NEVILLE Twp., Pa. — Ethan Saylor was the overtime hero as his go-ahead goal in sudden death pushed the Ringgold Rams past the Bishop Canevin Crusaders, 4-3, Thursday at the RMU Island Sports Center.
After facing a 2-1 deficit after two periods, two quick goals by Nathan Boulanger in the third gave Ringgold the 3-2 lead. But Ryan Saginaw tied it 3-3 for the Crusaders just over halfway through the period to force overtime. But ultimately it was the Rams, powered by 51 shots on goal, who prevailed with Saylor’s goal.
Nicholas Nagy started the scoring for Ringgold halfway through the first by putting the puck high over the shoulder of Bishop Canevin goaltender Adam Serakowski from in front of the crease. The Canevin penalty kill held the Rams at bay through the rest of the period to keep it a 1-0 game.
Early in the second, PJ Forster tied the game for the Crusaders before Turner Anselm gave Bishop Canevin their first lead of the game at the 13:17 mark. While battling for a loose puck in front, Anselm shoved it into the net for the go-head goal.
The Rams will play the winner of Neshannock and Wilmington on Tuesday, Apr. 20 at 9 p.m. at the RMU Island Sports Center.
Bishop Canevin goaltender Adam Serakowski made 47 saves out of 51 shots. Jerry Mease saved 31 of 34 for Ringgold.