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Latrobe Golden In PIHL Class AA Title Game

Latrobe got yet another outstanding performance in a stellar goaltending career by senior Shane Brudnock as the Wildcats added a fourth PIHL Penguin Cup Championship to their High School mantle with a 5-0 blanking of the Pine-Richland Rams in the Class AA championship game.  Brudnock stopped all 24 Pine Richland shots that he faced for his 2nd post-season shutout and fifth of the season. 

Twice Is Nice For Quaker Valley as They Win PIHL Class A Title Again

The Quaker Valley Quakers continued their winning ways, taking the PIHL Class A Penguins Cup championship for a second straight year with a 5-1 victory over the Mars Planets at Consol Energy Center. Jimmy Perkins scored two goals to lead the Quakers, who have now won 32 straight games and are unbeaten in their last 55. It was the third time that Quaker Valley defeated Mars this season, besting the Planets 5-2 and 4-0 and fifth overall, with 7-0 and 4-2 in last year’s title match.

PIHL Penguins Cup Championship Blog

Thanks for following along tonight and congratulations to Quaker Valley, Latrobe and North Allegheny on winning the PIHL Penguins Cup Championships. 


FINAL: North Allegheny 2, Peters Township 0. 2nd title in program history for NA. Joe Griffin credited with both Tigers goals.

NA GOAL! NA scores again & this time it's a Tiger putting it in the net. Joe Griffin with a sick wrister. Fantaski with assist. 2-0 NA.

6 minutes left. Time running out on PT. Would be tough to see this one end with an own goal.

PIHL High School Hockey Notebook

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

The winter high school sports season comes to an end just as the spring sports season begins as winter officially turns to spring this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We continue our coverage of the 2013 PIAA Basketball Playoffs with Semifinals and Championship Games in the boys and girls state basketball playoffs as well as the 2013 PIHL Penguins Cup Championship Games and the start of the boys lacrosse season, plus the final edition of the PIHL Power Play Show and the next to the last WPIAL Roundball Report on the special day of Thursday this week here at

Monday, March 18th:

Peters Township and North Allegheny Rise to Top in PIHL AAA

Half of the finalists from the 2012 PIHL Class AAA title game are returning for the 2013 Penguins Cup championship contest. Peters Township is back in after blanking State College, however defending champion Bethel Park fell just short after losing the rubber game of their three games this season to North Allegheny. Here are recaps from both Penguins Cup Semifinals games on Wednesday night.

Peters Township Indians 3 – State College Little Lions 0

Latrobe and Pine-Richland Win to End Penguins Cup Title Game Droughts

They haven't been log froughts, but a pair of former Penguins Cup champions are headed back to the high school hockey finals. Latrobe ended a three year title game abscence by edging Chartiers Valley while Pine-Richland knocked out top-seed Bishop Canevin in overtime to make it back to the PIHL Championship Game for the first time since 2008. Here are recaps from both PIHL Penguins Cup Class AA Semifinals games.

Pine Richland Rams 3 - Bishop Canevin Crusaders 2 in Overtime

Mars And Quaker Valley To Meet Again For Class A Penguins Cup Title

It's a rematch for the Class A Penguins Cup championship next Wednesday at Consol Energy Center as the defending champion Quaker Valley Quakers and Mars Planets both punched their tickets on Monday night.

Mars defeated Westmont Hilltop 4-1 in the opening game and Quaker Valley won by the same 4-1 score over Kittanning in the nightcap. The Quakers beat the Planets 4-2 in last year's title game.

Here are recaps and scoring summaries of both of the Semfinals games:

Mars Planets 4 – Westmont Hilltop Hilltoppers 1

PIHL High School Hockey Notebook

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

The action on the ice and the hardwood heat up as the winter sports and hopefully winter weather start to fade away this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We continue our coverage of the 2013 PIAA Basketball Playoffs with Second Round and Quarterfinals boys and girls state basketball playoff games as well as PIHL Penguins Cup high school hockey postseason play with all six Seimfinals games, plus both the PIHL Power Play Show and the WPIAL Roundball Report on the special day of Thursday this week here at

Monday, March 11th:

TALK SHOW - Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle at 7:00pm on

PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championship Results and Recaps

After two days of the AAA PIAA tournament, the WPIAL was on fire. They had 23 wrestlers in the semi-finals and 31 of 42 wrestlers guaranteed to bring home a medal from Hershey.

The semi-finals Saturday morning did not go as well compared to the first two days of action, with only 10 of 23 WPIAL wrestlers advancing to the finals. But the WPIAL did set themselves up for an impressive night.

Of the 10 wrestlers in the finals, six would be wrestling head to head at 120, 126, and 195. At 120 pounds, sophomore Sam Krivus of Hempfield beat junior Dalton Macri of Canon McMillan 3-1 in a match that did not take place at Norwin last week. It was the first PIAA Championship for Krivus, who finished 3rd last year as a freshman.

PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championship Results and Recaps

2013 PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships Recap - Day Two

Day 1 of the PIAA tournament could not have went better for the AAA WPIAL wrestlers, with 38 of 42 wrestlers staying alive. The success continued into Day 2, with 31 of 42 wrestlers continuing their wrestling season and guaranteeing themselves a spot on the medal stand Saturday night.

Scholastic Notebook

2013 PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships Recap - Day One

The PIAA tournament kicked off in Hershey on Thursday, which is the start of the bracket cutting down from 16 wrestlers to the top 8 medalists in each weight class. Thursday marked 4 wrestlers being eliminated at each weight class and the good news is the WPIAL did not get the memo.

The WPIAL had a strong showing on Thursday, with 28 of its 42 wrestlers advancing into the quarterfinals while another 10 wrestlers stayed alive in the consolations. That means out of the 42 AAA WPIAL wrestlers, only four guys were eliminated (one wrestler each at 106, 138, 160, and 285).

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