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Falcons Extend Winning Streak to 11 with Shoot-Out Win Over Wolf Pack

December 6th, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons extended their winning streak to 11 games on Saturday night, as they edged the Hartford Wolf Pack in a shoot-out. The 1-0 victory at the XL Center in Hartford came courtesy of Sean Collins' goal...

Bruins End West Coast Trip with 5-2 Victory Over Coyotes

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December 6th, 2014
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brad Marchand scored twice, Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots and the Boston Bruins used a quick start to beat the reeling Arizona Coyotes 5-2 Saturday night and avoid a winless road trip. Kevan...

Longmeadow Falls to Marshfield in Division 2 Super Bowl 45-6

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December 6th, 2014
FOXBORO (WGGB) -- After claiming the Western Mass. Title, the Longmeadow Lancers became one of two teams from the region to make it to their division's Super Bowl, in the second season of a true state-wide championship. Unfortunately for...

Falcons Defeat Admirals, Set Franchise Record

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December 6th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Falcons set a franchise record of 10 consecutive wins with a 3-2 victory over the Norfolk Admirals Friday night at the MassMutual Center. Right wing Trent Vogelhuber netted the eventual game-winning goal at the...

West Wins World Cup Luge in Lake Placid

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December 5th, 2014
photo AP LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Tucker West wasn't even fast enough to qualify for last weekend's World Cup luge opener. A week later, he was atop the podium and making history for USA Luge. West won a World Cup luge race at Mount Van...

Bruins Drop High-Scoring Match-Up with Sharks, 7-4

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December 5th, 2014
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tyler Kennedy, fresh off the injured list, scored two goals — including the winner — and the San Jose Sharks beat the Boston Bruins 7-4 on Thursday night for their third straight...

Athlete of the Week: Longmeadow Senior Quarterback Connor Ostrander

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December 4th, 2014
Longmeadow, MA (WGBB)-----"Tradition doesn't graduate," is the motto that the Longmeadow Lancers football team prides themselves after. "We have really high expectations to live up to," said Connor Ostrander. "We grew up watching all those guys...

Iron Bowl Sets Viewership Record for ESPN

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December 4th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Alabama's win over rival Auburn was the most-viewed regular-season college football game on ESPN on record. The Crimson Tide's 55-44 comeback victory in the Iron Bowl on Saturday to avenge...

Celtics Snap Skid, Top Pistons 109-102 in Overtime

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December 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have struggled to finish off teams this season, blowing a 23-point lead against Atlanta one night before wasting an 11-point, fourth-quarter advantage against Detroit on...

Tony Stewart has 4th Surgery on Right Leg

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December 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File) LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tony Stewart has undergone a fourth surgery on the leg he broke last year during a sprint car race in Iowa. Stewart was released from the hospital on Wednesday. He was then headed to Las Vegas...

Patriots-Packers is Highest-Rated Game in 3 Years

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December 3rd, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers' win over fellow Super Bowl contender New England at Lambeau Field was the highest-rated NFL regular-season game in almost three years. The first matchup between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady averaged a 17.6...

Injuries Forcing Lowly Giants to Make Many Changes

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December 3rd, 2014
photo MGN-Online By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- In his 19 seasons as an NFL head coach, Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants hasn't had one like this. It's not the losses that make this season different. It's...

Steelers’ Bell Seeks 1st-Offender Program for Pot

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December 3rd, 2014
photo MGN-Online By JOE MANDAK Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is applying for a first-offender's program on marijuana possession and driving under the influence charges, which could result...

UMass Alum Quick Stonewalls Bruins in 2-0 Kings Win

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December 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Quick made 31 saves in his 34th career shutout, carrying the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Tanner Pearson scored in the first period and Tyler...

Canadiens Legend Jean Beliveau Dies at 83

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December 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes) MONTREAL (AP) -- Former Montreal Canadiens captain Jean Beliveau died Tuesday. He was 83. The team confirmed the death of the Hall of Fame center and one of the most beloved players in Canadiens...