PIHL Notebook – 12/16/2013

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Monday, December 16, 2013 | 1:57 PM


Welcome to another edition of “PIHL Notebook,” your weekly companion to “The PIHL Power Play” on the MSA Sports Network. First up, “Melting the Ice” provides your weekly thermometer of streaking teams around the league. Meanwhile, this week’s “Scoreboard Watch” includes overtime action in Class AAA and the Open Class. Last but not least, we round things out with a preview of three upcoming broadcasts, including one in Class A which the “PIHL Power Play” crew will have for you on Thursday. So, let’s light the lamp on this edition of “PIHL Notebook.”

MELTING THE ICE (Records listed indicate current unbeaten streak):

Class AAA: Peters Township (6-0-0); Bethel Park (5-0-0); Pittsburgh Central Catholic (4-0-0); North Allegheny (2-0-1)

Class AA: Armstrong (6-0-0); Bishop Canevin (5-0-0); Erie Cathedral Prep (4-0-0)

Class A: Mars (8-0-0); Thomas Jefferson (3-0-0); Quaker Valley (3-0-0)

Open Class: Peters Township (7-0-0); Indiana (6-0-0); Hempfield (5-0-0); Harbor Creek (4-0-0); Baldwin (4-0-0); McDowell (3-0-0); Keystone Oaks (3-0-0)

SCOREBOARD WATCH:

Class AAA

12/9/13 – Section 3: Penn-Trafford 3-3-0=6, State College 0-2-0=2

Shots on Goal: PT 41, SC 26

Game-Winner: Cameron Williams (Andrew Power) @ 15:10 of 1st

Three Stars: #3 Andrew Moscone, SC (1 G, 1 A); #2 Williams, PT (GWG, 1 A); #1 Eric Phelps, PT (24 SV)
 

12/10/13 – Section 4: Shaler 3-3-2=8, Fox Chapel 1-1-2=4

Shots on Goal: SH 42, FC 20

Game-Winner: Corey Novak (Matthew Bour, Luke Grossman) @ 4:42 of 2nd

Three Stars: #3 Novak, SH (GWG, 1 A); #2 Benjamin Friedland, FC (1 G, 2 A); #1 Grossman, SH (2 G, 2 A)
 

12/10/13 – Non-Section: Pittsburgh Central Catholic 0-1-3-1=5, Canon-McMillan 1-1-2-0=4 (OT)

Shots on Goal: CM 29, PC 15

Game-Winner: Kellen Carelton PP (Jake Tepe) @ 3:28 of OT

Three Stars: #3 James Oddi, CM (SHG, 2 A); #2 Brian Burger, PC (25 SV); #1 Carelton, PC (GWG, 2 A)

Class AA

12/9/13 – Non-Section: Latrobe 3-1-1=5, Hampton 1-1-0=2 (MSA)

Shots on Goal: LA 39, HA 26

Game-Winner: Camron Carr (Tanner Shaffer, Nathan Winebrenner) @ 12:41 of 1st

Three Stars: #3 Eric Leya, HA (2 G, 1 PP); #2 Timothy Ruppen, LA (24 SV); #1 Dalton Hunter, LA (3 G, 1 SH)
 

12/9/13 – Non-Section: Bishop Canevin 1-2-3=6, North Hills 0-0-0=0

Shots on Goal: BC 45, NH 21

Game-Winner: Liam Walsh (Nikita Meskin) @ 9:11 of 1st

Three Stars: #3 Blaine Adams, BC (2 G, 1 PP, 1 A); #2 Walsh, BC (2 G, 1 PP, 1 A); #1 Meskin, BC (21 SV)
 

12/12/13 – Non-Section: Armstrong 3-2-3=8, Chartiers Valley 1-2-1=4

Shots on Goal: AR 27, CV 25

Game-Winner: Hunter Grafton (Christian Miller, Donovan Wichowski)

Three Stars: #3 Anthony Franks, CV (2 A); #2 Miller, AR (2 G, 1 PP, 2 A); #1 Grafton, AR (3 G, 2 A)

Class A

12/9/13 – Non-Section: Quaker Valley 0-0-3=3, Westmont Hilltop 0-0-0=0

Shots on Goal: QV 30, WH 29

Game-Winner: Connor Quinn (James Perkins, Cameron Peterkin) @ 5:23 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Peterkin, QV (2 A); #2 Perkins, QV (PPG, 1 A); #1 Parker Sherry, QV (29 SV)
 

12/12/13 – Non-Section: Mars 1-2-5=8, Freeport 0-4-1=5

Shots on Goal: FR 35, MA 21

Game-Winner: Johnathan Kowalkowski (Ian Newman, Nicholas Makozy) @ 14:47 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Nick Rusak, FR (1 G, 2 A); #2 Kowalkowski, MA (2 G, 1 A); #1 Makozy, MA (2 G, 1 SH, 2 A)
 

12/12/13 – Non-Section: Serra Catholic 1-2-4=7, South Fayette 2-1-2=5

Shots on Goal: SC 32, SF 31

Game-Winner: Jonathan Henschel (Roman Kraemer) @ 9:20 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Henschel, SC (2 G, 1 SH, 2 A); #2 Jordan Timmons, SF (3 G, 1 PP, 2 A); #1 Kraemer, SC (4 G, 3 A)

Open Class

12/12/13 – Section: Central Valley 0-2-2-1=5, OLSH 1-1-2-0=4 (OT)

Shots on Goal: OL 63, CV 28

Game-Winner: Luke Wanner (Unassisted) @ 0:27 of OT

Three Stars: #3 Walter Riggs, OL (3 A); #2 Wanner, CV (2 G); #1 Joseph Palombo, CV (59 SV)
 

12/12/13 – Section: Hempfield 0-3-1=4, Greensburg Salem 2-0-1=3

Shots on Goal: GS 25, HE 23

Game-Winner: Antony Ciocca (Michael Donofrio, William Hayden) @ 10:14 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Garrett King, GS (SHG, 1 A); #2 Garrett Ciaramella, HE (22 SV); #1 Ciocca, HE (2 G, 1 A)
 

12/13/13 – Section: Altoona 2-2-1-=5, Gateway 1-1-2=4

Shots on Goal: AL 27, GA 14

Game-Winner: Matthew Dalto (Unassisted) @ 6:58 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Tanner Davis, GA (2 G, 1 PP); #2 Joseph Dombrowski, AL (3 G); #1 Dalto, AL (GWG, 3 A)

UPCOMING MSA BROADCASTS

12/16/13 – Class AA – Non-Section: Chartiers Valley Colts (4-5-0) vs. North Hills Indians (4-5-0) AT RMU Island Sports Complex at 7:15 PM (Sam Hall and Steve Nagler) … Both teams enter this contest on a 2-3-0 string, with the Colts coming off a loss and the Indians dropping their last two. Cullen McMahon currently leads Chartiers Valley with 14 goals, including six on the power play and one shorthanded. Meanwhile, Brett Berner has paced North Hills in all offensive categories, posting 13 goals, five with the man advantage, and seven assists.

12/19/13 – Class A – Non-Section: Thomas Jefferson Jaguars (6-3-1) vs. Quaker Valley Quakers (9-1-0) AT Airport Ice Arena at 8:30 PM (Josh Rowntree and Adam Hoerner) … Both teams sit atop their respective sections, and both are currently riding a three-game winning streak. Of course, the Quakers hold on first place is a bit more tenuous, leading Mars by just two points, but the Quakers still lead the class with 59 goals and only 14 allowed. James Perkins leads Quaker Valley with 18 goals and 11 helpers while Parker Sherry boasts a personal 7-1-0 mark, 1.57 GAA, 0.929 save percentage and two shutouts. The Jaguars have scored 52 goals themselves, with Nicholas Tamburi posting 13 goals and 22 points.

12/20/13 – Class AAA – Non-Section: Mount Lebanon Blue Devils (3-4-1) vs. Penn-Trafford Warriors (6-3-0) AT Center Ice Arena in Delmont at 8:15 PM (Mike Sackley and Adam Gusky) … The Blue Devils are 2-2-1 in their last five and coming off a loss. Reed Farber leads the team with seven goals and 15 points while Joel Kirshner has posted a 3.10 GAA and 0.902 save percentage despite a personal 2-4-1 record. The Warriors are looking a bit sharper, going 4-1-0 I their last five and coming off a win. Jonah Graffius has pumped in 10 goals, four on the power play, as part of his 19 points. Eric Phelps has seen most of the minutes in net, going 5-1-0 with a 2.67 GAA and 0.899 save percentage.

That wraps up this edition of “PIHL Notebook,” but check back every Monday through March for more news from around the league. In the meantime, Adam Hoerner and Josh Rowntree host another episode of “The PIHL Power Play” this Wednesday night at 8:00. Joining us this week will be Penn-Trafford forward Jonah Graffius, Plum head coach David Stonebraker and Beaver bench boss Chris Albright. Your home for the 2014 Penguins Cup Playoffs is the MSA Sports Network!

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