Huskies' scoring slump continues

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The OPRF Hockey Club's scoring woes continued Sunday night in a 4-1 loss Sandburg.

The Huskies were outshot by a 39-20 margin and have scored just three goals in their last four games. The loss leaves OPRF with a 3-11 Metro West record.

The Huskies got off to a slow start, but managed to hold the Eagles to one goal in the first period. However, Sandburg added two second period goals to take a 3-0 lead before the Huskies finally woke up.

OPRF played a much more aggressive third period, matching Sandburg's shot total and generating several good scoring chances. The Huskies' lone goal came with 1:26 remaining when Matt McDonnell took a pass from Mike Beard and blasted a slap shot by the Sandburg goalie.

One bright spot for the Huskies was their play on the penalty kill, as they kept Sandburg from scoring on five power play opportunities, including a brief 5-on-3 advantage.

Tanner Houston was in goal for the Huskies and stopped 35-of-39 Sandburg shots.

The Huskies have a busy week ahead. On Saturday, the Huskies face off against the Waubonsie Valley Warriors at All Seasons Ice Rinks in Naperville. They host Naperville Central on Sunday at Ridgeland Common (6:10 p.m.). The Redhawks boast an 11-game winning streak and recently won the prestigious Loyola Thanksgiving tournament, knocking off the state's top team, New Trier Green, in overtime in the final.

A press release contributed to this report.

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