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High School Hockey Notebook (March 24, 2017)

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Keith Barnes has this week's High School Hockey Notebook.

2017 0324 FranklinRegional Hockey(Photo: Alex Wilbert has come up big in goal for Peters Township, going 3-0 in the postseason with a 1.00 goals-against average and .959 save percentage. Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)

"Frank­lin Re­gional had a rough out­ing last year in its first Penn­syl­va­nia Cup cham­pi­on­ship game.

Now the Pan­thers have a rare op­por­tu­nity for a do-over.

"We're a dif­fer­ent team," Frank­lin Re­gional coach Brian Kurtz said. "We've been there once and I think they're more pre­pared men­tally and I think our speed up front is dif­fer­ent this year. We're ex­cited about the matchup."

Frank­lin Re­gional (20-1-0), which de­feated In­di­ana Tues­day to win its sec­ond con­sec­u­tive Class 1A Pen­guins Cup ti­tle, will get a re­match against three-time de­fend­ing state cham­pion West Chester Ba­yard Rustin (18-2-2) at noon Satur­day at the RMU Island Sports Center. The two teams also played last year and the Golden Knights rolled over the Pan­thers, 6-0, at Peg­ula Ice Arena in Univer­sity Park."