Marky Billson profiles Upper St. Clair hockey player Austin Cassidy.
(Photo: Upper St. Clair's Austin Cassidy skates the puck up the ice during a game against Penn-Trafford earlier this season. John Heller/Post-Gazette)
"Upper St. Clair's ice hockey team was struggling.
Sporting just a single victory a month into the 2014-15 season on Nov. 10, the Panthers found themselves trailing, 3-0, five minutes into the third period against winless Penn Trafford at the Center Ice Arena in Delmont.
Team captain Austin Cassidy had to say something.
"We were shocked," Cassidy said. "Being the captain, I tried to make the point: 'We need to prepare like we're playing Peters Township or Bethel Park.'""