For the majority of the season, Deer Lakes’ Mitchell Rupprecht has led Class A and the entire PIHL in scoring.
But after another big night last Thursday, Quaker Valley senior Adam Pilewicz wrestled away the lead from the Lancers’ forward.
Pilewicz scored a goal and added four assists as Quaker Valley avenged its only loss of the season, taking down Hempfield, 7-2.
Quaker Valley is now 14-0-1 since October 13, when Hempfield beat the Quakers, 8-2. That game is the only one where Pilewicz has been held below four points, as he had two (one goal, one assist). Pilewicz, who did not play high school hockey last season after scoring 21 goals as a sophomore, has two 8-point games and has 78 points (32 goals, 46 assists) for the season. That’s two points ahead of Rupprecht, although Deer Lakes has one more game than Quaker Valley remaining.