Ice hockey defeats Shaler, 5-2

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Ethan Spozarski

The ice hockey team beat Franklin Regional 2-0 last night, helping them win the Pens cup.

The ice hockey team beat Shaler 5-2 last night, giving them a 15-1 record for the season so far.

Senior Keith Reed and junior Trevor Belak had two goals each, with junior Dom Trimbur scoring Baldwin’s other goal.

Junior Lorenzo Shipley said the whole team did well, and he is excited for what is to come.

“Keith Reed and Eddie Nowicki played really well,” Shipley said. “Eddie had a ton of saves.” 

Junior Logan Picchi agreed.

“Overall, Eddie plays outstanding every game. He really brings the intensity and big saves to every game,” Picchi said.

The win comes as the team gears up for playoffs. Last year, the Highlanders made it all the way to the Pens Cup championship, but the final was called off because of the pandemic.

“We have two more games this season including Mars and Hempfield, which is not an easy run,” Picchi said.

After the regular season is over, the team will represent Baldwin in the playoffs, hoping to win the Penguins Cup.

“I think going into playoffs we need to have momentum and motivation to play anybody and have the want to win at any cost,” Picchi said. “I also think that because our season was canceled right before our Penguins Cup championship last year, that gives us more drive to do well.” 

The team’s next game is set for 7 p.m. Monday at Ice Castle against Mars Area High School.