Competing for the Penguins Cup title for the first time in program history, Butler could not beat Canon-McMillan goaltender Conor Hartnett on any of its 19 shots in a 4-0 loss Saturday in the Class AAA championship game.
The loss brought an end to a banner season for the Tornadoes, who were playing under first-year coach Patrick Hammonds. Hammonds was an assistant under Mike Guentner the last few years as Butler revamped its program.
Butler finished sixth during the regular season this season, but upset No. 3 Bethel Park and No. 2 Peters Township on its way to the title match. The Tornadoes finished the season 13-9-3.