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MIAA WMass Tournament Recaps: West Springfield, Longmeadow, Wahconah, Greenfield Move On To Sectional Title Games

In the first game of the Western Mass. D3 semifinal double-header, second-seeded Longmeadow held off third-seeded East Longmeadow, 4-2.  Cole Guidrey had two goals and an assist to lead the Lancers while Liam Byrne and Robbie Croteau also scored.  Liam Asher and Mark Shevetsov had the Spartan tallies.

In the second semifinal, Chris Torres, Jack Ansart, and Darren Buteau had goals as fourth-seeded West Springfield knocked off top-seeded Minnechaug, 3-1.  David Noel had the lone Falcon goal.

Longmeadow and West Springfield will meet on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. back at Olympia for the Western Mass. D3 championship and a trip to the D3 state-semifinals.  The two teams split a pair of regular season contests.

In the Western Mass. D3A semifinals  at the Olympia, top-seeded Greenfield and third-seeded Wahconah both punched their tickets to the championship game which will be held on Thursday at Olympia starting at 5:30 p.m.

In the first game of the afternoon on Saturday, the Green Wave slipped past South Hadley, 4-2.  Aidan Roche’s third period goal with just over a minute left was the game-winner, as Greenfield heads to their first district final since 2008.  Porter Clancy’s empty-netter late sealed the win.

In the other 3A semifinal, Wahconah topped second-seeded Amherst-Pelham, 3-1.  Ryan LaPierre scored twice to lead the Warriors to their first 3A title game since 2015.  Kouji Ishida scored late to give Amherst some life, but Wahconah held on for the win.

The Warriors slipped past the Green Wave, 4-3, in their lone regular season matchup back on January 15th.

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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