Keith Barnes profiles the Canon-McMillan hockey team.
"Canon-McMillan had a magical run through the PIHL Class AAA playoffs to win the second Penguins Cup in school history.
Playing in the state finals, though, turned hopes of a Pennsylvania Cup championship into a disappointing ride home from Penn State's Pegula Ice Arena after the Big Macs allowed four goals to Nicholas Bohatiuk and another two to Kyle Peters in a 6-4 loss to Holy Ghost Prep.
Canon-McMillan played a game that was different from anything the team had seen in its run through the western half of the state. Holy Ghost Prep played an extremely physical game and hit the Big Macs at every turn, frustrating them into several critical penalties, some of which were of a retaliatory nature, which forced them to take a defensive posture for two periods.
They were called for 10 penalties and surrendered a power-play goal, a 4-on-4 goal and another short-handed in a three-goal Firebirds second-period outburst that gave Holy Ghost Prep a 4-1 lead heading into the third period. In addition, Canon-McMillan lost its cool at the end of the game as two fights broke out at the final horn."