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MONROEVILLE - Penn Hills Jerry Bass could write a book on the curfew rule. In 2000, the Indians were bumped down two playoff spots when the league reversed a ruling and last year Penn Hills almost made the playoffs and the curfew rule got them again ! Thursday night's affair at the Golden Mile before a standing room only crowd between Penn Hills and arch rival Plum would be another in the chapter. The teams traded goals in the first period as Plum outshot the Indians 9-1. In the second, freshman Ryan Jones scored twice in two minutes to give the Indians a 3-1 lead. Josh Iachini extended the lead to 4-1 late into the second. Coach Stu Relnick's crew mounted a comeback as Robbie Tunon, Lenny Blatnica and Sergio Somma scored three unanswered goals to tie the score midway through the third. With Plum carrying alot of momentum, the game was curfewed with a little over 3 minutes left. When the playoffs are decided in late February, that could be a big point which will never be known to be decided. And Coach Bass hopes that this time the pendulim swings in Penn Hills favor.
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ROSTRAVER - Serra coach John Mooney is rebuilding after two state championships. Not a familiar face to be seen with Steve Leppo, Jesse Lubasch and Devon Kane serving suspensions and B.J. DePaoli no longer attending Serra. To throw another punch to the mid-section a strong contingent of seniors gone from this years squad. Conemaugh Valley is upstart and Coach Matt Yingling's crew are off to a great start at 2-0. The matchup between Serra and Conemaugh Valley would be a goaltending battle between Corey Stahl and Timmy Johnson. A scoreless tie midway thorugh the 2nd, CJ King took a Josh Jones pass to make it 1-0 Eagles. Then with 1:18 remaining, King blasted a shot from between the circles past Stahl to give Serra a big goal and a 2-0 lead prior to the ice cut. In the third, King completed the hat trick for Serra. Tom Swaszt broke Johnson's shutout bid late in the third, as Serra won its first game of 2001-2002 outshooting the Blue Jays 39-29.
VALENCIA - Woodland Hills coach Tim Wilt was looking for positives from his squad and probably looked at the schedule and said "Hey, Knoch could be a good opportunity for a win !". Both clubs dropped their respective openers and Woodland Hills was looking to improve on its 2-17-1 record from a year ago. The Wolverines struck first as Mark Chernega and Andrew Philp scored early in the first to give Woody High a 2-0 lead. The Knights scoring machine Johnathon Chiplock countered with 2:35 left in the first to cut the lead in half. The teams traded chances in the second period and into the third and it was Chernega on a long slapshot and picking up a rebound to complete the hat trick to push Woodland Hills to a 4-1 advantage. Chiplock closed out the scoring for Knoch and P.J. Schweinberg dashed the Knoch hopes with an empty netter and a 5-2 Wolverine victory. Tim Gribbin stopped 24 of 26 Knoch shots including several from in close to lead Woodland Hills between the pipes !
Valencia - Mars coach Joe Honzo has a lot of horses in the Mars stable this season. The Planets are off a running and faced a young but talented Freeport squad in an early season battle of unbeatens. Steve Meyers, who wears # 55 looked more like # 66 as he shreaded the Yellow Jackets for four goals and two assists to lead Mars to a 9-6 victory over Freeport. The smooth skating forward along with linemates Bobby Beckert (two goals) and Jared Lemankowicz combined for 7 of the 9 Planet goals. Freeport, which fell behind 6-2, got its scoring from Mike Bender (3 Goals) and the super freshmen tandum of Nick DeCroo (2 Goals) and Chris Plocki. The Yellow Jackets suffered their first loss, but look to be a playoff contender as the season progresses.