Pittsburgh Hockey Digest


Panthers fight domestic violence; honor fallen classmate

Freshman forward Sarah Lozito skates against Mercyhurst. -- ED MAJOR II

FOX CHAPEL, Pa. — The Pitt women’s hockey team hosted the Mercyhurst Lakers Sunday in a game that was to honor late Pitt student, Alina Sheykhet. Sheykhet tragically lost her life last fall in a domestic violence incident near her home in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. She was a very close friend of the team and roommate to one of the players. Half of all proceeds from ticket sales, merchandise sales, and 50/50 raffle ticket sales went to help Alina’s family host an annual walk in her honor.

The players from both teams used purple tape on their sticks for domestic violence awareness and both teams mixed along the red line at center ice for a moment of silence before the game.

Here are Ed Major’s photos from the game, which ended in a Mercyhurst victory, 2-0. The Lakers scored with less than a minute to go in the second period to open the scoring at 1-0, then again less than a minute into the third for the 2-0 lead.

MAJOR FOCUS: Pitt falls to Mercyhurst, 2-0

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