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Hockey: Beaver looking to improve playoff positioning over final two games

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Beaver had an opportunity to move up as high as third in the PIHL Class B standings and get into prime postseason position.

That was until Mondaywhen the Bobcats gave up five second-period goals in a 5-2 loss to Meadville.

 

Even with the loss Beaver (10-8-0) can still move up in the standings if it can win one of its final two games, either tonight against Harborcreek or in its season finale on Tuesdayagainst a Blackhawk (11-7-0) team that will be playing on back-to-back nights.

Before the loss to Meadville, Beaver was playing some of its best hockey of the season. The Bobcats had won five of their previous six with a loss to Harborcreek the only blemish and had scored 31 goals in that time.

 

Whether or not Beaver wins one of its final two games, it has already clinched a spot in the PIHL Division 2 playoffs. If the standings don’t change, the Bobcats would take on Meadville in the first round of the tournament.

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Hockey: West Feature Athlete – Beaver junior Ryan Hartman

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Name: Ryan Hartman

School: Beaver                              

Grade: 11

Sport: Hockey

 

Background: Leaving him off the all-star roster may have been the league’s biggest oversight this season. Currently leads the team with 18 assists and 28 points. Is riding an eight-game point streak during which he has scored 18 points. Also had a seven-game scoring streak earlier in the season. In addition to being the team’s scoring leader, he led the team with 2.06 points per game last season.

 

 

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Girls Basketball: West Feature Athlete - Lexi Posset, Beaver

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Name: Lexi Posset
School: Beaver
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Point Guard

Background: Lexi is a three-year starter for the Bobcats, and is a co-captain on this year's team. She currently is averaging 23.9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals per game. Lexi was the section Most Valuable Player as a sophomore and was named to the all-section team a year ago. Lexi surpassed the 1,000-point mark in the Bobcats' third game of the season. She could surpass the 1,500-point mark if the Bobcats advance into the second round of the WPIAL Class AAA tournament. Lexi has signed a letter-of-intent to play women's basketball, for Rider University.

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Hockey: Bobcats gaining momentum as playoffs near

Written by Keith Barnes on .

With five games remaining in the regular season, Beaver continues to make a move up the Class B standings and into a more solid playoff position.

Not only have the Bobcats won three of their last four games, they have leapfrogged into a tie for fifth place with two games in hand on Peters Township B.

And that might not be the last of their moves up.

Beaver (8-7-0) has several winnable games remaining and trails third-place Blackhawk by only two points. If the Bobcats move to third or fourth, it would secure a home playoff game in the first round instead of a potentially lengthy road trip.

Beaver will get its next opportunity to move up on Mondaywhen it travels to Center Ice in Delmont to play last place Penn-Trafford B.