Prior to the Penguins' clash with the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night, the team honored October's PIHL Players of the Month.
The honorees were goaltender Lukas Konecsni of Moon, forward Nick Lindauer from Pine-Richland, and West Allegheny goaltender Jeremiah Brosovic. The players each received a personalized plaque, as well as the chance to attend the Penguins' game tonight.
Lindauer has had a strong start to his junior campaign, with nine goals and seven assists through his first seven games this season with the Rams. While Lindauer is terrorizing goaltenders in Class AA, the two other honorees have been a nightmare to solve for the opposition.
Konecsni has helped propel Moon to a 7-0 record so far this season, posting sparkling numbers when he's between the pipes. Konecsni is 6-0-0 with a 1.74 goals against average and .936 save percentage for the Tigers.
Brosovic, a sophomore, possesses a 4-1-0 record for the Indians, recording a 3.60 goals against average and .874 save percentage. He's turned aside 132 shots in his six appearances this season.
Each player provided their thoughts on the chance to come down to PPG Paints Arena and be honored by the Penguins for their hard work on the ice through the early part of this season.
"I think this was awesome," Konecsi said. "It's like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, I really enjoyed it."
"It's pretty crazy," Lindauer said. "I saw some of the Philadelphia Flyers players coming in, it was just a really cool experience, they said hi to me. Even though I don't really like them, my heart was in my throat."
"It's definitely awesome," Brosovic said. "Especially getting to honor my team and honor class A. Getting to see some players while we were here. Getting that invite is definitely something special."