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Playoff Push: PIHL Week 17

-- Jared Todhunter

Week 17 of the PIHL season is upon us, and with all teams in the final month of league play there are several interesting races to pay attention to.

All races are calculates to an out-right points win. Any ties for the final playoff position in each division are subject to a play-in game. Tiebreakers are: 1st: Head-to-head, 2nd: total wins, 3rd: least penalty minutes as per the PIHL rulebook. GR- Games Remaining, PR- Points available in remaining games, MP- Maximum points a team can gain.

CLASS-B

Standings

Clinching Scenarios

Neshannock clinches the No. 1 seed in the North with a win OR an Avonworth loss.

Avonworth clinches the No. 2 seed and first-round home game with a win or a Wilmington loss.

Ringgold clinched a first round home game.

Carrick clinched a playoff berth. The Cougars clinch a first-round home game with a win and an Elizabeth Forward loss.

Current Matchups

Morgantown @ Neshannock
Elizabeth Forward @ Avonworth
Wilmington @ Ringgold
Burrell @ Carrick

Schedule

Monday:
Morgantown @ Bishop Canevin, 7:00 p.m. Ice Castle Arena (Trackside) (#BHL)
Trinity @ Wilmington, 7:00 p.m. Hess Ice Rink
Ringgold @ Elizabeth Forward, 7:15 p.m. Rostraver Ice Garden
Avonworth @ Neshannock, 9:00 p.m. Hess Ice Rink
Connellsville @ Carrick, 9:00 p.m. Ice Castle Arena (Trackside) (#BHL)
Thursday:
Wilmington @ Central Valley, 6:45 p.m. Brady’s Run Ice Arena
Trinity @ Morgantown, 8:15 p.m. Morgantown Ice Arena

Class-A

Standings

Clinching Scenarios

North Catholic clinched the Northwest division. The Trojans host the No. 2 seed in the Southwest in the first round of the postseason.

Thomas Jefferson clinched a playoff berth.

South Park clinches a playoff berth with a win and losses by North Hills and Chartiers Valley.

Blackhawk clinches the final playoff spot in the Northwest with a win.

Current Matchups

South Park @ North Catholic
Blackhawk @ Thomas Jefferson
Norwin @ Indiana
Kiski @ Bishop McCort

Schedule

Monday:
Blackhawk @ Kiski, 6:00 p.m. Center Ice Arena (East Rink)
North Catholic @ Wheeling Catholic 7:00 p.m. Wesbanco Arena
South Park @ Greensburg Salem, 7:15 p.m. Kirk S. Nevin Arena
Thomas Jefferson @ North Hills, 9:15 p.m. RMU ISC (Colonial Rink)
Tuesday:
Beaver @ Westmont Hilltop, 6:00 p.m. 1st Summit Arena
Wheeling Catholic @ Norwin, 6:30 p.m. Center Ice Arena (East Rink)
Bishop McCort @ Fox Chapel, 7:00 p.m. Alpha Ice Complex (USA Rink)
Indiana @ North Catholic, 9:10 p.m. UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex (#BHL)
Thursday:
Westmont Hilltop @ Chartiers Valley, 7:10 p.m. Mt. Lebanon Ice Center
Wheeling Park @ Freeport, 9:00 p.m. Belmont Complex
Kiski @ Fox Chapel, 9:10 p.m. Alpha Ice Complex (USA Rink)

Class-2A

Standings

Clinching Scenarios

Greater Latrobe clinched the No. 1 seed in the Southeast and hosts the No. 2 seed in the Northeast in the first round of the postseason.

Quaker Valley clinches a playoff berth with a win AND a Meadville overtime loss OR an overtime loss and a loss by Meadville in regulation.

Baldwin clinches a playoff berth and the No. 1 seed in the Southwest with a win.

Plum clinches a playoff berth with a win OR a Shaler loss.

Armstrong clinches a playoff berth with a win AND a loss by Shaler.

Current Matchups

Montour @ Quaker Valley
Meadville @ Baldwin
Franklin Regional @ Plum
Armstrong @ Greater Latrobe

Schedule

Monday:
Baldwin @ Quaker Valley, 7:00 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (Galaxy Rink)
Penn-Trafford @ West Allegheny, 7:15 p.m. RMU ISC (Colonials Rink)
Meadville @ Plum, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Ice Arena
Hempfield @ Franklin Regional, 8:00 p.m. Center Ice Arena (East Rink)
Thursday:
South Fayette @ Armstrong, 7:00 p.m. Belmont Complex
Shaler @ Mars, 9:00 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (World Rink)

Class-3A

Standings

Clinching Scenarios

North Allegheny clinched a playoff berth. The Tigers clinch a first-round home game with a win or an overtime loss.

Upper St. Clair clinched a playoff berth.

Peters Township and Canon-McMillan clinch a playoff berth with a win OR an overtime loss OR one loss by Mt. Lebanon in any format.

Cathedral Prep clinches a playoff berth with 1.) a win, OR 2.) an overtime loss and one loss by Mt. Lebanon OR 3.) one Mt. Lebanon regulation loss.

Seneca Valley clinches a playoff berth with a win over Mt. Lebanon in any format OR a Mt. Lebanon loss against Butler in any format.

Pine-Richland clinches a playoff berth with a win and one regulation loss by Mt. Lebanon OR two losses by Mt. Lebanon in any format.

Current Matchups

Bethel Park @ North Allegheny
Pine-Richland @ Upper St. Clair
Seneca Valley @ Peters Township
Cathedral Prep @ Canon-McMillan

Schedule

Monday:
Butler @ Mt. Lebanon, 7:10 p.m. Mt. Lebanon Ice Center
Canon-McMillan @ Pine-Richland, 9:00 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (Galaxy Rink)
Peters Township @ Upper St. Clair, 9:00 p.m. Ice Castle Arena (Roadside)
Tuesday:
Central Catholic @ Cathedral Prep, 8:30 p.m. Mercyhurst Ice Center
Thursday:
Peters Township @ Bethel Park, 9:00 p.m. Spencer Family YMCA
Mt. Lebanon @ Seneca Valley, 9:10 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (Galaxy Rink)

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