Ice hockey gets a statement victory over Peters

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Ethan Spozarski

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

Ethan Spozarski and Jacob Staley

The varsity ice hockey team defeated Peters Township 5-1 on Tuesday night. 

Senior Dom Trimbur scored twice, and senior Colin Kuch, senior Ryan Sulinski and junior Joey Stannick scored as well. Senior goaltender Eddie Nowicki shut the door on 22 of the 23 shots that came his way. 

“We came out strong and shut down their top players and played a really good defense,”
senior Lorenzo Shipley said. “They couldn’t really get anything going offensively, and we got our chances and capitalized on them.” 

Sophomore Tanner Plinta feels that the forecheck really helped them win on Tuesday. 

“We need to improve on our breakouts through our own zone,” Plinta said.

Plinta said Sulinski had a great impact on the game. 

“He was working very hard,” he said. “He had one of the biggest assists and goals of the game.”

Peters is currently in second place in 3A hockey. Baldwin’s record is 9-5-3 on the year, good for 21 points and fifth place. 

Shipley said that as Baldwin gets closer to the playoffs, a win like this is going to play a big factor in the teams’ morale.

“It definitely boosts our confidence when you beat a team like Peters. So we just have to go extra hard at every single game like we did last night,” he said. 

The next time the Highlanders hit the ice it will be against Canon Mac on Thursday at 8:20 p.m. at Rostraver Ice Arena.