Pittsburgh Hockey Digest


PIHL Standings as of Mar. 30, 2021

With two days left in the season, the Class-3A and Class-1A fields are locked in, there is one spot up for grabs in Class-B, and Class-2A, well, get your popcorn ready!

Tiebreakers for all playoff races are as follows:

  1. Highest points percentage between teams involved in the tie (head-to-head)
  2. Regular season wins
  3. Least penalty minutes
  4. Coin flip


All playoff seedings have been decided in Class-3A.

Peters Township (15-4) took over the No. 1 seed after Canon-McMillan’s 4-3 loss to Seneca Valley Monday. Since the Indians’ game against Upper St. Clair was postponed, and looking like it won’t be rescheduled, Peters Township sits with 30 out of a possible 38 points (78.95%). Canon-McMillan (15-4-1) has earned 31 out of 40 possible points (77.5%).

Pine-Richland (14-6) will be the No. 3 seed.

North Allegheny (13-5-2) defeated Mt. Lebanon (9-9-2) in overtime Monday for the second time this season. As a result, the Tigers hold the slim points percentage lead over Seneca Valley (13-6-1) for the No. 4 seed. Seneca Valley will be the No. 5 seed.

Upper St. Clair (9-9-1) is tied in points percentage with Mt. Lebanon, thanks to the latter’s aforementioned overtime loss Monday, but holds the advantage in penalty minutes, thus taking the No. 6 seed. Mt. Lebanon will be the No. 7 seed.

Bethel Park (7-11-2) will be the No. 8 seed.

No. 1 Peters Township vs. No. 8 Bethel Park
No. 4 North Allegheny vs. No. 5 Seneca Valley
No. 2 Canon-McMillan vs. No. 7 Mt. Lebanon
No. 3 Pine-Richland vs. No. 6 Upper St. Clair


Montour, Baldwin, Armstrong, and Hempfield have clinched the Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, and Southeast divisions, respectively.

Baldwin (17-1) will be the No. 1 seed by virtue of the highest points percentage of the four division champions at 94.44 percent. Montour (10-4-2) will clinch the No. 2 seed with two wins or a win and an overtime loss. A regulation loss would give Hempfield (12-6) the No. 2 seed since the latter owns the head-to-head tiebreaker over Montour by virtue of their 10-1 win on Feb. 22.

Armstrong (10-8) will be the No. 4 seed.

The next four seeds will be the best four non-division champions by points percentage. Thomas Jefferson (16-1-1) will be the No. 5 seed.

Franklin Regional (11-6-1) clinched a playoff spot with their win Monday over Mars. The Panthers can clinch the No. 6 seed with losses by Greater Latrobe (10-6-1) and West Allegheny (9-6-1).

Greater Latrobe would clinch a playoff spot with a win or losses by West Allegheny and Penn-Trafford.

West Allegheny would clinch a playoff spot with a win or a Penn-Trafford regulation loss.

Penn-Trafford (9-6-2) would clinch a playoff spot with a win and a West Allegheny loss.

A Greater Latrobe win and two West Allegheny wins would result in a three-way tie between Franklin Regional, Greater Latrobe, and West Allegheny, who all would sit at 11-6-1. Greater Latrobe would earn the No. 6 seed by virtue of wins over both West Allegheny and Franklin Regional. West Allegheny currently holds a 50-minute penalty minute advantage over Franklin Regional – 146 to 196 – and would earn the No. 7 seed. Franklin Regional would then be the No. 8 seed.


Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021
Greater Latrobe @ Hampton, 7 p.m. Alpha Ice Complex
South Fayette @ West Allegheny, 7:30 p.m. RMU Island Sports Center
Moon @ Montour, 8:20 RMU Island Sports Center
Mars @ Shaler, 9 p.m. Alpha Ice Complex

Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021
Penn-Trafford @ Shaler, 8:30 p.m. Alpha Ice Complex
Moon @ West Allegheny, 9 p.m. RMU island Sports Center
South Fayette @ Montour, 9:30 p.m. RMU Island Sports Center

No. 1 Baldwin vs. No. 8 West Allegheny
No. 4 Armstrong vs. No. 5 Thomas Jefferson
No. 2 Montour vs. No. 7 Greater Latrobe
No. 3 Hempfield vs. No. 6 Franklin Regional


Indiana has clinched the Southeast division and the No. 1 seed with the league’s only undefeated record this season at 18-0.

A coin flip will determine the Northeast division champion between Kiski and Freeport. Both clubs sit at 15-3 with 30 points over 18 games. Freeport’s accrued one minor penalty during their 3-0 win over Fox Chapel Monday, meaning both squads have 140 penalty minutes on the season. The winner of the coin flip will earn the No. 2 seed. the loser will earn the No. 5 seed as the best non-division champion by points percentage.

Chartiers Valley (13-4-1) has clinched the Southwest division and the No. 3 seed.

McDowell (6-11-1) has clinched the Northwest division and the No. 4 seed.

North Hills (12-5-1), Greensburg Salem (11-6-1), and North Catholic (11-7) are locked into the No. 6, No. 7, and No. 8 seeds, respectively.


Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021
Sewickley Academy @ Wheeling Catholic, 8 p.m. Rostraver Ice Garden
McDowell @ Beaver, 8:30 p.m. Brady’s Run Ice Arena

No. 1 Indiana vs. No. 8 North Catholic
No. 4 McDowell vs. No. 5 Freeport/Kiski
No. 2 Kiski/Freeport vs. No. 7 Greensburg Salem
No. 3 Chartiers Valley vs. No. 6 North Hills



Neshannock (13-3-2) has clinched the No. 1 seed in the North division.

Wilmington (12-6) can clinch the No. 2 seed with a Bishop Canevin regulation loss.

Bishop Canevin (9-4-2) can clinch the No. 2 seed with a win or an overtime loss.

Avonworth (7-8-1) will be the No. 4 seed.


Ringgold (16-0-1) will be the No. 1 seed.

Carrick (15-2) will be the No. 2 seed.

Connellsville (9-5-3) will be the No. 3 seed.

Elizabeth Forward (8-10) clinches the a playoff spot with a Morgantown regulation loss. Morgantown (5-6) clinches a playoff spot with a win or an overtime loss.


Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021
Morgantown @ Bishop Canevin, 7:30 p.m. Mt. Lebanon Ice Center

No. 1N Neshannock vs. No. 4S Morgantown
No. 1S Ringgold vs. No. 4N Avonworth
No. 2N Bishop Canevin vs. No. 3S Connellsville
No. 2S Carrick vs. No. 3N Wilmington

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