Giving up a last-minute goal costs ice hockey team


Ethan Spozarski

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

Adam Degenhardt, Sports editor

The Baldwin ice hockey team gave up a last-minute goal and lost to Canon-Mac on Thursday, 3-2.

Junior Captain Tanner Plinta struck first for the Highlanders on a pass from senior assistant captain Joey Stanick. Baldwin then scored again with an unassisted goal from Plinta. 

The team came out fast and aggressive. Senior Levi McCrea was happy with the team’s performance early in the game. 

“We tend to come out slower, so it felt good to be up early in the game,” McCrea said. 

But Canon-Mac’s Anthony Petrillo scored two shorthanded goals to tie the game. Senior Vince Tortoreti feels that the Highlanders need to find a way to stop breakaways.

“We gave up too many odd-man breaks, giving them easier goals,” Tortoreti said

Canon-Mac won the game with a goal from Ethan Franczyk with 27 seconds remaining. 

The Highlanders’ next matchup is Feb. 6 against North Allegheny at home.