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Springfield Pics Alum Pelletier Commits To NCAA Westfield State University

By Springfield Pics Staff, 10/25/21, 2:00PM EDT

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The Springfield Pics are proud to announce the commitment of 2020-2021 season player Matthew Pelletier to play for the Westfield State University Owls. The Owls play in the MASCAC, who participate at the NCAA Division 3 level.

Pelletier, a defenseman who already called Westfield, Mass., home, scored one goal and 14 assists in 35 games while playing for the Pics.

“We are excited to hear the news of Matt making the Westfield State team. Matt worked extremely hard throughout the season and was one of our top defensemen by the end of the season, and he had a great playoff round.  We wish Matt the best at Westfield State this season," said Pics Premier Head Coach and General Manager Rob Bonneau.

“My childhood dream has come true. I have been blessed to have been coached by some remarkable coaches over my youth, high school , and junior hockey career  - names like Mushenko, DeClementi, Kervick, Moose Matthew, Foley and now Coach Bonneau - who prepared me for what I’ve been dreaming about sense I was a kid, to play college hockey," said Pelletier. "Hockey has given me some unforgettable memories - a Lake Placid championship, Western Mass. and State titles - and most importantly friendships that will last a lifetime.

"This all would not have been possible if not for the support of my parents and playing hockey with my older sisters and younger brother," Pelletier added. "We are a true hockey family. I am looking forward to the next chapter, playing for Coach [Bob] Miele and supporting the Westfield State team over the next four years."

The Pics and the USPHL wish Matt the best of luck in his college career.