The Upper St. Clair hockey team has outshot its opponent just once this season, yet is 4-1-1.
That is in part because the Panthers are capitalizing on their scoring opportunities. USC is averaging 24.5 shots per game and has been held in single digits twice. However, the Panthers are scoring on 21.8 percent of their shots.
Meanwhile, USC goaltender Michael Ambrose is allowing just 9.1 percent of shots past him this season.
Ambrose, who won a state title as a sophomore with the Panthers, is tied for first in Class AAA with two shutouts and has a 2.46 goals-against average.
The Panthers have allowed the least amount of goals in PIHL Class AAA, although North Allegheny has allowed fewer goals per game.