Matt Gentile Receives Positive Athlete Award

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North Allegheny graduating senior Matt Gentile was selected as a 2021 recipient of the Positive Athlete Award in Western Pennsylvania on Thursday. Gentile was one of 32 student-athletes and coaches who have been named the Most Positive in their sport across Western Pennsylvania.

The captain of the North Allegheny ice hockey team, Gentile led the Tigers to a 16-6-2 record during the 2020-2021 season and a Class AAA Penguins Cup championship. NA defeated Mt. Lebanon, 4-1, in the Penguins Cup championship and reached the Pennsylvania Cup Final before falling to Malvern Prep, 4-2. A defensive defenseman, Gentile scored one goal and tallied three assists. Gentile’s impact was primarily felt by his opponents as a result of his bone-rattling checks and stellar defense.