(Photo: Bishop Canevin's Blaine Adams fires a shot at Gateway goalie Tyler Perhac during a PIHL Class AA game last season. Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette.)
"Despite missing a few key players against a solid Plum team, Bishop Canevin accomplished a feat a few weeks ago that it had on 499 other occasions in the program's history.
The Crusaders won.
They destroyed the Mustangs, 7-0, to become only the sixth team in PIHL history to reach the 500-win plateau. Four of the other teams -- Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebanon, Central Catholic and Bethel Park -- are Class AAA schools, while Kittanning currently competes at the Class A level but at one time played in Class AAA. Bishop Canevin is the lone Class AA team on the list.
"It was a pretty significant win," said Kevin Zielmanski, who is in his sixth season as Bishop Canevin's coach when referring to the Nov. 1 conquest of Plum. "It reflects well on the program and how successful it's been."