A tough end-of-the-season schedule has Freeport stumbling towards the finish line, but the Yellowjackets earned a hard-fought point Feb. 16.
Michael Frazetta scored with less than three minutes to play as Freeport and Deer Lakes finished in a 5-5 tie.
Freeport (11-8-2) entered the game having lost four straight games, falling to Westmont Hilltop, Thomas Jefferson, Montour and Hempfield. Freeport’s last win was against Mars on Jan. 19.
The Yellowjackets should pick up a win Thursday against a two-win Gateway team. Freeport is already slotted into the No. 3 seed from the Tier 1 Eastern Conference, and will take on Tier 2 Eastern Conference No. 2 seed Bishop McCort in the first round of the PIHL Class A Penguins Cup playoffs.