What to watch for in high school sports for Jan. 11, 2021: PIHL set to restart

Monday, January 11, 2021 | 11:06 AM

While most basketball teams in the WPIAL returned to the court this past Friday and Saturday, the restart of the high school hockey season begins Monday.

Following a four-plus week shutdown of high school hockey, the 2020-21 PIHL season continues with a busy night on the ice with 15 scheduled contests.

They include the top team in Class AAA, North Allegheny hosting Mt. Lebanon in a matchup on HSSN at 9 p.m.

Division leaders collide in Class AA as unbeaten Hempfield hosts Mars and in Class A when Blackhawk visits Chartiers Valley.

Searching for 60

The Chartiers Valley girls basketball team will try for a 60th straight win Monday when it visits West Allegheny.

It is a Section 1-5A contest as the Colts try to improve to 3-0; this is the season opener for the host Indians.

The longest girls basketball winning streak in PIAA history is 62 in a row set by Lancaster Catholic in 2019.

Battle of champions

A pair of defending WPIAL girls basketball champions square off Monday as Bishop Canevin visits Rochester. Watch it on Trib HSSN at 7 p.m.

The Crusaders won the district Class 2A title last year, their fourth in five years. Bishop Canevin dropped to Class A this season.

In an early Section 1 showdown, they will face Rochester. The Rams have earned back-to-back Class A championships.

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