Gateway turns focus to Plum in search of victory No. 1
TribLIVE Sports Videos
The Gateway varsity ice hockey team fell to 0-2 Monday night with a 6-2 loss to Chartiers Valley, and the Gators will attempt to shake off their rough start and put one in the win column Thursday against rival Plum at Center Ice Arena in Delmont.
The game is scheduled for 7:45 p.m.
Plum also is seeking its first victory of the season after an 0-2-1 start.
The Mustangs tied Moon, 3-3, in their season opener on Oct. 29 and lost to Bishop Canevin, 7-0, three days later.
Plum dropped a 6-4 decision to Pine-Richland on Monday.
Plum and Gateway players and coaches know each other well through their battles on the high school ice and also through local amateur hockey leagues.
Plum moved down to the PIHL Class AA level last year, and the two teams met three times.
The Mustangs beat the Gators, 4-3, in the first meeting, and Plum rallied to win in the final minute.
Plum also defeated Gateway in the second and third games.
The Gators hope this season's series is a different story, as senior Taylor Siwik, junior Zach Dusch and the rest of the squad's players host a game for the first time after playing at Hampton in the opener and at Chartiers Valley on Monday.
Siwik and Dusch each have two goals, accounting for all of the Gateway scoring over the first two contests.
Each scored a goal against the Colts, while Chartiers Valley senior Anthony Franks tallied a hat trick and assisted on a fourth goal.
Franks, a junior forward, scored 10 goals and added 21 assists for the Colts last year.
Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5825 or at email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Four helicopters respond to Route 51 crash in Rostraver
- Steelers notebook: Linebacker Timmons hoping for contract extension
- Steelers plan to use smart pass rush against Seattle QB Wilson
- Miami (Fla.) gets prepared to take on ‘physical’ Pitt team
- Penguins 4th line is showing promise
- School lunch group hopes to revise rules it calls impractical, too restrictive
- Kittanning News carries latest books by Boarts and Creel
- Penguins notebook: Dupuis’ intangibles provide 1st-line value
- Western Pa. students bristle at changing menu choices
- Carrick crime ‘blitz’ shows early signs of success
- Pittsburgh police deliver 2,500 Thanksgiving meals through program