Updated: January 14, 2014 1:04PM
1. Don’t count out St. Rita. The Mustangs are just 3-2-0-1 in the Catholic League, but have yielded just 11 goals. Much of the credit goes to goalie Ian Jedlowski, who has allowed nine goals in five games and sports a nifty 1.80 GAA and 9.25 saves percentage. St. Rita’s schedule heats up next week with games at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday vs. Fenwick (at The Edge), 8 p.m. Thursday vs. Brother Rice (at Oak Lawn) and at 5:30 p.m. Sunday vs. Mount Carmel (at Southwest Ice Arena).
2. Sandburg a threat. After losing four of its first five games, Sandburg regrouped to win nine of 11 and sits 14-8-1 overall and 10-3 in the Metro West League. The Eagles knocked off a tough Fenwick squad 5-3 on Tuesday. Adam Howey netted two goals, while Alex Howey, Brad Surdyk and Mike Mischek added one apiece.
3. Pulaski Road Blues. There was a time when Brother Rice and Marist, separated by just a few blocks off Pulaski Road, were among the top teams in the Catholic League. That’s no longer the case. Rice, whose rebuilding project has lasted nearly a decade, is 3-10-0-1 in the Catholic League, good enough for eighth place. Marist has yet to find the win column at 0-8-1-0.