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Sarah Matthews (left), goalie for the Falcons U14 girls team and Bantam NIHL 1 team, and Amelia Murray, Union College hockey player, pose for a photo at Lake Forest Academy, Dec. 17, before Matthews’ game. Photo Submitted
Sarah Matthews poses for a photo last season, fall 2016, with the Shutouts for Seizures collection box that she created to look like a hockey puck. Photo Submitted
The Falcons U14 2016-17 team poses for a photo with a $500 check for CURE.
The 2017-18 Falcons Bantam NIHL 1 team is participating in the Shutouts for Seizures donation this season; goalie Sarah Matthew (far right) poses with her team. Photos Submitted
Sarah Matthews (front right) and her 2017-28 Falcons Girls U14 team take a photo on the ice; the team donates $5 per shutout to a local charity. Photo Submitted
Brittany Kapa, Sports Editor
3:41 pm CST December 27, 2017

A shutout is defined as a game in which the losing side fails to score. 

In hockey, it’s a rare accomplishment that is a product of teamwork.

Sarah Matthews, a Highland Park native, found a way to make shutouts even more impressive last season. She presented an idea to her Falcons U14 team, whose practice home is at Hot Shot Ice Arena in Lake Bluff, to help raise money for those who suffer from epilepsy.