Hockey

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
March 20, 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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Pine-Richland’s Ryan Peacock takes a shot against Central Catholic during PIHL first round playoff action on Monday, March 7, 2022 at the Baierl Ice Center.
What to watch for in high school sports for March 14, 2022: PIHL semifinals begin
March 13, 2022
A busy week of high school hockey semifinals action begins Monday.

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Pine-Richland’s Carson Kalpakis (right) and Jack Breisinger (left) celebrate with Alex Erlain after Erlain’s first goal against Central Catholic during PIHL first-round playoff action March 7 at Baierl Ice Center.
Captain checks all the boxes for Pine-Richland hockey team
Tales of hockey players and their superstitions have been told since skates first hit ice, but Pine-Richland captain Alex Erlain wants nothing to do with them.

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Hampton’s Adam Dembowski (7) checks Franklin Regional’s Chase Williams (62) on Oct. 1, 2019 at Center Ice Arena.
Win total shows growth of Hampton hockey
March 12, 2022
The PIHL season can be a long five-month grind.

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Norwin’s Logan Fear plays against Greensburg Salem on Oct. 14, 2021 at Kirk S. Nevin Arena
High school roundup for March 10, 2022: Norwin moves into Penguins Cup semifinals
March 10, 2022
Jake Meier, Ty Shigo and Logan Fear scored second-period goals to lead Norwin to a 3-2 victory over Westmont Hilltop in the PIHL Class A Penguins Cup playoffs Thursday night.

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Westmoreland PIHL playoff capsule: Westmont Hilltop vs. Norwin, Thursday, March 10, 2022
March 9, 2022
Class A

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Thomas Jefferson’s Nick Stock leaps into the glass to celebrate his winning goal in overtime against Hempfield in the PIHL Class 2A Penguins Cup playoffs Monday, March 7, 2022.
Top-seeded Thomas Jefferson fights off Hempfield upset bid in Penguins Cup playoffs
March 7, 2022
Six minutes into its postseason opener Monday night, Thomas Jefferson faced the challenge of an early three-goal deficit.

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Franklin Regional’s Luke Beatty fires a shot past West Allegheny’s Tyler Kiss on Dec. 1, 2020 at Center Ice Arena in Delmont.
Westmoreland Senior Spotlight: Luke Beatty, Franklin Regional
After losing in a playoff game, especially the championship game, most teams take time to reflect and decompress before starting to think about the future.

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What to watch for in H.S. sports for March 7, 2022: PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs commence
March 6, 2022
The puck drops on the 2022 PIHL postseason this week with six quarterfinals games Monday, seven more Tuesday and the final three Thursday.

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Penn-Trafford’s Damian Dynys celebrates with goalie Jackson Kerrigan after defeating Latrobe, 5-3, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Kirk Nevin Arena.
Final 2021-22 PIHL regular-season standings through March 6, 2022
Here are the final PIHL high school hockey standings through the end of the regular season.

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PIHL Penguins Cup playoff preview: North Hills vs. Fox Chapel, Monday, March 7, 2022
Class A

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PIHL Penguins Cup playoff preview: Hempfield vs. Thomas Jefferson, Monday, March 7, 2022
Class 2A

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Fox Chapel’s Danny Downey celebrates his goal against Kiski Area on Nov. 11, 2021, in Harmar.
PIHL playoffs set to begin Monday
March 2, 2022
North Allegheny (Class 3A), Thomas Jefferson (2A), Fox Chapel (A) and Bishop Canevin (Division 2) are the top seeds for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League Penguin Cup playoffs, set to begin Monday at various league-used rinks.

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Hempfield’s Zack Francisco makes a save against Greater Latrobe on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at Kirk S. Nevin Arena
Late-season victories keep Hempfield hockey in playoff hunt
March 1, 2022
In the fall, hockey players at Hempfield and Latrobe high schools can be found playing on the same club teams.

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