Nowicki leads ice hockey team to overtime win


Ethan Spozarski

The Baldwin varsity ice hockey team defeated lost their quarterfinal game on Tuesday.

Junior Eddie Nowicki’s outstanding performance in net helped the Baldwin ice hockey team stay undefeated with a 2-1 overtime win over Franklin Regional on Monday night. 

Nowicki stopped 47 of the 48 shots he faced. Junior Lorenzo Shipley said Nowicki easily earned team MVP for the game. 

“Eddie played great,” Shipley said.

Baldwin’s goals, meanwhile, were scored by senior Keith Reed in the first period, and junior Dom Trimbur in overtime. 

Shipley credited Franklin Regional with playing a tough game.

“We were pretty tired from the weekend tournament, and Franklin Regional came out and played us most of the game,” Shipley said. 

Senior Dylan Belak said the team was excited to improve to a 6-0 record.

“Keith had a big goal and continues to show up when it matters,” Belak said. “Lorenzo also had a great game. He played a very solid defensive game.”

The team is working on being more consistent throughout the game, Belak explained. 

“We were moving the puck toward the end of the game,” Belak said. “We owned the third period for the most part.”

As the season progresses, the team will be moving forward with great confidence.

“We have the players and the coaching staff to make it all the way this year,” Belak said. 

The next game will be on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Ice Castle against Hampton.