Bishop Canevin, Chartiers Valley to meet in rematch of thrilling early-season hockey battle

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

When Bishop Canevin and Chartiers Valley met Nov. 12, the Colts looked poised for a runaway victory.

Chartiers Valley scored the first four goals of the game in just 20:42 of play, with Anthony Franks lighting the lamp twice.

But Canevin scored six unanswered goals (three in the second period, three in the third period) and went on to win 6-5.

The two teams will meet again Monday at Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center at 9:10 p.m.

The matchup will be for first place in Class AA Section 2. The Crusaders (11-1-2) currently lead the section with 24 points, with the Colts (11-3-1) just one point back. But Chartiers Valley likely will enter the matchup in first, since it has a game against winless Montour Friday.

Canevin will have to find a way to shut down Franks and Cullen McMahon, who are first and second, respectively, in Class AA in points.

The Crusaders, meanwhile, have allowed the second-fewest goals (29) in Class AA.

Canevin’s Nikita Meskin and Ryan Tucker have combined for 11 wins and both have goals-against averages below 2.00. Meskin’s .911 save percentage is the best in the classification among goaltenders that have played at least five games.