Easthampton captured its second straight Western Massachusetts Division 3A hockey title Thursday, downing third-seeded Belchertown, 5-2.
Brian Duda and Chris Tenczar scored two goals each for the Eagles. Easthampton, which was a pedestrian 10-7-3 during the regular season, peaked at the right time for the second time in as many years.
Vaughn Gillen had both Belchertown goals.
The Eagles raced to a 3-0 first period lead on goals by Duda and Tenczar. Both struck during the second period as the Eagles moved to a 4-0 advantage.
Gillen cut the deficit to 4-1 with his late second period tally. Gillen scored at 8:44 of the final period before Jacob Batcherold sealed things with an empty-net goal with 0.4 seconds remaining. Belchertown finishes at 14-4-3.
A moment of silence was held before the game for Belchertown player Brendan Conroy, who died following a car accident earlier in the week.