Ritchey helps Tigers

Name: Brandon Ritchey

School: Central High School (plays hockey for Hollidaysburg)

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Hockey

Athlete of the week achievement: Scored six goals in Hollidaysburg’s 11-7 victory over Central Cambria, and three goals in Hollidaysburg’s 17-0 win over Forest Hills.

Season update: Ritchey has helped Hollidaysburg to a 6-1 record and has 26 goals, 12 assists and four game-winning goals.

Coach Craig Fitzgerald’s quote: “He’s our league’s leading scorers and a big part of our team. Not only does he put up a lot of points, but he makes other kids around him better as well and he’s a leader for us.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Mellott

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “Miracle”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite song: “Berzerk,” by Eminem

Outside interests: Baseball

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Sydney Crosby

Best athlete I ever played with: Sam Lafferty

Best athlete I ever competed against: Adam Badorrek

Most influential person on my athletic career: My father, Mike, and my coaches

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the state championship in 2010 with the Mid-State Mustangs

How I got my start in hockey: I started when I was 3 years old playing street hockey with my brother

Future goal: Go to college and play hockey there