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by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Josh Mandic plays on the most-dangerous line in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey

North Allegheny's Wes Waldschmidt

Mandic (43 points), Tyler Murovich (58) and Shane Ferguson (52) have combined for 153 points through Mount Lebanon’s first 19 games.

So far, the three have led the Blue Devils (19-0-0) to an undefeated record this season. As a result, Mandic was named as one of four UPMC High School Hockey Players of the Month for December along with North Allegheny’s Wes Waldschmidt, Plum’s Matthew Giunta and Meadville’s Morgan Nickerson.

Plum's Matthew Giunta
Waldschmidt, a junior, scored four goals and had nine assists in four games in the North Division for the Tigers, who hope to challenge for the Penguins Cup.

 “We’ve had a good season so far,” he said. “I just hope to finish strong and win the Penguin Cup.”

Giunta, a senior, had six goals and 12 points in five games for the Mustangs in December.

“Our team is kind of in a rut right now and we’re fighting for a playoff

Meadville's Morgan Nickerson
spot,” he said. “We just want to get into the playoffs, work out butts off and anything can happen.”

Mandic had 16 points in five games in December. He averaged more than three points per game for the Blue Devils in the South Division.

Nickerson, a sophomore, had seven goals and 12 points in four games for the Bulldogs in the West Division.



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