Defending Class AA champion West Allegheny hockey team eliminated from playoff chase

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

With 11 seniors having graduated, this season was expected to be a rebuilding year for West Allegheny.

And with a 4-1 loss to Hampton Monday, the Indians were officially eliminated from playoff contention.

West Allegheny is 5-11-2 with one game left after going 18-3 last season. It did look like the Indians would have a good chance at playing in the postseason after they won three of four games in mid-January, but they have scored a combined five goals in four straight losses since.