Keith Barnes profiles the Moon hockey team.
(Photo: Moon Area's Luke James, left, tries to beat West Allegheny's Hunter Ross to the puck. John Heller/Post-Gazette)
"To say the Moon hockey team has undergone an epic renaissance would be an understatement.
Six games into the campaign, the Tigers had already tied their five-win total from the 2013-14 regular season, one in which they ended the year on a 0-6-1 skid and missed the PIHL Class AA playoffs.
"I think the biggest difference is, last year, we didn't want it as bad," sophomore forward Brayden Lange said. "We definitely have a lot more heart in the room this year."
One of the major reasons for Moon's resurgence is the commitment the team put on playing tightly in the defensive end. Heading into Tuesday's game at Fox Chapel, the Tigers had surrendered only 12 goals; a team goals-against average of 2.00."