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Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase WPHCA Director's Cup

The Showcase Story

The Director's Cup was founded in 1996 under the direction of the Western Pennsylvania Hockey Coaches Association. The Tournament is now known as the Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase.

The goal of the Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase is to bring together the best Interscholastic Hockey teams in Western and now Eastern Pennsylvania to compete for one championship. In 2003, the Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase will open its doors to Eastern Pennsylvania for the first time and to Schools across the United States and Canada in 2004.

The lore of the tournament goes back to 1996, when in one of the usual after hour post-game coaches meetings, the Penn Hills coaching staff of Tom Deery, Brian Errigo and Jerry 'Dr. Evil' Bass, and other coaches such as Dennis Shannon [Gateway] and Ron Steedle [Shaler] along with administrative gurus Al Lapiana, Paul Buckwalter and Mike Crespy came up with the idea of having a tournament at mid-season with ONE champion.

Over the years the stories of the Golden Mile as coaches feet would freeze to the rubber mats on the benches or the failure of the Zamboni starting or the waiting in the lobby as the tournament was behind schedule. Or it may have been the year Westmont-Hilltop's locker room flooded creating chaos or Kenny Vance from Canevin, a fixture at the event's early days, pitching to move the tournament so his feet didn't freeze to the stands at the far end of the rink or when a scary accident when Brian 'Brains' Errigo was struck with a puck by his own player and carted off in the ambulance and thanks to some generous work by Dr. Hank Thel of Beaver, who treated Brian and he returned to coach the next day. One of our favorite stories of Jim 'Mort' McVay firing his clipboard across the ice after a semi-final loss to Thomas Jefferson in overtime. The Showcase has survived and now has moved to the Center Ice Arena and now has moved to the BladeRunners in Harmarville.

Great performances remembered and although may not have won it it all need to be recognized. In 1996, the then 9th graders of J.B. Bittner, Louie Garritan and John Plack, who led Seton LaSalle to three straight medal round appearances. Gateway's Matt Kopaczynski's 4 consecutive Director's dozen as the tournament's top players leading Gateway to 3 Medal Round appearances. Greg Timmons and Jim McVay, in leading Canevin and Bethel Park to consecutive Director's Cup titles. And possibly the most prolific was Mike Papciak's 2002 assault on the Scholastic Showcase record books leading the Indians to a title. So many stories and some more to come !!!


Sunday, January 15
Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase History

    The Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase was designed to gather the top teams in the A, AA, and AAA classifications throughout Western Pennsylvania under one format to compete for the Director’s Cup.
The tournament is divisional round robin culminating in the Director’s Cup Gold Medal Championship. The proceeds from this event provide the Annual Pa Hockey Yearbook for the interscholastic hockey programs in Western Pennsylvania and the media outlets throughout the region, including the Pa Hockey Website the resource for Interscholastic Hockey in the State of Pennsylvania and throughout the USA.

Director's Cup Champions
2011 - Nelson (Ontario) over Bethel Park 5-1
2010 - Canevin over Roman Catholic (EPA) 4-3 [2OT]
2009 - Loyola Gold (Illinois)over Upper St Clair 6-1
2008 - Latrobe over Seneca Valley 5-3
2007 - Bethel Park over Franklin Regional 5-2
2006 - Prairie Ridge [Illinois] over Qauker VAlley 5-1
2005 - North Allegheny Tigers over Bethel Park 4-2
2004 - North Allegheny Tigers over Bethel Park 5-1
2003 - North Allegheny Tigers over Holy Ghost Prep 3-2 [OT]
2002 - Peters Twp Indians over Franklin Regional 7-2
2001 - Bethel Park Blackhawks over Indiana 7-2
2000 - Bethel Park Blackhawks over Gateway 2-0
1999 - North Allegheny Tigers over Bethel Park 4-1
1998 - Canevin Crusaders over Thomas Jefferson 5-2
1997 - Canevin Crusaders over Plum 4-3
1996 - South Park Eagles over Seton LaSalle 5-1

R.J. Umberger Award [Most Valuable Player]
***Dedicated in 2001***
2011 - Aaron Gamble - Nelson (2011-2012)
2010 - Greg Precopio - Roman Catholic (2010-2011)
2009 - Nick Avino - Loyola Gold (2009-2010)
2008 - Nick Loyacona - Latrobe (2008-2009)
2007 - Chris Mandia - Bethel Park (2007-2008)
2006 - Cam Comeaux - Prairie Ridge (2006-2007)
2005 - Wes Waldschmidt - North Allegheny (2005-2006)
2004 - Garrett Waldschmidt - North Allegheny (2004-2005)
2003 - Joe Smarto - North Allegheny
2002 - Mike Papciak - Peters Twp
2001 - Justin Glock - Bethel Park
2000 - Tom Starkey & Justin Glock - Bethel Park
1999 - Matt Garman - North Allegheny
1998 - Joe Bartlett - Canevin Crusaders
1997 - Rob Garber & Marshall Scott - Canevin Crusaders
1996 - Mark Metropolous & Joe Eisner - South Park Eagles


Sunday, January 15
2011 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Highlights

16th Annual Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase Highlights

Wednesday

3 28-Dec-11 5:00 PM RINK 1 A Shaler 1 Canevin 3
4 28-Dec-11 5:30 PM RINK 2 OPEN
5 28-Dec-11 6:45 PM RINK 1 C Gateway 2 Central Catholic 7
6 28-Dec-11 7:15 PM RINK 2 A Serra Catholic 3 Canon McMillan 7
7 28-Dec-11 8:30 PM RINK 1 B Mt Lebanon 6 Chartiers Valley 5
8 28-Dec-11 9:00 PM RINK 2 BC X Nelson 2 Bethel Park 3

Highlights

Canevin outshoots Shaler 32-14 and scores three unanswered goals for a 3-1 victory over Shaler. Chadd Lounder scores twice and Patrick Large scores the game winner for the Crusaders. The Titans goaltender Ian Zacharias makes 29 saves.

Central Catholic races to a 5-0 lead thru 2 periods and cruises to a 7-2 win over the Gators. Eric Smith scores twice and Kevin Kline, Jason Foley and Kellen Carleton add two points each for the Vikings. Camden Cacolice scores twice for the Gators.

Canon Mac scores three goals in the opening period and holds off a Serra ralyy for a 7-3 win. Caleb Diesel scores a goal and an assist to lead the way for the Big Macs.

Chartiers Valley holds a 5-3 lead thru two periods on the strength of an Anthiny Franks hat trick. Mt Lebanon rallies for three goals in the final period to seize a 6-5 victory. Trevor Nelson scores the game winner and adds two assists for the Blue Devils.

Bethel Park's Dylan Jones scores with two seconds remaining in the second period to give the Hawks a 3-2 lead and goaltender Austin McGinty makes it stand up over Nelson, Ontario. Zach Volzer scores a goal and an assist for the Hawks. Connor Majaina and Alex Fobert score for the Flames.

Thursday

29-Dec-11 5:00 PM RINK 1 B Nelson 4 Chartiers Valley 1
29-Dec-11 5:30 PM RINK 2 C Bethel Park 5 Central Catholic 2
29-Dec-11 6:45 PM RINK 1 OPEN
29-Dec-11 7:15 PM RINK 2 BC X Gateway 2 Mt Lebanon 9
29-Dec-11 8:30 PM RINK 1 A Canevin 0 Serra Catholic 4
29-Dec-11 9:00 PM RINK 2 A Canon McMillan 3 Shaler 8

.HIghlights

 

Bethel Park 5 Central Catholic 2

Bethel Park scored four unanswered goals to seize the lead and capture a 5-2 win over Central Catholic. Chris Siak scored a goal and added two assists and Jacob Brown added a goal and an assist for the Hawks.

Nelson 4 Chartiers Valley 1

Nelson scored the opening three goals of the game and cruised to a 4-1 win over Chartiers Valley. Aaron Gamble scored a pair of goals for the Flames as Nelson outshot the Colts 28-14.

Mt Lebanon 9 Gateway 2

Blue Devils score five in the first and four in the second to cruise to a 9-2 win. Jimmy Phillips scores a hat trick and Jason Hartman scores twice for Mt Lebanon.

Serra Catholic 4 Canevin 0

Serra Catholic scored two goals in the 2nd period and two more in the 3rd to blank Canevin 4-0. Travis Marzina stopped all 20 Crusader shots and RJ Kendi, Tyler Speis, Zach Schindler and Billy Purdue scored for the Eagles.

Shaler 8 Canon McMillan 3 Shaler offense catches fire to defeat Canon Mac 8-3. Mike Klena scores the hat trick and Taylor Colamarino and Luke Lynch add a pair of goals each to lead the Titans. Zach McKown scores a pair for the Big Macs.

30-Dec-11 10:00 AM RINK 1 B Nelson 7 Mt Lebanon 2
30-Dec-11 10:30 AM RINK 2 OPEN
30-Dec-11 11:45 AM RINK 1 C Gateway 1 Bethel Park 11
30-Dec-11 12:15 PM RINK 2 BC X Chartiers Valley 4 Central Catholic 5
30-Dec-11 1:30 PM RINK 1 A Serra Catholic 5 Shaler 6
30-Dec-11 2:00 PM RINK 2 A Canevin 9 Canon McMillan 3

Nelson 7 Mt Lebanon 2

Nelson cemented their spot in the final 4 with an impressive 7-2 win over Mt Lebanon. Aaron Gamble scored the hat trick and Alex Fobert scored a goal and added two assists for the Flames.

Bethel Park 11 Gateway 1

Bethel Park nailed down Bracket A with a 11-1 pasting of Gateway. Derek Lesnak, Jim Stitt and Gage Niedermeyer scored a pair goals each for the Hawks

Central Catholic 5 Chartiers Valley 4 [OT]

Central Catholic’s Travis Cully scored at 3:13 of overtime as the Vikings topped Chartiers Valley 5-4. Eric Dunkel assisted on two goals for CC.

Shaler 6 Serra Catholic 5 [OT]

Shaler rallied from a 5-2 deficit at the end of two to tie the game and win in overtime as Joe Dorow scored at 1:35 of the extra period. Mike Klena scored a pair of goals and Luke Lynch added a goal and three assists for the Titans. Tyler Speis scored a hat trick for Serra Catholic.

Canevin 9 Canon McMillan 3

Canevin raced to a 3-0 lead and never looked back defeating the Big Macs 9-3. Chadd Lounder scored four goals and Matt Walsh added a pair of goals for the Crusaders. Zack McKown scored two goals for the Big Macs.



Sunday, January 15
2010 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Director's Cup

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2010 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Scoreboard

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2010 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Highlights

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2009 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Director's Cup

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2009 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Scoreboard

Monday, January 4
2009 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Highlights

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2008 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Highlights

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2007 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Director's Cup Final

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2007 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Director's Cup - Semi Final

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2007 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Directors Cup

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2007 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase & Futures Final - Highlights

Sunday, January 15
2006 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Director's Cup Final

Sunday, January 15
2006 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Director's Dozen

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2006 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Director's Cup - Semi Finals

Sunday, January 15
2006 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Webcasts

Sunday, January 15
2006 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Highlights

Sunday, January 15
2006 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase Skills Competition

Sunday, January 15
2006 Pa Hockey SS Futures Junior Varsity

Sunday, January 15
2005 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Director's Cup Final

Sunday, January 15
2005 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Medal Round

Sunday, January 15
2005 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Directors Cup - Semi-Final

Sunday, January 15
2005 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Webcasts

Sunday, January 15
2005 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Highlights

Sunday, January 15
2005 Pa Hockey SS Futures Junior Varsity

Sunday, January 15
2004 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Directors Cup

Sunday, January 15
2004 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Director's Dozen

Sunday, January 15
2004 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Medal Round

Sunday, January 15
2004 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Webcasts

Sunday, January 15
2003 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Director's Cup

Sunday, January 15
2003 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Medal Round

Sunday, January 15
2003 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Highlights

Sunday, January 15
2002 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Director's Cup

Sunday, January 15
2002 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Highlights

Sunday, January 15
2001 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Director's Cup

Sunday, January 15
2001 Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase - Medal Round


 
 

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