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Franklin Regional clinches Tier 2 hockey title

By Michael Love
It wasn’t easy, but the Franklin Regional varsity ice hockey team officially clinched the outright Tier 2 Eastern Conference title Friday. The Panthers held off a ...

Shady Side Academy girls capture league hockey title
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy girls prep hockey team had a historic moment two weeks ago. They won their first-ever Women’s Interscholastic Hockey League of the ...
Shady Side Academy netminder shines in senior season
By Marty Stewart
Shady Side Academy senior Samantha Smith was a vital part of the girls prep hockey team that won its first-ever Women’s Interscholastic League of the Middle Atlantic championship two weeks ago. Sam, as her friends and teammates call her, has been on the team in goal since her freshman ...
Fox Chapel hockey, ready for its 1st postseason, scores four vs. Plum
By Jerin Steele
Ben Friedland scored a pair of goals as the Fox Chapel hockey team concluded the PIHL Class AA regular season with a 4-2 win over ...
Latrobe hockey team preps for postseason
By Kevin Ritchart
For the first three months of the 2014-15 season, the Latrobe hockey team didn’t have a signature win to its credit. That all changed with a hard-fought road win over Moon earlier this month. The Wildcats (9-8-1) bested Moon, 3-1, on Feb. 9 at the Airport Ice Arena, the team’s first ...
With full lineup healthy, Hempfield hockey team hopes to make run at PIHL Penguins Cup title
By Andrew John
The Hempfield hockey team will likely need contributions from every member of its team if it hopes to make a deep run in the Penguins ...
Armstrong hockey team suffers crucial 3-2 loss to Shaler
By Staff Reports
A late comeback for Armstrong fell short, which puts the conference title out of reach. David Contrael scored a power-play goal in the final minute for Armstrong, but the Riverhawks fell to Shaler, 3-2, in a Class AA game Thursday at the Belmont Ice Complex. Alex Ficorelli scored two goals, including the ...
Shady Side Academy hockey players collecting sticks for troops
By Marty Stewart
The Shady Side Academy hockey teams are having successful seasons on the ice and are having just as much success supporting our troops. The SSA ...
Freeport gives Deer Lakes fits, earns tie
By Jerin Steele
Freeport coach Mel Reichenbaugh hoped to see his team become playoff-ready after a loss last week to Hempfield. The Yellowjackets got a taste of playoff hockey ...
Mars teams up with nemesis Quaker Valley in PIHL event
By Joe Sager
The Mars hockey team is in an intense competition with Quaker Valley for the PIHL Class A lead. That’s nothing new. The two teams have dominated ...
Butler players call it splits in PIHL all-star game
By Joe Sager
It was Butler vs. Butler at the PIHL Class AAA all-star game last Sunday at the RMU Island Sports Center. Golden Tornado players were among the ...
Thomas Jefferson PIHL all-star selection an anchor on defense
By Ed Phillipps
Michael Krieger is a team player, even when he is playing for an all-star team. The Thomas Jefferson junior defenseman was one of three players selected ...
Hempfield’s late flurry dooms Freeport hockey team, 5-2
By Jerin Steele
Freeport was tied with Hempfield after two periods, but the visiting Spartans took control with three third-period goals in a 5-2 PIHL Class A victory ...
South Park hockey among Class A’s elite after years of struggle
By Bill West
Tyler Gerhold can’t stop a grin from spreading across his face when he discusses South Park possibly appearing in the PIHL Class A Penguins Cup ...
PIHL All-Star roundup: Canon-McMillan players shine in Class AAA showcase
By George Guido  and Andrew John
Canon-McMillan has been one of the hottest teams recently in the PIHL, winning its past four games to get back into the Class AAA race. ...
HS highlight reel: Plenty of postseason contests this week
By Staff Reports
It will be a busy week of postseason action for Western Pennsylvania high school teams. e_SBlt Top high school hockey players from around the PIHL will be at RMU’s Island Sports Center Sunday for the annual all-star games, starting at 11 a.m. with the Division II contest. Class A ...
Hempfield, Greensburg Salem hockey players ready for all-star showcase
By Andrew John
An all-star game can be an event that carries many different meanings for all parties involved. That is certainly the case for the local players ...
Mt. Lebanon’s Farber, Farrell create Class AAA’s top 1-2 scoring punch
By Bill West
A majority of the time this PIHL season, when Mt. Lebanon scores, the puck touches the stick of George Farrell or Reed Farber moments before ...
Armstrong scores late, topples Plum
By Matt Grubba
With a big third period, Armstrong made sure its senior night didn’t turn into another senior nightmare. Christian Miller scored twice, and Josh Oliver added ...
Sewickley Academy hockey learning from close losses
By Gary Horvath
Close hasn’t been cutting it this season for the Sewickley Academy hockey team. With three games left in ISHL play, the Panthers have yet to ...
Franklin Regional on cusp of clinching Class A playoff berth
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional is as close to clinching a playoff spot as a team can get. Any combination of one win in their last six games, or one loss for Serra Catholic in its final six games will put the Panthers in the 12-team PIHL Class A playoffs. The top two teams from ...
TJ hockey players selected for PIHL all-star showcase
By Tribune-Review
Five area athletes were selected to play in the PIHL all-star showcase to be held Feb. 8 at the RMU Island Sports Center. Baldwin’s Brian Dee, ...
Defense keeping North Allegheny atop PIHL Class AAA standings
By Bill West
He might not relax on the ice as much as he did two seasons ago, but North Allegheny senior defenseman William Rahenkamp remains at ease ...
Bishop Canevin hockey returning to full strength
By Nathan Smith
The Bishop Canevin hockey team reached the low point of its season in the final game of 2014. With only seven players, the team traveled to ...
Recent play of goalie Harkins allows Quaker Valley hockey’s offense to thrive
By Gary Horvath
The Quaker Valley hockey team got a clear reminder last week of who their difference makers are. The Quakers played Freeport to a 1-1 tie ...
Gateway hockey hopes to put a halt to losing skid
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity ice hockey team has lost 11 games in a row and is 2-14 after a 2-3 start. The Gators last won Oct. 31 against Greensburg-Salem. Their other victory was against McDowell, 8-5, in Erie on Oct. 20. Gateway will get another shot at McDowell on Thursday, and this time, ...
Shaler players embrace coach’s grueling practices, playing style
By Bill West
A day after its second loss of the season, an 8-1 setback to Class AA power Erie Cathedral Prep on Jan. 12, Shaler spent most ...
Plum hockey team to unveil new jerseys
By Doug Gulasy
Plum reached into the past before creating its future hockey jerseys. The Mustangs will debut new purple-and-gold jerseys at its Senior Night game against Norwin at ...
Seneca Valley female goalie a natural in net
By Jerry Clark
When it comes to pressure positions in sports, playing between the pipes in ice hockey ranks right up there. One save or one mistake is ...
Mars fighting for PIHL Class A top seed
By Joe Sager
The race is on for the PIHL Penguins Cup Class A top seed. Four teams are within striking distance of first place, but Mars has a ...
Greensburg Salem hockey working through transition period
By Katie Foglia 7:20 p.m.
Change has proven to be the only constant this season for the Greensburg Salem hockey team. In addition to making the jump from the former PIHL Open Division to Class A, the team’s first-year coach, Jason DeTesta, has also implemented a new structure and style of play to the program. “We ...
Short-handed Quaker Valley hockey survives against Freeport
By Gary Horvath
Since the start of the season, Quaker Valley hockey coach Kevin Quinn has been watching the young players on his team develop as varsity athletes. A ...
Hempfield hockey recovers from injuries
By Andrew John 7:20 p.m.
The holiday break couldn’t have come at a better time for the Hempfield hockey team as injuries started to take a toll on the team’s performance. However, those tough times may pay huge dividends down the road. The Spartans (11-4), who started the season with nine wins in 10 games, lost ...
Penn-Trafford hockey looking to add to the win column
By Nathan Smith
The Penn-Trafford hockey team started the 2015 portion of its schedule right. The Warriors traveled to the Pegula Ice Arena to take on State College ...
Norwin hockey looking to improve, get healthy
By Nathan Smith
A year of transition has been filled with struggles for the Norwin hockey team. Under the guidance of first-year coach Steve Butler, the Knights dropped down to Class AA after the PIHL realignment. The competition has been as tough as they saw in Class AAA as they have opened the season ...
Moon junior Durkin becomes feisty shotstopper after subpar ‘13-14 season
By Bill West
Though he can’t quite place his finger on how he improved most as a goaltender during the past year-plus, Moon junior Ryan Durkin has excelled ...