Baldwin Hockey falls to Central Catholic


Ethan Spozarski

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

Carson Chapel and Adam Degenhardt

The Baldwin Boys Hockey team lost to Central Catholic in a close game last night.

Senior goaltender Alex Golvash made 32 saves. The resulting score was 4-3.

The Highlanders struck first with a goal from senior forward Joey Stanick in the 1st period.

Then, in the 2nd period, the boys jumped to a 2-0 lead with a goal from senior Matt O’Malley.

Baldwin then gave up 2 breakaway goals, tying the game up. Senior Vince Tortoreti feels that the team needs to be more disciplined.

“We need to make sure we have a guy back, if teams continue to get breakaways they will continue to score,” Tortoreti said.

Senior Levi Mccrea feels the team’s breakout needs to step it up.

“Our breakout is not that good. I think we need to leave our zone earlier to force the defense to retreat,” Mccrea said.

Although the team lost with some heartfelt goals in the 3rd, there were positives in the Highlanders play.

“I thought we played very well physically and the forecheck was good. We forced their defense to make mistakes in their zone,” Mccrea said. “There was pressure applied the whole game,” he said.

A standout player in last night’s game is freshman Cole Reed.

“I think Cole Reed played well. We were generating chances to score and we were using his speed and waiting for him to come through so the offense has a shot,” Mccrea said.

Mccrea shares his thoughts on Central.

“They capitalized on their open opportunities, which we let slip through,” Mccrea said.

There is still a shot for the playoffs Mccrea said.

The Highlanders need to win 4 of the last 6 games.

The Highlanders play Peters Township at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31st at Princescape Arena.