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Frozen Trojans pick up first points of season

The Parkland High School ice hockey team has had an uncharacteristically slow start to its 2022-23 Lehigh Valley Scholastic Ice Hockey League regular season. The Trojans are winless thus far through their first six games.

After dropping their first four games to begin the campaign, the opener at the end of October and the other three in the month of November.

But to kick off December, Parkland earned its first points of the season in a 2-2 tie with Nazareth. The Trojans scored twice in the second period, the first two goals of the game, by Austin Fick and Rick Wiener, and Parkland had to hold on for the tie as the Blue Eagles scored twice in the third period.

Fick’s goal was a power-play goal 3:14 into the period and it was assisted by Sawyer Marsteller. Three minutes later, Wiener recorded the second goal off assists by Eric Zager and Ryan Hewitt. Nate Torres finished with 17 saves in the game.

In the latest game this past Monday, Darren Lorch tied the score for Parkland in the second period on assists by Marsteller and Max Bilger, but Southern Lehigh scored twice in the third to win the game 3-1. Torres had a season-high 23 saves in net for the Trojans.

Parkland next plays on the day after Christmas, Monday, Dec. 26, when it takes on Phillipsburg at the Bethlehem Municipal ice rink.

PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Parkland's Rick Wiener scored one of his team's goals in a recent tie with Nazareth.
PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Eric Zager controls the puck during a recent Parkland ice hockey game.