Ice hockey earns overtime win against Pine Richland


Ethan Spozarski

The Baldwin varsity ice hockey team plays in the 3A division.

Nico Macurak and Adam Degenhardt

The Baldwin boys hockey team beat Pine-Richland in an overtime battle Monday night, 3-2.

Senior Dean Reed struck early, giving Baldwin the early lead. Pine-Richland struck back with a goal of its own, but Baldwin regained the lead with a goal from senior Levi McCrea. 

Sophomore Gabe Herrle said McCrea’s goal impacted the game in a big way. 

“The turning point of the game was Levi’s goal in the second period,” Herrle said. 

But Pine Richland then struck back once again, tying the game 2-2. Herrle said Pine-Richland did a good job putting shots on net. 

The score was still 2-2 at the end of regulation, sending the game to overtime. 

Then senior Joey Stanick scored the game-winning goal for the Highlanders. He said it was good to get to celebrate with his team, especially after last week’s 6-5 overtime loss to Bethel Park. 

“It felt great to get a win with the guys and enjoy it after a hard loss last game,” Stanick said. 

The boys’ next game is on Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. at Erie Bank Sports Park against Cathedral Prep.