Pa Hockey: PAHH - Western Pa Hockey

Monday, September 5
Western Pa Hockey Alignment - 2016-17
CLASS AAA
Armstrong
Bethel Park
Butler
Canon McMillan
Cathedral Prep
Central Catholic
North Allegheny
Peters Twp
Seneca Valley
Upper St Clair 
 
Class AA 
West
Canevin
Mars
Moon
 Mt Lebanon 
North Hills
Quaker Valley
West Allegheny
 
East  
Fox Chapel 
Hampton
Hempfield
Latrobe
Penn Trafford
Plum
Shaler
 
Class A 
East  
Bishop McCort
Franklin Regional
Freeport
Gateway
Greensburg Salem
Indiana  
Kiski  
Norwin
Serra Catholic
Westmont Hilltop  
 
West
Baldwin
Beaver
Chartiers Valley
Montour
Sewickley Academy
South Fayette  
South Park  
Thomas Jefferson  
Wheeling Park
Wheeling CC 
 
 
 
 
 


Thursday, March 3
2016 Penguins Cup Finals

 
    PENGUIN CUP FINALS                
AAA  1  North Allegheny   3  3  Cathedral Prep   4 UPMC Lemieux Complex Tuesday  15-Mar 8:30 PM
 
    PENGUINS CUP FINALS                
AA 2 Mars                                1 3 Canevin                                                              5   UPMC Lemieux Complex Monday 14-Mar 8:30 PM

    PENGUIN CUP FINALS                
A  3  Franklin Regional   4  3   South Fayette   1 UPMC Lemieux Complex Tuesday 15-Mar 5:30 PM


Thursday, February 25
2016 Penguins Cup A
 
   
Class Seed Home     Away   Rink Day Date Time
  PENGUIN CUP CLASS A PLAYOFFS                  
    PRELIMINARY                
A 4 Thomas Jefferson 8 5 Kiski  0 Alpha Ice Complex Tuesday 1-Mar 7:00 PM
A 4 Serra Catholic  1 5 South Park  2 Alpha Ice Complex Tuesday 1-Mar 9:00 PM
    QUARTER FINALS                
A 1 Bishop McCort 6 4 Thomas Jefferson 1 Planet Ice  Wednesday  2-Mar 6:30 PM
A 1 West Allegheny   7 5 South Park   0 Airport Thursday 3-Mar 7:00 PM
A 2 Freeport  3 3 South Fayette  6 Belmont Thursday 3-Mar 9:00 PM
A 2 Montour 0 3 Franklin Regional 3 RMU Neville Island  Monday  29-Feb 7:00 PM
    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                
A 1 Bishop McCort  3 3 Franklin Regional  5 RMU Neville Island  Tuesday 8-Mar 6:00 PM
A  1   West Allegheny   2  3  South Fayette   6 RMU Neville Island  Tuesday 8-Mar 8:15 PM


Wednesday, February 24
2016 Penguins Cup A Preview
  CLASS A Penguin Cup Preview ~ 2015-2016          
    PA HOCKEY www.pahockey.net                        
                                       
    2016 PA HOCKEY CLASS 'AA' PLAYOFF PREVIEW                  
                                       
  Quaker Valley and Mars are no longer dominating the Class A Penguins Cup scene and there will be a new champion to crown in 2016  
  A quartet of schools have stepped forward to stake claim in the regular season and appear to be on their way to the         
  semi - finals including West A, McCort, Montour and Freeport. Of those four All four teams have very good goaltending and       
  seem to be ready to scrap for the Penguins Cup. After watching all four schools, Freeport has top flight scoring but lacks depth and McCort    
  has stingy defense and has some nice top end scoring but lacks depth. Montour and West Allegheny have the depth and can       
  score goals to go with it and his match up won twice by West Allegheny could spell a 3rd match up for all the marbles.        
                                       
                                       
                                       
1 WEST ALLEGHENY INDIANS                      
                                       
  HEAD COACH: JAKE LUTHL                              
  TOP PLAYERS: JESS LIGAS - SEAN WEBER - NICK SKOWRON - ANTHONY DOMINICK               
  OUTLOOK: West Allegheny has a ton of seniors and some snipers to make a run a the Penguins Cup which will get interesting in the semis           
                                       
                                       
1 BISHOP MCCORT CRIMSON CRUSHERS                  
                                       
  HEAD COACH: JOHN BRADLEY                            
  TOP PLAYERS: BOSTON BRADLEY - CHRIS MILLER - CONNOR BUNN - BRETT SEITZ              
  OUTLOOK: The Crushers own 5 State Titles and this is a team poised to make a run if goaltending and defense hold up under playoff pressure           
                                       
                                       
2 MONTOUR SPARTANS                          
                                       
  HEAD COACH: DUSTIN KERR                              
  TOP PLAYERS: BRANDON EISEL - ANTHONY HARTWICK - HAYDEN CHIEFFO - CAMRON SMITH            
  OUTLOOK: The Spartans are big they are physical and can skate three lines which is quite an advantage in Class A and is a very good choice for the crown   
                                       
                                       
2 FREEPORT YELLOW JACKETS                      
                                       
  HEAD COACH: MEL REICHENBAUGH                          
  TOP PLAYERS: MATT HOUSTON - ROBBIE REICHENBAUGH - STONE HABERSTROH - MICHAEL FRAZETTA        
  OUTLOOK: Freeport has beaten all of the top teams in Class A with the exception of Montour who they would not have to face until the finals           
                                       
                                       
                                       
3 FRANKLIN REGIONAL PANTHERS                    
                                       
  HEAD COACH: BRIAN KURTZ                              
  TOP PLAYERS: KOLDEN COOK - NICK CARRETTA - JAMIE MAURO - DAKOTA MCINTYRE              
  OUTLOOK: Franklin Regional looked good in the first few months but inability to beat top teams makes them not an apetizing choice to advance           
                                       
                                       
                                       
3 SOUTH FAYETTE LIONS                        
                                       
  HEAD COACH: FRANK CERTO                            
  TOP PLAYERS: JOHN LIPOVICH - SPENCER BARBER - JORDAN TIMMONS - JACOB STACK             
  OUTLOOK: South Fayette has an interesting team when they all assemble but must show up and play defense in the playoffs do it on the road      
                                       
                                       
                                       
4 SERRA CATHOLIC EAGLES                        
                                       
  HEAD COACH: BOB GERGERICH                            
  TOP PLAYERS: TYREK BARKLEY - JUSTIN HUMMERT - ROMAN KRAEMER - MICHAEL ULISHNEY             
  OUTLOOK: Serra has had a long tradition of Penguins Cup History and Kraemer wont go down in these playoffs without a fight           
                                       
                                       
4 THOMAS JEFFERSON JAGUARS                      
                                       
  HEAD COACH: BILL CROUSEY                            
  TOP PLAYERS: DAN HARROLD - MATT KREIGER - DOMINIC TAMBURI                  
  OUTLOOK: TJ has some top flight players who could make an interesting quaerter final match up in round two             
                                       
                                       
5 WESTMONT HILLTOP HILTOPPERS                    
                                       
  HEAD COACH: DON LAMISON                             
  TOP PLAYERS: MICHAEL LAMISON - AUSTIN DEGRANGE - NICK MCQUILLAN                 
  OUTLOOK:  The Mighty Hilltoppers are a young squad and maybe a year away from making noise again in Class A            
                                       
                                       
5 KISKI CAVALIERS                            
                                       
  HEAD COACH: CHUCK STITES                            
  TOP PLAYERS: NICK WALLACE - NICK HURLEY - ALEX FERRARO                    
  OUTLOOK: For Kiski to make the playoffs with a short bench is a pretty big accomplishment                     
                                       
                                       
                                       
5 SOUTH PARK EAGLES                          
                                       
  HEAD COACH: DEREK PODALAK                            
  TOP PLAYERS: JUSTIN HICKEY - TANNER ORR - JAKOB HICKEY                    
  OUTLOOK: South Park has hung tough in Class A this season and lacks the depth to advance very far                 
                                       
                                       
                                       


Thursday, February 25
2016 Penguins Cup AA
  
 
Class Seed Home   Seed Away     Day Date  
  PENGUIN CUP CLASS AA PLAYOFFS                  
    PRELIMINARY                
AA 4 Hampton 3 5 Baldwin 4 Baierl Ice Center  Monday 29-Feb 7:00 PM
AA 4 Quaker Valley 6 5 Fox Chapel  4 Baierl Ice Center  Monday 29-Feb 9:00 PM
    QUARTER FINALS                
AA 1 Armstrong  7 4 Quaker Valley Belmont Thursday 3-Mar 7:00 PM
AA 1 Moon 5 Baldwin 3 Airport  Thursday 3-Mar 9:00 PM
AA 2 Latrobe  1 3 Canevin 5 Kirk Nevin Monday 29-Feb 7:15 PM
AA 2 Mars   3 3 Plum 2 Baierl Ice Center  Thursday 3-Mar 8:00 PM
    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                
AA                                     3   Canevin   4 5 Baldwin  2 RMU Neville Island  Monday 7-Mar 6:00 PM
AA                 1 Armstrong   2  2  Mars   5 RMU Neville Island  Monday 7-Mar 8:15 PM


Wednesday, February 24
2016 Penguins Cup AA Preview
                                   
  CLASS AA Penguin Cup Preview ~ 2015-2016          
  PA HOCKEY www.pahockey.net                        
                                     
  2016 PA HOCKEY CLASS 'AA' PLAYOFF PREVIEW                  
                                     
  The Penguins Cup AA Field has just about everything one could want to provide drama in the Spring for High School Hockey.     
  If you look at the number of teams that could have a hand in determining a new champion, it makes one think and ponder who     
  will eventually emerge from this group. Mars and Moon are both very good teams, one with history and one with limited success  
  and Armstrong and Latrobe are very similar and will need goaltending to put them over the top. Add in Canevin, QV and possibly  
  a school like Plum or Hampton, well this is just too close to pick a winner. I like teams in the playoffs who have been to the     
  dance so Armstrong, Mars, Latrobe, Canevin and QV are in the mix, but as I said a new champion will be crowned, so look out for   
  Moon.                                  
                                     
                                     
> WHO WILL BE THE TOP TEAMS IN CLASS AA ?            
                                     
1 MOON  TIGERS                            
                                     
  HEAD COACH: SCOTT KUBATKA                          
  TOP PLAYERS: RYAN DURKIN - LUKE JAMES - NICK HART - JARED MAXIM                
  OUTLOOK:  Moon has been developing this team for a few years and behind the goaltending of Durkin has as good a chance of any team in the Penguins Cup AA Field     
                                     
                                     
1 ARMSTRONG RIVERHAWKS                    
                                     
  HEAD COACH: DOUG ANTHONY                          
  TOP PLAYERS: JAKE GROSS - ZACK KUTCH - NICK LONG - JACE REARIC                
  OUTLOOK: Armstrong has the deepest lineup in the Penguins Cup AA Field and the only thing holding them back from glory may be goaltending     
                                     
                                     
                                     
2 LATROBE WILDCATS                        
                                     
  HEAD COACH: JAKE WERNER                          
  TOP PLAYERS: BRENDAN JOHNS - DANNY JOHNSON - JACK SHULTHEIS - ALEX SINGLEY            
  OUTLOOK: Latrobe has won four Pa State AA Titles and this group is the deepest lineup for the Wildcats in a few years and will need to play defense and get goaltending  
  in the playoffs to advance                               
                                     
                                     
2 MARS PLANETS                          
                                     
  HEAD COACH: STEVEN MYERS                          
  TOP PLAYERS: BEAU HEAKINS - TYLER SPRENG - KEATON HANNA - NOAH RAYMUNDO            
  OUTLOOK: Nobody has dominated the Class A scene much like Mars, which yielded State Championships in 2010 amd 2011.  The Planets have adjusted to Class AA  
  and appear to be a frontrunner to claim a AA title                         
                                     
                                     
3 PLUM MUSTANGS                          
                                     
  HEAD COACH: VINNIE SOMMA                          
  TOP PLAYERS RETURNING: NATHAN 'the FLOWER' PUHALA - ANTHONY BORRIELLO - DILLON JOYCE        
  OUTLOOK:  The Mustangs have beaten some top AA Teams in the regular season and will need some magic in the playoffs to make a run     
                                     
                                     
3 CANEVIN CRUSADERS                        
                                     
  HEAD COACH: KEVIN PAWLOS                          
  TOP PLAYERS:  JAKE KUZMA - THOMAS KRIVAK - ALEC BOSNIC - LUCAS KRIVKOSKI            
  OUTLOOK: Canevin won the 2011 Pa Title with a very deep team some top end talent and timely goaltending and to happen in 2016, they will need to follow their   
  history and secure the title                             
                                     
                                     
4 HAMPTON TALBOTS                        
                                     
  HEAD COACH: MATT RANALLO                          
  TOP PLAYERS: JUSTIN WINEBRENNER - JUSTIN ADAMSKI - DANNY WHITE - ALEX MICHEL          
  OUTLOOK: Hampton looked like a team destined for Penguins Cup greatness early in the season and has fallen off over the final two months of the regukar season  
                                     
                                     
4 QUAKER VALLEY QUAKERS                    
                                     
  HEAD COACH: KEVIN QUINN                            
  TOP PLAYERS: CONNOR QUINN - BEAU TOMCZAK - RYAN QUINN - NOAH SHULTZ              
  OUTLOOK: Kevin Quinn knows how to  compete for the Penguins Cup and this young team has jelled in the 2nd half of the season and could be a darkhorse to advance   
                                     
                                     
5 FOX CHAPEL FOXES                        
                                     
  HEAD COACH: RICK VILLANI                            
  TOP PLAYERS:BEN FRIEDLAND - JASPER URRICHIO - JONATHON RICE - CHAD VELTRI            
  OUTLOOK: Fox Chapel has five players who can match up with any team in Class AA and the problem becomes when their depth is tested and to put together a run  
  will fall into the hands of goaltender Veltri who is very capable                       
                                     
                                     
5 BALDWIN HIGHLANDERS                      
                                     
  HEAD COACH: CRAIG ALBERT                          
  TOP PLAYERS RETURNING: PAUL KNERR - MAX MILAN - KENNY DEE                
  OUTLOOK:  Baldwin has had an up and down season in Class AA and will have to prove a lot against a very deep AA field in 2016      
                                     
                                     


Thursday, February 25
2016 Penguins Cup AAA
  
 
Class Seed Home   Seed Away     Day Date  
  PENGUIN CUP CLASS AAA PLAYOFFS                  
    QUARTER FINALS                
AAA 1 North Allegheny  3 8 Bethel Park  2 Baierl Ice Center  Tuesday 1-Mar 7:00 PM
AAA 2 Central Catholic  6 7 Canon McMillan 3 Alpha Ice Complex Monday 29-Feb 7:30 PM
AAA 3 Cathedral Prep  2 6 Seneca Valley  1 Mercyhurst  Thursday 3-Mar 8:30 PM
AAA 4 Peters Twp  5 5 Butler 0 Southpointe Tuesday 1-Mar 7:00 PM
    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                
AAA 1 North Allegheny  4 4 Peters Twp  3 RMU Neville Island  Wednesday  9-Mar 6:45 PM
AAA 2 Central Catholic  1 3 Cathedral Prep  2 RMU Neville Island  Wednesday  9-Mar 9:15 PM


Wednesday, February 24
2016 Penguins Cup AAA Preview
  CLASS AAA Penguin Cup Preview ~ 2015-2016        
  PA HOCKEY www.pahockey.net                        
                           
                           
  2016 PA HOCKEY CLASS 'AAA' PLAYOFF PREVIEW                
                           
                           
  When you look at Class AAA with 11 schools, every team who madde the playoffs has been pretty battle tested to face the competition    
  on a night in night out basis. It's anyone's ballgame in AAA and if you don't believe me, I will bet that at least one upset will happen   
  if not more. NA is playing very well and looks to be the favorite, but Central has played very well in the 2nd half. Cathedral Prep could   
  sneak in a steal the show and Butler is a nice team looking to go one step further than a year ago. Peters, Seneca, Canon Mac and Bethel 
  are all on the road and represent programs with recent history of Penguins Cup success over the past five years. Let the games begin   
  and may the best team win a represent West Pa in the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championship in its 41st year .    
                           
                           
> IT IS ANYONE'S BALLGAME IN AAA                  
                           
1 NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS                    
                           
  HEAD COACH: MIKE BAGNATO                        
  TOP PLAYERS: ERIK CHIDESTER - JOE ZAPPIA -  JOE HUBERT -                   
  OUTLOOK:North Allegheny is a team who got embarrased a year ago and has been playing with a chip on its shoulder in the 2nd half of this season to prove otherwise    
                           
                           
                           
2 CENTRAL CATHOLIC VIKINGS                    
                           
  HEAD COACH: BILLY CONNELLY                        
  TOP PLAYERS RETURNING: SAM DELUCIA - JAKE TEPE - RYAN HAAG - NATE CAVA            
  OUTLOOK:  Central has played desperate hockey in the 2nd half of the 2015-16 season and has gotten timely goaltending which is a great recipe for playoff success  
                           
                           
3 CATHEDRAL PREP RAMBLERS                    
                           
  HEAD COACH: CRAIG BARNETT                        
  TOP PLAYERS:  JACK BECKER  - JOE KELLY - JAKE KUCHARSKI - DILLON ELLIOTT            
  OUTLOOK:  Cathedral Prep won the Class AA title a year ago and has continued its run in Class AAA. This is a dangerous team of veterans and youth and could   
  take the AAA title by storm                         
                           
                           
4 BUTLER GOLDEN TORONADOES                  
                           
  HEAD COACH: PAT HAMMONDS                        
  TOP PLAYERS RETURNING: JON FAIR - CONNOR SCOTT - TREVOR GILLIAND - BEN RODGERS          
  OUTLOOK:  Butler made the dance a year ago and has experience and some top end talent to take this team to the promised land in 2016    
                           
                           
5 PETER TWP INDIANS                        
                           
  HEAD COACH: RICK TINGLE                        
  TOP PLAYERS: WILL BARNES - CONNOR GIELEROWSKI - MATT AMELIO - ZACH GIELEROWSKI          
  OUTLOOK: Peters Twp has the deepest hockey program in all Class AAA and will need goaltending and to pick up scoring to move forward in the Penguins Cup AAA chase 
                           
                           
6 SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS                        
                           
  HEAD COACH: ANTHONY RACO                        
  TOP PLAYERS RETURNING: CHRIS LIPNICKY - ALEX CRILLEY - SHANE GALIS - ALYSSA PETERSON        
  OUTLOOK:  Seneca Valley is a very good team with depth who will need to rise to the occasion to pull upsets in the Penguins Cup field        
                           
                           
7 CANON MCMILLAN BIG MACS                    
                           
  HEAD COACH: JOE RODELLA                        
  TOP PLAYERS RETURNING: LUC LAVELLA - JAKE MCLELLAND - JACK CLENDENIAL - CONNOR HARTNETT      
  OUTLOOK:  The Big Macs ran the table with one goal games through the 2015 playoffs before falling short to Holy Ghost a year ago and has its work cut  out in 2016  
                           
                           
                           
8 BETHEL PARK BLACKHAWKS                    
                           
  HEAD COACH: JIM 'MORT' MCVAY                        
  TOP PLAYERS:  ANTONIO ESPOSITO - TYLER KRUSZEWSKI - EVAN OAKLEY - TRE LOWE            
  OUTLOOK:  Bethel Park may be one of Class AAA's most dangerous teams and if Tre Lowe gets hot, the Hawks could be in for a magical run     
                           
                           


Thursday, March 17
2016 Penguins Cup Champions A - Franklin Regional Panthers

 2016 Penguins Cup Champions A - Franklin Regional Panthers 

Nicholas Paone

Nicholas Carretta (F)
Ethan Bennett (F)
Santino Decesare (F)
James Mauro (F)
Gavin Fusting (F)
Dakota McIntyre (F)
Cameron Huffman (F)
Justin Gismondi (D)
Christian Kitch (F)
Aaron Bartifay (F)
Joseph Grieco (D)
Drake Brown (F)
Daniel Soltesz
Tyler Newell (F)
Kolden Cook (D)
Thomas Rafferty (D)
Oldrich Virag (F)
Brandon Meszar (D)
Ethan Yohe (D)

Coach - Brian Kurtz  



Thursday, March 17
2016 Penguins Cup Champions AA - Canevin Crusaders

2016 Penguins Cup Champions AA - Canevin Crusaders 

 

Patrik Frik (F)
Patrick Bane (D)
Daniel Tkac (F)
Dakota Smith (F)
Lukas Krukovski (F)
Jacob Gambino (D)
Brendan Milowicki (F)
Jacob Kuzma (D)
Joshua Ruffing (F)
Tomas Krukovski (D)
Alec Bosnic (F)
Samuel Hrabcak (D)
Samuel Hrabcak (F)
Thomas Krivak (F)
Jonathan Ruffing
Jacob Ondrejko (F)
Gian Oliver (D)
Matthew Wiethorn (F)
Neko Borghini
Joshua Gyms (D)
Darius Legleitner (D)

Coach - Kevin Pawlos 


Thursday, March 17
2016 Penguins Cup Champions AAA - Cathedral Prep Ramblers

2016 Penguins Cup Champions AAA - Cathedral Prep Ramblers  

 

Jack Zaphiris (F)
Joe Kelly (F)
Christopher Parks (D)
Mitchell Slubowski (D)
Tanner White (D)
John Ogeka (D)
Dillon Elliott (F)
James Sturm (F)
Joe Sala (F)
Nick Trageser (F)
Jacob Schlosser (D)
Jack Becker (F)
Brett Cox (D)
Chase Paglia (F)
Luke Moon (D)
Doran Okon (F)
Donovan Cullen (F)
Jacob Emerson (F)
Jacob Kucharski
Pat Kelly (F)
Trent Faulkner

Coach Craig Barnett 


Saturday, February 28
2015 Penguins Cup Playoffs - AAA

 

 

Class Seed Home   Seed Away   Rink Day Date Time  
  PENGUIN CUP CLASS AAA PLAYOFFS                    
    QUARTER FINALS                  
AAA 1 North Allegheny  7 8 Central Catholic  0 Cranberry Monday  2-Mar 6:30 PM  
AAA 2 Peters Twp  8 7 Upper St Clair  1 Southpointe Tuesday 3-Mar 7:45 PM  
AAA 3 Bethel Park  1 6 Butler  3 Bethel Park Tuesday 3-Mar 7:00 PM  
AAA 4 Canon McMillan 4 5 Seneca Valley  3 Southpointe Tuesday 3-Mar 5:45 PM OT
    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                  
AAA 1 North Allegheny  0 4 Canon McMillan 7 RMU Island Sport  Tuesday 10-Mar 7:00 PM  
AAA 2 Peters Twp  1 6 Butler  3 RMU Island Sport  Tuesday 10-Mar 9:00 PM  
    PENGUIN CUP FINALS                  
AAA   Canon McMillan 4   Butler   0 Consol Energy  Saturday 14-Mar 9:00 PM  


Sunday, March 15
2015 Penguins Cup Champions - Canon McMillan Big Macs

2015 Penguins Cup Champions - Canon McMillan Big Macs (16-7-1)

 

3 Andrew Wuenstel (D)
6 Jay Oravetz (D)
7 Jacob McClelland (F)
9 Jack Clendaniel (F)
10 Colman Slain (F)
13 Eric Podlaszewski
14 Christian Stewart (F)
15 Nick Kiger (D)
17 Austin Czartorsky (F)
18 Zachary Mansmann (F) 
24 Eric LaFrance (F)
29 Conor Hartnett
34 Grant Rhoads (D)
35 Michael Trossman
41 Josh Miller (D)
48 George Hart (D)
54 Shane Morgan (F)
55 Brett Smiley (F)
71 Brad Folino (F)
81 Austin Tonkovich (F)
82 Zach Gebhart (D)
89 Luc Lavella (F)
97 Trevor Barnes (F)

  Head Coach - Terry Virtue 

 



Saturday, February 28
2015 Penguins Cup Playoffs - AA

 

 

Class Seed Home   Seed Away   Rink Day Date Time  
  PENGUIN CUP CLASS AA PLAYOFFS                    
    PRELIMINARY                  
AA 4 Latrobe  5 5 West Allegheny  4 Harmarville Monday 2-Mar 7:30 PM  
AA 4 North Hills 7 5 Fox Chapel  2 Cranberry Monday 2-Mar 8:30 PM  
                       
    QUARTER FINALS                  
AA 1 Shaler 7 4/5 North Hills 4 Harmarville Tuesday  3-Mar 7:00 PM  
AA 1 Cathedral Prep 4 4/5 Latrobe  1 Erie Arena  Tuesday  3-Mar 8:00 PM  
AA 2 Hampton 6 3 Canevin 7 Harmarville Tuesday  3-Mar 9:00 PM OT
AA 2 Moon 2 3 Armstrong  3 Airport Wednesday 4-Mar 7:00 PM  
    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                  
AA 2 Cathedral Prep 8 3 Canevin 2 RMU Island Sport  Monday 9-Mar 6:00 PM  
AA 1 Shaler 3 2 Armstrong  4 RMU Island Sport  Monday 9-Mar 8:00 PM OT
    PENGUIN CUP FINALS                  
AA   Cathedral Prep  3   Armstrong   2 Consol Energy  Saturday 14-Mar 7:00 PM  


Saturday, February 28
2015 Penguins Cup Playoffs - A

 

 

Class Seed Home     Away   Rink Day Date Time  
  PENGUIN CUP CLASS A PLAYOFFS                    
    PRELIMINARY                  
A 1 Franklin Regional  3 4 Westmont Hilltop 4 Kirk Nevin Monday 2-Mar 9:15 PM OT
A 1 South Park  3 4 Montour 6 Mt Lebanon Monday 2-Mar 9:10 PM  
A 2 Bishop McCort  2 3 Freeport 6 Kirk Nevin Monday 2-Mar 7:15 PM  
A 2 South Fayette 6 3 Thomas Jefferson 9 Mt Lebanon Monday 2-Mar 7:10 PM  
    QUARTER FINALS                  
A 1 Quaker Valley 9   Westmont Hilltop 3 Airport Wednesday 4-Mar 6:30 PM  
A 1 Deer Lakes 8   Montour 1 Ice Connection Wednesday 4-Mar 6:10 PM  
A 2 Mars 7   Freeport 0 Cranberry Wednesday 4-Mar 8:00 PM  
A 2 Hempfield  7   Thomas Jefferson 4 Kirk Nevin Wednesday 4-Mar 7:15 PM  
    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                  
A 1 Quaker Valley  3   Hempfield   2 RMU Island Sport      OT Wednesday  11-Mar 6:00 PM  
A 1 Deer Lakes  3   Mars  4 RMU Island Sport      OT Wednesday  11-Mar 8:00 PM  
                       
A    Quaker Valley   2    Mars   4 Consol Energy  Monday 14-Mar 9:30 PM  



Sunday, March 15
2015 Penguins Cup A Champions - Mars Planets

2015 Penguins Cup A Champions - Mars Planets (20-4-1)

1 Tom Schall
4 Benjamin Heltman (D)
6 Ian Newman (D)
8 Owen Vasbinder (F)
11 Andrew Norris
13 Paul Maust (F)
18 Micheal McCann (D)
30 Tyler Spreng
32 Slater Hanna (F)
40 Kyle Thomas (F)
43 Evan Smicker
44 Keaton Hanna (F)
55 Ryan Wasylson (D)
62 Ian Houk-Graves (F)
70 Patrick Roach (F)
77 Noah Raymundo (D)
88 Corey Riemer
91 Tyler Grau
95 Beau Heakins (F)
97 Charles Osborne (F)

 

 Head Coach - Steven Meyers 

 

 



Monday, February 23
2014-15 PIHL Division Titles

PIHL Division Titles - 2014-2015 

AAA

 North Allegheny - 5 in a row and 9 out last 11 years for Tigers 

AA

 Cathedral Prep Ramblers - 2nd straight for Ramblers and 11th overall in School History 

 Shaler Titans - 

Quaker Valley Quakers - 12th Division Title in 14 Years for Quakers 

South Park Eagles - 9th Division Title in School Hisstory and fist since 2008 

Franklin Regional Panthers - Win first Division Title since 2008 and 6th in School History 

 Deer Lakes - First Division Title since 1998 and only 2nd in School History 



Friday, May 30
Penguins Cup Champions - Thru 2014

Penguins Cup
Peters Twp PIHL Pointstreak Website
Tuesday, March 18
2014 Penguins Cup AAA Champions - Peters Twp Indians



2014 Penguins Cup AAA Peters Twp
Peters Twp PIHL Pointstreak Website

Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships

2014 Penguins Cup AAA Finals – Peters Twp 4 Bethel Park 2

Pennsylvania Championship History – Peters Twp won the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships in 2002,2003 and 2005 in Class AA and advanced to the Finals in 2004. Bethel Park won the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships in 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2005 and adavcned to the Finals in 1983 and 2012 as the 2nd winningest Class AAA program along with 2014 Flyers Cup Champions LaSalle with 5 Pennsylvania AAA Crowns in Pennsylvania History behind Meadville with 7 and 8 Overall.

Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh

Rick Tingle has built a hockey program at Peters Twp in Washington County of Southwestern Pennsylvania in a community with many accomplishments with sprawling Ranches including a rare 17 Million Estate (According to Zillow) and where Hockey is making its mark on the landscape of the State of Pennsylvania. With 3 Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships in tow in 2002, 2003 and 2005, the Indians moved on to their 4th straight Penguins Cup, previously falling to Canevin in 2011, Bethel Park in 2012 and North Allegheny in 2013 and looking for a historic Pennsylvania first in Class AAA.

If any coach had the luxury that Peters has they want to consider starting a Quad A [that’s AAAA] Division in Pennsylvania. Since the Penguins Cup AAA and Pennsylvania AAA High School Championship are so personal, it should honor on of the great personalities and coach of the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships Bethel Park’s Jim McVay, who runs more than a Hockey Program in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Mort as he is affectionately known to by many runs an institution of Learning, Health, Education, History and sometimes just sometimes a little extra to achieve Competitive Greatness. This Class Program of Pennsylvania Hockey has captured five Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships in Class AAA in 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2005 and has been to the Finals 7 Times including 1983 and 2012.

The Hawks have endured a great season including a Quarter Final Appearance in the Prestigious National Invitational Scholastic Showcase Governor’s Cup, won by Flyers Cup Semi-Finalists Holy Ghost Prep and won the 2013 Director’s Cup Pa Hockey Scholastic Showcase over Canevin in December and plays the Penguins Cup in honor of a terrific young man Kenny Lehmann, who coached in the program and was a member of the 2005 Pennsylvania High School Hockey AAA Champions and 2007 National Champions at the Chicago Showcase for Team Pittsburgh led by Coach McVay. Bethel Park and Peters Twp will compete in the 5th Annual USA Hockey National Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska in April. These two programs and renditions of teams for 2013-2014 have been ranked 1-2 all season in Class AAA and the Regular Season Division title came down to the final day of the Season with BP edging PT for its first Division title in 6 years.

For coach McVay this is window dressing for the ultimate prize which is a prestigious 6th Pennsylvania title for the School and Community. The Championship game on Western Pa’s biggest stage and biggest prize was scoreless through one period as PT’s Brian Baker stopped 10 and BP’s Tre Lowe turned aside 6. Peters would strike first as Jonathon Dagnal beat Lowe high to the glove at 13:59 of the 2nd and Alex Alavi scored on a rebound at 6:38. BP’s Jake Worcester broke the ice on a PP with 1:08 left to cut the lead to 2-1.

On to the 3rd and anyone knows that the T’s are crossed and I’s are always dotted and the BP Coach challenged and sent this one into a frenzy as it was discovered that Brian Bakers mask did not conform to USA Hockey Standards and the goal of every program is to be competitive but do it safely. Whether or not you need five officials on the ice and on the scene, is really not necessary because the two officials with armbands had everything under control, which resulted in laughter of at least five people in the building including myself, a few who know better and the coach who pulled it off.

With a 2-1 hockey game, coach Tingle was not so amused and his assistants went to work one taking Coach Rick for a walk and another one, who has seen similar occurrences in the Middle of the game (2005 Penguins Cup AA Semi-Final between PT and CM) left to re-group and re-focus the Indians of Peters Twp and goaltender Baker, who along with his teammates now faced the first of 5 on 3’s with 16 and change left and a lethal well schooled Bethel Park power play to challenge their opportunity for their first Penguins Cup title in Class AAA.

If anyone who has ever witnessed the Movie ‘the Greatest Game ever played’ you will notice that the story that took place 101 years ago and involves a young caddie turned Amateur Golfer Francis Quimet, who qualified for the US Open in 1913 and challenged England’s legendary Champions Harry Vardon and Ted Ray who tied at the end of 72 holes and played an 18 hole playoff. The 1913 U.S. Open that takes place at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, the familiar course located across the street from his home.

Against all odds, with ten-year-old Eddie Lowery, playing hookey from school to caddy for him, he manages to beat the British champions Harry Vardon and Ted Ray, considered the world's best golfers, in an 18-hole playoff, following their three-way tie after the regulation 72 holes, and becomes the first amateur to ever win the U.S. Open. His extraordinary feat even wins over his father. Prize Winning Author Grantland Rice documents the story and it becomes stuff of Legendary lore.

Ok so it’s just the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championship and Penguins Cup on the line, but coach McVay has Championship Greatness and he is Ted Ray in this story and he’s and they (Bethel Park) are gonna give it all they got and roll the dice as he did in 2002 at Rostraver, with the infamous stick measure that helped Bethel gain a 5 on 3 and beat Malvern Prep in overtime (remember Kevin Z ? you were standing next to Grantland Rice that day ?) . Plus coach McVay got a little rest for # 11, # 21, # 3, # 24 and the rest of the Hawks. Brilliant move by the Master of Mort IMHO (In my humble opinion) and he was all in again.

To further the story young Francis (Coach Tingle) and his caddies Eddie Lowry (the combination of Coach Attanucci and coach Ryan Tingle) would not be deterred and had their eyes on the prize.

Peter’s refocused and killed off the 5 on 3 and held a slim 2-1 lead with still 14 minutes to go. Bethel out shot Peters 1-9 in the 3rd Period on the strength of two 5 on 3 power plays and pulled goaltender, but Baker was on his game, Carter Ekberg and Josef Kittleberger were a fortress and Adam Alavi, Jon Dagnal and Matt Amelio did the rest as Dagnal gave a little sigh with a backhand goal with 4:09 to go and a 3-1 lead.

Don’t relax Coach Tingle because after a timeout Bethel scored as Jake Worcester beat Baker on a rebound with 22 seconds left. Oh boy, did Mort learn something from Kevin Quinn in the Class A Semis in a win over Freeport? Well it was not enough this time as Dagnal completed the hat trick to make it a final 4-2 for the Red and White. A Pennsylvania first as Peters Township Hockey moves on to play LaSalle 8 Time Flyers Cup and 5 Time Pennsylvania Champions, who had a little over time magic for another first timer St Joseph’s and will meet in a showdown at Pegula in less than a week. The 2nd chapter is about to be written as Harry Vardon awaits and Coach Rick with his derby cap and lil assistants will be there too. Can’t wait for another classic matchup in Pennsylvania Hockey’s version of ‘the Greatest Game every played’ more than 100 years removed in 2014.

Congratulations to Peters Twp Indians and Good Luck in the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships this Saturday 3/22/14 at Pegula Ice Arena.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 2014 Penguins Cup AAA Article

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/hsother/2014/03/18/Peters-Township-holds-on-to-win-Penguins-Cup/stories/201403180122

Pittsburgh Tribune Review – 2014 Penguins Cup AAA Article

http://triblive.com/sports/hssports/hockey/5771304-74/peters-township-bethel#axzz2wNtyReds Peters Township Pointstreak Website http://pihlptindians.pointstreaksites.com/view/pihlptindians#.Uyk8W_ldXJd



Peters Twp 2002
Peters Twp PIHL Pointstreak Website

Penguins Cup
Canevin - 2014 Penguins Cup AA Website
Tuesday, March 18
2014 Penguins Cup AA Champions - Canevin Crusaders



2014 Penguins Cup AA CAnevin
Canevin - 2014 Penguins Cup AA Website

Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships

2014 Penguins Cup AA Finals – Canevin 1 Cathedral Prep 0

Pennsylvania Championship History –Cathedral Prep won the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships in 1984 at AAA and 1997 at AA. Canevin won the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships in 1983. 1984, 1989 and again in 2011 as the winningest Class AA program in Pennsylvania History.

Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh With 4 Schools left from Eastern Pa and Western, Canevin has established themselves as favorite to claim it’s 4th AA Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championship. Cathedral Prep had other ideas as the Ramblers where trying to atone for a loss in 2012 to West Allegheny. Both teams were pretty defensive and conservative from the start of this Penguins Cup final and when Thomas Krivak scored at 13:15 of the opening period, I am sure no one counted on that tally being the only goal of the game as Krivak fired an awkward shot high over the stick side of Grant Kennedy to give the Crusaders a 1-0 advantage.

The game settled into a defensive stanza of tight checking with 11 shots for Canevin and 12 for Prep thru two periods. The 3rd period was much the same for the opening half as Prep turned up the offense as Joe Kelly missed a golden opportunity at 8:52. The Crusader’s freshman Liam Walsh had a breakaway with 5:24 to play. Nikita Meskin made several key saves to lock down victory with 19 saves and send Canevin to the Pennsylvania State Finals for the 2nd time in four years.

Congratulations to Canevin and the Mighty Crusaders and Good Luck in the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships this Saturday 3/22/14 at Pegula Ice Arena.

 Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 2014 Penguins Cup AA Article

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/hsother/2014/03/18/Bishop-Canevin-edges-Erie-Prep/stories/201403180120

Pittsburgh Tribune Review – 2014 Penguins Cup AA Article

http://triblive.com/sports/hssports/hockey/5771286-74/game-cathedral-erie#axzz2wNtyReds

Erie Times News - 2014 Penguins Cup A Article

Article http://www.goerie.com/article/20140318/VARSITY03/303179890/Cathedral-Prep-falls-to-Bishop-Canevin-in-PIHL-title-game

 



Canevin School
Canevin - 2014 Penguins Cup AA Website

Penguins Cup
Quaker Valley Hockey PIHL Pointstreak Website
Tuesday, March 18
2014 Penguins Cup A Champions - Quaker Valley Quakers



2014 Penguins Cup A Quaker Valley
2014 Penguins Cup A - Quaker Valley Quakers

Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships

2014 Penguins Cup A Finals – Quaker Valley 8 Thomas Jefferson 2

? Pennsylvania Championship History – Quaker Valley has won Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships in 2006 and 2012 to go with Penguins Cups in 2008 and 2013. Thomas Jefferson won three consecutive Pennsylvania High School Hockey AA Championships in 1998 over Unionville, 1999 over LaSalle and 2000 over Archbishop Carroll

Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh Quaker Valley won the 2013 Penguins Cup and fell short of its second consecutive State Championship against West Chester East 6-5 at Ice Works. The Quakers have vowed to win a 3rd Title in three years after their near death experience against Freeport 36 seconds short of elimination and rallying to score two goals in one of the great High School Hockey games in Pennsylvania History. The Thomas Jefferson Jaguars were very impressive in winning games against Westmont and Mars to return to the Penguins Cup final for the first time since 2007 (in Class AA) and first time in Class A.

After Tommy Kimmick gave the Jaguars the lead at 1:47 of the opening period, the Quakers. Remembering Freeport (PC SF) and West Chester East (2013 Pa States A) woke up like a child on Christmas Day and went to work as Connor Quinn scored twice and Scott Weston to seize a 3-1 lead after one. Quinn would rattle off three more in the second to extend the lead to 6-1 and Jimmy Perkins and Adam Stanley closed in out in the 3rd as QV scored 8 unanswered goals for an 8-2 Championship win for Quaker Valley’s 5th Penguins Cup in 9 years, third in a row and a shot at Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championship # 3 .

Congratulations to Quaker Valley and Good Luck in the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships on Saturday 3/22/14 at Pegula Ice Arena.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 2014 Penguins Cup A Article

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/hsother/2014/03/18/Quaker-Valley-crushes-TJ-8-2/stories/201403180121

Pittsburgh Tribune Review – 2014 Penguins Cup A Article

http://triblive.com/sports/hssports/hockey/5771279-74/quinn-quaker-valley#axzz2wNtyReds



QUAKER_VALLEY.GIF
Quaker Valley Hockey Website

Bethel Park 2012 Penguins Cup
Bethel Park - 2012 Penguins Cup Champions
Thursday, March 13
2014 Penguins Cup - Class AAA - Bethel Park 4 Pine Richland 0



Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships

 PENGUIN CUP FINALS AAA  

Consol Energy Monday 17-Mar 9:00 PM – Bethel Park vs Peters Twp

2014 Penguins Cup AAA Semi-Finals

Bethel Park 4 Pine Richland 0   

  Pennsylvania Championship History – Bethel Park Pennsylvania High School Hockey AAA Champions in 1997 – 2000 – 2001 – 2002 – 2005 and Finalists in 1983 & 2012. Pine Richland Pennsylvania High School Hockey AA Champions in 2006 & 2007 and Finalists in 2008 and Penguins Cup Finalists in 2013.  

RMU Island Sports Center -  

 Pine Richland has one of the top programs in development in Western Pennsylvania and one of its own Brandon Saad is one of the most promising young players in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks. I am sure Rams Head Coach Mike Bagnato wouldn’t mind have a Saad in the lineup to pop in a couple against the perennial powerhouse of Western Pennsylvania Bethel Park.

Hawks coach Jim McVay knows it take more than a few players to make Pennsylvania State Championship dreams (dormant since 2005) into reality but has lots of experience having his top players on the ice in key moments in any Championship run, which is why he requires the 5-mile run and academic excellence of all of his players.

 That was the turning point of this contest as Coach Bagnato’s Rams were well prepared, well coached and had a commitment to defense and goaltending as well as could be expected from any team all season. That first goal would be all important and Richland fans thought they had it midway through the 2nd as Hawks Goaltender made an athletic play seen in the National Hockey League as he swept away a potential 1-0 Pine Richland advantage out of danger and the game went to the ice cut after the 2nd scoreless.

Right Time Right Place perhaps and his teammate Chris Siak, who is considered by many the most dangerous shooter in all of Western Pennsylvania in a unfamiliar position at the right point with 16:02 left in regulation and he sent a missile over the right shoulder of the Pine Richland goaltender and a stake through the heart of the Rams. Bethel pounced on the Rams for three more in less than 5 minutes as Siak added another at 13:37 and Jacob Worcester added a pair the Bethel Park Blackhawks earn a spot in the Penguins Cup and an opportunity for a trip to seek Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championship # 6 in State College at the Pegula Ice Arena.       

 

Pennsylvania Firsts – Pacesetters, Legendary Programs w/Family Ties

Bethel Park Blackhawks - Evan Oakley # 10

Evan Oakley is new on the Bethel Park radar for their hockey team in 2014 but the name is one that was well known in the Bethel Park hockey circles for many years as his father Geoff Oakly was a leader and solid contributor to many teams at Bethel Park during the 1980’s

Pine Richland Rams - Matt Cole # 19 and Ryan Cole # 25  

  • Matt and Ryan Cole continue a long tradition of the Cole Family’s involvement of the Development of the Richland Program of the 1970’s and 1980’s and continues in the third generation of that families great contribution to the Sport of High School Hockey. Dan Cole, Ryan and Matt’s father and brothers and cousins Jeff, Chuck, Tim and Brian all donned the Green, Black and White of Pine Richland High School and were league leaders in scoring and on defense of great Rams teams for many years.  

 



2005 Pennsylvania Cup Peters Twp AA
2005 Pennsylvania AA Peters Twp
Thursday, March 13
2014 Penguins Cup - Class AAA - Peters Twp 6 Penn Trafford 1



Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships

2014 Penguins Cup AAA Semi-Finals

 – Peters Twp 6 Penn Trafford 1

Pennsylvania Championship History

  • Peters Twp won the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championship at AA in 2002 (Archibishop Carroll) – 2003 (Holy Ghost Prep)  – 2005 (Haverford) and Finalists in 2004 (Archbishop Carroll). The Indians have been to the Penguins Cup Finals the past three years 2011 AA vs Canevin, 2012 vs Bethel Park and 2013 vs North Allegheny

  • Penn Trafford has endure a 20 + year history of winning competitive teams with a spotty playoff history and latest attempt was 2012 Penguins Cup Semi-Finals. 

 


RMU Island Sports Center -  


      Penn Trafford has endured a pretty wild season and learned many lessons along the way. Part of High School Sports is the community of caring about your school, yourself, your classmates and your opponents, wherever you may live and that includes your neighbors in other School Districts. When the Warriors Hockey Family and that includes all of them start to figure that out, then maybe they will be ready to challenge to get past their 2nd playoff game and only then.

       They should consider some consultation from Rick Tingle, the Peters Township coach and former Eddie Olczyk Announcer of the Year in 2003 who once called a few Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championship Games  and maybe the greatest moment in Peters Twp Hockey History.

   All joking aside Mr Tingle has helped to build one the great Hockey Programs in the State of Pennsylvania of Parents, Adults, Players and Coaches a true powerhouse of Development with nearly 100 kids playing hockey from Peters Twp School District from 1st Grade all the way to his always full Senior Class. The goal of this Class Program is one and one only.

This Senior Class has endure three straight trips to Consol Energy and come away empty and trying to avoid a State Record held by a few schools of four straight. The Indians would have to overcome the upset minded Warriors of Penn Trafford, who would play without it top score Jake Miller and a few others.

Peters made short work of the other PT in town with a 6-1 convincing pasting of a team that defeated them 6-5 less than a month ago. The Indians got a hat trick from Jonathon Dagnal and singles from Carter Ekberg, Gavin Rebholz and Matt Amelio plus a strong goaltending performance by Brian Baker with 35 saves.  Rick and the Indians will get another shot and this time it will be the Bethel Park Blackhawks.


Pennsylvania Firsts – Pacesetters, Legendary Programs w/Family Ties

 

Penn Trafford Warriors - Kenny White # 80


  • When a program is only 20 or so years old, it’s tough to find tradition and with sophomore Kenny White from the time he was young he followed and excelled in his older brother Michael’s footsteps and will leave an enduring legacy when he finishes his Career at penn Trafford. His father Dean and Uncle Jackie were both very good athletes and have raised their kids to be leaders and impact athletes with the Penn Trafford and Franklin Regional High Schools, respectively.  


Peters Twp Indians – Josef Kittleberger # 6


  • Josef is a top performing defensemen for Peters Twp and is following in the footsteps of his older brother Kyle Kittleberger who was goaltender of 2002 and 2003 Pennsylvania High School Hockey AA Champions for Peters Twp on terrific teams with an array of outstanding players   




North Allegheny - 2013
2013 Pennsylvania Class AAA North Allegheny
Monday, February 24
2014 Penguins Cup Preview - Class AAA





2014 Penguins Cup Preview AAA Final 4 should happen

Bethel Park (17 3 0) AAA

o Bethel Park has been Western Pa’s top AAA Team with Peters Twp all season and the Hawks will need goaltending to get to the Penguins Cup as they have survived many close games. Forward Christian Siak gets special attention from the opposition and still puts up impressive numbers as the Coach McVay’s Hawks know it takes 26 players to be a part of the process for the State Championship, which is the goal of the program and # 6 looms if other Hawks pick up the scoring

Peters Twp (16 4 0) AAA

o The Indians were a bounce one way or the other away from the Penguins Cup a year ago, which is a lot closer than the previous two years for coach Tingle’s PT squad. Peters has the numbers and the goaltending of Brian Baker to win it and championships are won by a combination of your numbers at the AAA level and those unheralded younger players who sometimes go under the radar and what I like is the balance of this lineup and the way PT plays the game and will maybe need an unlikely aforementioned to be the hero FINAL 4 is Possible

North Allegheny (12 7 1) AAA

o This may be one of Jim Black’s best coaching years ever after the Tigers won the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championship in 2013. Developing players and trust me this is a young team he has and maybe that late season loss to Fox Chapel was just the wake-up call that NA needed to get back to work on defending their title because you must score big goals to do it as they found out a year ago and if they do it will be Marty Hubert and with Bradford Thornburgh between the pipes, it is a good bet that the Tigers will get another shot at either Bethel or Peters in the Semis.

 Pine Richland (11 8 1) AAA

o Bags has numbers and his program rightfully made the jump to Class AAA with over 80 kids in Development for the Rams. Maturity says Pine Richland is a year away and a combination of youth and experience with Kyle Cunningham, Nick Matelin, Ryan Cole, and Matthew Cole this may be a team that leaps from the pack and claims a final 4 spot, which gives them a great chance to compete for a Penguins Cup.

Butler (13 7 0) AAA

o Mike Guentner has had an interesting season as the Golden Toronadoes have been through highs and lows. If you watch this club closely, you’ll see some pretty patient players on offense and great ability to have team scoring across the board with Troy Double, Connor Scott, Nick Whann and Tanner Chuba leading the pack. My only question is can Butler make a commitment to team defense and get great goaltending from Logan Rothbauer to carry their efforts through a very deep Penguins Cup field…this is a dangerous team in an elimination game…can’t wait to watch.

Seneca Valley (11-9-0) AAA

o Anthony Raco learned a lesson in October and another in December and maybe the biggest one in early February as Seneca Valley has navigated its way through a very interesting season. When you watch the younger players on the Raiders you can see it coming and my question is that group going to bound with the older players in front of goaltender Tanner Pfeffer. Chris Marziotto, Brendan McFarlane and Peter Kipin when combined a young group led by Alexander Crilley could give SV two lethal scoring units and this is another very solid team that could have a coming out party sooner than expected if the stars align. FINAL 4 is a Stretch

Canon McMillan (11-8-1) AAA

o Terry Virtue inherited a program at Canon Mac that has numbers, has front end talent and has competed well in the Penguins Cup very well over the past few years. A late season shredding of Seneca Valley showed the Big Macs can score with JD Oddi, Austin Tonkovich and Zach Mannsmann leading the way and my question is does this team have the necessary discipline to get it done against the big boys

Central Catholic (12-7-1) AAA

o The Vikings have not been a part of the Penguins Cup process for several years and Billy Connelly and his coaching staff have some decisions to make when the playoff bell rings. Baptism by fire sometimes produces great results and CC has some excellent young talent to insert into a solid lineup and a very good goaltender in Brian Burger. If they find the right combinations in the season’s final week against PR, NA and Butler, this could be the beginning of a title search for Central over the next few years and my question is why not

Penn Trafford (12-8-0) AAA

o With all due respect, Penn Trafford has not won much in their history and does not have a great track record in the Penguins Cup playoffs outside of a couple of glimpses over it history. Parents do not win championships and it’s the players and coaches who make the right decisions, when the chips are down who will bring their programs closer to being a part of the process. Brian Lehneke has one of the best goaltenders in Western Pa in junior Eric Phelps and the line of Jonah Graffius, Jacob Miller and Jordan Eisenstat can score and what the program has developed is numbers and they need to use three lines against the very good Penguins Cup AAA field to be able to compete for a shot at glory and when they figure that out maybe their teams will start producing results.



Wednesday, March 12
2014 Penguins Cup - Class AA - Cathedral Prep 9 Armstrong 5



Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships

2014 Penguins Cup A Semi-Finals – Cathedral Prep 9 Armstrong 5

Pennsylvania Championship History – Armstrong won the Penguins Cup in 1991 at AAA which is the schools only Penguin Cup Championship in School History. Cathedral Prep won the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships in 1984 at AAA and 1997 at AA. Both Schools have had a long history of winning competitive programs on the cusp of Competitive Greatness

RMU Island Sports Center - This Game was all about offense with several top end players stepping to the forefront throughout the contest. River Hawks Hunter Grafton sustained a game ending injury early on but the Team overcame several deficits, but this game came down to goaltending and the Ramblers advanced to the Penguins Cup for the 2nd time in 3 years with a 9-5 victory over Armstrong. Prep broke out to a 3-0 lead after one period on goals by Trevor Faulkner, Hunter Emerson & Brandon Gotkin found the net.

Armstrong came storming back in the 2nd period as Nick Long, David Contrael and Christian Miller scored to tie the game at 3 apiece. Joe Kelly and Richard Vicary scored late in the period to help the Ramblers regain the lead 5-3 at the ice cut. Armstrong cut the lead again at 5-4 as John Phelps scored on a long shot and Nick Long tied the score at 5-5.

Prep seized the defensive zone and had stready goaltending the rest of the way and unheralded hard working forward Jacob Ordos pounced on a loose puck and buried it to give Prep the lead for good 6-5 with 9:42 to play. Trevor Faulkner added three goals to give the Orange and Black a convincing 9-5 win and a spot in the Penguins Cup. Congratulations and good luck to Armstrong for an outstanding first season in existence and a long time coming for that program and Cathedral Prep Craig Barnett for molding and developing a group of young athletes with leadership into a Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championship contender.

Erie Times Article

 http://www.goerie.com/article/20140312/VARSITY03/303129907/Cathedral-Prep-advances-to-PIHL-title-game



Canevin 2011 Pa State
Canevin - 2011 Pennsylvania AA
Wednesday, March 12
2014 Penguins Cup - Class AA - Canevin 7 Hampton 1



Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships

2014 Penguins Cup A Semi-Finals – Canevin 7 Hampton 1 

Championship History – Canevin won the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships in 1983. 1984, 1989 and again in 2011 as the winningest Class AA program in Pennsylvania History. Hampton has endure a 40 + year history of winning competitive teams with a spotty playoff history.

RMU Island Sports Center -

Sometimes Schools are great on Paper and then fall short in the Playoffs. Canevin coach Kevin Zielmanski could write a book on that subject prior to 2011 as the Crusaders won their 4th Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championship. The School fell short the past two seasons and righted the ship midway through the 2013-2014 season and worked on getting healthy and ready for a Championship run.

While Hampton was a worry early in the season, the Talbots did not have the depth nor the competitive greatness to match the Crusaders. Championship Hockey Games are decided by one play or a series of moments and this one was never in doubt as the Talbots were victimized by Adams Family values with a shorthanded tally by Blaine ‘Little Dog’ Adams and a hypnotizing blast from the ‘Big Dog’ Brennan Adams on the power play that put the Talbots to sleep for good at 4:05 of the first period.

Ryan Unger put the Talbots under the ether with 2 goals and three assists the rest of the way for a 7-1 victory for Canevin as Zack Kosick finally broke through the stingy solid defense of Canevin with just 1:48 left and Kevin, Billy, Chris and Kevin already with thoughts of Cathedral Prep in their heads.

Garrett Godlewski and Ross Langford found the scoresheet with statement goals but let’s face it …with 6 Schools left including four from Eastern Pa, there is one favorite to claim in a only two opportunities left and the odds are pretty good for Blue and Blue at Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena.

 

Pennsylvania Firsts – Pacesetters, Legendary Programs w/Family Ties

Cathedral Prep Ramblers – Shane Cross – # 17

Senior Shane is the son of Jeff Cross who played on a couple of State Champions at Erie Fairview back in the day in 1977, 1981 and 1982 and was a significant contributor of the Development of the current Cathedral Prep program over the past ten years

Armstrong Riverhawks – Coby Toy # 13

Senior Coby Toy is listed as Grade 13 and maybe that was a typo but what I will tell you the extended family of Toys has been a name affiliated with Armstrong and Kittanning Hockey going back to development in the program for years at the Belmont is the same breath with the Montebells and other great families who have contributed to that program for 40 years

Hampton Talbots – Zack Kosick # 11

Senior Zack Kosick is a leader for the Hampton Talbots both in numbers and character that has led every team he has ever played on. Zack’s uncle Dave and father Eric have developed many players for the North Hill Vipers Organization for over 35 years and have been consistant supporters of the development at the Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels of Amateur Hockey and understand the contributions to the support at the School level while continuing development for School hopefuls to the Junior and Collegiate levels Educationally and promoting the Sport of Hockey

Canevin Crusaders – Liam Walsh - # 23 Freshman

Liam’s brother Matt scored many huge goals in the 2011 Canevin Pennsylvania AA High School Championship run and it was the leadership and character that helped Pennsylvania’s winningest AA program end a 22 year drought and bring the program respect honor and prominence at the State Level over the past 10 years. Liam will carry the torch for Canevin until he moves on to play hockey at the next level with many more triumphs.



Latrobe - 2013
2013 Pennsylvania Class AA Latrobe
Monday, February 24
2014 Penguins Cup Preview - Class AA



AA

Canevin (21 2 0) AA

o The Mighty Crusaders, says one Emeritus Long Time Hockey supporter of Coach Z, should be a full force entering the 2014 Penguins Cup Playoffs. Championship Programs have all sorts of attributes and Kevin Zielmanski is very calculated when he talks about his program, but the facts are facts and the numbers are the number and Canevin has been start to finish the best team in Class AA. All knitted jerseys aside the Crusaders who fill the uniforms are as solid of a Class AA team in many years, even rivaling the 2011, 1989, 1984 and 1983 squads of Blue and Blue. Randy Unger, Alec Bosnic and freshman Liam Walsh are the go to guys on this team, but what follows them is what make Canevin in front of Nikita Meskin. Will we see a Caped Crusader at Pegula ……Tune In Same Bat Time Same Bat Channel cause this team is on its way! ?

Cathedral Prep (16 4 2) AA

o If there is one lesson this group of Ramblers has learned this season, maybe they appreciate the Penguins Cup run a couple of years ago that ended in disappointment when many in this group were freshman and in development. Coach Craig Barnett is a teacher and the lesson he would like to teach them is that great teams play with composure, discipline and patience as a recipe for success. Whether this team has the competitive greatness and work ethic necessary to exercise those qualities is in question and when they go on the power play it will be Trevor Faulkner, John Colvin, Ben Eliason and the brothers Kelly to get it done and the numbers that showed up for tryouts and in development o take care of the rest….Could this be their year ? ?

Armstrong (16 5 1) AA

o River Hawks …….I like the colors more than the name and it was about time that this program stepped out of Class A and the Open Division and it has taken a better part of this year just for some of the players and coaches just to get used to it. Doug Anthony has a very interesting program in the making and in development and could use some sweetener for his hot chocolate if you will to warm up for the playoffs. Christian Miller, Hunter Grafton and Luke Gross can score like no other team in Class AA, but it takes 20 players to get to the top and Armstrong has a long history of great players but a spotted history of great teams.

Hampton (13 8 1) AA

o Hampton has a very solid goaltender in Cam Raidna and some pretty good scorers in Zack Kosick, Ethan Homitz and Eric Leya….but winning in the playoffs takes discipline and sometimes patience from players who seem to take inopportune penalties that swing the tide of a close game. The Talbots are like a bad storm front coming through that could leave anything in its path and while their faithful hope its opposing teams the opposing teams hope it’s the Talbots exit from the playoffs, which has been their history over 40 years.

Plum (12 7 3) AA

o The Mustangs have knocked off some giants in front of them this season and coach Dave Stonebreaker will learn that to compete with the big Dawgs in the playoffs is a different story. Joe Randazzo and David Stonebreaker have carried the squad offensively, which is great but 17 minute periods against teams with three lines like Canevin, Prep and Armstrong will expose Plum and those go to players will not be fresh in the final minutes when needed to make a playoff run. A final four appearance would be a great accomplishment but that’s where it will end unless 20 bodies are in the lineup and serviceable.  

Latrobe (11-8-3) AA

o When your squad loses a keystone like Dalton Hunter. It is tough to repeat as Pennsylvania High School Hockey Champions and John Winebrenner has some nice players in Chris Johnson, Adam Ferguson and Brendan Johns and the key to the Wildcats four Championship run has been a mix of great numbers in Development, excellent front end talent and great goaltending and something is missing from this year’s Latrobe contingent  

Chartiers Valley (11-11-0) AA

o CV coach Sean Biancanello has terrific tandum with Anthony Franks and Cullen McMahon and the supporting cast and goaltending has let down the Colts this season and their playoff hopes go with it

North Hills (10-12-0) AA

o North Hills won its first division title over 40 years of hockey and thanks to Brandon Dudt-Mulzet’s efforts the Indians Program is on its ways to building toward a strong future. Brett Berner is an awesome player, but unfortunately everyone knows it and he is a marked player when NH takes the ice.



Tuesday, March 11
2014 Penguins Cup - Class A - Quaker Valley 4 Freeport 3



Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships

2014 Penguins Cup A Semi-Finals – Quaker Valley 4 Freeport 3

Pennsylvania Championship History - Freeport and Quaker Valley met in 2007 resulting in Freeport’s only Penguin Cup Championship in School History. Quaker Valley has won Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships in 2006 and 2012 to go with Penguins Cups in 2008 and 2013.

RMU Island Sports Center -  

This would turn out to be easily one of the most gripping and exciting games in Class A Pennsylvania High School Hockey History. QV defeated the Yellow Jackets 5-4 in the final week of the regular season. Freeport would hold a 3-2 lead on the strength of goals by Cole Hepler, Hunter Kepple and Michael Frazetta, who scored to give Freeport the lead with 4:02.

After the Yellow Jackets killed a QV Power Play with 1:40 to play in the 3rd period, Freeport called a timeout with :59 seconds left. The Quakers Jimmy Perkins scored with 32 ticks left to complete the hat trick on a beautiful snap shot past Matt Houston on the short side upstairs and then after a huge scramble in front of the Freeport net Cameron Peterkin sent Quaker Valley to the Penguins Cup finals for the 3rd straight year chipping a Perkins rebound up over the fallen Yellow Jackets goaltender with just .2 seconds left on the clock in one of the great High School Hockey finishes in Pennsylvania High School Hockey History.

Congratulations and good luck to Kevin Quinn and Quaker Valley for a great finish and to Dave Hepler of Freeport in a land of coaches who play 6-8 players to try to win for playing all 20 players on his bench in an attempt to earn Freeport’s 1st State Championship only to fall a split second short.

Pennsylvania Firsts – Pacesetters, Legendary Programs w/Family Ties

Freeport Yellow Jackets – Cole Hepler # 91 Senior

? Son of Freeport Head Coach David Hepler who was the Punter on the University of Pittsburgh’s 1981 Gator Bowl Champions that featured All-Pros and Professional Collegiate and NFL Hall of Fame Legends led by Central Catholic Miami Dolphins Dan Marino. Cole’s brother Zack played on the 2007 Penguins Cup Champions and Pennsylvania State Finalists Freeport Team and the 2007 National Championship Team Pittsburgh of the Chicago Showcase

Freeport Yellow Jackets – Brendon Zack # 18 Senior

? Son of Donald Zack of Freeport and Grandson of Don Zack of Freeport, who played for Freeport’s 1st team and Legendary Builder of the Freeport Hockey Program and WPHOA Quaker Valley Quakers – QV

Coaches Furman South V & Furman South IV - Quaker Valley 

? Furman South V and Colin South were players on the 2006 Pennsylvania High School Hockey Champions of Class A. Their father Furman South IV has been a coach in the Quaker Valley Program Development for many years. Furman V and Colin play Division 1 Hockey for Robert Morris University.



Tuesday, March 11
2014 Penguins Cup - Class A - Thomas Jefferson 4 Mars 2



Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships

2014 Penguins Cup A Semi-Finals – Thomas Jefferson 4 Mars 2

Pennsylvania Championship History – Mars has celebrated two Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships in 2010 over Bayard Rustin and 2011 over Springfield after three consecutive Penguins Cups dating back to 2009. Thomas Jefferson won three consecutive Pennsylvania High School Hockey AA Championships in 1998 over Unionville, 1999 over LaSalle and 2000 over Archbishop Carroll

Thomas Jefferson raced to a 4-1 lead on two goals from Tommy Kimmick and singles from Nick Tamburi and Zach Uhlyar. After the Mars closed the gap to 4-2 on goals by Beau Heakins and Craig Mazzotta in the 3rd period as the Planets pelted Nick Ripepi with 26 shots and the senior goaltender was the difference in this hockey game as TJ moved on to the Penguins Cup finals 4-2 for the first time since 2007, when the Jaguars fell short to Pine Richland.

 

Pennsylvania Firsts – Pacesetters, Legendary Programs w/Family Ties

Thomas Jefferson Jaguars – Tommy Kimmick # 16 Junior

Tommy Kimmick is the son of the late David Kimmick and Nephew of Brad Kimmick, who played in the first high school game in April 1970 with as the Captain of Churchill High School and his uncles Scott Kimmick and Mike Kimmick of Churchill High School played in the very First Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championship in 1975

Thomas Jefferson Jaguars - Philip Nick Ripepi # 33 Senior

? Nick Ripepi is the son of Thomas Jefferson coach Phil Ripepi and his grandfather Phil Ripepi was a renowned surgeon from Mercy Hospital for many years and a group of Hockey Fathers whoe were Physicians from Mercy Hospital who supported and facilitated High School Hockey Programs across Western Pennsylvania during its inception and through the beginnings of the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships

Mars Planets – Trevor Tisdale # 65 Junior

? Trevor Tisdale is the son of Eric Tisdale who played for the Richland Rams in the 1970’s and coached North Catholic in the 1980’s



West Chester East - 2013
2013 Pennsylvania Class A West Chester East
Monday, February 24
2014 Penguins Cup Preview - Class A



A

Quaker Valley (21 1 0) A

o When QV Coach Kevin Quinn talks the Quakers listen and maybe people in Western Pennsylvania should take some notes? About SMALL School Program Development, which takes a lot of resources including Players, Coaches and Cooperative and Supportive Boosters, but most of all it takes Leadership and a Trustee to see this process work for Long Term Development and a run of Championships. Last March QV learned a lesson as it ran through the Penguins Cup and West Chester East was waiting for them and abushed them for a period or so and then QV woke up and almost pulled off one of the great comebacks in Pennsylvania High School Hockey History, only to fall short. What Quaker Valley needs to do is take every game and every shift and play hockey and let the field take penalties and take advantage of a great power play led by Jimmy Perkin, Ryan Lottes, Alexander Quinn and Connor Quinn to lead them to the promised land with no promises

Freeport (14 5 2) A

o Dave Hepler has been the Trustee of a pretty neat Western Pennsylvania Small School Gem at Freeport for many years. These Yellow Jackets may use the battle cry of 2007 when Freeport and the Late Tim Zahemensky upended Quaker Valley at the Mellon Arena to gain their one Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championship and lone Penguins Cup Title. This is a very good team and in their final meeting with Quaker Valley in the regular season would not go away in the final minutes to fall short by a goal. Cole Hepler, Michael Frazetta, Brendan Zack and Stone Haberstroh led a hungry team into the playoffs in front of a very good keeper in Matt Huston and what I like about Hepler is he keeps his best fresh into the final minutes of the game, which could pay dividends at Consol…looking forward to it, but there are 3 other Schools who would like to have a say in that conversation.

Mars (17 5 0) A

o Jupiter High School is off the East Coast of Florida and maybe rivals the economic development in the North Suburbs and Adams Twp, where the Pittsburgh Penguins are building their shrine in the hockey community. Until that happens and someone explains it to me, somehow the Mars Hockey Program, with nearly 60 players in Development is still in Class A, while fielding other Sports Programs in Higher Classification. The Planets have won a couple of State Championships in Hockey and deservedly the accolades that go with it and have done it with the top end talent, goaltending and development necessary to produce competitive advantage over many other programs. A weak Class A bracket keeps this formula at the top, but it takes a little more to put it over the top for the only School to defeat Quaker Valley with Nick Makozy. Beau Heakins and Crai Mazzotta leading the way for Mars.

Thomas Jefferson (15 5 2) A

o TJ stands for Thomas Jefferson and coach Bill Crousey stands for no nonsense. After the Jaguars handled a less than full lineup with Mars, as legend would have it, the coach had a message for his players who seemed to want to celebrate the mid-season victory. TJ has talent in Zach Uhlyer, Tommy Kimmick and Nick Tanburi and sometimes as we saw with Serra Catholic many years ago, small programs who manage the game can provide theatrics like no other. This is an interesting story and oh by the way 3-Time State Champions a while back under Don Powell. Watch out for Thomas Jefferson in March

Westmont Hilltop (13 6 3) A

o When you see a Hilltopper Trustee in Kittanning on a Sunday Night in February, it means that two things have occurred….# 1 the Haven MAY be closed or # 2 King Arthur was attracted to another smell in Western Pennsylvania. There are five schools out of 10 in Class A and the Mighty Hilltoppers are one of them. After a Friday Night 4-1 lead evaporated to TJ, Art McQuillan was undeterred to go scout two principals in the Penguin Cup puzzle and longs for that shot at another Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championship and like 2003 (When Radnor had 4 Division 1 Studs) and 1996 (when McCort was King) this 2014 Squad has depth, goaltending and enough McQuillan’s to have a shot.

Deer Lakes (10-12-0) A

o Somebody asked this year me a simple question about where is Deer Lakes and my answer was somewhere between Kittanning and Fox Chapel near the Mills….Great Answer? DL Coach Todd Luniewski may have a different answer, but what I can tell you is that this is a Small Program on the way back and with Zac Luniewski, Mitch Rupprecht and Thomas Lisowski at the helm, they can score and gives them a chance to win hockey games.



Monday, February 24
2014 Penguins Cup Preview - Class AAA AA and A



 For those heading to the Penguins Cup Playoffs …Good Luck 



Sunday, March 2
2014 Penguins Cup - Class AAA - Playoffs

PENGUIN CUP CLASS AAA PLAYOFFS

FIRST ROUND

Upper St Clair 7 Shaler 1

FIRST ROUND

Penn Trafford 4 Upper St Clair 0

Pine Richland 5 Mt Lebanon 4 [OT]

Central Catholic 2 State College 1

Canon McMillan 1 Seneca Valley

QUARTER FINALS (Remaining Schools are Re-Seeded)

Bethel Park 4 State College 1

Peters Twp 4 Seneca Valley 1

North Allegheny 4 Penn Trafford 5

Butler 2 Pine Richland 4

 



Sunday, March 2
2014 Penguins Cup - Class AA - Playoffs

PENGUIN CUP CLASS AA PLAYOFFS QUARTER FINALS

Canevin 7 North Hills 2

Cathedral Prep 7 Chartiers Valley 4

Armstrong 7 Latrobe 3

Hampton 3 Plum 2 [OT]

PENGUINS CUP - SEMI-FINALS - TUES DAY MARCH 11, 2014

# 1 Canevin  vs # 4 Hampton 

# 2 Cathedral Prep vs # 3  Armstrong 



Sunday, March 2
2014 Penguins Cup - Class A - Playoffs

PENGUIN CUP CLASS A PLAYOFFS QUARTER FINALS

Quaker Valley 8 South Fayette 1

Mars 10 Serra Catholic 0

Thomas Jefferson 5 Deer Lakes 4

Freeport 6 Westmont Hilltop 2

PENGUINS CUP CLASS A - SEMI FINALS - Monday 3/10/14

# 1 Quaker Valley vs # 4 Freeport 

# 2 Mars vs # 3 Thomas Jefferson 

 

 



Penguins Cup
2014 Penguins Cup - Game Scoresheets on Pointstreak
Tuesday, March 4
2014 Penguins Cup Championships - Semi-Finals and Finals



PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS

Quaker Valley 4 Freeport 3 

Thomas Jefferson 4 Mars 2

PENGUIN CUP FINALS A   Consol Energy Monday 17-Mar 4:30 PM -

Quaker Valley 8 Thomas Jefferson 2 

PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS

Cathedral Prep 9 Armstrong 5 

Canevin 7 Hampton 1

PENGUIN CUP FINALS AA   Consol Energy Monday 17-Mar 6:45 PM

Canevin 1 Cathedral Prep 0

PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS

Bethel Park 4 Pine Richland 0 

Peters Township 6 Penn Trafford 1

PENGUIN CUP FINALS AAA Consol Energy Monday 17-Mar 9:00 PM -

Peters Twp 4 Bethel Park 2

 

 



North Allegheny 2013 PA Cup AAA
2013 Pennsylvania Class AAA North Allegheny
Friday, February 21
2013-2014 Western Pa Hockey Division Titles



Penguins Cup
Penguins Cup

   The Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships are schedule for Saturday March 22nd at the Pegula Ice Arena in State College Pennsylvania as the Flyers Cup Champions will meet the Penguins Cup Champions for the State Finals. Western Pennsylvania has begun to celebrate a little early as Division Championships are crowned and congrats to all and good luck in the 'Pursuit of Pegula'

Freeport Yellow Jackets - 2nd Straight Division Title 

Quaker Valley Quakers - 11 Titles in 13 Years for QV 

Thomas Jefferson Jaguars - 2nd Straight and 8th in School History for TJ

Westmont Hilltop Hilltoppers - 2nd Straight and 8th in School History for Westmont 

AA

Canevin Crusaders - 6th Division Title in 7 Years 

Cathedral Prep - First Division Title since 2000 

North Hills Indians - First Division Title in 41 Years  

Plum Mustangs - First Division Title since 2007 and 8th in School Hisory   

AAA 

North Allegheny Tigers - 9th Division Title in 14 Years and 13th Overall for NA  

Central Catholic Vikings - Vikings win 3rd Division title in a eow and 12th in School History

Butler Golden Toronadoes - First AAA Division Title in School Hisory  

Bethel Park Blackhawks - First Division Title since 2007 



Penguins Cup
Saturday, March 2
2013 Penguins Cup Semi Finals and Finals

2013 Penguins Cup Playoffs

   Watch here for wire to wire coverage to the Pennsylvania HIgh School Hockey Championships on March 23rd at Ice Works in Aston

Class AAA

    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                
AAA 1 Peters Twp    3 4 State College    0 RMU Island Sports Wednesday 13-Mar 5:45 PM
AAA 2 Bethel Park    3 3 North Allegheny   4 RMU Island Sports Wednesday 13-Mar 7:45 PM
    PENGUIN CUP FINALS                
AAA 1  Peters Twp    0 3  North Allegheny    2 Consol Energy  Wednesday  20-Mar 9:00 PM

Class AA

    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                
AA 1 Canevin    2 4 Pine Richland   OT    3 RMU Island Sports Tuesday 12-Mar 9:00 PM
AA 2 Latrobe     3 3 Chartiers Valley     2 RMU Island Sports Tuesday 12-Mar 7:00 PM
    PENGUIN CUP FINALS                
AA 2  Latrobe    5 4  Pine Richland    0 Consol Energy  Wednesday  20-Mar 7:00 PM

Class A

    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                
A 1 Quaker Valley    4 4 Kittanning   1 RMU Island Sports Monday 11-Mar 6:00 PM
A 2 Mars    4 3 Westmont Hilltop    1 RMU Island Sports Monday 11-Mar 8:00 PM
    PENGUIN CUP FINALS                
A 1  Quaker Valley    5 2  Mars     1 Consol Energy  Wednesday  20-Mar 5:00 PM

Class A

2013 Penguins Cup Semi-Finals

Mars 4 Westmont Hilltop 1 Highlights: Mars spots Westmont a 1-0 lead and then reels off four goals to advance to Consol Energy 4-1. Reed Salada, Michael McCann, Ed Schwadron and Max Master score for the Planets. 

Quaker Valley 4 Kittanning 1 Highlights: Ryan Dickson scores twice and Jimmy Perkins and Clayton Bouchard score for QV as Quakers move on to Penguin Cup final. Cam Langham makes 25 save in defeat for the Wildcats.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/high-school-other/northwest-xtra-unbeaten-quaker-valley-reaches-hockey-final-679191/

2013 Penguins Cup Final

Quaker Valley 5 Mars 1 Highlights: Jimmy Perkins scores twice as QV defends Penguins Cup title

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article -  http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/high-school-other/quakers-return-to-final-680197/

Penguins Pointstreak Article - http://pihlsite.pointstreaksites.com/view/pihlsite/league-news/news_69312A

 Class AA

Pine Richland 3 Canevin 2 OT Highlights: Dillon Kessy scores at 2:40 of overtime to send Pine Richland to the Penguins Cup. Matthew Cole tied the game in the 3rd period for the Rams. Brennan Adams scores two PPG for Crusaders.  

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article   http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/high-school-other/pihl-playoffs-pine-richland-ousts-no-1-team-679032/

Latrobe 3 Chartiers Valley 2 Highlights: Chris Johnson, Adam Ferguson and Dalton Hunter score to give WIldcats a 3-0 lead. CV's Tyler Stevenson is stellar turning away 33 shots for Latrobe inclduing a dozen or so prime scoring chances. The Colts rally with goals by Robert Ferrari and Anthony Franks but fall short.

2013 Penguins Cup Final

Latrobe 5 Pine Richland 0 Highlights: Freshman Dalton Hunter scores twice and Shane Brudnock earns the shutout

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article -  http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/high-school-other/dominant-2nd-period-sends-latrobe-to-final-680174/

Penguins Pointstreak Article - http://pihlsite.pointstreaksites.com/view/pihlsite/league-news/news_69319

Class AAA

Peters Twp 3 State College 0 Highlights: Brian Baker made 28 saves to earn the shutout and Keenan Whitmer, Alex DeBolt and Trevor Rectenwald scored to send Peters to the PC Final

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article   http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/high-school-other/peters-township-shuts-out-state-college-679307/

North Allegheny 4 Bethel Park 3 Highlights: Joe Griffin scored twice and Charlie Johnson and Cody Black added goals for NA. Chris Siak scored a pair for Bethel

2013 Penguins Cup Final

North Allegheny 2 Peters Twp 0 Highlights: Joe Griffin scores twice in the 3rd period and Bradford Thornburgh earns the shutout

Pittsburgh Tribune Review Article -  http://triblive.com/sports/hssports/hockey/3687667-74/allegheny-north-griffin#axzz2O1hPjYdq

Penguins Pointstreak Article - http://pihlsite.pointstreaksites.com/view/pihlsite/league-news/news_69326



Monday, February 11
Western Pa Hockey - 2012-2013 Standings and Rankings
Western Pa Hockey - 2012-2013 Standings and Rankings

Every Week during the Regular Season - Pa Hockey Hub will compile the Standings and Rankings of all teams in Class AAA, AA and A up to the Penguins Cup Playoffs Our interactive spreadsheet will track the Pengiiins Cup playoffs to the Wire !

www.eteamz.com/pahockey/files/PAHockey1213Week17StandingsF.xls

FINAL ..If the Penguins Cup Started Today, Matchups and Seedings !

    PA HOCKEY        
    POST GAZETTE TOP 5         
    2012-2013  "AAA AA & A" DIVISION        
    FINAL - WEEK 17        
CLASS DIVISION TEAM W L T PTS
             
AAA 1 NORTH ALLEGHENY 15 4 2 32
AAA 2 PETERS TWP 17 4 0 34
AAA 3 BETHEL PARK 16 5 0 32
AAA 4 STATE COLLEGE 14 7 0 28
AAA 5 SENECA VALLEY 14 6 1 29
             
AA 1 CANEVIN 16 1 2 34
AA 2 PINE RICHLAND 14 4 1 29
AA 3 LATROBE 16 3 0 32
AA 4 CHARTIERS VALLEY 14 4 1 29
AA 5 CATHEDRAL PREP 13 6 0 26
             
A 1 QUAKER VALLEY 22 0 0 44
A 2 MARS 17 3 1 35
A 3 FREEPORT 16 5 1 33
A 4 WESTMONT HILLTOP 14 7 1 29
A 5 THOMAS JEFFERSON 14 8 0 28
             


Monday, February 25
Western Pa Hockey - 2012-2013 Division Titles

Western Pa Hockey - 2012-2013 Division Titles

Class AAA

State College Icers - State College wins 5th Division Title in 6 Years

Central Catholic Vikings - Second straight for CC

North Allegheny Tigers - Three in a row and seven times in past nine years for NA

Peters Twp Indians - 6th Crown and first in Class AAA

Class AA

Latrobe Wildcats - Seven straight Division Crowns for Wildcats

Pine Richland Rams - First Division title since 2008 for Rams

Moon Tigers - Tigers win first title since 2007

Canevin Crusaders - 5 crowns in 6 years for Crusaders

Class A

Westmont Hilltop Hilltoppers  - first title since 2006 for Hilltoppers

Quaker Valley Quakers - 10 Titles in 12 Years for QV

Freeport Yellow Jackets - first title since 2007 for Freeport  

Thomas Jefferson Jaguars - 4th PIHL Division Crown

  Western Pennsylvania High School Hockey Division Titles              
  Period from ~ 1971 - 2013               
  School  From To Total  PIHL WPIHL SHIHL LKSHL
                 
1 Meadville Bulldogs 1979 Present 17 6     11
2 Kittanning Wildcats / Armstrong Arrows 1972 Present 16 7 9    
3 Pine Richland / Richland Rams 1973 Present 16 8 8    
4 Bethel Park Blackhawks 1972 Present 14 6 1 7  
5 Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers 1985 Present 14 9 5    
6 Canevin Crusaders 1973 Present 13 7 1 5  
7 Latrobe Wildcats 1981 Present 12 9 3    
8 North Allegheny Tigers  1973 Present 12 8 4    
9 Upper St Clair Panthers 1972 Present 12 2 1 9  
10 Serra Catholic Eagles 1987 Present 12 12 0    
11 Central Catholic Vikings 1973 Present 11 5 6    
12 Beaver Bobcats 1985 Present 9 3 1 5  
13 Cathedral Prep Ramblers 1973 Present 9 1     8
14 Mt Lebanon Blue Devils  1972 Present 9 3 4 2  
15 Chartiers Valley Colts  1973 Present 8 2 1 5  
16 Churchill Chargers 1972 1986 8 0 8    
17 Fox Chapel Foxes  1973 Present 8 2 6    
18 Gateway Gators  1973 Present 8 3 5    
19 McDowell Trojans 1973 Present 8 1     7
20 North Catholic Trojans 1973 Present 8 0 8    
21 Shaler Titans 1972 Present 8 2 6    
22 Greensburg CC Centaurians 1982 Present 7 3 4    
23 Plum Mustangs 1987 Present 7 2 5    
24 South Park Eagles 1973 Present 7 1 1 5  
25 Peters Twp Indians 1974 Present 7 6 1 0  
26 Thomas Jefferson Jaguars 1976 Present 7 4   3  


Sunday, March 3
2013 Penguins Cup - Class AA
Class Seed Home   Seed Away   Rink Day Date Time
  PENGUIN CUP CLASS AA PLAYOFFS                
    FIRST ROUND Score     Score        
AA 8 PLUM   6 9 NORTH HILLS   3 Valley Monday 4-Mar 9:00 PM
AA 7 HAMPTON   4 10 GATEWAY   3 Ice Connection Monday 4-Mar 7:10 PM
    QUARTER FINALS                
AA 1 Canevin   5 8  Plum   2 Mt Lebanon   Wednesday  6-Mar  7:10 PM
AA 2 Latrobe   2 7  Hampton   0 Kirk Nevin  Thursday  7-Mar  7:15 PM
AA 3 Chartiers Valley   4 6 Moon   1 Mt Lebanon  Thursday 7-Mar 8:10 PM
AA 4 Pine Richland   6 5 Cathedral Prep   2 Ice Connection Wednesday 6-Mar 7:40 PM


Sunday, March 3
2013 Penguins Cup - Class A

2013 Penguins Cup - Class A

Class Seed Home     Away   Rink Day Date Time  
  PENGUIN CUP CLASS A PLAYOFFS                    
    FIRST ROUND Score     Score          
A 8 DEER LAKES   8 9 SOUTH PARK   1 Ice Connection Monday 4-Mar 9:10 PM  
A 7 SERRA CATHOLIC   9 10 SOUTH FAYETTE   2 Rostraver Monday 4-Mar 8:15 PM  
    QUARTER FINALS                  
A 1 Quaker Valley   6 8  Deer Lakes   0 Airport  Thursday  7-Mar  8:30 PM  
A 2 Mars   8 7  Serra Catholic   2 Cranberry  Wednesday  6-Mar  8:30 PM  
A 3 Freeport   2 6 Kittanning   5 Belmont Thursday 7-Mar 6:15 PM  
A 4 Westmont Hilltop OT   4 5 Thomas Jefferson   3 War Memorial  Wednesday 6-Mar 7:00 PM  


Sunday, March 3
2013 Penguins Cup - Class AAA
Class Seed Home   Seed Away   Rink Day Date Time
  PENGUIN CUP CLASS AAA PLAYOFFS                
    FIRST ROUND                
AAA 5 State College    6 12 Mt Lebanon    1 Penn State  Monday 4-Mar 7:00 PM
AAA 6 Canon McMillan   3 11 Butler   0 Iceoplex Monday 4-Mar 7:10 PM
AAA 7 Upper St Clair    3 10 Shaler   2 Ice Castle Tuesday 5-Mar 5:00 PM
AAA 8 NORWIN   4 9 Central Catholic  OT   5 Harmarville Tuesday 5-Mar 8:00 PM
    QUARTER FINALS                
AAA 1 Peters Twp    7 8  Central Catholic   3 Iceoplex  Thursday  7-Mar  7:10 PM
AAA 2 Bethel Park   5 7  Upper St Clair   1 Bethel Park  Wednesday  6-Mar  7:00 PM
AAA 3 North Allegheny  OT   2 6  Canon McMillan   1 Cranberry  Wednesday  6-Mar  6:30 PM
AAA 4 Seneca Valley   3 5  State College   4 Cranberry  Thursday  7-Mar  8:00 PM


Sunday, March 3
2013 Penguins Cup – High School Hockey Championships Previews

AAA

Ø  North Allegheny (15-4-2) appears to be the favorites of the 2013 Penguins Cup AAA and has been for the 17 weeks of the 2013-13 Season. The Tigers are geared more for the 17 minute periods more than any team in the playoffs with balance, defense and timely scoring.  

Ø  Peters Township (17-4-0) is red hot and has been AAA’s best team in the 2nd half of the regular season. The Indians have front end closers led by Trevor Rectenwald and goaltending if Brian Baker and appears poised for a run at the title.  

Ø  Bethel Park (16-5-0) is the defending champions and owns a lot of close victories over Penguins Cup contenders. Chris Siak and Derek Lesnak will lead the charge and will likely have to beat both NA and PT to accomplish their goal.    

Ø  Canon McMillan (11-6-4) has more offensive firepower than any AAA team and if they find defensive hockey and goaltending can go on a run to win the Penguins Cup

Ø  State College (14-7-0) is a red hot team with 50 goal scorer Stefan Horgos and the question is can the Little Lions overcome travel and the field to achieve a Penguins Cup for the first time.

Ø  Seneca Valley (14-6-1) is back in the Penguins Cup fold led by the goaltending of Tanner Pfeffer and is an interesting darkhorse in a strong field.

AA

Ø  Canevin (16-1-2) owns wins over Latrobe and Pine Richland this season in between an excellent season and the Crusaders three lines and no frills play is very strong for 51 minutes making them an interesting favorite.

Ø  Pine Richland (14-4-1) has logged into the 2nd favorite of the Class AA Field with depth and scoring tandum of Dillon Kessy and Zach Richey who seem unstoppable for opponents.

Ø  Latrobe (16-3-0) has goaltending of Shane Brudnock and scoring of Josh Singley, Brendan Johns and Dalton Hunter and the question is the depth to go the distance in the playoff over 3 games.

Ø  Chartiers Valley (14-4-1) like Latrobe has great goaltending of Noah Stevenson and scoring with Anthony Franks and Cullen McMahon and will need its depth to shine in the playoffs to win it.  

A

Ø  Quaker Valley (22-0-0) is the defending State Champions and has not looked back with depth, goaltending and balanced scoring and for the Quakers to lose along the way will be a major upset.

Ø  Mars (17-3-1) is clearly the 2nd best team in Class A and will need to concentrate on getting a 3rd shot at QV as the field is capable of beating the Planets.

Ø  Freeport (16-5-1) has a Hepler and goaltending and scoring like 2007, but I am not sure they can surprise Quaker Valley, but could be a team who gets a shot at them in the PC Final

Ø  Westmont Hilltop (14-7-1) is a team that has beaten some very good teams in 12-13 and may be a year away from the Penguins Cup, but if the Hilltoppers play well who knows.

Ø  Kittanning (13-8-1) has a goaltender in Cam Langham who can steal games and scoring duo of Christian Miller and Hunter Grafton and will need them to produce to have a shot



Monday, March 4
2013 Penguins Cup Highlights

2013 Penguins Cup Highlights  

Thursday March 7, 2013

AAA

Peters Twp 7 Central Catholic 3 Highlights: Brady Cochrane with HT and Trevor Rectenwald with a pair for PT

State College 4 Seneca Valley 3 OT Highlights: Sey Yeaple scores hat trick including GWG at 6:09 of OT

AA

Latrobe 2 Hampton 0 Highlights: Shane Brudnock with 27 saves and Josh SIngley & Chris Johnson with 2 Pts

Chartiers Valley 4 Moon 1 Highlights: Cullen McMahon with 3 G 1 A for Colts

A

Kittanning 5 Freeport 2 Highlights: Christian Miller with 4 goals for Wildcats does in Freeport

Quaker Valley 6 Deer Lakes 0 Highlights: Ryan Dickson with HT and Jimmy Perkins with 3 A for QV

Wednesday March 6, 2013

AAA

Bethel Park 5 Upper St Clair 1 Highlights: Austin Jameyson with a pair for the Hawks

North Allegheny 2 Canon McMillan 1 OT Highlights: Cody Black nets the game winner at 5:00 of OT

AA

Canevin 5 Plum 2 Highlights: Austin Large and Garrett Godlewski with 2 each for Crusaders

Pine Richland 6 Cathedral Prep 2 Highlights: Drew Burkhoudt and Dillon Kessy with 1 G 1 A for Rams

A

Westmont Hilltop 4 Thomas Jefferson 3 OT Highlights: Ian Campbell with OT game winner for Westmont

Mars 8 Serra Catholic 2 Highlights: Nick Berteotti with HT and Nick Makozy with a pair for Mars

Tueday March 5, 2013

AAA

Upper St Clair 3 Shaler 2 Highlights: Conner Ackermann with a pair and game winner with 51 seconds remaining wins it for USC

Central Catholic 5 Norwin 4 Highlights: Jesse Yeckel with 2 G 2 A scores GWG at 6:05 of OT

Monday March 4, 2013

AAA

State College 6 Mt Lebanon 1 Highlights: SC’s Stefan Horgos with 2 G 2 A and Dalton Brown with a pair

Canon McMillan 3 Butler 0 Highlights: Ryan Christian with 20 Save shutout for Big Macs

AA

Plum 6 North Hills 3 Highlights: Taylor Cestra with 45 saves and David Stonebreaker and Joe Randazzo with a pair each for Mustangs

Hampton 4 Gateway 3 Highlights: Zach Kosick with 3 Goals for Hampton

A

Deer Lakes 8 South Fayette 1 Highlights: Michael Rupprecht with HT & Zach Luniewski with @G 2A for Lancers

Serra Catholic 9 South Park 2 Highlights: Roman Kramer with HT & Tyler Speis with 1 G 4 A for Eagles



Sunday, March 25
2012 Pennsylvania High School Hockey Finalists - Bethel Park
PA HOCKEY - 2012 PENNSYLVANIA CUP PREVIEW
2012 PENNSYLVANIA CUP AAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
BETHEL PARK BLACKHAWKS (18-7-1)  
Pennsylvania Cup AAA Champions 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005
PENGUINS CUP CHAMPIONS 1983, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005 & 2012
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League         
             
PA HOCKEY ELITE 8 FINAL RANKING - CLASS AAA: # 8 &  4 WPA   
Team Website            
http://www.eteamz.com/bethelparkhockey/   Bitmap
 
   
League Website            
www.pihlweb.com             
Statewide Website            
www.pahockey.net            
PA HOCKEY PLAYOFF PREVIEW:            
HEAD COACH: JIM 'MORT' MCVAY          
TOP PLAYERS:  ZACH VOLZER - DEREK LESNAK - JAKE BROWN - MICHAEL BLUM            
PENNSYLVANIA CUP PLAYOFFS          
FIRST ROUND            
Bethel Park 7 McDowell     3  
SECOND ROUND             
Bethel Park 2 North Allegheny    1 3OT
PENGUINS CUP SEMI-FINALS            
Bethel Park 3 Penn Trafford   2  
PENGUINS CUP FINALS            
Bethel Park 2 Peters Twp    1  


Sunday, March 25
2012 Pennsylvania High School Hockey Finalists - West Allegheny
PA HOCKEY - 2012 PENNSYLVANIA CUP PREVIEW
2012 PENNSYLVANIA CUP AAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
WEST ALLEGHENY INDIANS (21-3-0)  
PENGUIN CUP AA CHAMPIONS - 2012   Bitmap
 
   
PENNSYLVANIA CLASS AA - First Appearance      
             
Team Website            
http://wahockey.com/            
League Website            
www.pihlweb.com            
Statewide Website            
www.pahockey.net            
PA HOCKEY ELITE 8 FINAL RANKING - CLASS AA:     
HEAD COACH: TIM VEACH            
TOP PLAYERS: JON LEVITT - JASON KUMPFMILLER - PATRICK COBURN - 
            JARED DISANTI - MATT GREBOSKY        
PENNSYLVANIA CUP PLAYOFFS          
FIRST ROUND            
West Allegheny   BYE        
SECOND ROUND             
West Allegheny 5 Moon       2
PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS            
West Allegheny 5 Pine Richland      3
PENGUIN CUP FINALS            
West Allegheny 4 Cathedral Prep   3


Monday, March 12
2012 Penguins Cup - Class A
Class Seed Home     Away   Rink Day Date Time
  PENGUIN CUP CLASS A PLAYOFFS                  
    FIRST ROUND Score     Score        
A 7 South Fayette  1 10 Thomas Jefferson  9 Bethel Park  Tuesday 13-Mar 7:00 PM
A 8 Freeport  5 9 Bishop McCort  1 Belmont Monday 12-Mar 7:30 PM
    QUARTER FINALS                
A 1 Quaker Valley  6 8  Thomas Jefferson  3 Airport Thursday  15-Mar 8:30 PM
A 2 Mars   6 7  Freeport  1 Cranberry Thursday  15-Mar 6:30 PM
A 3 Hampton   1 6 Westmont Hilltop  0 Ice Connection Thursday  15-Mar 7:50 PM
A 4 Kittanning  4 5 Serra Catholic  1 Belmont Thursday  15-Mar 7:30 PM


Monday, March 12
2012 Penguins Cup - Class AA
Class Seed Home   Seed Away   Rink Day Date Time
  PENGUIN CUP CLASS AA PLAYOFFS                
    FIRST ROUND Score     Score        
AA 7 Plum  4 10 North Hills   3 Valley Monday 12-Mar 7:00 PM
AA 8 Moon  8 9 Gateway  1 Airport Monday 12-Mar 7:30 PM
    QUARTER FINALS                
AA 1 West Allegheny  5 8 Moon   2 Airport Thursday 15-Mar 9:00 PM
AA 2 Chartiers Valley  7 7 Plum  3 Mt Lebanon Thursday 15-Mar 8:40 PM
AA 3 Canevin  1 6 Pine Richland   5 Mt Lebanon Thursday 15-Mar 6:40 PM
AA 4 Cathedral Prep   6 5 Latrobe   2 Mercyhurst Thursday 15-Mar 7:15 PM


Monday, March 12
2012 Penguins Cup - Class AAA
Class Seed Home   Seed Away   Rink Day Date Time
  PENGUIN CUP CLASS AAA PLAYOFFS                
    FIRST ROUND                
AAA 5 Peters Twp  9 12 Shaler   3 Southpointe Monday 12-Mar 7:30 PM
AAA 6 Bethel Park   7 11 McDowell  3 Bethel Park Monday 12-Mar 8:00 PM
AAA 7 Upper St Clair   2 10 State College   5 Ice Castle  Monday 12-Mar 7:00 PM
AAA 8 Norwin    7 9 Central Catholic   2 Center Ice  Tuesday 13-Mar 8:40 PM
    SECOND ROUND                 
AAA 1 Penn Trafford  5 8  State College  4 Center Ice  Thursday 15-Mar 6:30 PM
AAA 2 Canon McMillan  9 7  Norwin  2 Southpointe Friday 16-Mar 6:30 PM
AAA 3 North Allegheny  1 6  Bethel Park  2 Cranberry  Thursday 15-Mar 8:30 PM
AAA 4 Mt Lebanon  3 5  Peters Twp  4 Mt Lebanon Wednesday  14-Mar 7:10 PM


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Monday, October 18
2010-2011 Western Pa Hockey Previews

Western Pa Hockey 2010 – 11 Interscholastic Preview

 CLASS AAA  

   The Class AAA Hockey was wide open for the Penguins Cup in 2010 and Canon McMillan emerged from the 8th Seed to go all the way to the State Finals before losing to Cardinal O’Hara in overtime. The Big Macs should be in the thick of things in 2011 as stalwart defenseman Alexander Baskerov and consistant forward Brett Oldaker along with a nice core of returning players will lead Canon Mac into the season as defending Penguins Cup champions. Upper St Clair was a team a year ago that looked as if they were on the verge of something special and the duo of C.J. Murray and Justin Selep will be tough to defend as the leading scoring tandem in Class AAA. To make the division title even tougher will again be Bethel Park, which had a very good rebuilding year and Michael Shipley will lead the Hawks in their school’s quest for a 6th Pennsylvania Title.

State College defeated several top flight AAA schools a year ago and again will be a force in Class AAA led by Ryan Pate. Plum was another school  that many felt was one of the better teams in Class AAA and will return a majority of a very good squad led by Hunter Breit. Finally, North Allegheny has a young nucleus of talent and was one of the one goal losses along to Canon Mac along with Seneca Valley and State College, so expect the Tigers will be in the mix come March.       

 

CLASS AA

  Latrobe has won three consecutive Pennsylvania Class AA titles and will make a bid in 2010-2011 to become the first Class AA school to win four straight titles. The Wildcats are led in goal by State Final hero Shane Brudnock and offensive returnees Zach LaDuke and Josh Singley amongst a very deep program, which should be at the top of Class AA. West Allegheny has been knocking at the Class AA Penguins Cup door for a few years and if they can overcome Latrobe,may be able to unseat them with the goaltending of Jason Kumpfmiller. Perennial bridesmaid Canevin is a team looking to go one step further led by Frankie Vance. Peters Twp is a program rich in numbers and talent and is always a contender in the playoffs. Erie Cathedral Prep is a strong nucleus of Juniors and Seniors that has been together a few years led by Jimmy Buffalino and Chris Coombs and could make noise in Class AA. 

   CLASS A

 Mars won its first Pennsylvania State Championship and 2nd straight Penguins Cup in 2010 and is a heavy favorite to do it again in 2011 led by goaltender Tyler Stepke and scoring machine Elliott Tisdale. The closest competition will again come from Kittanning led by Jordan Ford, Troy Schall and Willy Koster and the Cats will be a force this year. Serra Catholic made it to the Penguins Cup again last year and Jarrett Rutchka and goaltender Garrett Hudson lead the Eagles quest to return to Consol Energy Center. An interesting darkhorse this season will be the mighty Hilltoppers of Westmont Hilltop and with the exodus of Bishop McCort’s program leaves only Westmont from Johnstown to compete for the Penguins Cup for the first time since 1982. The Hiltoppers will be led by Noah McQuillan, Corey Schaefer and Zac Kindya. Knoch and Hampton round out the top 5 in Class A and both schools had very good seasons a year ago and could be in the final 4 mix into 2011.



Penguins Cup
2011 Penguins Cup - AAA
Sunday, March 6
2011 Penguins Cup AAA

 

    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                  
AAA 1 Fox Chapel 0 4 Upper St Clair  2 Consol  Monday 14-Mar 9:00 PM  
AAA 2 Canon McMillan 5 3 Bethel Park 2 Consol  Tuesday 15-Mar 9:00 PM  
    PENGUIN CUP FINALS                  
AAA 2 Canon McMillan 3 4 Upper St Clair  4 Consol Sunday 20-Mar 9:00 PM OT
    FLYERS CUP FINALS                  
AAA 1 LaSalle 3 3 Malvern Prep 2 Wells Fargo  Monday 7-Mar   OT
    PENNSYLVANIA CUP FINALS                  
AAA E LaSalle  3 W Upper St Clair   4 Iceline  Saturday 26-Mar 4:00 PM  OT



Penguins Cup
2011 Penguins Cup AA
Sunday, March 6
2011 Penguins Cup AA

 

    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                  
AA 1 Peters Twp  8 4 Chartiers Valley 1 Consol  Monday 14-Mar 7:00 PM  
AA 2 Canevin 2 3 Latrobe  1 Consol  Tuesday 15-Mar 7:00 PM OT
    PENGUIN CUP FINALS                  
AA 1 Peters Twp  2 2 Canevin 5 Consol Sunday 20-Mar 7:00 PM  
    FLYERS CUP FINALS                  
AA 1 Council Rock South   5 2 Central Bucks East  2          
    PENNSYLVANIA CUP FINALS                  
AA W Canevin  4 E  Council Rock South  1 Iceline  Saturday 26-Mar 1:30 PM  



Penguins Cup
Sunday, March 6
2011 Penguins Cup A

 

    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                
A 1 Kittanning 2 4 Hampton  6 Consol  Monday 14-Mar 5:00 PM
A 2 Mars  4 3 Westmont Hilltop 1 Consol  Tuesday 15-Mar 5:00 PM
    PENGUIN CUP FINALS                
A 1 Mars  5 4 Hampton  0 Consol Sunday 20-Mar 5:00 PM
    FLYERS CUP FINALS                
A 3 Unionville 2 7 Springfield 3        
    PENNSYLVANIA CUP FINALS                
A W Mars   5 E Springfield  2 Iceline  Saturday 26-Mar 11:00 AM



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2011 Penguins Cup - Western Pa Hockey Playoff Previews
Monday, March 7
2011 Penguins Cup - Western Pa Hockey Playoff Previews

2011 Penguins Cup - Western Pa Hockey Playoff Previews

Coverage of the 36th Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships and Penguins Cup and Flyers Cup will culminate in the State Finals at Ice Line on March 26th

Below is the Attachment for the 36th Annual Penguins Cup Preview  

www.eteamz.com/pahockey/files/PENCUP11.xls

 

 



Monday, March 8
Penguins Cup - Class AAA

 

 

  PENGUIN CUP CLASS AAA PLAYOFFS                  
    FIRST ROUND Score     Score          
AAA 12 Mt Lebanon 1 12 Pine Richland  0 Center Ice  Sunday  7-Mar 7:00 PM OT
    FIRST ROUND Score     Score          
AAA 5 Plum 2 12 Mt Lebanon 3 Valley  Thursday  11-Mar 8:00 PM OT
AAA 6 Norwin  4 11 Penn Trafford 5 Center Ice  Monday  8-Mar 7:00 PM  
AAA 7 Bethel Park 5 10 McDowell 1 Bethel Park Tuesday 9-Mar 7:00 PM  
AAA 8 Canon McMillan 3 9 North Allegheny 1 Southpointe Thursday  11-Mar 8:00 PM  
    SECOND ROUND                   
AAA 1 Shaler   3 8 Mt Lebanon   1 Harmarville Tuesday 16-Mar 7:00 PM  
AAA 2 Upper St Clair  4 7 Penn Trafford  0 Ice Castle Tuesday 16-Mar 7:30 PM  
AAA 3 State Collage  1 6 Canon McMillan  2 PSU Wednesday  17-Mar 8:00 PM  
AAA 4 Seneca Valley  2 5 Bethel Park  1 Cranberry Tuesday 16-Mar 7:30 PM  
First Round Highlights

Penn Trafford's Kevin Fulton scores twice as PT holds a 3-2 lead into the 3rd period. Nico Vecchio ties the game for Norwin with 3:48 to go. PT's Conlon Sodrosky scores the go ahead goal at 1:42 remaining and Chris Corrales adds a huge insurance ENG 11 seconds later as the Warriors hold off the Knights 5-4. Anthony Maroadi scores with under a minute to play on the power play.

Bethel Park's Tyler Shipley scores a hat trick, Kenny Loeffler a short handed tally and Jimmy Stitt and empty netter to lead Hawks over McDowell. Gus Martin scores for the Trojans.

Canon Macs Zach McKown. Michael Shaner and Brett Oldaker score as Big Macs knock out North Allegheny 3-1

Lebo Sophomore Jason Hartman scored with 3:32 left in overtime, and the No. 12 seed Blue Devils upset fifth-seeded Plum, 3-2,

Second Round Highlights

Matt Wreggett made 20 Saves and Justin Selep scored twice and added an assist to lead the Panthers to the Semis at Mellon Arena for the 2nd straight year 

Seneca Valley's Logan Pfeffer scores twice including a shorthanded goal to eliminate Bethel and send the Raiders to the Semi-Finals for the 2nd straight year

Shane Shiring, Zac Lynch and Pat Schafer score as # 1 Shaler knocks out Mt Lebo 3-1. Ricky Cannon stops 20 shots and the Blue Devils goaltender Travis Lisowski makes 37 saves.

Canon McMillan scores with 1:49 to play to knock off # 3 Seed State College



Monday, March 8
Penguins Cup - Class AA
Class Seed Home   Seed Away   Rink Day Date Time
  PENGUIN CUP CLASS AA PLAYOFFS                
    SECOND ROUND                 
AA 1 Latrobe   9 8 Moon  1 Kirk Nevin Thursday 18-Mar 7:00 PM
AA 2 Canevin   11 7 Chartiers Valley  4 Mt Lebanon  Tuesday 16-Mar 7:00 PM
AA 3 West Allegheny  4 6 Montour  1 Airport Monday  15-Mar 7:00 PM
AA 4 Peters Twp   4 5 Meadville   2 Iceoplex Monday  17-Mar 7:00 PM

Second Round Highlights

   Tyler Fitzgerald and Jared DiSanti scored a goal and an assist each to lead West A to the Semis for the 3rd time in 4 years.

    Canevin pummels rival Char Valley with 6 3rd period goals to break open a 5-2 game. Frankie Vance scores the hat trick and Jon Kostial, Dale King, John Facchiano, Tommy Gegick, Peter Karney, Vince Nicolella and Matt Walsh scored for the Crusaders. Justin Sabilla tallies a goal and three assists for the Colts.

     Peters Twp Paul Henney scored with 11:50 to go in the 3rd period to break a 1-1 tie and give the Indians the lead. Matt Lison scored twice and Matt White scored an ENG for Peters.   

     Latrobe waltzes Moon 9-1 and Zack LaDuke scores the hat trick  

 



Monday, March 8
Penguins Cup - Class A

 

 

    FIRST ROUND Score     Score        
A 5 Westmont Hilltop 4 12 South Fayette 1 War Memorial Wednesday  10-Mar 7:30 PM
A 6 Hampton  4 11 Freeport 2 Ice Connection  Tuesday 9-Mar 8:00 PM
A 7 Knoch  3 10 Center  2 Valley  Wednesday  10-Mar 7:00 PM
A 8 Quaker Valley  2 9 Sewickley Academy  1 Airport Monday  8-Mar 7:00 PM
    QUARTER FINALS Score     Score        
A 1 Mars  7 8 Quaker Valley   2 Cranberry Wednesday  17-Mar 6:00 PM
A 2 Kittanning   9 7 Knoch   3 Belmont Wednesday  17-Mar 7:30 PM
A 3 Serra Catholic   6 6 Hampton  5 Bethel Park Monday 15-Mar 7:00 PM
A 4 Bishop McCort   5 5 Westmont Hilltop  3 War Memorial Monday 15-Mar 7:00 PM

First Round Highlights

Quaker Valley's Scott Pulkowski and SA's Michael Tully trade gosl in the 2nd period and then Alex Jackson tips home the game winner in the 3rd period at 14:48 to give QV the win.

Hampton's Alex Mueller scores four times as Talbots eliminate Freeport in Class A 

Westmont's Corey Schaefer notches the hat trick as Mighty Hilltoppers move on to face the rival Crimson Crushers 

Knoch's Eric Egler and Matt Eshelman each contributed a goal and an assist, Neal Donnelly added a goal, and goaltender Ryan Naples made 19 saves.

Second Round Highlights

Garrett Kraemer scored with a little over three minutes to play to give Serra the lead and advance to the Semis at Mellon Arena. Erik Manetta scored two goals and added three assists for the Eagles.

Bryan Scott, Anthony Pioli, Dane Domonkos, Kurtis Straw and Zach Barto score as Bishop McCort turns back rival Westmont to head to the Semis for the 15th time in 16 years.

Jake Enders scored four goals and added two assists for the Wildcats as they destroyed Knoch. Jordan Ford and Troy Schall scored a pair each and Willy Koster had four assists for Kittanning.

 Elliott Tisdale scored a hat trick to lead the Planets to an easy win over QV. Robbie Sigusson added a pair of goals as well for Mars



Friday, March 19
2010 Penguins Cup Semi-Finals and Finals

Class A

    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                
A 1 Mars  7 4 Bishop McCort   3 Mellon Arena Tuesday 23-Mar 5:00 PM
A 2 Kittanning   3 3 Serra Catholic   5 Mellon Arena Monday 22-Mar 5:00 PM
    PENGUIN CUP FINALS                
A 1  Mars  4  3  Serra Catholic  1 Mellon Arena Saturday 27-Mar  

Class AA

    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                
AA 1 Latrobe  7 4 Peters Twp   2 Mellon Arena Tuesday 23-Mar 7:00 PM
AA 2 Canevin   1 3 West Allegheny  2 Mellon Arena Monday 22-Mar 7:00 PM
    PENGUIN CUP FINALS                
AA 1  Latrobe  7 3  West Allegheny  5 Mellon Arena Saturday 27-Mar  

Class AAA 

 

    PENGUIN CUP SEMI-FINALS                
AAA 1 Shaler   5 4 Canon McMillan  6 Mellon Arena Tuesday 23-Mar 9:00 PM
AAA 2 Upper St Clair  0 3 Seneca Valley  5 Mellon Arena Monday 22-Mar 9:00 PM
    PENGUIN CUP FINALS                
AAA 4  Seneca Valley  2 8 Canon McMillan  3 Mellon Arena Saturday