PIHL Notebook – 02/17/2014

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Monday, February 17, 2014 | 11:15 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 a healthy dose of section play highlighted by three network broadcasts. Last but not least, we round things out with a preview of a key section battle in the Open Class. So, let’s light the lamp on this edition of “PIHL Notebook.”

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

Class AAA: Canon-McMillan (3-0-0)

Class AA: Erie Cathedral Prep (8-0-0); Bishop Canevin (7-0-0); Plum (5-0-0)

Class A: Quaker Valley (12-0-0); Freeport (11-0-0)

Open Class: Indiana (16-0-1); Baldwin (13-0-1); Harbor Creek (12-0-0); Morgantown (9-0-0); Wheeling Park (3-0-0); Beaver (3-0-0)

SCOREBOARD WATCH:

Class AAA

2/10/14 – Non-Section: Pine-Richland 0-1-2=3, Butler 1-0-0=1

Shots on Goal: PR 27, BU 23

Game-Winner: Andrew Vislosky (Ryan Cole, Kyle Cunningham) @ 9:23 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Logan Rothbauer, BU (24 SV); #2 Cole, PR (PPG, ENG, 1 A); #1 Isaac Stephen, PR (22 SV)

2/11/13 – Section 2: Seneca Valley 1-4-1=6, Mount Lebanon 1-1-2=4

Shots on Goal: ML 28, SV 27

Game-Winner: Parker Faix (Sam Johnson, Alexander Crilley) @ 14:15 of 2nd

Three Stars: #3 Alexander Crilley, SV (1 G, 3 A); #2 George Farrell, ML (3 G); #1 Faix, SV (3 G)

2/13/14 – Section 1: Bethel Park 3-1-2=6, Peters Township 0-2-1=3

Shots on Goal: BP 26, PT 26

Game-Winner: Jake Worcester PP (Derek Lesnak, Spencer Bawcom) @ 13:06 of 2nd

Three Stars: #3 Worcester, BP (GWG, 1 A); #2 Christian Siak, BP (2 G); #1 Bawcom, BP (SHG, PPG, 1 A)

Class AA

2/10/14 – Section 1: Bishop Canevin 3-0-2=5, Chartiers Valley 1-0-1=2 (MSA)

Shots on Goal: BC 29, CV 19

Game-Winner: Liam Walsh (Ross Langford) @ 9:21 of 1st

Three Stars: #3 Randy Unger, BC (2 A); #2 Alexander Chabala, CV (24 SV); #1 Walsh, BC (3 G, 1 A)

2/10/14 – Non-Section: Latrobe 1-3-0=4, North Hills 1-1-0=2

Shots on Goal: LA 35, NH 31

Game-Winner: Chris Johnson (Drew Tonks) @ 7:28 of 2nd

Three Stars: #3 Dan Johnson, LA (2 G); #2 Chris Johnson, LA (GWG, 2 A); #1 Timothy Ruppen, LA 29 SV

2/10/14 – Section 3: Armstrong 3-1-2=6, Hampton 1-0-5=6 (OT – MSA)

Shots on Goal: AR 41, HA 31

Game-Winner: Zane Wichowski, AR (John Phelps) @ 14:00 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Cameron Raidna, HA (35 SV); #2 Christian Miller, AR (2 G); #1 Eric Leya, HA (2 G, 1 PP, 2 A)

Class A

2/10/14 – Section 2: Quaker Valley 4-1-3=8, Mars 0-2-0=2

Shots on Goal: QV 39, MA 35

Game-Winner: James Perkins (Connor Quinn, Scott Weston) @ 6:44 of 1st

Three Stars: #3 Parker Sherry, QV 33 SV; #2 Perkins, QV (3 G, 1 PP, 1 A); #1 Quinn, QV (2 G, 1 SH, 1 EN, 5 A)

2/10/14 – Section 1: South Park 1-3-1-1=6, South Fayette 1-0-4-0=5 (OT)

Shots on Goal: SP 27, SF 27

Game-Winner: Jacob Hickey (Unassisted) @ 2:20 of OT)

Three Stars: #3 Anthony Vallelunga, SF (2 G, 1 PP, 1 A); #2 Tyler Vidak, SF (3 G, 1 PP); #1 Hickey, SP (2 G, 1 A)

2/11/14 – Section 4: Freeport 1-1-4=6, Deer Lakes 1-3-0=4

Shots on Goal: FR 35, DL 23

Game-Winner: Stone Haberstroh (Tyler Sherrieb, Ethan Waddell) @ 7:17 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Vincent Casale, DL (1 G, 2 A); #2 Cole Hepler, FR (SHG, 2 A); #1 Haberstroh, FR (2 G, 1 EN)

Open Class

2/13/14 – Section 2: Harbor Creek 2-4-1=7, Blackhawk 0-0-0=0 (MSA)

Shots on Goal: HC 42, BL 17

Game-Winner: Zack Morris (Jamie Collins) @ 3:07 of 1st

Three Stars: #3 Tyler Manna, HC (17 SV); #2 Jamie Collins & Tyler Carr, HC (1 G, 2 A each); #1 Nick Rocco, HC (3 G, 1 PP, 1 SH)

2/13/14 – Section 2: OLSH 3-1-0=4, Central Valley 0-3-0=3

Shots on Goal: OL 38, CV 35

Game-Winner: Dante Egizio (Walter Riggs) @ 13:12 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Jon Palombo, CV (1 G, 1 A); #2 Jesse Broniszewski, OL (32 SV); #1 Egizio, OL (3 G, 1 A)

2/13/14 – Non-Section: Ringgold 3-1-1=5, Greensburg Salem 2-2-0=4

Shots on Goal: GS 40, RI 25

Game-Winner: Brown (Mike Hazel, Jared Harbaugh) @ 11:20 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Cole Bier, GS (2 A); #2 Chris Dumond, RI (36 SV); #1 Aarron Major, RI (3 G, 1 PS)

UPCOMING MSA BROADCASTS

2/19/14 – Open Class – Section 2: Erie McDowell Trojans (12-6-0) vs. Blackhawk Cougars (12-7-0) AT Beaver Ice Arena at TBA (Mike Azadian and Lee Mohn) … The Trojans are 2-3-0 in their last five, but coming off a win. They rank fourth in the Nailers Cup bracket with 111 goals scored and 52 allowed. Mitchell Reichert leads a trio of 30-point scorers with 19 goals and 20 assists while Evan Szablewski has posted all decisions in net while posting a 2.89 GAA, 0.891 save percentage and one shutout. The Cougars rank two teams ahead of McDowell with 118 goals scored and two behind with 56 allowed. Kyle Schaefer continues to key the offense with 23 goals and 27 helpers while Cory Steinle boasts similar numbers to his goaltending counterpart (7-3-0, 2.90 GAA, 0.896 SV %, 2 SO). This will be the rubber match between the two, with McDowell taking the first meeting 5-4 on December 16 and Blackhawk winning the rematch 4-2 on January 27.

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. Joining us this week will be Mars forward Nicholas Makozy, Canon-McMillan head coach Terry Virtue and Ringgold bench boss Josh Werner. Your home for the 2014 Penguins Cup Playoffs is the MSA Sports Network!

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