Gateway rally falls short in setback to Keystone Oaks
TribLIVE Sports Videos
The Gateway varsity ice hockey team fell behind in the first period of Friday's game against Keystone Oaks at Center Ice Arena in Delmont.
The Eagles led 2-0 going into the third, but the Gators started to mount a rally.
Gateway got one goal to cut the deficit in half and produced a late charge to try and tie the game.
However, Keystone Oaks held off the Gators' rally, added an empty-net goal and scored a 3-1 win in an Open Class contest.
Gateway fell to 1-6 with the loss and will try to get back on track Friday at home against Altoona. The game against the Mountain Lions will be at 8:45 p.m. at Center Ice Arena in Delmont.
Keystone Oaks got goals at 6:45 and 10:00 of the first period.
Neither team was able to get one past the opposing goaltender in the second period.
Freshman Tanner Davis tallied his second goal of the season off an assist from senior Zach Dusch to make it 2-1 with 8:38 to play in regulation.
Dusch now is tied with freshman Matt Doman for the team lead in assists with five.
Sophomore Ryan Taylor has a team-best four goals.
The Gators pulled junior goaltender Griffin Ware late in the game, but Bradley Mauser put one into the empty net with 38 seconds left.
Ware made 20 saves on 22 Keystone Oaks shots.
Gateway fired off 37 shots, but Eagles netminder Jonathan Mead stood on his head and made 36 saves.
The Gators and Eagles meet again Monday at 9:10 p.m. at the Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center.
After Monday's game, Gateway takes a break from PIHL action until a game on Jan. 2 against Greensburg Central Catholic at Kirk S. Nevin Arena.
Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5825, at email@example.com or via Twitter @Mlove_Trib.
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.
- Mars hockey team seeking return to championship form
- Phelps a leader for Penn-Trafford hockey
- Deer Lakes hockey team seeks stronger defense to complement offense
- Thomas Jefferson hockey program rebuilding with youth