Hockey

Seneca Valley hockey players relish All-Star experience

Alex Crilley was hoping just to have fun at the PIHL Class AAA All-Star game. He didn't think he would wind up as the game's ...

Quaker Valley hockey making strides as playoffs approach

Youth, inexperience, injuries and a jump in classification were some of the obstacles Quaker Valley faced at the beginning of the PIHL season. Those factors left ...

Winners of 8 straight, North Allegheny hockey still focused on improvement

Mike Bagnato presents his North Allegheny hockey players with a simple request before each game: Try to improve. He delivered the line early in the ...

Bethel Park hockey seeks strong finish before playoffs

The Bethel Park hockey team clinched a playoff berth in Class AAA, but coach Jim McVay is far from considering this season a success, just ...

Gateway's Taylor, Davis mix it up with top talent at PIHL Class A all-star game

Gateway junior defenseman Tanner Davis and senior forward Ryan Taylor are used to being on the same side for high school ice hockey games. But on ...

Franklin Regional ice hockey team ready for wild finish in race for conference title

The Franklin Regional ice hockey team maintained first place in the PIHL Class A Eastern Conference by racing past Westmont Hilltop, 10-3, on Monday. The Panthers ...

Sewickley Academy hockey showing progress

Even though the Sewickley Academy hockey team has been mired in last place in the PIHL Class A standings for the better part of this ...

Plum trio takes to ice for Class AA all-star game

Normally teammates pushing for the same cause, Plum junior forward Anthony Borriello and senior goaltender Nathan Puhala found themselves on opposite benches from Mustangs senior ...

When full team competes, Fox Chapel hockey squad is among Class AA's best

Success isn't hard for Jasper Uricchio to envision with the top-level offensive talent Fox Chapel's hockey team can put on the ice. When everyone is together, ...

Hempfield hockey team continues to play through injuries, inexperience

Shaking the intimidation factor required the right mentality for freshman forward Jared Gerger and the Hempfield hockey team. Even if the Spartans didn't look formidable, ...

PIHL All-Star Game roundup: Seneca Valley's Crilley delivers hat trick in Class AAA contest

Seneca Valley's Alex Crilley had three goals and two assists, and the Gold team defeated the Black, 11-5, on Sunday in the PIHL Class AAA ...

Freeport's Reichenbaugh nets OT goal in all-star victory

Rob Reichenbaugh has 25 goals this season, but the one he scored Sunday was one he could not describe. A game-winning overtime goal in an all-star ...

Freeport linemates earn PIHL all-star nod

When a hockey line jells, it's almost like the players share a telepathic bond. The chemistry can take some time to come to fruition, but once ...

Central Catholic hockey team seeks extended run in Penguins Cup playoffs

Central Catholic was the eighth and final team to clinch a spot in last year's Class AAA Penguins Cup playoffs, and the Vikings are the ...

Penn-Trafford hockey team getting healthy in time for stretch run

The Penn-Trafford hockey team maintained a steady 4-4 record to start the season, but the injury bug has taken the Warriors into a bit of ...

Adaptable Butler hockey team finding success in Class AAA

The Butler hockey team is right in the thick of the Class AAA playoff chase with 17 points, with just seven points separating the Golden ...

Plum hockey team hopes to move up in conference standings

With only five games left in its regular season, the Plum varsity ice hockey team has its sights set on moving up in the PIHL ...

Franklin Regional hockey maintains conference lead

The tussle at the top of the PIHL Class A Eastern Conference continues to heat up with only a few weeks left in the regular ...

Quaker Valley hockey stringing together wins

Entering this week, Quaker Valley hockey was a fourth-place team sitting just three points from the top of the Western Conference. Such is life in the ...

PIHL commissioner Black resigns

The PIHL has worked to go in a new direction and now is under new direction. Jim Black resigned last week as PIHL commissioner after a ...

Bishop Canevin hockey battling to the top of AA standings

There isn't a hotter hockey team in Class AA than Bishop Canevin. The Crusaders have been rising to the top of the PIHL standings thank to ...

Hampton hockey center Weinbrenner keeps even keel

At the beginning of the season, Hampton hockey coach Matt Ranallo asked junior center Justin Weinbrenner what his goals were. His answer was smart ­— ...

4 from Franklin Regional land on PIHL Class A all-star list

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League will host its 2016 all-star event on Jan. 31 at Brady's Run Ice Arena in Beaver, and several players from ...

Haberstroh's OT winner puts Freeport in 2nd place

National Hug Day was observed in the United States on Thursday, and Freeport hockey celebrated it with a group hug at center ice after Stone ...

Plum lands 4 on Class AA all-star hockey list

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League will host its 2016 all-star event Jan. 31 at Brady's Run Ice Arena in Beaver, and several players from Plum, ...

Pair of Gateway skaters land on PIHL Class A all-star team

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League will host its 2016 all-star event on Jan. 31 at Brady's Run Ice Arena in Beaver, and several players from ...

Latrobe hockey focused on 'small things' in quest for another title

The Latrobe hockey team doesn't talk about its 2013 state championship. The silence comes in part because it's a distant memory for most on the ...

Moon hockey off to fast start but focus is on finishing in playoffs

The Moon hockey team expected to have a successful season, and 24 points and a second-place spot in the PIHL Class AA standings qualifies. Coach Scott ...

Contributors abound for 1st-place Peters Township hockey

The Peters Township hockey team sits atop Class AAA with a five-point lead in front of Butler and North Allegheny. Coach Rick Tingle, while happy with ...

Plum ice hockey eyes key AA rematch with Latrobe

The Plum varsity ice hockey team started its season in mid October with a 5-3 loss to Greater Latrobe at Kirk S. Nevin Arena in ...

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