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Shady Side Academy skaters make tourney semifinals

| Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
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Pete McDonagh makes a shootout goal against University School.
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Keaton Baum faces off against University School.
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Ryan Wagner in net against University School.

The Shady Side Prep Thanksgiving hockey tournament was held this past weekend at the Roy McKnight Hockey Arena.

In its first game, Shady Side came away with an exciting shootout victory against University School from Ohio.

Shady Side got on the board in the first period with a goal by Jake Kleindl Getting assists were Pete McDonagh and Wyatt Glover.

University scored with 24 seconds left in the first period to tie the game.

In the second period, Shady Side's Eric Baum scored, with an assist from Glover, who then put in one of his own later in the same period with an assist from Kleindl.

University School scored two goals in the third period and regulation ended with the game tied.

After a scoreless overtime period, Jake Lydon and Pete McDonagh both scored in the shootout, with Shady Side goalie Ryan Wagner shutting down both University shooters.

In their second game, Shady Side faced Lawrenceville School from New Jersey and came away with its second win of the weekend, 3-1.

Kleindl put Shady Side on the board with a power play goal in the first period, with assists from Keaton Baum and Tyler Hudic.

In the second period, Lydon scored, with an assist from McDonagh and then Glover scored with assists from Jacob Huss and Matt D'Angelo.

The Indians then put on an offensive show, defeating Linsly School from West Virginia 9-0.

Captain Keaton Baum led the way with two goals and an assist.

Glover scored twice while Kleindl, AJ Oppenheimer, Eric Khalouf, Alec Schmidtetter and Lydon each added goals.

Assists went to McDonagh, Hudic, Eric Baum, Max Devoriss, Lydon, Eric Khalouf, Mack Ferrence, Dan Onorato and Huss.

Wagner was in net for the shutout.

SSA then advanced to the semifinals, but lost to a tough Wyoming Seminary team, 5-1.

SSA's lone score was a power play goal by McDonagh, with the assists going to Kleindl and Keaton Baum.

Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-782-2123 or mstewart@tribweb.com.

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