Hockey

Plum’s Zach Miller (62) celebrates his hat trick goal with Nick Majors during their game against Fox Chapel in October at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar.
After battling injuries, Plum’s Miller relishes chance to finish high school career on the ice
February 4, 2023
Zach Miller hasn’t taken lightly the opportunity to suit up this year for the Plum varsity ice hockey team.

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Norwin senior Sean Hanley, normally a forward, stepped in and beat Freeport as a goaltender Jan. 26.
Norwin notebook: Emergency goalie comes through for hockey team
A bout of adversity didn’t stop the Norwin hockey team from winning, and it didn’t stop an offensive player from suiting up and playing goaltender.

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Greensburg Salem senior Colten Humphrey
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Greensburg Salem’s Colten Humphrey
January 30, 2023
Some teams just give off a vibe that a certain season could be special.

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Deer Lakes’ AJ Schaaf is a senior captain for the 2022-23 hockey team.
Deep lineup helps Deer Lakes hockey contend with Division 2 leaders
A winning hockey team possesses discipline, outstanding puck movement and team chemistry through all lines and defensemen pairings. Deer Lakes appears to have that winning formula in the PIHL’s Division 2.

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Plum’s Zach Miller celebrates his hat trick goal with teammates during their game against Fox Chapel on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar.
PIHL standings, playoff clinchings through Jan. 29, 2023
January 29, 2023
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings and postseason clinchings through Sunday:

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PIHL all-stars produce high-scoring results in showcase event
The PIHL hosted five high-scoring all-star games Sunday at Robert Morris’ Island Sports Center. Here’s a recap of each contest:

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Fox Chapel’s Danny Downey carries the puck against Plum on Oct. 17, 2022, in Harmar.
With speedy senior providing spark, Fox Chapel hockey scorching PIHL opponents
January 28, 2023
Good luck trying to intimidate Fox Chapel senior forward Sam Smith off the puck.

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Kiski Area’s Ethan George will compete in the PHIL All-Star games Jan. 29 at RMU Island Sports Center.
After sweeping defending champion Norwin, Kiski Area hockey team continues rise in standings
January 23, 2023
The Kiski Area hockey team already was trending in the right direction, but after the heist pulled off against Norwin on Jan. 10, the group should galvanize even more.

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Central Catholic’s Sam Gaffney works past Canon-McMillan’s Carson O’Donoghue during their game on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar.
PIHL standings through Jan. 22, 2023
January 22, 2023
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday:

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All-stars have Shaler hockey in thick of PIHL playoff race
Being able to see the rewards of gradual progress has Shane Ciganik relishing his opportunity to represent the PIHL Class A Blue Division in the PIHL All-Star game.

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Quaker Valley’s Ben Carlson
5 all-stars have Quaker Valley hockey firing on all cylinders
Five members of the Quaker Valley hockey team have been chosen to participate in the PIHL all-star showcase this year.

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Fox Chapel’s Mason Heininger works past Plum’s Luca Lapiana during their game on Oct. 17, 2022 at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar.
Fox Chapel notebook: Red-hot hockey team sends 7 to all-star game
January 21, 2023
Fox Chapel has ruled the PIHL’s Class A Blue Division this season.

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North Hills’ Tony Kiger shoots between North Catholic defenders Nov. 28, 2022 at RMU Island Sports Center.
North Hills hockey looking to build toward Penguins Cup championship
North Hills began the 2022-23 PIHL hockey season with a trio of overtime games.

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Junior defenseman Andrew Bagnato has played in every game this season for the Talbots.
Hampton coach encouraged by team’s effort despite early struggles
Hampton first-year hockey coach Buck McKee is short on wins and players, but he has an abundance of one thing — optimism.

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Greensburg Salem goaltender Tristan Gonzalez (31) smothers a wrist shot during the first period of the Lions’ 8-3 loss to Franklin Regional on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at Alpha Ice Complex.
PIHL standings through Jan. 15, 2023
January 15, 2023
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday, Jan. 15:

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Zach Howard is one of three PIHL all-stars on the Pine-Richland hockey roster.
All-stars help Pine-Richland hockey put slow start in rearview mirror
Josh Folmer was in the middle of his school day when he got a text message from his parents that told him he had made the PIHL All-Star game.

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Evan Barnhart is a senior defenseman on the North Allegheny inline hockey team.
North Allegheny inline hockey team thrives outside spotlight
January 14, 2023
North Allegheny has a high school sports team that’s undefeated this winter, a motivated roster that’s trying to avenge a second-place finish from last year.

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Greensburg Salem goaltender Tristan Gonzales deflects a shot wide during the first period of Greensburg Salem’s 8-3 loss to Franklin Regional on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at Alpha Ice Complex.
Greensburg Salem hockey team hungry for more success
January 9, 2023
It’s been a lot of fun for the Greensburg Salem hockey team to quite often assemble and break bread. The guys seem to enjoy gathering at the conclusion of a spirited practice.

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The Franklin Regional Panthers celebrate a goal on their way to an 8-3 victory over Greensburg Salem on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at Alpha Ice Complex.
PIHL standings through Jan. 8, 2023
Here are the latest PIHL high school hockey standings through Sunday.

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Rosters announced for 2023 PIHL all-star games
January 6, 2023
Hempfield’s Nick Bruno and Bishop Canevin’s Ryan Saginaw, two of the PIHL’s top scorers, are among 210 players selected for the league’s all-star games.

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