Hockey: Only suspension can slow down Serra Catholic standout

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Keith Barnes profiles Serra Catholic hockey standout Roman Kraemer.

2015 1120 Serra Hockey(Photo: Justin Hummert and the rest of his Serra Catholic teammates will need to step up in the absence of leading scorer Roman Kraemer. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"A year ago, Roman Kraemer decided to move to the Boston area to improve his hockey skills and maybe get a look from a top tier junior team or two.

When his season was over, though, he had a choice. He could have stayed in Massachusetts or return to Pittsburgh to finish high school with his graduating class at Serra Catholic.

He chose the latter, and the Eagles hockey program has been the early beneficiary.

Through Serra Catholic's first five games, Kraemer scored a whopping 24 goals and chipped in 10 assists for 34 points, an average of 4.8 goals and 6.8 points per game. With him in the lineup, the Eagles opened the season 4-1-0 and scored 50 goals."


Hockey: South Feature Athlete – Serra Catholic senior Roman Kraemer

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Name: Roman Kraemer

School: Serra Catholic

Grade: 12

Sport: Hockey


Background: Did not play in the Eagles 5-1 loss to Bishop McCorton Tuesday. In the five games he did play this season, Kraemer has scored a whopping 24 goals and is on a pace to be the second 50-goal scorer in the PIHL in the last dozen years, joining Deer Lakes alumnus Mitchell Rupprecht, who had 69 in the regular season and 73 overall in 2014-15. Kraemer also has 10 assists and is averaging 6.8 points per game. At his current pace, he would finish with 101 goals and 143 points.



Hockey: Kraemer, Eagles flying high in early going

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Serra Catholic had the biggest complaint in how the PIHL determined its Class A postseason participants a year ago.


Because of the glut of teams in Class A, schools were put in two tiers, with Tier I being the elite teams and Tier II where all the rest went and the schedules reflected their alignment. The Eagles had enough points to qualify for the tournament if they had been in Tier I, but because they played in Tier II with the easier slate, they were left off the postseason docket.


This season there are no tiers; just 16 teams fighting it out for what is expected to be between eight and 12 playoff spots. And, so far, Serra Catholic is among the best in the classification.


Alumni Update - Megan Sieg (Chatham)

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Cougars women's soccer team beat PAC opponent, Thiel College, today, 3-0 atSieg Chatham Varsity Field. Head Coach Betsy Warren's Cougars improve to 8-4 on the season with the win against Thiel.

The Chatham Women's Soccer team improved their season record to 8-4 today with a win against Thiel College.

Sophomore Megan Sieg started the Cougars off with her 9th Goal of the season, scoring early in the game.

Sieg, a Serra Catholic graduate, finished with one goal and two assists on the day, aiding the Cougars offensively with some solid passing and aggressive play.


(photo courtesy of Chatham College)