The Bishop Canevin Hockey Season ended with a heartbreaking overtime loss to Ringgold 4-3 in the PIHL Class B Semifinal Playoff at the RMU Island Sports Arena on Thursday night.
The top-seeded Rams took a 1-0 lead midway through the first period. That was the only goal in the first period. That was the score until Canevin tied the game with over six minutes gone in the second period. BC took the lead with 3:43 left in the period. Turner Anselm scored, with assists from Ian Lecker and Braehm Brown. Lecker also assisted on the first Crusaders goal. BC led 2-1 after two periods.
Ringgold responded and tied the game early in the third period and took a 3-2 with six minutes gone in the period. Ryan Saginaw scored less than three minutes later to tie the game at three. That was the score heading into a sudden-death overtime period.
BC was outshot 14-8 in the overtime period, but was able to stay alive until the Rams won the game with a goal with 1:36 remaining in the first overtime period.
Bishop Canevin finishes the season with an 11-4-2 regular season record. They advanced to the semifinal round with a win over Connellsville in the first round last week. This was the first playoff win and first playoff appearance for the Crusaders since 2016.