Hockey

PIHL Penguins Cup Semifinals Tuesday Recaps
March 21, 2012
The PIHL Penguins Cup Semifinals continued Tuesday night with Class AA taking center stage. Both Erie Cathedral Prep and West Allegheny fell behind early before coming back to win at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Complex. Here are recaps from both games.Erie Cathedral Prep Ramblers 6 - Chartiers Valley Colts 4 By Josh RowntreeThey say the 15th Anniversary the "crystal" anniversary.But on Saturday, the Erie Cathedral Prep hockey team will be looking for gold as they will play for their third Penguins Cup Championship, with the last coming 15 years ago.Jimmy Bufalino and Mitch Cambell each netted hat tricks and #4 Prep knocked off #2 Chartiers Valley 6-4 in a wild semifinal matchup at the RMU Island Sports Center.

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PIHL Penguins Cup Semifinals Monday Recaps
March 19, 2012
The PIHL Penguins Cup Semifinals began Monday night with Class A taking center stage. Mars needed double overtime to advance while Quaker Valley cruises to victory at the Island Sports Complex. Here are recaps from both games.Quaker Valley Quakers 7 - Kittanning Wildcats 1 By Lee Mohn

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PIHL High School Hockey Notebook – 03/19/2012
Welcome to another edition of “PIHL Notebook,” your weekly companion to “The PIHL Power Play” on the MSA Sports Network. This week, we have another special playoff edition in store, this time continuing the annual tradition with our complete Penguins Cup Semifinal preview capsules on all 12 teams vying for the right to compete on Consol Energy Center ice this Saturday.PIHL PENGUINS CUP CLASS A Semifinals:#1 Quaker Valley Quakers (18-1-1) vs. #4 Kittanning Wildcats (14-5-1) at Island Sports Center on Neville Island on Monday, March 19th at 6:00pm on msasports.net

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 03/19/2012
With the magnificent weather we've had, it's tough to believe that the winter sports season is still going on. However high school basketball and hockey postseason play concludes this week as we officially kiss winter goodbye and welcome in spring here on the MSA Sports Network. We have Semifinals and Championship Game action in the PIAA boys and girls state basketball playoffs along with the Semifinals and Championships on the PIHL Penguins Cup Playoffs and the Pennsylvania Cup Hockey Finals, plus college baseball and womens lacrosse as well as the WPIAL Roundball Report and the PIHL Power Play Show ALL here at MSAsports.netMonday, March 19th:PIHL High School Hockey Playoffs: Penguins Cup Class A Semifinals - Kittanning vs Quaker Valley at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net

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PIHL Penguins Cup Playoff Recap for Friday, March 16th
March 16, 2012
The final peice of the PIHL Penguins Cup Semifinals picture was emphatically put into place Friday night. Class AAA power Canon-McMillan won big to round out the Final Four for next week in the high school hockey playoffs.Special thanks to Brandon Rebel for this recap.PIHL PENGUINS CUP CLASS AAA QUARTERFINALS:

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PIHL Penguins Cup Playoff Recap for Thursday, March 15th
Bookend PIHL Class AAA games on Wednesday and Friday squeezed the busiest night of the Penguins Cup postseason into Thursday where ten games were played in the three classifications. Once the ice shaving settled, ten more teams were Final Four bound, setting the Semifinals for both Class AA and Class A. Here are ALL ten recaps from the Thursday ice action.A special thanks to Don Rebel, Randy Gore, Steve Nagler, Josh Rowntree, Lee Mohn, Brandon Showers and Mike Azadian for their help on these recaps.PIHL PENGUINS CUP CLASS AAA QUARTERFINALS:

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PIHL Penguins Cup Playoff Recap for Wednesday, March 14th
March 15, 2012
The first of twelve Penguins Cup Quarterfinals games over the next three days turned into a South Hills thriller as Peters Township cames back to edge Mount Lebanon and advance to the PIHL Class AAA Final Four. Here is a recap of this high school hockey Second Round dandy.PIHL PENGUINS CUP CLASS AAA QUARTERFINALS:

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2012 PIHL PENGUINS CUP HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY PLAYOFFS Update
March 13, 2012
The PIHL Final Four puzzle is nearly finished with just one missing piece. One game on Wednesday and ten contests on Thursday have resulted in eleven teams moving on to Neville Island next week and the 2012 Penguins Cup Semifinals. Here are ALL of the final scores from the Quarterfinals on Thursday, plus the Semifinals matchups set for Class A and Class AA on Monday and Tuesday at the Island Sports Center.MSA Sports is your home for the frozen version of march madness from the drop of the puck in the opening round through the PIHL high school hockey finals at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.PIHL CLASS AAA Quarterfinals:Penn-Trafford Warriors 5 - State College Little Lions 4

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PIHL Penguins Cup Playoff Recaps for Monday, March 12th
March 12, 2012
There was no surprises and very little suspense on the opening night of the 2012 PIHL Penguin Cup high school hockey playoffs. All five higher seeds won at home with only one game going down to the wire. Here are the recaps from the games that dropped the puck on the chase for Penguins Cup gold.A special thanks go out to Mark Schaas, Don Rebel, Greg Kuntz, Steve Nagler and Matt Vandriak for their help on these recaps.PIHL PENGUINS CUP CLASS AAA FIRST ROUND:

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PIHL High School Hockey Notebook – 03/12/2012
Welcome to another edition of “PIHL Notebook,” your weekly companion to “The PIHL Power Play” on the MSA Sports Network. This week, we have a special edition on tap as we preview all opening round matchups in the 2012 Penguins Cup Playoffs. Plus, see what Quaker Valley head coach Kevin Quinn had to say about Class A’s number one seed on last week’s show in “They Said It.”PIHL CLASS AAA:FIRST ROUND BYES1. Penn-Trafford (19-2-1) 2. Canon-McMillan (19-3-0) 3. North Allegheny (16-5-1) 4. Mount Lebanon (15-6-1)FIRST ROUND GAMES

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 03/12/2012
We say so long to the high school wrestling postseason and hello to the Penguins Cup high school hockey playoffs this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have Second Round and Quarterfinals action in the PIAA boys and girls state basketball playoffs along with the drop of the puck on the PIHL Penguins Cup Playoffs with First Round and Quarterfinals play, plus its the season ending edition of Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle, along with the WPIAL Roundball Report and the PIHL Power Play Show ALL here at MSAsports.netMonday, March 12th:TALK SHOW - Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle at 7:00pm on MSAsports.netPIHL High School Hockey Playoffs: Penguins Cup Class AAA First Round - Shaler vs Peters Township at 7:30pm on MSAsports.net

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FINAL 2011-2012 PIHL High School Hockey Standings
March 10, 2012
Here are the FINAL 2011-2012 standings for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League, including the FINAL Penguins Cup playoff clinchings, Plus the FINAL Open Class regular season standings. You can follow the PIHL high school hockey season with broadcasts, the PIHL Notebook every Monday and the PIHL Power Play Show on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm right here on the MSA Sports Network.# - Clinched Section Championship * - Clinched PIHL Playoff Spot % - Ineligible for PIHL Playoffs x - Eliminated From Postseason ChaseTEAM - OVERALL RECORD - POINT TOTAL - POINT PERCENTAGEPIHL CLASS AAA: (ALL 12 Teams Have Clinched Penguins Cup Playoff Spots) {22}PIHL Class AAA Section One: #-Canon-McMillan Big Macs : (19-3-0)  (38) *-Peters Township Indians : (14-5-3)  (31) *-Bethel Park Black Hawks : (14-7-1)  (29) *-Upper St. Clair Panthers : (11-9-2)  (24)

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Quigley Edges Indiana in Double OT Thriller to Win PIHL Open Cup
March 9, 2012
The Open Cup classification saved their best for last. Nick Santiago scored 34 seconds into the second overtime, propelling Quigley to a 5-4 win over Indiana in the Open Cup Championship at Island Sports Center on Thursday night. The Spartans, who were the #1 seeded team in the Nailers Cup, overcame a two-goal deficit behind 4 goals by Troy Emig, winning their second Open Cup title in four years in a game that was delayed over 30 minutes because an official had transportation issues and could not make it to the arena.A busy first period for the two-man officiating crew saw five goals and six penalties. After Indiana's PJ Kuta scored less than two minutes into the game,

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Quigley Wins PIHL Open Class Championship
March 8, 2012
High school hockey fans discovered Thursday night what happens when two PIHL champions collide. 45 minutes of regulation and ten more minutes of an overtime could not decide a winner. Finally in the second OT, Nailers Cup champion Quigley scored to claim the 2012 Open Cup Title with a thrilling victory over Chiefs Cup champion Indiana. Here are ALL of the final results from the PIHL Open Class Playoffs.2012 PIHL OPEN CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP:Quigley Spartans 5 - Indiana Little Indians 4 in Double Overtime  (MSA)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2012 PIHL OPEN CLASS CHIEFS CUP CHAMPIONSHIP:Indiana Little Indians 4 - Greensburg-Salem Golden Lions 2  (MSA)PIHL OPEN CLASS CHIEFS CUP Semifinals:

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MSA Sports Top Seven – PIHL High School Hockey Playoff Rankings
March 7, 2012
Each Wednesday during the regular season, MSA Sports ranked the top seven teams in all four classifications/divisions in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League. With the regular season winding down and the PIHL Penguins Cup Playoffs starting next week, in our final rankings of the season, we rank all 12 AAA, and all 10 AA and A playoff teams as the chase for the cup is set to begin on MSA Sports. Don't miss “The PIHL Power Play Show” every Wednesday at 8:00pm and the "PIHL High School Hockey Notebook" every Monday during the season only here on the MSA Sports Network.PIHL CLASS AAA - 12 TEAMS:

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PIHL Chiefs Cup and Nailers Cup Hockey Championship Recaps
Tuesday night, the PIHL held the Championship Game in both the Nailers Cup and Chiefs Cup playoffs. Quigley and Indiana skated away with the titles and will now face each other on Thursday for the Open Class Championships.

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PIHL High School Hockey Notebook – 03/05/2012
March 5, 2012
Welcome to another edition of “PIHL Notebook,” your weekly companion to “The PIHL Power Play” on the MSA Sports Network. Check out which teams are hot right now in “Melting the Ice” and track recent game action in “Scoreboard Watch.” Plus, we preview upcoming MSA broadcasts and quote guests from the show in “They Said It.”PIHL CLASS AAA:MELTING THE ICEBethel Park’s winning streak has reached 10 games, with the unbeaten streak at 11 … Defending state champion Upper St. Clair has gotten hot at the right time, winning two in a row to get above the .500 mark … Penn-Trafford has won two straight and has earned a point in its last five outings.SCOREBOARD WATCH

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MSA Sports Top Seven – PIHL High School Hockey – 02/29/2012
February 29, 2012
Each Wednesday during the regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top seven teams in all four classifications/divisions in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League...including NEW #1 teams in Class AAA, Class AA and the Open Class. Don't miss “The PIHL Power Play Show” every Wednesday at 8:00pm and the "PIHL High School Hockey Notebook" every Monday during the season only here on the MSA Sports Network.PIHL CLASS AAA:1)  PENN-TRAFFORD WARRIORS  (18-2-1) (Last Week #3)2)  NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (16-4-1) (Last Week #4)3)  CANON-McMILLAN BIG MACS  (17-3-0) (Last Week #2)4)  BETHEL PARK BLACK HAWKS  (12-7-1) (Last Week #6)5)  MOUNT LEBANON BLUE DEVILS  (15-5-1) (Last Week #5)6)  PETERS TOWNSHIP INDIANS  (12-5-3) (Last Week #1)

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2012 PIHL Open Class High School Hockey Playoffs
February 28, 2012
While PIHL Class AAA, Class AA and Class A teams are in the final two weeks of the long regular season, the Open Class teams have already dropped the puck on their postseason tournaments. The Nailers Cup is down to the Final Three while the championship game is set in the battle for the Chiefs Cup after the top two seeds were eliminated in the Semifinals. Here are all of the results thus far, plus the final Semifinals game schedule in the Nailers Cup playoffs and the Chiefs Cup Championship Game schedule in the PIHL Open Class Postseason.2012 PIHL OPEN CLASS CHIEFS CUP CHAMPIONSHIP:#4 Greensburg-Salem Golden Lions (17-5-0) vs #3 Indiana Little Indians (17-5-0) AT Center Ice in Delmont on Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00pm on MSAsports.net

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PIHL High School Hockey Notebook – 02/27/2012
February 27, 2012
Welcome to another edition of “PIHL Notebook,” your weekly companion to “The PIHL Power Play” on the MSA Sports Network. Check out which teams are hot right now in “Melting the Ice” and track recent game action in “Scoreboard Watch.” Plus, we preview upcoming MSA broadcasts and quote guests from the show in “They Said It.”PIHL CLASS AAA:MELTING THE ICEBethel Park has not failed to earn a point since the calendar flipped to 2012, and the winning streak now stands at nine games … North Allegheny can clinch Section 2 with a point in the regular season finale thanks to ripping off seven victories in a row … Pittsburgh Central Catholic has Section 3 well in hand with three straight decisions in its favor … Penn-Trafford has locked up the Section 4 crown with points in its last four outings.SCOREBOARD WATCH

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