PIHL Notebook – 03/03/2014

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Monday, March 3, 2014 | 5:17 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 some key match-ups with playoff seeding and berths on the line. So, let’s light the lamp on this edition of “PIHL Notebook.”

*Note: As with last week, we have not forgotten the 2014 Penguins Cup Playoffs begin tonight. That is covered elsewhere on the site while we recap the end of the regular season below.*

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

Class AAA: Canon-McMillan (5-0-0); Butler (5-0-0); Bethel Park (4-0-0)

Class AA: Bishop Canevin (9-0-0); Armstrong (4-0-0); Hampton (2-0-1)

Class A: Quaker Valley (15-0-0); Thomas Jefferson (5-0-1)

SCOREBOARD WATCH:

Class AAA

2/24/14 – Section 4: Pittsburgh Central Catholic 2-1-0-0=3, Pine-Richland 1-0-2-0=3, (OT – MSA)

Shots on Goal: PR 39, PC 31

Game-Tying: Nate Carnovale, PR (Nicholas Matelan, Ryan Cole) @ 14:57 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Carnovale, PR (1 G, 1 A); #2 Isaac Stephen, PR (28 SV); #1 Kevin Dziubek, PC (36 SV)

2/25/14 – Non-Section: Penn-Trafford 2-2-2=6, Peters Township 1-3-1=5

Shots on Goal: PT 40, PN 34

Game-Winner: Jonah Graffius (Jacob Miller) @ 16:18 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Gavin Rebholz, PT (2 G); #2 Eric Phelps, PN (35 SV); #1 Graffius, PN (4 G, 1 A)

2/28/14 – Section 3: State College 1-2-2=5, Norwin 0-2-2=4

Shots on Goal: NO 33, SC 27

Game-Winner: Andrew Skipper PP (Lucas Michael, Jared Karas) @ 14:58 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Elijah Reith, NO (PPG, 1 A); #2 Michael, SC (4 A); #1 Karas, SC (2 G, 1 PP, 2 A)

Class AA

2/24/14 – Non-Section: Armstrong 0-1-2-1=4, Montour 0-1-2-0=3 (OT)

Shots on Goal: AR 44, MR 23

Game-Winner: Joshua Oliver (Nicholas Long, Cody Toy) @ 1:43 of OT

Three Stars: #3 Hunter Grafton, AR (2 G); #2 Aiden, MR (2 G incl. GT); #1 Brandon Heitzenrater, MR (40 SV)

2/2714 – Non-Section: Bishop Canevin 3-3-2=8, Erie Cathedral Prep 2-2-1=5

Shots on Goal: BC 34, EP 28

Game-Winner: Jonathan Mulick PP (Brennen Adams) @ 10:40 of 2nd

Three Stars: #3 Ben Eliason, EP (1 G, 2 A); #2 Thomas Krivak, BC (2 G, 1 SH, 1 A); #1 Blaine Adams, BC (3 G)

2/27/14 – Section 1: Chartiers Valley 5-2-3=10, West Allegheny 2-2-2=6

Shots on Goal: WA 33, CV 20

Game-Winner: Anthony Franks PP (Derek Falcioni, Cullen McMahon) @ 10:05 of 2nd

Three Stars: #3 Franks, CV (3 G, 1 PP, 1 SH); #2 McMahon, CV (4 G, 1 A); #1 Jess Ligas, WA (3 G, 1 PP, 3 A)

Class A

2/26/14 – Section 3: Serra Catholic 1-2-2=5, Bishop McCort 1-1-1=3

Shots on Goal: BM 30, SC 24

Game-Winner: Jonathan Henschel (Jacob Gunn, Roman Kraemer) @ 15:07 of 3rd

Three Stars: #3 Connor Bunn, BM (2 G, 1 PP); #2 Ian Ritchie, SC (27 SV); #1 Kraemer, SC (2 G, 1 EN, 2 A)

2/27/14 – Non-Section: Thomas Jefferson 0-3-1=4, Freeport 0-0-0=0 (MSA)

Shots on Goal: FR 44, TJ 26

Game-Winner: Brendan Mason (Tommy Kimmick) @ 5:04 of 2nd

Three Stars: #3 Kimmick TJ (3 A); #2 Mason, TJ (GWG, 1 A); #1 Nick Ripepi, TJ (44 SV)

2/28/14 – Non-Section: South Fayette 0-3-3-1=7, Bishop McCort 3-3-0-0=6 (OT)

Shots on Goal: None Recorded

Game-Winner: Ryan Schmider (John Lipovich) @ 4:56 of OT

Three Stars: #3 Noah Sakmar, BM (PPG, 2 A); #2 Lipovich, SF (1 G, 3 A); #1 Jordan Timmons, SF (3 G, 2 PP, 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” this Wednesday night on the road at the special time of 7:00. This week, the guys will be live on location to recap the first round of the Penguins Cup Playoffs and preview the quarterfinals, with rink and guests to be determined. Your home for the 2014 Penguins Cup Playoffs is the MSA Sports Network!

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