Hockey

Norwin celebrates Alex Thomas’ goal against McDowell in the second period during the PIHL Penguins Cup Class A championship on Monday, March 21, 2022, at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
Breaking down changes to the 2022-23 PIHL alignment
August 8, 2022
WPIAL sports aren’t the only ones that went through realignment in the offseason.

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The Norwin hockey team recently received their championship rings after winning their first PIHL Class A Penguins Cup during the winter season. Team members are (front, from left): Logan Fear, assistant coach Scott Thomas, assistant coach Denny Zeravica, and Will Dillner. Back row: Dom Cerilli, Owen Burmeister, Dom Costantino, Alex Thomas, Ty Shigo, Dom Barca, Joey Vecchio, Cade Zeravica.
Norwin notebook: Hockey team collects championship rings
July 23, 2022
The Norwin hockey team reassembled as PIHL champions recently and collected their spoils: championship rings.

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East goaltender Corinne Brunetto makes a save on Central’s Delaney Howard during the PIHL girls championship game June 11 at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
Impact players made season successful for PIHL girls league runners-up
June 25, 2022
The inaugural season of the highly anticipated PIHL girls division has been completed. One of the top squads in the league was Team Central, which finished as PIHL runner-up with an 8-4 record.

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Central goaltender Braidee Blackburn makes a save on East’s Cora Williams during the inaugural PIHL girls championship game June 11 at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
‘Hockey is awesome:’ Inaugural PIHL girls season gets rave reviews
June 19, 2022
After the inaugural PIHL girls hockey championship concluded, a young girl with a homemade sign and a pen waited patiently just down the hall from the locker rooms.

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East celebrates with the cup after beating Central in the PIHL girls championship Saturday, June 11, 2022, at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
Penn-Trafford sophomore makes history with OT winner in 1st PIHL girls championship game
June 11, 2022
Kylie McKenzie found the puck and some open ice.

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Baldwin, TJ players among trailblazers in PIHL girls hockey league
May 22, 2022
Team Central of the PIHL is playing not only for today but for the future as well.

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PIHL girls league’s West team coming together, racking up wins
One social aspect of the newly established PIHL girls division is the camaraderie among the teams.

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Hampton’s Sean Sullivan competes at the 2022 USA Hockey 16U national championships March 31-April 4, 2022, at Troy, Mich.
Hampton sophomore skates to national hockey championship
April 23, 2022
Hampton sophomore Sean Sullivan felt a range of emotions after the Steel City Ice Renegades won a 2022 USA Hockey 16U national championship earlier this month.

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High school roundup for April 18, 2022: TJ’s Joyce scores winning goal in inaugural PIHL girls game
April 18, 2022
Brooklyn Joyce of Thomas Jefferson scored the tie-breaking goal with 11:29 left in the third period to lead Central to a 4-3 victory over East in the inaugural PIHL girls division game Monday night at Alpha Ice in Harmar.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Nick Stock (21) celebrates with Colby Bilski after defeating Franklin Regional, 6-5 in overtime, in the PIHL Class 2A final Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
PIHL’s top players fill the nets during 2022 all-star games
April 3, 2022
The PIHL hosted its four all-star games Sunday at Alpha Ice Complex. The top players in Class 3A, 2A, A and Division 2 took the ice for the 2022 event.

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Talented young goalie backstops Quaker Valley hockey to memorable season
Landon Buterbaugh stepped in as Quaker Valley’s starting goalkeeper from Day 1 of his freshman year.

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Norwin celebrates Alex Thomas’ goal against McDowell in the second period during the Class A championship Monday, March 21, 2022, at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
Norwin hockey celebrates ‘huge accomplishment’ of Penguins Cup
April 2, 2022
In an unforgettable run of validation, Norwin showed championship confidence early in the season and put it on display late, capturing the first PIHL Penguins Cup title in program history.

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Franklin Regional goalie Alex Rauber stops a shot in front of Thomas Jefferson’s Nick Stock during the PIHL Class 2A final Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
Franklin Regional hockey suffers heartbreaking loss in Penguins Cup final
March 26, 2022
“Heartbreaking” is the best word to describe the feelings of the Franklin Regional hockey team.

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Norwin’s Alex Thomas and Mario Cavallaro (left) will play West Chester East in the Pennsylvania Cup championship Saturday.
Westmoreland PIHL playoff preview capsule: Pennsylvania Cup championship game
March 25, 2022
Saturday’s game

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Neshannock’s Gio Valentine celebrates his winning goal during the third period of the PIHL Division 2 final against Bishop Canevin on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
Neshannock edges Bishop Canevin to win PIHL Division 2 title
March 22, 2022
Gio Valentine went end-to-end and scored a power play goal with 9 minutes, 23 seconds left and Neshannock defeated Bishop Canevin, 2-1, in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League Division 2 championship Tuesday at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry

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Norwin’s Logan Fear holds the Penguins Cup after beating McDowell, 5-0, in the the PIHL Class A championship on Monday, March 21, 2022, at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
Norwin hockey rolls into state final against West Chester East
Norwin hockey players held up a poster board with two words written on it Monday night after their first championship victory.

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Franklin Regional forward Chase Williams beats South Fayette goalie Brandon Timmins on a penalty shot with 1:47 left in the PIHL semifinal March 15, 2022.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 21, 2022: More PIHL titles on the line
March 21, 2022
Welcome to Day 2 of the PIHL Penguins Cup Championships.

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Franklin Regional forward Dan Rafferty celebrates in front of the South Fayette goalie after teammate Matt Knizner scored the winning goal in overtime during the PIHL semifinals.
Franklin Regional learns lesson, returns to finals
The Franklin Regional hockey team learned a valuable lesson when it played South Fayette in the PIHL Class 2A semifinals March 15: don’t underestimate your opponent.

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Franklin Regional forward Chase Williams beats South Fayette goalie Brandon Timmins on a penalty shot in the PIHL semifinal March 15.
Westmoreland PIHL playoff capsule: Penguins Cup championship, March 22, 2022
Today’s game

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Norwin goalie Owen Burmeister makes a diving save against North Catholic on Feb. 15, 2022, at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
What to watch in high school sports on March 21, 2022: PIHL titles up for grabs
March 20, 2022
Welcome to the PIHL Penguins Cup Championships.

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