Girls hockey heats up

No surprise here. Top-seeded Loyola’s girls hockey team plays second-seeded New Trier at 5 p.m. Monday in the Blackhawk Cup state final at the United Center.

But while doing a little research on each team, I have found two different records on the season series this year. The Chicago Sun-Times and our own Pioneer Press Winnetka Talk reported that the season series is 2-2-1 heading into the championship game. But Loyola’s Web site lists a 3-2-1 series advantage for the Ramblers (31-5-2).

Thanks to the parents of New Trier forward Stephanie Dubin, the discrepancy arises from a Dec. 26 tournament game at Heartland Ice Arena. New Trier (29-3-3) was called in as a late replacement for the tournament, but with several players unable to make it, the Trevians fielded a team mixed with varsity and JV players.

Loyola won 2-1.

New Trier’s season schedule does not list the game. So Loyola took the win and New Trier apparently didn’t count the loss. Would the Trevians have counted the game if they had won?

Add another chapter to the neighborhood rivalry.

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