Robert Tritschler, a graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School, has signed a tender sheet with the Junior A Jamestown Ironmen (Jamestown, NY) of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) for the 2012-2013 season.
A member of the 2011-2012 Pittsburgh Viper Stars 18U AAA Tier I hockey club, Tritschler a 5’11”, 185 lbs., forward, has scored 35 points (21 goals and 14 assists) in 42 games played, helping the 18U AAA Viper Stars to a record of 26-14-2-1.
Currently the fifth leading scorer in the PHL league play with 18 points (10 goals and 8 assists), in 13 league games, Tritschler a Lower Burrell, PA, resident, has helped lead the 18U Viper Stars into first place in the 17-team North American Prospects Hockey League (PHL), with an 11-1-0-1 record with 13 games of the 22 game regular season completed.
Tritschler will have an opportunity to skate next season for Jamestown head coach Dan Daikawa. The Ironmen, in their first year in Jamestown after relocating from Detroit, are currently in fifth place in the NAHL’s North Division.
Tritschler joins Viper Stars teammates Heinz Koster, Aberdeen Wings, and Jake Pilewicz, Minot Minotauros, in signing tenders for the NAHL for the 2012-2013 season.
Tritschler returned to the 18U Viper Stars for the 2011-2012 season to try and earn a second shot into the NAHL. Last season, Tritschler was tendered by Janesville Jets, but did not make their squad coming out of final camp.
Now in his third season with the 18U Viper Stars, Tritschler collected 69 points (35 goals and 34 assists) in 75 games during the 2010-2011 season, and 82 points (42 goals and 40 assists) in 71 games during the 2009-2010 season.