The Fox Chapel hockey team will wrap up the regular season at 6:45 p.m. Thursday against Beaver at Beaer Ice Arena.
The Foxes (10-7) entered the week in 10th place in Class A.
They are coming off a 5-2 loss to Bishop McCort last week. Shane Krhovsky and Chase Villani scored, and Villani and Ricky Downey added assists. Tyler Radigan made 32 saves.
In the final game of the regular season, Fox Chapel (17-5) saw its nine-game winning streak end with a 52-45 loss to visiting Central Catholic. The teams were tied at 23-all at the half. Carson Cohen led the Foxes with 22 points.
Fox Chapel, the No. 3 seed, received a first-round bye in the Class 6A playoffs. The Foxes will face defending WPIAL champion Pine-Richland in the quarterfinals Friday.
In its final game of the season, Fox Chapel defeated visiting Armstrong, 55-45, to finish with a 9-13 record. Sarah Sheerer led the Foxes with 12 points.
“As for the season, we were disappointed to lose so many close games,” coach Jenn O’Shea said. “One more win would have gotten us in the playoffs, but there are two ways to look at that. With three new starters in the lineup, we were competitive. The girls have great attitudes and worked hard until the last game. Many teams in our situation would have thrown in the towel halfway through, but to the credit of our girls, they continued to compete and were able to win four of our last five games.
“This says a lot about them as players and people. I think we have a lot of hope for the future. Despite losing five seniors, we have underclassmen that gained valuable experience this season and are willing to work hard in the offseason.”
A pair of FC players earned postseason honors: Claudia Guerreri was selected second-team all-section, and Sheerer received honorable mention.