PIHL Penguins Cup Championship Blog 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 5:04 PM

Thanks for following along tonight and congratulations to Quaker Valley, Latrobe and North Allegheny on winning the PIHL Penguins Cup Championships. 


FINAL: North Allegheny 2, Peters Township 0. 2nd title in program history for NA. Joe Griffin credited with both Tigers goals.

NA GOAL! NA scores again & this time it's a Tiger putting it in the net. Joe Griffin with a sick wrister. Fantaski with assist. 2-0 NA.

6 minutes left. Time running out on PT. Would be tough to see this one end with an own goal.

NA GOAL! At 5:10 of 3rd PT's Carter Ekberg puts the puck in his OWN NET while on the PP. Shorthanded Goal awarded to NA's Joe Griffin. Kramer with assist. 1-0 NA.

END of 2: Peters Township and North Allegheny are scoreless, 0-0. Shots: 18-13 NA. NA will have 1:46 of PP time to start 3rd. 

14:06 in 2nd- NA's Marty Hubert finds loose puck, but Brian Baker is right there for Indians. Still 0-0. 

9:00 in 2nd- Also, have to wonder how both teams will hang up. Possible that this one could end after midnight. On a Wednesday. Also, it is freezing inside of CONSOL. Fans seems sleepy. 

9:00 in 2nd- Both teams exchange a pair of coincidental minors. Still no score. And it is QUIET in here.

END of 1: Peters and NA are scoreless, 0-0. Chris Como of NA takes penalty at end of period. 

15:00 in 1st- PT takes another penalty, this time it's a hooking call on Evan Opeka. 

12:24 in 1st- NA's Connor Cash goes to the box for Interference. First chance for PT on PP. They're being outshot 8-2.

9:00 in 1st- First penalty of the game is against PT goalie Brian Baker for tripping. NA PP coming up.

8:22 in 1st- Equiment all over the ice, bodies flying and not a lot of offense the themes early on. Shots: 6-2 NA.

12:39 in 1st- Both of these teams are VEY physical coming out of the gates. Peters, as usual, working an aggressive forecheck, but trail in shots 4-2. 

And now for the (late) nightcap, as the Indians battle the Tigers. Should be a terrific game. 


PIHL PENGUINS CUP CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP: Latrobe Wildcats vs. Pine-Richland Rams

IT'S ALL OVER……..LATROBE WINS 5-0…….Great game for goalie Shane Brudnok, stopping all 24 shots he faced for the shutout, his second of the playoffs and 5th of the season.

LATROBE GOAL! Brendan Johns seals the deal for Latrobe, 2:30 left to play 5-0 Latrobe.

11:08 of 3rd- Ryan DeFelice goes to box. Another PR power play coming up. 

7:56 of 3rd- Things getting ugly as a scrum breaks out during PR power play. 5-on-3 coming up for PR. PR's Zack Ritchey picks up 10-minute misconduct, which will span the rest of regulation. 

LATROBE GOAL! Dalton Hunter goes around the D and puts one through the five hole. Ferguson with assist. 4-0 Latrobe at 6:02 of 3rd.

END 2ND: Latrobe 3, Pine-Richland 0. 

LATROBE GOAL! It's raining Wildcat goals! 3-0 Latrobe! Adam Ferguson rifles one home after a defensive breakdown. 3 goals in less than 3 minutes for Cats.

LATROBE GOAL! Latrobe gets another, as Dalton Hunter definitely gets this one. 2-0 Cats!

LATROBE GOAL! 7:52 of 2nd. Latrobe's Daniel Staffen shoots & it's redirected in. Dalton Hunter with assist & might get credit for goal on the tip in. 1-0 Latrobe.

5:57 of 2nd- Latrobe's Josh Basenback goes to the box for charging. Seconds PP chance for PR. Game still scoreless, 0-0. Not even a lot of shots on goal being generated.

END 1: Latrobe and Pine-Richland are scoreless, 0-0. Shots: Latrobe 9-6.

14:00 in 1st- PR's Nick Jenkins picks up penalty for hooking. First PP opportunity for Latrobe. 

12:00 in 1st- Hitting really picking up, as Latrobe as been laying bodies out during the PK. They kill it. PR's Drew Berkhoudt takes vicious hit and limps off, then Dillon Kessy gets knocked down hard by Latrobe's Joe Wright.

10:08 in 1st- Latrobe's Josh Singley goes to the box for slashing. First PP chance for PR coming up.

Pretty nice pace to this one so far. Very physical and both teams have had a couple chances. 11:35 left and Latrobe leads in shots 4-1. 

Crowd is absolutely electric here for the AA Championship. Two legendary programs about to battle for their 4th PIHL Penguins Cup. 

PIHL PENGUINS CUP CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP: Quaker Valley Quakers vs. Mars Planets 

FINAL: Quaker Valley 5, Mars 1. Quakers win 2nd consecutive Class A Penguins Cup & 4th in program history! Jimmy Perkins finishes with 2 goals and an assist. Otto Schaefer with a goal and assist. Adam Pilewicz with 2 assists. Final shots: QV 29-18. 

GOAL! QV's Ryan Dickson roofs home a slapper and it's 5-1 QV with 2:30 left in the game. Bouchard & Schaefer with assists.

GOAL! QV's Connor Quinn jams one home on the doorstep. Perkins & Pilewicz with assists. 4-1 QV at 9:09 of 3rd.

7:08 of 1st- QV's Jimmy Perkins gets shorthanded breakaway, but Knapp again with terrific pad save. Planets are 0/8 on PP. 

5:23 of 1st- QV's Cameron Peterkin goes to the box for boarding. 8th penalty on Quakers, but Mars is 0/7. 

Go figure, Mars is now 0/7 on power play and their only goal was shorthanded. Plants have to be kicking themselves for the missed opportunities. 

QV takes another penalty, as Otto Schaefer goes to the box. Mars' 7th chance on PP upcoming. They're 0/6. 

MARS GOAL!  Mars' Ian Houk-Graves gets a shorty on a slapper from outside the right circle. Nick Berteotti with assist. Now 3-1 QV 1:13 into 3rd. 3-1 QV.

Correction on the first QV goal: Jimmy Perkins awarded the goal, not Adam Pilewicz. Perkins has 2 for Quakers!

END 2ND: Quaker Valley 3, Mars 0. Quakers outshooting Mars 23-13. It was 14-12 not long ago and Quakers will have 1:41 remaining on the PP to start 3rd. 

16:40 of 2nd- Mars' Max Master goes to the box for roughing. 

15:08 of 2nd- Mar's Nick Berteotti goes to box for interference. QV to the PP. 

Quaker Valley takes another penalty, this time it's Kurt Mohr for head contact. Quakers kill it again though. Mars now 0/6 on power play. 

GOAL, 2-0 QV. QV's Otto Schaefer knocks in a rebound on the powerplay. Ryan Lottes and Adam Pilewicz with assists at 10:17 of 2nd. 

8:20 of 2nd- Mars' Ian Newman goes back to the box. Interference the call. Quakers go on the PP. 

6:15 of 2nd- QV gets break shorthanded, but Knapp with a terrific save on Connor Quinn. Still 1-0 QV with 10 minutes left in 2nd.

4:14 of 2nd- QV kills penalty, but then Steven Wei goes to the box for high sticking. Mars 0/4 on PP and getting 5th chance already. 

2:08 of 2nd- QV's Clayton Bouchard goes to the box for Interference. Mars with 4th chance on PP. 

END 1ST: Quaker Valley 1, Mars 0. Long shot by Mars as buzzer sounded went in, but was a second too late. 

1:00 of 1st- QV kills penalty. Mars now 0/3 with man advantage. 

14:01 of 1st- Nathaniel Weil takes an interference for QV. Mars back on PP for 3rd time.

GOAL, 1-0 QV: Quaker Valley's Adam Pilewicz takes a pass from Connor Quinn and drives it into an open net. Terrific work by Pilewicz to drive the net on the give and go. Avery Montague credited with the other assist.  

11:53 of 1st- Mars scores, but it is WAVED OFF on a high stick call. Still 0-0. 

10:30 of 1st- After a scramble, Perkins blows one of a wide open cage, helping Mars kill the penalty. Then QV's Kurt Mohr heads to the box at 11:07 for Interference. Mars back on the PP.

9:03 of 1st- Mars takes Tripping penalty. Ian Newman heads to the box putting QV on their first powerplay. 

4:30 of 1st- Jimmy Perkins gets breakaway for QV but is stoned by Mars goalie Christian Knapp. 0-0.

1:42 into 1st and Mars will go on PP as Jimmy Perkins goes to the box for hooking Noah Master, who nearly snuck one behind QV goalie Parkey Sherry. 

Welcome to the CONSOL Energy Center for the 2013 PIHL Penguins Cup Championships! First up is a rematch of last year's Class A Final, as #1 Quaker Valley battles #2 Mars. Faceoff in just a few minutes.


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