Fleetwood Hockey Starts Strong, Ends with a Loss

Posted on February 21, 2019 by

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Last season, Fleetwood combined with Oley Valley’s and Muhlenberg’s ice hockey teams, but this season, they entered without Muhlenberg. Fleetwood started off slow in their first game, putting up a rough showing against the Schuylkill Valley team, losing 8-3. The team didn’t take long to bounce back. They came out strong in their next meeting against Berks Catholic, winning by a margin of seven.

Fleetwood won their second game in a row against Wilson/Wyomissing/Daniel-Boone/Muhlenberg by the slim difference of one. SV’s squad got the best of Fleetwood in its next game, as did Exeter/Governor-Mifflin/BVM; in both games, Fleetwood/Oley lost by three and fell to 2-3 in the record books.

After defeating the Wilson squad in the first matchup, the two teams were held to four, ending as Fleetwood’s first tie of the year. The Tigers defeated Exeter/GM/BVM in another nail-biter, similar to the two teams’ last match-up. With only two games left in the regular season, and the playoffs in front of them, Fleetwood/Oley had to take on Berks Catholic and then head into a tough match-up against SV’s squad, already down 0-2 in the team’s meetings.

After defeating them by seven in the last game they played, Berks Catholic put up more of a fight, only losing to the Tigers by a score of 5-3. In their last regular season of the year, the Tigers fell to SV/Conrad-Weiser/GS/Kutzown/CO 10-1. The team fought hard but was unable to execute on the offensive end, while the other squad found a way to finish on many opportunities.

Even with a rough loss in the last game of the year, the Tigers did not take it hard as they still had playoffs to look forward to. After losing in the semifinals the previous year, the Tigers look to use that as motivation this year entering the playoffs.

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