The U14 Hockey Tigers capped a very successful season in style today with a decisive 9-4 victory over Country Day School in the finals, played at Ridley in front of an energetic crowd. The number two seeded Tigers defeated number three Villanova in a well-played semi-final by a score of 5-3 to earn a spot in the championship game. Nicholas Prestia led the attack with 3 goals, with singles going to Mitchell Young and Mitchell Mendonca. CDS defeated number one seed RSGC 4-3 in the other semi-final to advance to the finals.
In the final game, Ridley broke open a tight game with a goal in the final seconds of the second period. This seemed to spark the offense, as five more goals were added in the third. Prestia added four more in this game, with Mendonca potting two. Luke Court, Jan Kwan and Alex Herbert rounded out the Ridley scoring. The coaches are very proud of this team. Strong play all season produced a 10 win, five loss overall record and Ridley’s first hockey title at this age level in many years. Check out some highlights from the game: