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Three Penguins Cup Finalists Set

by Joe Sager / Pittsburgh Penguins

Three finalists have been decided for the 84 Lumber PIHL Penguins Cup Championship Series as Pine-Richland. Latrobe and Mars earned wins at Mellon Arena on Monday night.

CLASS AAA

Pine-Richland 5, Meadville 1

Pine-Richland is back in the Penguins Cup championship once again as the top-ranked Rams rolled past Meadville. 

Brandon and George Saad both scored a goal and added an assist for Pine-Richland (23-0). Dylan Trombetta and Eric Febert both set up two goals for the Rams. Evan Goetz scored a goal, while Bryan Watt, Dan Szymanski and Matt Lohman all had assists.

Bill Espy scored for the Bulldogs. Zach Allegretti and Aaron Nye had the assists.

CLASS AA

Latrobe 3, West Allegheny 2 OT

Mike McCurdy banged in a rebound of Brody Auckerman’s shot 2:17 into overtime as the top-seeded Wildcats avoided the upset. 

Alexander Stahl scored twice for Latrobe, while Auckerman added two more assists. Jeffjoe Regula added an assist.

Ryan Kumpfmiller and Tyler Fitzgerald both scored for West Allegheny, which knotted the game at 2-all with 4:40 left in regulation. Jeff Cupelli had two assist for the Indians, while Eric DiFiore and Zach Hanczar added helpers.

CLASS A

Mars 3, Bishop McCort 1

Three different players found the back of the net to lead Mars to the win. Mike Heltman, Mike Mazzotta and Andrew Santa all tallied goals for the Planets (22-1-1). 

Steven Tracy, Mazzotta and Mike Gacione all chipped in with assists in the victory.

Anthony Pioli deflected a Todd Thomas shot into the net for Bishop McCort’s lone goal.


84 Lumber PIHL Penguins Cup Championship Series

CLASS AAA

Semifinals

Monday

Pine Richland 5, Meadville 1

Tuesday

No. 2 Mount Lebanon (19-1-2) vs. No. 6 Bethel Park (15-5-2), 7 p.m. at Mellon Arena.

CLASS AA

Semifinals

Monday

Latrobe 3, West Allegheny 2 OT

Tuesday

No. 2 Bishop Canevin (19-2-2) vs. No. 3 Franklin Regional (19-3-1), 5 p.m. at Mellon Arena.

CLASS A

Semifinals

Monday

Mars 3, Bishop McCort 1

Tuesday

No. 2 Quaker Valley (21-2-0) vs. No. 3 Serra Catholic (19-2-1), 9 p.m. at Mellon Arena.

 

 

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