Inline hockey wins 4th straight championship


Photo courtesy Cathy O'Malley

The Baldwin inline hockey team won its fourth straight championship on Sunday by defeating West Allegheny.

The Baldwin inline hockey team on Sunday won its fourth straight championship by defeating West Allegheny 7-1. 

Zak Sealey scored two goals for Baldwin. Also scoring were Alex Golvash, Carson Gnazzo, Levi McCrea, Nick Buys, and Stev Winowich.

The team played a great overall game, Gnazzo said. 

“Our chemistry as a team is incredible. We move the puck so well,” Gnazzo said. “Honestly, we couldn’t have done anything wrong.” 

Sophomore Matt O’Malley agreed. 

“We did a really nice job passing,” O’Malley said.

He said freshman goalie Bryce Scanlon played particularly well and was a big part of the win.

“Bryce made a lot of big saves for us,” O’Malley said.

The Highlanders had qualified for Sunday’s championship by defeating Peters Township 5-3 on Saturday in the semifinals.

Gnazzo noted that not only has the team won the championship four years in a row, but the Highlanders also have won six out of the last seven championships. 

Next year, Gnazzo believes the team will be able to make it back to the championship again.

“Yeah, I think we will make it back. We are only losing seniors Zak Sealey and Stev Winowich, and with the kids coming to play next year, I think we can make up for them,” Gnazzo said.

O’Malley shared the same hope for continuing the streak next season.

“There’s no pressure. It’s more just excitement,” O’Malley said.