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2014 PA STATE AAA CHAMPIONS

4/3/14 - Youth Clinics Announced

Ice is reserved at Iceoplex for our Spring and Summer clinics for Pre-School through 8th grade ice hockey players from beginners to Intermediate/advanced levels.    Clinics will be 5:30-6:20:

Spring Session:  4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

Summer Session:  5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24

Players will be grouped by skill and lead by USA Hockey Certified coaches with helpers from the high school team and alumni with Juniors and Collegiate experience.

The reason our high school program is so successful is because we start our kids working together at a young age and keep them playing together through the years.   It is the support of our parents, players and coaches that make our program the most successful in the state.

Click Here for Registration Link

Email petershockey@gmail.com with questions

FULL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:    Helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, supporter, shin guards, skates, hockey socks, hockey practice shirt, stick.

See Flyer below for more info....

3/28/14 - Nationals Update

OMAHA NE - 3/28/14:   Third game of Nationals the Indians played the Orange Lutheran Lancers, the California state runner up.   Missing at least 5 starting players the Indians had an uphill battle.   The game remains scoreless in to the third period unless Lancers sniped shot from right circle to end the tie late in the third and end the game with an empty netter.   Indians lose second game in nationals 2-0.   Shots were 32-21.  Senior Jesse Borne was behind the pipes for his last game as an Indian.  Great season regardless of the outcome.

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OMAHA NE - 3/27/14:    Indians lose 3-1 to Providence Celtics of Illinios.   Game was 2-1 with seconds left and Indians gave up empty net goal.   

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OMAHA NE - 3/26/14:  The Peters Twp Varsity Indians begin USA Hockey's High School Nationals with a thrilling shootout victory over former National Champion Regis Jesuit 4-3.    The game was back and forth with Regis Jesuit taking dictating the tone for most of the game, though with the lead in regulation with seconds remaining Regis scored with an extra attacker to nab the tie.    No scoring in the 5:00 overtime and then in the shootout both Adam Alavi and Sam Barnes scored while Senior Phenom Brian Baker completely shut down the Regis Jesuit.   Terrific game by Baker and the Indians defense to keep 3 time defending Colorado State Champions to only 3 goalies.   The Indians are playing with a short bench missing three key players for the first three games of nationals.


2014 Pennsylvania AAA State Champions

3/22/14: WE ARE THE STATE CHAMPIONS

For the first time since 2005, the Peters Twp Varsity Indians have take the pinnacle of hockey in Pennsyvlania...defeating hte LaSalle College High School Explorers in a 2-1 victory at Pegula Ice Arena at University Park.     The Indians led most of the game with goals from Junior Adam Alavi and Senior Captain Josef Kittleberger (Game Winner).   Brian Baker had 27 saves in another stellar performance, while the Penalty Killing Unit for the Indians kept the Explorers at pay for what was close to the last 4:00 minutes of the game.   The Indians move on to Nationals this week in Omaha NE.  Congrats Coach Tingle and the team!!!

3/17/14: INDIANS CAPTURE PENGUINS CUP TROPHY ON TO STATES!

The Penguins Cup Trophy has returned to Peters Twp... first time since 2005.   Some say the Curse of Consol has been broken, as the Indians pull through for winning the Penguins Cup after 3 consecutive losses.     Playing Bethel Park in the Finals for the 2nd time in 3 years, the game was close all the way through.    The first period ended scoreless.    Jonathan Dagnal started the Indians scoring with a close range blast past the Blackhawks goaltender,  Junior Carter Ekberg assisted on the goal.     Middle of the second, Junior Adam Alavi lifted a rebound of a Chad Wyatt in to the net to increase the Indians lead to 2-0.   At the conculsion of a 5:00 major penalty, Bethel tightened the game to 2-1 to close period.     

In the third period, Bethel strategically pulled out the rule book for what could be called "goalie mask-gate" where during an Indians interference penalty, were assessed a second penalty for an illegal goalie mask, subsequently forcing Senior Star Netminder Brian Baker to wear another goalie helmet to finish the game.    Kudo's to the Indians penalty killing unit that melted off the 5 on 3 caused by the Bethel tactics.   This ultimately worked in favor of the Indians as it added more desire to win.     At 3:25 Senior Dagnal took a spin-a-rama shot that made its way under the Bethel goalie leg pads to make it 3-1.    Bethel pulled their goalie and tightened the game with less than a minute until Dagnal scored his hattrick goal with :04 remaining to seal the win for the Indians 4-2.    Senior goaltender Brian Baker stopped 41 shots in the Cup Victory.

The Indians move on to play Flyers Cup Champions LaSalle at Pegula Arena in State College, Saturday at 5:00 PM.

Ticket prices and availability not published at this time.

LGPT!

Badger Bob Award Winners

Congratulations to Indian Seniors:   Brock Burns and Kelson Pizzuti for winning the Badger Bob Johnson Character Awards representing Peters Hockey.    A great honor bestowed on two great young men that excel both on and off the ice.   Way to go!

3/13/14: Pens Cup Update: Varsity AAA Moves on to Pens Cup Finals

St Patricks Day will have a "Red" tint to it this year.   By way of a strong 6-1 victory over Penn Trafford last night, the Varsity AAA Indians move on to play backyard rival and top ranked Bethel Park, Monday at 9:00 PM at Consol Energy Center.     The Semifinal victory was highlighted by Senior Jon Dagnal's hattrick and followed by other goal scorers:  Juniors Adam Alavi, Gavin Rebholtz with Sophmore Matt Amelio picking up the last of the night.   Senior Brian Baker stopped 34 of 35 shots in another steller game.

The Pens Cup will be Peters 4th consecutive appearance at Consol and it's second time against Bethel in 3 years.    Both AAA Pens Cup teams have been selected to play in USA Hockey's High School Nationals March 23-30, so this may not be the last time the two rivals see each other.   The Indians and Blackhawks faced off two times in regular season and split the series.

LGPT

3/11/14: Fundraisers for Varsity AAA Trip to Nationals

As most our families know, the Peters Twp Varsity AAA team has been invited to participate in the USA Hockey High School Nationals Tournament in Omaha Nebraska from March 25 through 30.  Our team is one of the top 28 teams in the country chosen to compete to be the nation's best.  This is unprecedented for our hockey club!    The team is fundraising to defray costs for players and coaches.   We are raising money with the help of local restaurants.    These establishments will provide a percentage of food purchases to our team for Nationals during the times below:
 
1.  Friday, March 21 at Firehouse Subs, 4:00 PM to Close, Gallery Shops, McMurray
 
For Firehouse Subs PLEASE print the coupon below and take to the restaurant, otherwise the contribution will not make it back to the team.
 
Also, the team is looking for corporate sponsors, if you know a company that would like to contribute to the team and receive a tax deduction and recognition, please reply to this email address.
 
We have a great hockey program that has continually supported each other, please continue this tradition!
 

2/15/14: VARSITY SELECTED FOR USA HOCKEY HIGH SCHOOL NATIONALS

The Peters Twp Hockey Club was recently notified by PIHL that our Varsity AAA team was selected to compete in the prestigious USA Hockey High School Nationals based on being one of top two finishers in PIHL in 2013-14 season.  The "National Finals" will be in Omaha Nebraska March 26-30, 2014.     Click here for more info

1/15/14: INDIANS MAKE PIHL ALL STAR TEAM

Congratulations to the following Varsity Players Representing our Program on the Southwest team of the upcoming PIHL All-Star Game:

AAA

  • Brian Baker (G)
  • Jon Dagnal (F)
  • Joey Kittleberger (D)
  • Evan Opeka (F)

Open

  • Kelson Pizzuti (F)
  • Caden Shell (G)
  • Jake Raymore (D) - Alternate

 

10/10/13: PTHC Benefits from Athletic Skin Care Products

Toast Products that has local ties to Peters Twp and the NHL is offering PTHC families a 30% discount on their Athlete focused skin care products as highlighted on their website  www.toastproducts.com.   They specialize in skin care products for chafing (shin guards, shoulder pads, skates, etc), topical analgesic for sore muscles and cream for dry and cracked feet.   Visit their website and order online using the product code PTHOCKEY at the shopping cart and not only will you get the 30% discount AND Peters Hockey will receive a contribution of percent purchased.    Click Here

5/17/13: Announcement from Coach Tingle about Team Alignments

Please click the link below to read the announcement from Coach Tingle in regards to team compositions as it stands now for 2013-14 season.    Thank you.

5/10/13: Middle School Hockey Alignment Announcement

See link below

3/21/13 - Indians Bow to Tigers in Penguins Cup Championship

Our varsity Indians very much outsized in the championship game became outplayed specifically in the third period when the North Allegheny Tigers scored 2 unanswered goals to take the Penguins Cup from our Indians by a score of 2-0.    This is the third consecutive Penguins Cup loss for our varsity team.    With only 4 seniors, 3 Jrs and 15 sophomores/Freshman the Indians were one of the younger teams in AAA making their 15 game winning streak even more special.   It was a great year for the boys and special good luck to departing Seniors  Alex Debolt, Matt Kmonk, Brad Tylenda and Trevor Recktenwald.   Great Season!

1/14/13 - Recktenwald Signs Tender with NAHL Johnstown Tomahawks

Congratulations to Senior Forward Trevor Recktenwald who signed a tender offer with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the USA Hockey Tier 2 North American Hockey League (NAHL).   Trevor plays his amateur hockey with the AAA Pittsburgh Viper Stars out of Valley Sports Complex in New Kensington.   The Viper Stars play in the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL)

NAPHL Press Release:  http://www.naphl.com/news/story.cfm?id=7465

9/30/12: Peters Hockey Alumn Cox Makes National News

On 9/28/12, Taylor Cox, a forward on the 2011-12 Peters Twp hockey team had a smashing celebration after one of his goals while playing Junior hockey for the New Jersey Titans of the AJHL.  See how Taylor made headlines on YouTube, Yahoo Sports and ESPN Sports Center:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/goal-celebration-fail-watch-nj-hockey-player-jump-152229822--nhl.html

Peters Twp Hockey Club Now on Facebook

It has taken awhile, but our club now has a Facebook page... in addition to our Twitter @petershockey... friend us at  Facebook   look for petershockey

Upcoming Activities

Tue
Apr
29
2014

Spring/Summer Youth Hockey Clinics
05:30pm

Iceoplex at Southpointe

Tue
May
6
2014

Spring/Summer Youth Hockey Clinics
05:30pm

Iceoplex at Southpointe