Hockey

Greensburg Salem’s Owen Tutich has 12 points through three games.
Greensburg Salem hockey has high expectations after strong start
November 1, 2022
In his four seasons as hockey coach at Greensburg Salem, Corey Mentch hasn’t seen a Golden Lions team offer this much potential.

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Latrobe’s Peyton Myers is the team captain this season.
Latrobe hockey team ready to rebound after missing playoffs a year ago
October 24, 2022
After their first playoff miss in 17 years, the Latrobe IceCats high school hockey team came to camp this season with one thing in mind.

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Chartiers Valley forward Brady Narin competes against Montour on Oct. 3, 2022.
In Chartiers Valley hockey program, young roster doesn’t mean low expectations
October 23, 2022
Paul Bonetti is back for the ninth year of his second stint as head coach of the Chartiers Valley hockey team. He coached the Colts from 2004-2006, then returned in 2016.

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Plum’s Zach Miller celebrates his secoind goal with David Westbrook and Brody Howell during their game against Fox Chapel on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Alpha Ice Arena in Harmar.
Plum hockey rebounds from tough start, looks ahead to promising season
Plum ice hockey coach Phil Mains knew his team was better than what it showed in an 11-0 season-opening loss to defending PIHL Class A champion Norwin on Oct. 10.

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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.
Rebuilding Hampton hopes to overcome smallest roster in PIHL
October 22, 2022
The Hampton hockey team will be skating uphill this season.

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Penn-Trafford’s Xavier Solomon and Aiden Alberts are key returning players for the Warriors’ hockey team in 2022-23.
                                Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Penn-Trafford hockey creating early-season buzz
October 9, 2022
There is a buzz swarming around the Penn-Trafford hockey team as it begins the season.

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Pine-Richland’s Jordan Spear skates with the puck against Central Catholic’s Mario Misiti during a PIHL playoff game last season.
                                Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Revamped Pine-Richland hockey roster looks to get up to speed
When last season ended, the Pine-Richland hockey team said goodbye to its top four point-getters in standout forwards Alex Erlain, Carson Kalpakis and Michael Megine and defenseman Esai Morse.

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Fox Chapel’s Danny Downey works between Kiski Area defenders last season.
Fox Chapel hockey looks to build on breakthrough season
October 8, 2022
After a spectacular season that saw Fox Chapel hockey post a 20-0-2 record before losing in the PIHL semifinals to Norwin, the Foxes are back for more.

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Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review 
                                Norwin goalie Owen Burmeister eyes up the puck during a game against North Catholic on Feb. 15 at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
Norwin hockey team gets back to work after unforgettable championship season
Win or lose, stand or fall this hockey season, Norwin will always have 2021.

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North Allegheny’s Nathan Spak (23) celebrates his goal with Matt Irvin during the 2021 PIHL Class 3A Penguins Cup final against Mt. Lebanon at RMU Island Sports Center.
New faces take center ice for perennially powerful North Allegheny hockey program
North Allegheny always had a few familiar names among its top six forwards in recent years, experienced scorers who were there for multiple seasons. Yet, the Tigers are entering a winter of change.

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Franklin Regional’s R.J. Kelley (59) skates away from trouble during a game Oct. 3.
Young Franklin Regional hockey team learning the ropes
It was a tough season opener for the Franklin Regional hockey team.

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Gateway junior varsity ice hockey team captains for the 2022-23 season are, from left, juniors Blake Marsh, Hayden Hines and Noah Evans.
Deep lineup returns for Gateway JV hockey team
October 2, 2022
Gateway junior varsity ice hockey coach Shawn Jesih sounded the bell of optimism when talking about a team filled with experience and hungry to make its mark in the PIHL’s JV Tier 3 this season.

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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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