Keith Barnes profiles the Sewickley Academy hockey team.
"Sewickley Academy never completely divested itself from playing against PIHL teams.
Last season, the Panthers needed to fill their slate, so they scheduled two games against South Park and one with Serra Catholic.
Now, though, those games against Serra Catholic and South Park won't just be exhibitions and placeholders. They'll matter and will go a long way toward determining if Sewickley Academy qualifies for the PIHL playoffs.
For several years, Sewickley Academy competed in the relatively small ISHL against several regional schools, including Shady Side Academy. This season, however, marks the Panthers' return to the PIHL and Penguins Cup competition for the first time since 2010-11 when they went 7-14-0 and lost in the first round of the Class A playoffs."