Hockey

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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Norwin’s Ash Yemc moves the puck up-ice against North Catholic on Feb. 15, 2022, at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
PIHL Class A Penguins Cup capsule for March 21, 2022
Monday’s game

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Norwin defenseman Will Dillner works next to goalie Owen Burmeister during their game against North Catholic on Feb. 15, 2022, in Cranberry.
History on the table as Norwin hockey seeks 1st PIHL Penguins Cup title
Dinner tasted particularly good that night.

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Neshannock returns to PIHL Division 2 final after edging Ringgold
March 17, 2022
Neshannock will get a chance to defend its Division 2 title, but it didn’t come easy.

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What to watch for in high school sports for March 17, 2022: Division II semifinals on tap
March 16, 2022
PIHL semifinals week concludes Thursday with a pair of Division II games at RMU Island Sports Center on Neville Island.

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Norwin’s Robbie Chappell celebrates his goal against North Catholic with Hunter Hardy on Feb. 15 at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
Westmoreland PIHL playoff preview capsule for March 16, 2022
March 15, 2022
Class A

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On night of upsets, Seneca Valley dethrones North Allegheny, Peters Township trips Pine-Richland in Penguins Cup semis
Seneca Valley’s Andrew Davis scored off a goal-mouth scramble with under seven minutes remaining in regulation and the Raiders made the goal stand up, defeating the two-time defending Penguins Cup champions North Allegheny, 2-1, in the first of two PIHL Class 3A semifinal games Monday night.

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Ryan Crombie (left) and his Penn-Trafford teammates face top-ranked Thomas Jefferson in the PIHL semifinals Monday.
Westmoreland PIHL playoff preview capsules: Games of March 15, 2022
March 14, 2022
Tuesday’s games

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