Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ryan Riordan profiles the Canon-McMillan hockey team. Click here to read his story.
"The 2012-13 PIHL season didn't end the way J.D. Oddi and his Canon-McMillan High School teammates had dreamed it would.
In the Penguins Cup quarterfinals, the Big Macs took No. 2-seeded North Allegheny into overtime and Oddi had a chance to end the game when he stepped to center ice to take a penalty shot against the Tigers' goaltender, Bradford Thornburgh.
But the all-star forward was stopped by Thorburgh, and 16 seconds later, Cody Black scored the game-winner for the Tigers. North Allegheny went on to win both the Penguins Cup and state championships.
"We felt we should have won that game, both in regulation time, where we thought we dominated a lot of the play, and then in overtime," Oddi said. "We knew we could win. Now we're using it as fuel. Not really revenge, but just something that motivates us to give it our all on every shift."