Ambridge faced a tall task Monday against Blackhawk.
The Cougars entered as the top team in the Open Class and hadn’t lost since the season opener against Morgantown.
But the Bridgers gave Blackhawk all it could handle, jumping out to a 2-1 lead before falling 3-2.
The main reason Ambridge stayed in the game was goaltender Preston Charlton. The senior netminder stopped 56 shots, as the Bridgers were outshot 59-22 in the contest.
Four days earlier, Charlton stopped 31 shots in a 4-2 win against Central Valley. He has an .883 save percentage on the season.