Playing before a packed house at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube, the Men’s Varsity Hockey team lost a thrilling contest to Saline by a 5-3 score Wednesday night. After falling behind 5-0, Pioneer mounted a furious 3rd period comeback when Saline was whistled for a 5 min major penalty late in the contest. Junior forward Gaiden Heatley ripped two quick goals in succession and Junior Forward Wyatt Bullinger added another score to pull the Pioneers within two. With 1:34 remaining in the game, Pioneer again went on the power play and pulled Senior goalie Patrick Newton to get an extra attacker in the offensive zone. Despite several near misses, Pioneer could not erase the deficit and the Hornets came away with the win. The Pioneers are now 0-2 early in the season. The next game is Monday November 27 @ 7:00 pm when the team travels the Chelsea Arctic Coliseum to face off against Ann Arbor Skyline.