Pittsburgh Hockey Digest


No. 1 Moon routs Central Valley

WARRENDALE, Pa. — The top-seeded Moon Tigers poured it on in a 9-2 rout of Central Valley in the quarterfinals of the 2018 PIHL Division 2 playoffs.

The Tigers got two-goal nights from Shawn Hytla, Zachary Wildasin and Logan Zarin as the Tigers took a 2-0 lead after the fist period and never really looked back. Defenseman Jordan Chamberlain scored the eventual game-winner early in the third and Lukas Konescni stopped 17 of 19 to let the Tigers advance.

Moon dropped down from the Double-A classification after the 2016-17 season after combining with OLSH to form one team. The result has been a mix of skill and depth that has been a challenge for opponents at the Division 2 level.

The Tigers finished the regular season 17-1 and haven’t lost since December, giving the Moon squad the perception of a juggernaut looming over the proceedings in the second division.



The Tigers will face the winner of Elizabeth Forward at Connellsville. Those teams play on Tuesday. The other semifinal is set, with Ringgold advancing over Trinity, 4-1, and Burrell routing Kennedy Catholic, 7-3.

Both semifinals will be played on March 12 at RMU Island Sports Center.

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