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Former Bishop Canevin hockey player joining Michigan junior team

By Nathan Smith
Liam Walsh said leaving home will be hard, but to reach his goals as a hockey player, it is a must. Walsh will travel to …

New coach set to lead Latrobe hockey
By Brian Graham
The Latrobe hockey program is synonymous with PIHL success, winning four titles in the last six seasons. This year it will look to add a …
Bishop Canevin hockey warming up in summer league
By Nathan Smith
The Bishop Canevin hockey team is back to work as it prepares to defend its Class AA Penguins Cup this winter. The Crusaders are taking …
Butler player, coach move on after representing school at hockey showcase event
By Joe Sager
Even though it did not win a title, Team Pittsburgh’s run at the America’s High School Showcase was a success. That’s because the USA Hockey …
Last Frontier beckons Freeport hockey standout
By D.j. Vasil
Firing blistering slap shots and wicked wrist shots that often found the back of the net was a common practice for senior Cole Hepler while …
Elite hockey team forming in W.Pa.
By Alex Oltmanns
Baldwin coach Jim Brown has established the U-19 Pittsburgh Prospects, a team designed to show off some of the top hockey talent that Western Pennsylvania has to offer and give local players the chance to advance to the next level of the sport. Tryouts are set to for April 21 …
Plum takes JV hockey tournament title
By Michael Love
Last year, the Plum junior varsity ice hockey team made it to the finals of its postseason playoff tournament but was unable to overcome Erie …
Early offseason unfamiliar territory for Mars hockey team
By Joe Sager 9:47 p.m.
The offseason started a little soon for the Mars hockey team. After all, the Planets had competed for the previous six Penguins Cup Class A …
Quick goals doom Quaker Valley hockey in state championship game
By Nathan Smith
The Quaker Valley hockey team got a lesson in Murphy’s Law in its season finale. The Quakers fell into an early three-goal deficit to Flyers …
PIHL finalists extend season at nationals
By Gary Horvath
Just days after winning the Class AAA Pennsylvania Cup, the Peters Township hockey team is hitting the road. Along with Bethel Park — which lost …
State hockey finals roundup: Peters Township trips La Salle to win 4th state crown
By Nathan Smith
UNIVERSITY PARK — Twenty minutes before his team’s game with La Salle for the Class AAA Pennsylvania Cup, Peters Township hockey coach Rick Tingle walked into the locker room and was met with silence. “I was a little worried,” Tingle said. “There was a little music playing, but it was …
Quaker Valley, Bishop Canevin, Peters Twp. to play for state hockey titles
By Joe Sager
Now that the West has been won, three PIHL teams must turn their attention to the East. The three Penguins Cup champions are set to …
Penn-Trafford hopes semifinal run propels team to bigger things
By Doug Gulasy
For the second time in three seasons, the Penn-Trafford hockey team advanced to the semifinals of the PIHL’s Penguins Cup playoffs. While the Warriors’ most …
Quaker Valley make it a three-peat; takes on Rustin in state hockey final
By Nathan Smith
When the Quaker Valley hockey team stepped onto the ice for the Class A Penguins Cup championship game, you might expect one of the team’s …
Quaker Valley wins 3rd straight Penguins Cup title
By Mark Kaboly
It started just the way Bill Crousey wanted. And, in hindsight, the same can be said for Kevin Quinn. Thomas Jefferson’s Tommy Kimmick powered a …
Bishop Canevin captures Class AA Penguins Cup title
By Gary Horvath
Kevin Zielmanski said before his team’s game with Erie Cathedral Prep that defense would be the difference in which team came out on top. This …
4th time a charm for Peters Township in Penguins Cup title game
By Jason Mackey
Peters Township finally made a memory it won’t soon want to forget at Consol Energy Center. The Indians, who had lost the past three Penguins …
Thomas Jefferson falls short in Penguins Cup title game
By Mark Kaboly
Sure, Thomas Jefferson was well aware of losing seven consecutive games to Quaker Valley heading into Monday’s Penguins Cup Class A championship game. But the …
Class AAA rivals Bethel Park, Peters Twp. set for rubber match
By Gary Horvath
Although Bethel Park coach Jim McVay and Peters Township coach Rick Tingle are good friends off the ice, they don’t seem to agree on much …
Butler seniors restore pride to hockey program
By Joe Sager
Butler’s hockey team wanted to win a PIHL Penguins Cup Class AAA championship. When Pine-Richland dashed the Golden Tornado’s hopes with a 4-2 quarterfinal victory, …
Hempfield hockey reflects on semifinal finish
By Alex Oltmanns
In just a mere 51 minutes of regulation time, the Hempfield hockey team’s playoff win over Indiana summed up an entire season of progress for …
TJ ready to take on Quakers for championship
By Mark Kaboly
Zach Uhlyar isn’t going to be overwhelmed by Consol Energy Center. After all, the Thomas Jefferson senior captain has taken a couple of laps around …
PIHL semifinals roundup: Late surge keys Bethel Park win
By Justin Criado
From pre-game introductions — when Bethel Park skated to its blue line as a team while each player was announced individually — until the final …
Penn-Trafford ready for semifinal clash
By Doug Gulasy
Coming into the 2013-14 season, the Penn-Trafford hockey team wanted to avenge its 3-17-1 finish from 2012-13. With the PIHL’s postseason winding down, the Warriors …
Quaker Valley reaches third straight Penguins Cup finals
By Nathan Smith
Cameron Peterkin isn’t a stranger to scoring goals. The Quaker Valley senior tallied 15 goals this season heading into Monday’s Class A Penguins Cup semifinal …
Baldwin, Alaimo claim Open crown
By Justin Criado
As the hallway outside the Baldwin locker room echoed with cheers and music, head coach Jim Brown had a moment to reflect on what his …
Large group set to return for Plum hockey
By Dave Schrecengost
Only two seniors were on Plum’s varsity roster when the high school hockey season began in late October. That meant the Mustangs needed their underclassmen …
Armstrong suffers setback in PIHL semifinal
By Jason Orfao
Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong for Armstrong in the first period of its PIHL Penguins Cup Class AA semifinal against Erie Cathedral …
PIHL semifinals roundup: ECP tops Armstrong in high-scoring game
By Staff Reports
Everything that could go wrong did go wrong for Armstrong in the first period of its PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup semifinal against Erie Cathedral …
Quaker Valley scores 2 in final minute to edge Freeport in PIHL Class A semifinal
By Matt Grubba
Quaker Valley’s defense of its Penguins Cup title lives on after a last-minute escape. The Quakers scored twice in the final 33 seconds of the …
TJ beats Mars to advance to Penguins Cup final
By Mark Kaboly
Bill Crousey has been preaching defense all season. Even after Thomas Jefferson peppered an undermanned Mars team during a January game, Crousey harped on the …
PIHL semifinals roundup: Quaker Valley rallies to beat Freeport in final second
By Matt Grubba  and Mark Kaboly
Quaker Valley’s defense of its Penguins Cup title continues after a remarkable last-minute escape. The Quakers scored twice in the final 33 seconds of the …
Armstrong hockey advances to Penguins Cup semifinals in 1st year
By Joe Sager
Armstrong’s players united for one goal: a state championship. The Riverhawks hope to take another step toward it when they face Erie Cathedral Prep at …
A-K Valley PIHL semifinal capsules
By Tribune-Review
Class AA Semifinals Armstrong (17-5-1) vs.  Erie Cathedral Prep (17-4-2) 7 p.m., Tuesday at RMU Island Sports Center Winner plays: Bishop Canevin/Hampton winner Players to …
PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs roundup: Penn-Trafford beats North Allegheny in overtime
By Staff Reports
Jacob Miller’s goal in overtime — his third of the game — propelled No. 5 Penn-Trafford (14-8) to a 5-4 victory over No. 4 North Allegheny in a PIHL Class AAA Penguins Cup quarterfinal game Thursday at Warrendale Bladerunners. The Warriors opened a 2-0 lead after first-period goals by Patrick …
Postseason experience key for veteran Quaker Valley hockey
By Nathan Smith
Sometimes the only thing separating a team from an extended postseason run and going home earlier is playoff experience. And when it comes to postseason …