Hockey: Struggling Indians get much needed break

Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 8:30 am

West Allegheny is a sure thing to make the PIHL Class AA playoffs, but the Indians are not helping themselves of late as far as improving their seeding.   After coming off a week in which it ...

Hockey: Penn-Trafford could play role of spoiler

Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 8:30 am

There is a very slim mathematical chance remaining that Penn-Trafford will qualify for the PIHL Class AAA playoffs, but it doesn’t look good.   Opening the season 0-11-1 pretty much took care ...

Hockey: Plenty contribute in Colts’ second win

Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 8:30 am

Chartiers Valley entered last Thursday night’s game against West Allegheny having lost seven straight games since its lone win of the season on Nov. 13 against Norwin. But behind a group effort, the ...

Hockey: Butler drops back-to-back contests

Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 8:30 am

After a seven-game unbeaten streak got Butler up to third in Class AAA, the Tornadoes have taken a small step back the past two games. Over the past week, Butler has dropped two games, 5-2 to Bethel ...

Hockey: Spartans still holding on to final bye in Class A

Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 8:15 am

Hempfield is making its road to a postseason bye in the first round of the PIHL Class A playoffs a lot harder as the regular season winds down.   After rolling through the middle part of its ...

Hockey: Back-to-back blowout wins for Eagles

Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 8:15 am

Following a loss to Franklin Regional in a battle of the leaders of their respective Tier 2 Class A Conferences, South Park has bounced back well the past two games. The Eagles have notched back-to-back ...

Hockey: Rupprecht pads goal lead with game-winner

Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 8:15 am

Deer Lakes needed a goal late to beat a tough Thomas Jefferson squad Friday night, so naturally the Lancers turned to the league’s leading sniper. Mitchell Rupprecht, whose 51 goals are 16 more than ...

Hockey: Tigers ready for showdown with Ramblers

Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 8:14 am

There is no doubt that Moon will be in the mix when it comes time to discuss potential PIHL Class AA champions when the postseason opens in a couple of weeks.   How the Tigers fare tonight, ...

Hockey: OLSH skaters prepare for a run

Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 6:00 am

Keith Barnes profiles the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart hockey team. "As the regular season winds down, things are about to get a bit cyclical for the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart hockey team. And the ...

Hockey: Mt. Lebanon facing a decisive stretch run

Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 6:00 am

Marky Billson profiles the Mt. Lebanon hockey team. "The Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils hockey team began 2015 with three consecutive victories to give themselves an 8-7-1 record before losing to powerhouse ...

Hockey: Senior keeps North Hills in the hunt

Published on Thursday, 29 January 2015 6:00 am

Marky Billson profiles North Hills hockey player Brett Berner. "North Hills coach Brandon Dudt-Mulzet is a long time fixture for the North Hills Indians hockey team. Not only has he been their head ...

Hockey: West All-Stars

Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 7:11 pm

The following players from the West have been selected to play in  PIHL All-Star games.   Class AA Justin Bioni, Defenseman, Moon Anthony Dominick, Goaltender, West Allegheny Ryan ...

Hockey: East All-Stars

Published on Sunday, 25 January 2015 7:08 pm

The following East players were selected to PIHL All-Star games:   Class AAA Ryan Kingerski, Forward, Central Catholic Jake Tepe, Forward, Central Catholic Noah Urben, Defenseman, Central ...

Hockey Notebook (Jan. 23, 2015)

Published on Friday, 23 January 2015 5:00 am

Keith Barnes has this week's Hockey Notebook. "It might not seem like a big deal that Quaker Valley has the best record in Class A of the PIHL. After all, the Quakers have won the past three Penguins ...

Hockey: Spartans eyeing 3-seed in conference

Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 8:30 am

Though Montour doesn’t really have much of a chance of catching either Quaker Valley or Mars in the top-heavy Class A Tier 1 Western Conference, the Spartans do have an opportunity to move up to third ...

Hockey: Vikings currently outside of playoffs

Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 8:30 am

If ever a team needed to come up with an upset win, it’s Central Catholic.   Last week the Vikings nearly pulled one off before they lost, 4-3, to Mt. Lebanon. Now they have a much bigger task ...