The Pittsburgh Junior A Penguins travelled to St. Louis this past weekend to take on the Junior Blues riding a season high three game losing streak. Saturday night the streak was extended to four as the Penguins lost 4-1. \” I thought we played fairly well, but again we did not get a break. Right now the difference between a team like St. Louis and us is that we need a break to get us going in the right direction. Teams like Dubuque and St. Louis make their own breaks and overcome bad ones, \” said Coach Dorsey.
The Pens were a determined team on Sunday afternoon and played one of their best games of the year in defeating the Junior Blues 3-2. \” It was a great game and both teams battled to the end. This was a game that could have gone either way and we were fortunate to get the victory today. Drew Martz scored a huge goal, but he did all the little things that make him a great team player (block shots, battle and kill penalties). Charles Gallagher played a good game for us and scored a wrap around goal to tie the game and that was big. Evan Mulvihill played one of his best games in a Junior A Pens uniform and Collin LeMay was solid between the pipes. I thought everybody on the team played good and that is what we need all the time to compete against the top teams in this league, \” added Coach Dorsey. The Junior A Penguins travel again next week to play the Flint Generals before returning home to host the Cleveland Lumberjacks.