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Panthers hockey takes it outside

| Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
Murrysville Star
Pittsburgh's downtown skyline served as the backdrop for a game between Franklin Regional and Hampton at the Penguins Pond at Highmark Stadium on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Lou Raggiunti | Murrysville Star
Murrysville Star
Austin Avampato winds up a slap shot during Franklin Regional's game against Hampton at the Penguins Pond at Highmark Stadium on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Lou Raggiunti | Murrysville Star
Murrysville Star
Cameron Ekiert skates into the offensive zone for Franklin Regional in their game against Hampton at the Penguins Pond at Highmark Stadium on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Lou Raggiunti | Murrysville Star

Franklin Regional's hockey team was one of the first this season to play an outdoor game when it faced Hampton on the Penguins Pond at Highmark Stadium on Pittsburgh's South Side.

Though the Panthers (0-9-0) were defeated, 8-1, by the always-strong Talbots (6-1-1), the chance to play an outdoor game was a special opportunity for the players from both teams.

Zach Bearley had FR's goal on the power play, assisted by Riley Fagan and Ryan Watson. Mike Damian turned away 29 shots for FR, while Hampton was led by Zach Kosick's four goals.

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