Ice hockey rides 14-0 streak into Quaker Valley match-up


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

Caden Harsh and Ethan Coulehan

On the heels of a 5-3 victory last week against Greater Latrobe, Baldwin’s undefeated ice hockey team faces off against Quaker Valley in an away game tonight.

The Highlanders still have not lost this season, going 14-0.

In last Thursday’s game, Baldwin came out with great intensity and jumped to a 3-0 lead at the end of the second period. Goals were scored by junior Robbie Aranos, sophomore Nelson Buys, and junior Keith Reed.

But Greater Latrobe came into the third period strong and scored three quick goals. 

“We had a lot of bad penalties that made the comeback possible. They had two power play goals in the third period,” senior Vinnie Episcopo said.

But the Highlanders fought back for the win. Sophomore Dom Trimbur scored the game-winner late in the third period, and junior Dylan Belak added an empty-net goal.

Goaltender Tanner Cindrich had a great game, making some clutch saves towards the end of the game, Episcopo said.

The team has had some close scares lately, having to overcome early deficits in some recent games and then battling for the win after Greater Latrobe’s big comeback on Thursday. Yet it’s the final score that counts, and the Highlanders are the ones who keep on winning.

“We are not scared of blowing games or how we have been playing lately,” Episcopo said.