Father Gabriel Richard wins Catholic League title with triple overtime goal from Tyler Staub
In 2009, the Father Gabriel Richard hockey team won its first Catholic League hockey championship in 38 years. The Fighting Irish won its second in three seasons on Sunday at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Ice Arena.
Sixteen seconds into triple overtime, Tyler Staub intercepted a pass, won a foot race toward the Allen Park Cabrini goal and sent a wrist shot past Cabrini goalie Ryan Adams to give Richard a 4-3 win.
“He absolutely sniped it,” said Gabriel Richard coach Tom O’Brien.
The Irish successfully killed 11 penalties on the night and Staub’s goal, appropriately, came in a shorthanded situation. The teams were going to play a 4-on-4 in the third overtime to open up the scoring opportunities, but after being whistled for a penalty at the end of the second overtime, Richard had just three skaters.
“We got into a lot of trouble with penalties, we put ourselves in bad spots all night,” O’Brien said. “But it was a great tribute to our penalty kill, they played great.”