PIHL Notebook – 12/23/2013

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Monday, December 23, 2013 | 3:29 PM


Welcome to the Christmas week edition of “PIHL Notebook,” your weekly companion to “The PIHL Power Play” on the MSA Sports Network. The league may be on holiday hiatus, but there is still plenty to report. First up, “Melting the Ice” provides your thermometer of streaking teams around the league at the de facto halfway point of the 2013-14 campaign. Meanwhile, this week’s “Scoreboard Watch” includes three games heard on our airwaves along with a pair of overtime contests. 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 (7-0-0); Bethel Park (6-0-0); North Allegheny (4-0-1)

Class AA: Armstrong (8-0-0); Bishop Canevin (6-0-0); Erie Cathedral Prep (4-0-1)

Class A: Mars (10-0-0); QV (4-0-0)

Open Class: Indiana (8-0-0); Harbor Creek (6-0-0); Baldwin (5-0-0); Altoona (3-0-0)

SCOREBOARD WATCH:

Class AAA

12/17/13 – Section 2: North Allegheny 0-2-0=2, Seneca Valley 0-0-1=1

Shots on Goal: NA 35, SV 29

Game-Winner: Dominick Zangaro (Christian Louria) @ 3:10 of 2nd

Three Stars: #3 Zangaro, NA (GWG); #2 Tanner Pfeffer, SV (33 SV); #1 Bradford Thornburgh, NA (28 SV)

1217/13 – Section 4: Fox Chapel 2-4-2=8, Pittsburgh Central Catholic 1-1-3=5

Shots on Goal: PC 47, FC 23

Game-Winner: Anthony Veltri SH (Unassisted) @ 9:57 of 2nd

Three Stars: #3 Anthony Nese, PC (2 G, 1 A); #2 Benjamin Friedland, FC (2 G, 3 A); #1 Veltri, FC (2 G, 6 A)

12/20/13 – Non-Section: Penn-Trafford 1-3-2=6, Mount Lebanon 1-0-2=3 (MSA)

Shots on Goal: PT 35, ML 27

Game-Winner: Jonah Graffius (Jacob Miller, Andrew Power) @ 13:30 of 2nd

Three Stars: #3 Reed Farber, ML (2 G, 1 A); #2 Graffius, PT (2 G, 1 A); #1 Miller, PT (1 G, 3 A)

Class AA

12/16/13 – Non-Section: Chartiers Valley 3-2-3=8, North Hills 0-0-4=4 (MSA)

Shots on Goal: NH 33, CV 29

Game-Winner: Derek Falcioni (Alex Evan, Anthony Franks) @ 9:44 of 2nd

Three Stars: #3 Brett Berner, NH (PPG, 2 A); #2 Cullen McMahon, CV (2 G, 2 A); #1 Franks, CV (3 G, 1 SH, 1 A)

12/16/13 – Non-Section: Montour 0-2-0=2, West Allegheny 1-0-0=1

Shots on Goal: WA 25, MR 11

Game-Winner: Aiden Beck (Unassisted) @ 4:53 of 2nd

Three Stars: #3 Paul Hughes, WA (1 G); #2 Beck, MR (GWG); #1 Brandon Heitzenrater, MR (24 SV)

12/19/13 – Non-Section: Latrobe 2-2-2=6, Erie Cathedral Prep 3-1-2=6 (OT)

Shots on Goal: EP 43, LA 36

Game-Tying: Adam Ferguson (Chris Johnson) @ 15:46 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Trevor Faulkner, EP (2 G, 1 A); #2 Timothy Ruppen, LA (35 SV); #1 Ferguson, LA (3 G, 1 A)

Class A

12/17/13 – Section 3: Westmont Hilltop 0-0-2=2, Serra Catholic 0-0-0=0

Shots on Goal: WH 70, SC 13

Game-Winner: Michael Lamison SH (Unassisted) @ 0:32 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Lamison, WH (GWG); #2 Sebastian Ragno, WH (13 SV); #1 Ian Ritchie, SC (68 SV)

12/17/13 – Non-Section: Deer Lakes 4-4-2=10, South Fayette 0-0-5=5

Shots on Goal: DL 31, SF 26

Game-Winner: Zachary Luniewski PP (Thomas Lisowski) @ 10:22 of 2nd

Three Stars: #3 Jordan Timmons, SF (3 G, 1 PP, 1 A); #2 Luniewski, DL (3 G, 1 PP 2 A); #1 Mitchell Rupprecht, DL (3 G, 1 PP, 3 A)

12/19/13 – Non-Section: Quaker Valley 2-4-1=7, Thomas Jefferson 1-0-0=1 (MSA)

Shots on Goal: QV 38, TJ 25

Game-Winner: James Perkins (Connor Quinn) @ 6:22 of 1st

Three Stars: #3 Parker Sherry, QV (24 SV); #2 Quinn, QV (2 PPG, 2 A); #1 Perkins, QV (4 G, 1 PP, 1 A)

Open Class

12/16/13 – Section 2: McDowell 0-4-1=5, Blackhawk 1-2-1=4

Shots on Goal: MC 37, BL 27

Game-Winner: Matthew Lorei (Connor Murdock) @ 14:05 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Nathan Lundy, BL (PPG, 1 A); #2 Kyle Schaefer, BL (3 G); #1 Lorei, MC (3 G)

12/19/13 – Section 3: Indiana 3-2-2-1=8, Hempfield 4-2-1-0=7 (OT)

Shots on Goal: IN 41, HE 31

Game-Winner: Luke Lewandowski (Camden Lydick) @ 2:45 of OT

Three Stars: #3 Lewandowski, IN (GWG, 2 A); #2 Avery Lavella, HE (3 G, 2 PP); #1 Lydick, IN (2 G, 1 PP, 4 A)

12/19/13 – Section 4: Baldwin 1-0-2=3, Carrick 2-0-0=2

Shots on Goal: BA 50, CA 23

Game-Winner: Brian Dee (Kenny Dee) @ 15:22 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Matt Yauch, BA (21 SV); #2 Nathan Norkevicus, CA (47 SV); #1 Brian Dee, BA (2 G, 1 A)

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” on a special night, this Thursday at 8:00. This week’s guest list features Hempfield forward Anthony Lavella, Pine-Richland head coach Mike Bagnato and Armstrong bench boss Doug Anthony. Your home for the 2014 Penguins Cup Playoffs is the MSA Sports Network!

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