Boston Bruins and the Springfield Falcons. Fran's covered future NHL players from Western Massachusetts in Paul Fenton, Bob Kudelski, Rick Bennett and Bill Guerin. He is a member of the Bessone Award committee, which helps select the top high school hockey player in Western Mass. Fran was a goalie for Holyoke Community College in 1973-74 and graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1977. Fran is currently a free lance writer living in Bondsville, Mass and grew up in Chicopee, Mass, has visited all 50 states, and is an avid photographer.

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– Tyler Borys recorded  his first career hat trick, to spark Shrewsbury to a 9-0 triumph over Leominster. Tim Fitzpatrick scored his first career goal.

– Joseph Mitchell produced a hat trick with two assists as Littleton blanked Northbridge, 8-0. Danny Angell and Simon Rosenbaum both scored one goal and added two assists.

Cameron Bern and Griff DiAntonio each had a pair of goals  in Grafton’s 15-0 triumph over Gardner. Adam Shobe added  a shorthanded goal.

– Greg Morin scored the last two goals, including the equalizer as Oakmont tied Lunenburg, 4-4. Connor Viviano scored twice for Lunenburg.

– Jacob Miller had a pair of goals as Auburn beat Ludlow, 6-2. Kory Fortier added a goal and two assists for Auburn, while Cam Carpenter finished with 16 saves.


– Nathan Masteralexis had a pair of goals as Amherst defeated Belchertown, 4-1. Jake Balderston and Max Hopley also scored. Clayton Bowser had 24 saves. Adam Mattingly had the lone Belchertown goal.

Josh DeCarolis

– Josh DeCarolis had seven points in Minnechaug’s 11-0 triumph over Chicopee Comp. He scored two goals and added five assists. Matt Kowal added a goal and five assists, while Noah Hemenway had a hat trick. Joe Manning scored his first varsity goal.

Liam Whitman

– Tyler Miner scored one goal and set up another as Greenfield beat Turners Falls, 4-2. Tyler Townsley and Sean O’Sullivan added goals for the Green Wave.

– Chris Anderson notched the shutout with a 16-save effort as Westfield blanked West Springfield, 6-0. Evan Glenzel and Joshua Adams each scored twice. Liam Whitman had two assists.

– Max Loyuk recorded a shutout with a 15-save performance as Longmeadow blanked Auburn, 6-0. Matt Franz scored two goals. Jack Barron had one goal and an assist, while Spencer Robbins added a pair of assists.

– Dylan Boomsma scored two goals as Mt. Everett defeated Sheehan (CT), 6-3.

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