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11/16 - F-Troop celebrates light up night !

Posted by Jeff Mauro at Nov 16, 2001 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
NEVILLE ISLAND - High School Hockey the way it should be on a Friday night at Neville Island Sports, with a standing room only crowd of over 600 to see the rivalry of two PIHL Southwest division foes. Canevin, the 2000 SW Division Champs are in a re-tooling phase under 13 year coach Greg Timmons. Montour, last years division champs with its fabled "F-Troop", looking to keep hold on the division crown under Paul Bonetti, who has done a masterful job at the helm with the Spartans. It didn't take long for F-Troop to get it going as Joe Federoff opened the scoring, which sent the Montour fans into a frenzy. As the battle in the stands between the Montour and Canevin fans escalated, the game on the ice heated up. Jared Coleman sent the Canevin fans reason to screamed as he blasted a slapshot past Spartan goaltender Jeff Milnarcik to tie the game with 4:24 remaining. The second period began with bad news as Brent Freshwater had a skate problem and no one in the Island Sports Center to fix it left 1/3 of F Troop watching from the sidelines. A couple of bad penalties by David Fitzgerald, caused Bonetti to bench his another 1/3 of F Troop early in the second. The young Canevin Squad, could not take advantage of the Montour misfortunes and the Spartans escaped. Canevin now took three consecutive penalties, but Montour couldn't score as Freshwater and Federoff were foiled on each opportunity by Canevin goaltender Patrick Smith. Canevin had several chances as Milnarcik stopped Regis McGrath with only 25 seconds remaining in the second. Now Hollywood, with Milnarcik out of the net Canevin was alone and Spartans defenseman Matt Stevens made the game saving save, which would prove to be the turning point of a wonderful 1-1 game at the end of two. As we mentioned earlier, David Fitzgerald was benched in the second and it would be a great move by Coach Bonetti, who saw his star respond with a shorthanded breakaway goal at 13:10 of the third to give Montour the lead. Then Freshwater got into the act on a retooled skate and fed Fitzgerald on the back door on as pretty a goal as you'll ever see. Montour was rolling now as Supan, Federoff and Jason Myers added goals to turn a close game into a 6-1 pasting of the young Crusaders. Montour outshot Canevin 49-20 on the evening as a testimony to its five goal third period.imageimage
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. imageimage
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Pa Hockey History is Here !

Posted by Jeff Mauro at Nov 14, 2001 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
Where else will you find the history of Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey ? Only on Pa Hockey of course !!! To celebrate our first year anniversary and over 30000 visitors, Pa Hockey brings you the interactive History of Interscholastic Hockey in the State of Pennsylvania. Pa Hockey steps back in time and brings you the actual story of Pennsylvania's 63 State Champions and all of the leagues they participated in ! As an ongoing work of historical content Pa Hockey history will be linking articles and pictures over the next few years to further complete the history....Check it out ! imageimageimage
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. imageimage
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11/11 Wolverines earned big win over Knoch !

Posted by Jeff Mauro at Nov 11, 2001 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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 !image