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What to watch for in Western Pennsylvania higher college sports on March 16, 2023: PIHL semifinals wrap up


Mar 16, 2023

By: Don Rebel

Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 12:19 AM

Submitted | Kristi Minnick

A.J. Schaaf and the Deer Lakes hockey group compete against Wilmington on Oct. three, 2022, at Alpha Ice Complicated.

Neshannock won the 2022 PIHL Division two championship by edging Bishop Canevin in the finals, two-1.

The Lancers have been eliminated from this year’s postseason in the quarterfinals by Connellsville, eight-1.

So it will be two degrees of Neshannock on Thursday when Bishop Canevin (18-1) faces Connellsville (13-five-1) in a D-two semifinal.

The Crusaders pitched a shutout in the quarterfinals, blanking Morgantown, four-.

Dom Frizzi stopped all 15 shots he faced even though Ryan Saginaw had two targets and two assists and Ty Serakowski had a aim and two assists to lead the BC offense.

For the Falcons, Jonathan Holland stopped 22 of 23 shots by Neshannock as Ian Zerecheck, Dyland Brooks and Jesse Hodge scored two targets each and every and Max Sokol registered 5 assists in the Connellsville victory.

Game time at the RMU Island Sports Center on Neville Island is six:30 p.m.

Year of the frozen Deer?

Although the Neshannock Lancers will not be defending their Division two championship, yet another Lancers group is a single win away from playing for higher college hockey gold.

The Deer Lakes Lancers (17-two) will battle Ringgold (14-four-1) in the other D-two frozen 4 matchup Thursday.

The Lancers roughed up Carrick in the quarterfinals, six-.

Benjamin Korol earned the shutout by stopping all 19 shots he faced. Shawn McIntyre led the way on offense with 3 targets even though A.J. Schaaf had 3 assists for Deer Lakes.

Ringgold exploded in the quarterfinals, routing Burrell, 9-three.

Two Rams picked up hat tricks. Kenneth Cadwallader and Trent Hawk each and every had 3 targets for Ringgold.

The pucks drop at RMU Island Sports Center at eight:30 p.m.

Each PIHL Division two semifinals games can be viewed on Trib HSSN.

2A wraps up state splashing

The Class 2A swimmers and divers are in the spotlight for the final time at the PIAA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell University on Thursday.

Day two will consist of 5 preliminary races beginning at 7:45 a.m. for the 2A girls and ten:20 a.m. for the 2A boys.

The consolations and finals in these events will take spot at five:15 p.m. for the girls and 7:45 p.m. for the boys.

The boys 2A diving championships are scheduled for two:25 p.m.