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Penguins Cup Playoffs Underway

by Joe Sager / Pittsburgh Penguins

The 84 Lumber PIHL Penguins Cup Championship Series got underway Monday night.

In Class AAA, top-seeded Pine-Richland posted a 5-2 win over Canon-McMillan.

George Saad scored two goals and added an assist, while Ty Loney had a pair of goals. Dylan Trombetta had a goal and an assist. Tyler Deal, Jordan Shelleby and Eric Febert all had assists.

Nate Bohn had a goal and an assists for the Big Macs. Kurt Ott tallied the other goal, while Nick Cusolito and Matt Riveitti had assist.

Upper St. Clair 5, Central Catholic 1

James Joyce had a goal and two assists to lead the Panthers past the Vikings.

Nick Gedeon had a goal and an assist for Upper St. Clair, while Rocky Cersosimo, Bryan Esherick and Theo Schnieders all scored goals. Mike McKelvey and Tim Graulty had assists.

Patrick Burke had the lone Central Catholic goal. Jon Coulter and C.J. Burke added assists.

Bethel Park 6, Erie McDowell 2

Matt Quigley scored three goals an added an assist to lead the Black Hawks to the victory.

Nick Machi had three assists for Bethel Park, while Tom Whetsel had a goal and two assists. Tyler Shipley and Tyler Trocano scored goals for the Black Hawks. Nick Shipley, Tyler Nunez and Ryan Clark all added assists.

Shane Reese had both McDowell goals. Steve Martin, Sean Perhacs and Eric Frits added assists for the Trojans.

Meadville 7, Norwin 1

Morgan Nickerson had two goals and two assists to lead the Bulldogs. Drew Finton had three assists. Bill Espy scored a goal and added an assist, while Nick Fedorka had two goals and an assist. Brandon Magee had two assists, while Zach Bogardus had a goal and Aaron Nye added an assist.



Matt Vunovic scored for Norwin. Adam Ference and Justin Oroukin had assists.

CLASS AA

South Park 3, Moon 2

Justin Locante had a pair of goals to lead the Eagles past the Tigers.

Chris Breisinger had a goal for South Park, while Brandon Kohall, Josh Nicol and Tim Nicol all chipped in with assists.

Matt Reece scored both Moon goals. Nigel Crighton, Adam Freed and Cedric Brazeau had assists.

Indiana 3, Kittanning 1

Steven Geisel had two goals and an assist as the Little Indians earned the win over the Wildcats.

Lance Lewandowski had a goal and an assist for Indiana, while Jay Pettina and Pat Rupert added assists.

Josh Miller scored the lone Kittanning goal, while Cory Beers had an assist.

Greensburg Central Catholic 7, Thomas Jefferson 2

Dave Mattock had three goals and an assist to lead the Centurions past the Jaguars.

Frank Jupena also had a hat trick for GCC. Nick Vukmaravich had a goal and two assists, while Robert Tritschler had three assists. Nick Persichetti, Jess Tetkoski and Dan Brennan all had helpers.

Dan Nath scored a goal and added an assist for Thomas Jefferson. Robbie Landussi had a goal, while Anthony Parkinson and Dan Joseph had assist.

Peters Township 5, Montour 4 OT

Eric Zalewsky scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead the Indians past the Spartans.

Greg Jackson also had two goals for Peters Township, while Robbie Hough had a pair of assists. Brooks Roth scored a goal, while Jake Boss and Ryan Tingle had assists.

Steve Schott scored two goals and added an assist for Montour. Josh York had a pair of assists, while Mike Zagani had a goal and an assist. Mike Harrington scored a goal, while Alex Wayne added an assist.

CLASS A

Hampton 3, Sewickley Academy 2

Mike Long scored a pair of goals for the Talbots. Austin Bahorich had a goal, while Jason Moffitt and Joe Paul added assists for Hampton.

Dan Spoonseller and Steve Mazur both scored for Sewickley Academy. Ken Atwell, Trey Carbeau, Curry Dewhirst and Max Wholey all had assists.

Westmont-Hilltop 2, Knoch 1

Will Page had the game-winning goal as the Hilltoppers scored twice in the third for the victory.

Eric Miller had a goal, while Alex Ruhal and Brendon Boyle added assists for Westmont-Hilltop.

Evan Gorse had the lone Knoch goal. Neal Donnelly added an assist.

Freeport 8, Richland 2

Shane Gallagher had two goals and assisted on four others to lead the Yellowjackets to the win.

Neil DeCroo had three goals, while Jeremy Hepler had three assists for Freeport. John Reichenbaugh had two goals. Jeremy Grant added a goal and Zachary King, Cody Barker, Jon Hill and Dalton Moore all had assists.

Chad Fritz had a goal and an assist for Richland. Joey Patula had a goal, while Andrew Colvin and Luke Firotti had assists.

Somerset 11, Beaver 0

Alladin Faily scored five goals and had two assists to lead Somerset to the shutout win.

Craig Eddy also had a seven-point night for the Golden Eagles with three goals and four assists. Hunter Specht had a goal and two assists, while Patrick Peters had two goals and Josh Beistel added two assists. T.J. Bence had a goal and an assist, while Gunnar Smith, Cody Pile and Patrick Peters all had assists.

Caroline Barth and Damon McClintock split time in goal to pick up the shutout victory.

Here is the schedule for the first-round games:

84 Lumber PIHL Penguins Cup Championship Series

CLASS AAA

First round

Monday

Pine-Richland 5, Canon-McMillan 2
Upper St. Clair 5, Central Catholic 1
Bethel Park 6, McDowell 2
Meadville 7, Norwin 1

Tuesday

No. 2 Mt. Lebanon (17-1-2) vs. No. 15 Plum (6-13-1), 6:40 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Ice Arena.

No. 3 North Allegheny (17-3-0) vs. No. 14 Penn-Trafford (7-11-2), 6:30 p.m. at Warrendale BladeRunners.

No. 4 Seneca Valley (15-4-1) vs. No. 13 Fox Chapel (7-11-2), 8:30 p.m. at Warrendale BladeRunners.

No. 8 State College (12-6-2) vs. No. 9 Shaler (10-7-3), 6:30 p.m. at Penn State Ice Pavilion.

CLASS AA

First round

Monday

South Park 3, Moon 2
Indiana 3, Kittanning 1
Greensburg Central Catholic 7, Thomas Jefferson 2
Peters Township 5, Montour 4 OT

Quarterfinals

Wednesday

No. 4 West Allegheny (17-5-0) vs. No. 5 South Park (15-7-1), 6:30 p.m. at Airport Ice Arena in Moon Township.

Thursday

No. 1 Latrobe (19-3-0) vs. No. 11 Indiana (10-13-0), 7:15 p.m. at Kirk Nevin Arena in Greensburg.
No. 2 Bishop Canevin (18-2-2) vs. No. 10 Greensburg Central Catholic (9-10-4), 8:40 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Ice Arena.
No. 3 Franklin Regional (18-3-1) vs. No. 8 Peters Township (13-10-0), 7 p.m. at Center Ice in Delmont.

CLASS A

First round

Freeport 8, Richland 2
Westmont-Hilltop 2, Knoch 1
Somerset 11, Beaver 0
Hampton 3, Sewickley Academy 2

Quartefinals

Wednesday
No. 2 Quaker Valley (20-2-0) vs. No.  7 Somerset (14-9-0), 6 p.m. at Airport Ice Arena in Moon Township.
No. 4 Bishop McCort (15-7-0) vs. No. 5 Freeport (14-7-2), 7 p.m. at Cambria County War Memorial in Johnstown.

Thursday
No. 1 Mars (20-1-1) vs. No. 9 Hampton (13-9-1), 8 p.m. at Warrendale BladeRunners.
No. 3 Serra Catholic (18-2-1) vs. No.  6 Westmont-Hilltop (14-9-0), 7:35 p.m. at Rostraver Ice Garden.




 

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