Hockey: Offensive quartet leading Freeport

Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:15 am

Freeport lost the third-leading scorer in Class A, Cole Hepler, from last season’s team that was less than a minute away from making the Penguins Cup title game. But four returning players have helped ...

Hockey: Golden Eagles on 6-game slide

Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:15 am

Keystone Oaks started the season with a 7-4 victory against Greensburg Salem. Since then, however, it’s been tough sledding for the Golden Eagles. Keystone Oaks has lost six consecutive games, getting ...

Hockey: Vikings still trying to find themselves

Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:15 am

More than a month into the PIHL season, Central Catholic is still searching for its identity. So far the Vikings have a 2-5-1 record in the ultra-competitive Class AAA division, with its victories ...

Hockey: Indians looking to get to .500

Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:15 am

West Allegheny has rebounded from a bit of a tough start and has an opportunity, with a win Friday at 8:15 p.m. at Center Ice Arena in Delmont against Norwin to reach the .500 mark for the first time ...

Hockey: Tigers knock Indians from unbeaten ranks

Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:00 am

Peters Township entered Tuesday night’s game against North Allegheny as the only unbeaten team in the PIHL’s top three classifications. North Allegheny made that number zero. Joseph Zappia scored ...

Hockey: Despite scoring drought, Blue Devils above .500

Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:00 am

Out of 12 teams in Class AAA, Mt. Lebanon is tied for ninth in goals scored and has lit the lamp just once in the past three games. But the Blue Devils have still won more games than they’ve lost. ...

Hockey: Gators’ struggling defensively

Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:00 am

Gateway had a tough time season ago when it competed in the PIHL’s Open Division. Not only did the Gators miss the playoffs, their 5-15-0 record left them in fourth place in their section and their ...

Hockey: Spartans hanging tough with perennial powers

Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 8:00 am

Montour may be playing in one of the toughest divisions in the PIHL, but that doesn’t mean the Spartans have been an easy win for any team out there. So far, Montour is 4-3-0 despite playing in the ...

Hockey: Moon enjoys turnaround ice

Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 6:00 am

Keith Barnes profiles the Moon hockey team. (Photo: Moon Area's Luke James, left, tries to beat West Allegheny's Hunter Ross to the puck. John Heller/Post-Gazette) "To say the Moon hockey team has ...

Hockey: Canon-McMillan finds life at the top is good

Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 6:00 am

Marky Billson profiles the Canon-McMillan hockey team. "When Terry Virtue took over the reins as Canon McMillan's head coach prior to last season, he stated his goal was to have the Big Macs hockey team ...

Hockey: Bobcats playing well in early part of season

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 8:15 am

Beaver Area is finding life in the Class B developmental division to its liking. Though the Bobcats have only played four games and are in the midst of a 13-day break, they are tied for third in the ...

Hockey: Plum on five-game slide

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 8:15 am

Things started out really well for the Plum hockey team. After all, the Mustangs jumped out of the chute and knocked off 2013 Pennsylvania Cup champion Latrobe in the season opener for both teams. ...

Hockey: Palumbo, Drake, DHondt leading Warriors

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 8:00 am

Considering the success Central Valley has had in other sports, it might only be a short time before the Warriors make the jump from the developmental leagues into the PIHL main segment. Until that ...

Hockey: Norwin struggling despite move down in class

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 8:00 am

Dropping down in classification has helped quite a few teams get back on track and make a move toward qualifying for the PIHL playoffs.’ Norwin is not one of them. So far this season, the Knights, ...

Hockey: Cassidy near top of leaderboard

Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 8:00 am

Austin Cassidy is no stranger to scoring, as the two-time PIHL All-Star selection has scored 52 goals over the past two seasons. But the Upper St. Clair senior may in for his best season yet, if the ...