It was a great night for Catholic Schools as students, faculty, family and friends packed the MassMutual Center to attend the Springfield Falcons game.

There was a lot of action both on and off the ice.

The three Moraitis sisters – Ellen, Anna and Julia —  from St. Mary’s Academy in Longmeadow performing the National Anthem.

Julia Moraitis, third grade; Anna Moraitis, sixth grade; and Ellen Moraitis, seventh grade.

Students from Mater Dolorosa School in Holyoke sang God Bless America


Different organizations had informational booths outside the rink.

Mike Laflamme, a sophomore, with his principal Mike Griffin of Holyoke Catholic High School

Principal John Miller of Cathedral High School with student representatives.

There were smiles everywhere, even though the Falcons lost.

Mater Dolorosa students having a good time at the "Nest"

Three cheers for the Falcons from Mater Dolorosa School

 And Franciscan Sister of St. Joseph, Andrea Ciszewski, superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Springfield, was a special guest between periods with  with Mike Kelly, the “Voice of the Falcons” during a radio interview.

Sr. Andrea talks about Catholic Schools

Read more about the game  and the special Catholic Schools celebration there by logging onto And you can watch coverage of  this event on “Real to Reel” Feb. 6.