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Blazers women’s basketball advances to NECC Final Four

CHICOPEE – The Elms College women's basketball team advanced to their fourth consecutive New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) semifinal with an 86-48 thumping of visiting Daniel Webster College in the first round of the NECC Women’s Basketball Tournament at Picknelly Arena Tuesday...
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Cathedral hockey looks to cement legacy at Super 8

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

As the Cathedral High School boys hockey team prepares its quest to take home the first Super 8 championship in program history, one question clouds everything: Where will home be?...
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AIC women’s rugby begins play as varsity team in fall 2015

SPRINGFIELD – American International College elevated the women's rugby program from club to varsity status Athletic Director Matt Johnson announced earlier this semester....
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Little signs with Falcons, returns to home of his alma mater

SPRINGFIELD – It has been a homecoming for a former Yellow Jacket as the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons, AHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets, have inked defenseman Mike Little, American International College Class of 2011, to a Professional Tryout Contract.Little is happ...
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Local Roundup: Orszulak sets new goal scoring mark for AIC hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Springfield native Austin Orszulak netted a pair of goals to become the first player in the Division I era of the American International College men’s hockey program to record a 20-goal season, but it was not enough as American International College dropped a 9-3 decision t...
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Party with a Patriot

BOSTON – Wilbraham residents Jonah (center) and Joshua (right) Kozub celebrate the Patriots’ fourth Super Bowl title with New England running back Jonas Gray at the team’s rolling rally in Boston Feb. 3. ...
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Local Roundup: Hockey East honors locals

WAKEFIELD – Two local residents, Tyler Kelleher and Frank Vatrano, were recognized by Hockey East as Weekly Top Performers on Feb. 9.Kelleher, a sophomore forward at the University of New Hampshire from Longmeadow, picked up five points (3 goals, 2 assists) in two games at No. 17 UVM, helpin...
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Pioneers unveil slate for 2015 season

LUDLOW – The soccer field at historic Lusitano Stadium may be covered under snow and ice, but the 2015 Pioneers soccer season is quickly warming up.The Western Mass Pioneers 2015 PDL season kicks off at home May 22 versus long time rivals GPS Portland Phoenix. The regular season will wrap up...
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Falcons seven-game snap losing skid

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Falcons snapped a seven-game losing streak and took two of three games last weekend. The Falcons toppled the Albany Devils 4-1 to end skid Feb. 6, then surpassed the Syracuse Crunch 2-1 in overtime Feb. 7 before falling to the Providence Bruins 4-2 on Feb. 8.<br...
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Western Mass Pioneers name Gomes new head coach

LUDLOW – The Western Mass Pioneers will be heading into its 18th season as participants in the United Soccer League (USL) with new head coach Dennis Gomes leading the way. Gomes has been an integral part of the soccer scene in Ludlow for many years and has contributed to the success of the W...
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AHL realignment signals move for franchises in Northeast

SPRINGFIELD – American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced recently that the league’s Board of Governors has formally and unanimously approved the steps necessary to create a Pacific Division within the AHL beginning with the 2015-16 season. The Board has approved the fol...
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Falcons continue long losing skid against Penguins

SPRINGFIELD – A Feb. 3 loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins extended the Springfield Falcons’ losing streak to six games.Matt Murray and the Penguins shut out the Falcons for the third time this season, topping them, 4-0, at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.The loss puts th...
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Super Mario: AIC to retire Elie’s number 41

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – In 1981, American International College gave Mario Elie a chance.While considered at the time to be one of the top high school basketball players in New York City, Elie found himself overlooked by Division 1 basketball programs across the country. But Jim Powell, men’s basketba...
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ECAC to offer athletic programs for students with disabilities

DANBURY, Conn. – On Jan. 15, 2015, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Board of Directors adopted an inclusive sport strategy that will provide new intercollegiate athletic opportunities for student-athletes with a variety of disabilities attending ECAC member colleges and universities in...
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MassMutual Center hosts Tim Daggett National Invitational

SPRINGFIELD – The 22nd annual Tim Daggett National Invitational (TDNI), one of the Northeast’s largest gymnastics meets for young male and female athletes from the earliest levels of competition through the elite level will take place at the MassMutual Center in Springfield Jan. 31 to Feb. 1.<br...
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Falcons sell out in loss to Providence, unveil ticket plans

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Falcons enjoyed their first sellout of the season, on the day they unveiled their season ticket package pricing for the 2015-16 season.Falcons were edged by the Providence Bruins 2-1 on Jan. 24 in front of a sold out crowd. The Falcons have fallen in the last fo...
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