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Alumni Update - Mason Prickett (Pitt-Johnstown)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Luke Williams and Mason Prickett each had two hits and an RBI , but it was enough as Clarion dropped the Mountain Cats to 0-12 with aPrickett-PJU 6-3 victory Sunday evening in Wilson, N.C.

Prickett, a Moon graduate, singled, doubled and drove in one.

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Johnstown)

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Hockey: West Feature Athlete – Moon senior Alex Ottaviani

Written by Keith Barnes on .

 

 Name: Alex Ottaviani

School: Moon

Grade: 12

Sport: Hockey

 

Background: A two-time PIHL Class AA all-star, Ottaviani brings senior leadership to a team that finished second in its conference and qualified for the playoffs a year after finishing the regular season 5-16-1 and out of the tournament. Was fifth on the team in scoring with five goals and eight assists in 17 games, but two of his goals were game-winners. Helped to stabilize the team’s defensive front, one that allowed only 46 goals in 19 games.

 

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Hockey: Moon prepares for a run in PIHL playoffs

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Keith Barnes profiles the Moon hockey team.

"When Moon takes the ice tonight against West Allegheny for its regular-season finale, winning won't be the foremost thing on the agenda.

Instead the Tigers will be using the matchup with their conference rival as a tune-up for what they hope will be a lengthy run in the PIHL Class AA playoffs.

"We don't have to worry about the pressure that we have to win to get in just to have a chance," Moon coach Scott Kubatka said. "We've worked to earn that opportunity and now we can take a step back and focus on what we're doing and what we're all about as opposed to having to do something just to get in."

Moon (12-5-0) has been locked into second place in the Western Conference ever since a 4-2 loss at Erie Cathedral Prep (17-2-0) on Jan. 29 gave the Ramblers an insurmountable lead. The Tigers shook off that defeat and have rebounded well as they approach the postseason."

 

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Hockey: West Feature Athlete – Moon’s Justin Bioni

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Name: Justin Bioni

School: Moon

Grade: 12

Sport: Hockey

 

Background: An all-star defenseman, Bioni has scored 10 goals this season and is tied for the team lead with two game-winning goals. Had a hat trick Dec. 18 in a game against Norwin and a two-goal game against Baldwin on Oct. 16. Is a dangerous player at both ends of the ice and can shut down opponents in the defensive zone.

 

Moon coach Scott Kubatka: “He’s our captain and he’s got a huge shot back there. There’s been multiple times throughout the season where we just look at each other and wonder how that did not go in. It’s going to be huge when those shots start going in and her certainly earns the opportunities he gets with all the hard work.”

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Hockey: Moon will regroup to make playoff run

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Keith Barnes profiles the Moon hockey team.

"Moon had everything it could have hoped for heading into its showdown with Erie Cathedral Prep earlier this month.

Not only were the Tigers riding a three-game winning streak, they were playing some of their best hockey of the season and were riding, statistically, the best goaltender in the classification.

Only Cathedral Prep wasn't just any other team and they made Moon (10-4-0) pay a steep price as the Ramblers scored three third-period goals, including two 46 seconds apart in the first four minutes, to take both a 4-2 victory over the Tigers at Mercyhurst and a stranglehold on first place in the PIHL Class AA Western Conference.

"We didn't play very well, we were flat and it's become a tradition for us to go there and not play so well," Moon coach Scott Kubatka said. "[Cathedral Prep] played well. They played a good game against us and we had some good takeaways from the game, things we can improve on, and it was a reality check for us at this point in the year.""