Hockey winning streak comes to an end in close loss

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Hockey winning streak comes to an end in close loss

The ice hockey got back in the win column by beating Montour.

The ice hockey got back in the win column by beating Montour.

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The ice hockey got back in the win column by beating Montour.

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The ice hockey got back in the win column by beating Montour.

Bianca Puglin and Ethan Spozarski

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The varsity hockey team’s 15-game undefeated streak came to an end in a  4-3 loss to West Allegheny on Monday night. 

Baldwin started the game off well, with junior Keith Reed and sophomore Trevor Belak scoring in the first period. Senior Justin Pollard scored in the second period, as Baldwin led going into the third period, 3-2.

But that final period did not go well for the Highlanders, as West Allegheny tied the game and then scored the winning goal late in the period.

“We weren’t able to get the puck in the back of the net,” junior Dylan Belak said. “Their goalie played really well and was stopping the shots”. 

Coming into the game, West Allegheny’s playoff hopes were on the line. 

“I don’t think we played a bad game,” Dylan Belak said. “They were in desperation.”

The team views this loss as a learning experience. 

“We gave up too many penalties, which led to a couple of power-play goals,” Belak said.

Reed said the Highlanders were ready to move forward.

“Our chemistry is still the same,” Reed said. “The bounces just didn’t go our way”.