By Bradley Amy, Staff Writer
Throughout the Meadville Bulldogs hockey season this year, two Saegertown sophomores Luke Triola and Chase Leech have made major contributions to the team at the center and left wing positions. Together, Triola and Leech have combined to score 19 goals and have dished out 28 assists.
This year, the Bulldogs were excited make the playoffs with a new league, the PIHL (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League). “After transferring from the league that we won last year, it’s nice to be playing against better competition making ourselves better,” said Triola. Leech added, “Being in the playoffs is nerve-wracking, but I know that when the time comes, you gotta go out there and fill your role.”
After beating the Blackhawk Cougars 3-1 last Monday, the Bulldogs found themselves squaring off against Carrick in the semifinals round on Monday, March 16. Unfortunately, the boys came up short, losing 4-2, eliminating them from the playoffs. “I was happy with the way we performed this season, and I can’t wait for next year,” said Triola.