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Final Regular Season Western Mass. Top 10: #1 Longmeadow Gets Top Seed In WMass D3 Tourney

Western Mass.Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Longmeadow11352
2Westfield21172
3Minnechaug31163
4Amherst/Pelham41640
5Greenfield 51622
6Belchertown61233
7South Hadley81352
8West Springfield77112
9Easthampton 91073
10Ludlow109101

#1 Longmeadow (13-5-2) earned the top seed in the 2019 MIAA Western Mass D3 tournament which begins next week. The Lancers will face East Longmeadow in one semifinal, while the other pits #2 Westfield (11-7-2) against #3 Minnechaug (11-6-3).

For the tournament, Minnechaug earned the second seed and Westfield the third.

In the Western Mass. Division 3A Tournament, #4 Amherst/Pelham (16-4-0) got the #1 seed in the 7-team field.

 

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.