Ice hockey stays perfect with 5-1 win over Hempfield

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The ice hockey team's overtime win qualifies them for a spot in the championships on Monday.

Chris Bobuk and Owen Petrucci

The boys hockey team remains undefeated after a 5-1 win against Hempfield on Monday.

After a tight first two periods, Baldwin was able to break a 1-1 tie by scoring four goals in the third period. Goals were scored by Dylan Belak, James Dulya, Logan Picchi, and Noah Fischer, who had two.

“We were mentally prepared and we jumped on them quickly,” Belak said.

With an undefeated season, Belak said the team’s simple, straightforward approach to the game is working. He said Hempfield “was a good team,” but struggled in keeping its defense together throughout the game. 

The team plays at home on Monday, Nov. 4, against Shaler at Ice Castle. The game is the same night as the Senior Rec Dance, but the majority of the Highlander seniors are committed to playing.

Senior center Zack Pender said the previous matchups against Shaler brought trouble for the Highlanders, but they have learned from them.

“The previous years, Shaler brought us tough matchups, but we’re going to bring it to them with a positive mindset. We know what we can take care of,” Pender said.