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MIAA Western Mass Division 3 Tournament Preview: Top-Seed Minnechaug Leads 4-Team Field

The MIAA Western Mass. Division 3 tournament will feature a pair of semifinal matchups.

Dom Terzi
Minnechaug

Top-seeded Minnechaug (11-7-1) will host No. 4 West Springfield (13-7-0) Thursday (8pm) at the Olympia in one of half of the bracket.  The Falcons beat the Terriers twice during the regular season, including a 5-2 win in the regular season final for both teams.  Dominic Terzi and Drew Van Zandt both scored a pair of goals for Minnechaug in that win.  Damon Polk leads the Terriers attack as constant threat to score whenever he’s on the ice.

In the other half of the bracket, defending Western Mass. champion Longmeadow, the No. 2 seed this year, will host No. 3 East Longmeadow Thursday (6pm – Olympia).  The Lancers lost a heartbreaker to Wachusett a year ago in the state semifinals, falling 4-3 in a shootout to the eventual state champions.  The Lancers (8-9-3) had an up and down regular season this year, but the Lancers did beat the Spartans twice during the regular season, including a 7-1 thumping in the last game of the regular season.  Cole Guidrey is player to watch for the Lancers.  East Longmeadow (9-9-2) is led by Nicolas Saracino and Michael Moynihan, who combined for 27 goals on the season for a Spartan team that got better as the season progressed.

Chris Kyne

Chris Kyne

Chris Kyne is a hockey devotee who has spent most of his life playing, coaching, and writing about hockey. The 2019-2020 season is Chris' first year covering Central and Western Mass. hockey for Hockey Night in Boston. Chris has spent the past five years covering hockey and other sports for the Worcester Telegram. He is currently in his 14th season as an assistant coach with the Fitchburg State University Men's Ice Hockey team. Chris also is a Learn to Skate instructor for the Peak Performance program in Fitchburg. Chris grew up in Waterford, CT where he played youth hockey, before playing Jr. A hockey for the Connecticut Jr. Whalers. Chris graduated from the University of Connecticut where earned a Communications degree, while also covering sports for the Daily Campus. Chris currently works at Leominster High School, where he has spent the past 12 years as a history teacher. Chris lives in Sterling, MA with his wife Gabrielle, and his two daughters, Quinn (7) and Delaney (4), who both play hockey.
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