Pennsylvania State High School Championship Games to be Played at Mellon Arena
/ Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pennsylvania State High School Hockey Championship games, featuring the champions of the 84 Lumber Penguins Cup Championship Series battling the winners of the Flyers Cup, will take place on Thursday at Mellon Arena.
Class A action begins at 11 a.m. with Penguins Cup champion Mars (23-2) taking on Bayard Rustin. Mars, which is appearing in its second-straight championship game, defeated Serra Catholic, 4-1, in the Penguins Cup Final on Saturday.
Two-time defending Class AA state champion Latrobe (20-3-1) hopes to make it three titles in a row when it battles Flyers Cup champion Downingtown East at 1:30 p.m. The Wildcats survived a furious comeback attempt by West Allegheny to secure their third consecutive Penguins Cup championship, 7-5.
Class AAA Cinderella story Canon McMillan (18-7-1) looks to complete its improbable postseason ride when it takes on Flyers Cup champion Cardinal O’Hara at 4 p.m. Canon McMillan, which began the tournament seeded eighth, upset the No. 3 (State College), No. 1 (Shaler) and No. 4 (Seneca Valley) seeds to capture the Class AAA Penguins Cup.
Comcast Sports will be broadcasting all three contests. They will be available on PensTV On Demand beginning in mid-April. Steve Mears, Sam Kasan and Jason Seidling will be calling all the action.