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Playoff Push: PIHL Week 18

-- Jared Todhunter

Week 18 of the PIHL season is upon us, and several races are starting to heat up.

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 is the No. 1 seed in the North and hosts the No. 4 seed in the South in the first round.

Avonworth clinched a playoff berth. The Antelope clinch the No. 2 seed and first-round home game with a win and a Wilmington loss.

Wilmington clinches a playoff berth with a win and a Central Valley loss.

Ringgold clinched a playoff berth and a first round home game. The Rams clinch the No. 1 seed in the South with a win and a Carrick loss.

Carrick clinched a playoff berth and a first round home game.

Current Matchups

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

Schedule

Monday:
Burrell @ Wilmington, 7:00 p.m. Hess Ice Rink
Connellsville @ Ringgold, 7:15 p.m. Rostraver Ice Garden
Central Valley @ Avonworth, 9:00 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (Galaxy Rink)
Thursday:
Carrick @ Morgantown, 8:15 p.m. Morgantown Ice Arena
Elizabeth Forward @ Central Valley, 8:45 p.m. Brady’s Run 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.

Blackhawk clinched the final playoff berth in the Northwest and face the No. 1 seed in the Southwest in the postseason.

Thomas Jefferson clinched a playoff berth. The Jaguars clinch the No. 1 seed in the Southwest with a single point OR any loss by South Park

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

Bishop McCort clinches a playoff berth with a win against Greensburg Salem OR a win over South Park and a Greensburg-Salem loss against Kiski.

Norwin clinches a playoff berth with a win AND a regulation Greensburg-Salem loss.

 

Current Matchups

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

Schedule

Monday:
Bishop McCort @ South Park, 7:00 p.m. Ice Castle Arena (Trackside)
Indiana @ Sewickley Academy, 7:15 p.m. RMU ISC (Colonial)
Chartiers Valley @ Thomas Jefferson, 9:00 p.m. Ice Castle Arena (Roadside)
Norwin @ North Hills, 9:15 p.m. RMU ISC (Colonial)
Tuesday:
Wheeling Catholic @ Westmont Hilltop, 6:00 p.m. 1st Summit Arena at CCWM
North Catholic @ Wheeling Park, 6:30 p.m. Wesbanco Arena
Greensburg Salem @ Kiski, 8:30 p.m. Center Ice Arena (East Rink)
Thursday:
Blackhawk @ Beaver, 6:45 p.m. Brady’s Run Ice Arena
Bishop McCort @ Greensburg Salem, 7:15 p.m. Kirk S. Nevin Arena
Sewickley Academy @ Wheeling Catholic, 7:30 p.m. Printscape Arena
Fox Chapel @ Freeport, 9:00 p.m. Belmont Complex

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 OR a loss by Meadville in regulation. The Quakers clinch the No. 1 seed in the Northwest with a win AND two regulation losses by Mars.

Baldwin clinched the No. 1 seed in the Southwest and hosts the No. 2 seed in the Northwest in the first round of the postseason.

Plum clinches the Northeast with 1) A win and an Armstrong loss in any format 2) an overtime/shootout loss and a regulation loss by Armstrong

Armstrong clinched a playoff berth.

Current Matchups

Montour/West Allegheny @ Quaker Valley
Meadville @ Baldwin
Hempfield @ Plum
Armstrong @ Greater Latrobe

Schedule

Monday:
Hempfield @ South Fayette, 7:10 p.m. Mt. Lebanon Ice Center
Quaker Valley @ Greater Latrobe, 7:15 Kirk S. Nevin Arena
Mars @ Meadville, 7:35 p.m. Meadville Area Rec Complex
West Allegheny @ Baldwin, 9:00 p.m. Ice Castle Arena (Trackside Rink)
Shaler @ Plum, 9:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Ice Arena
Tuesday:
Franklin Regional @ Penn-Trafford, 6:30 p.m. Center Ice Arena (East)
Thursday:
Mars @ Armstrong, 7:00 p.m. Belmont Complex
Greater Latrobe @ Hempfield, 9:15 p.m. Kirk S. Nevin Arena

Class-3A

Standings

Clinching Scenarios

North Allegheny clinched a playoff berth. The Tigers clinch a first round home game with a win.

Upper St. Clair clinched a playoff berth.

Peters Township clinched a playoff berth.

Canon-McMillan clinched a playoff berth.

Cathedral Prep clinched a playoff berth

Seneca Valley clinched a playoff berth

Pine-Richland clinches a playoff berth with a win OR an overtime or shootout loss OR a Mt. Lebanon loss in any format.

Current Matchups

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

Schedule

Monday:
Bethel Park @ North Allegheny, 7:00 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (Galaxy Rink)
Pine-Richland @ Butler, 9:10 p.m. Frozen Pond Arena
Tuesday:
Seneca Valley @ Canon-McMillan, 7:00 p.m. Printscape Arena
Upper St. Clair @ Cathedral Prep, 8:30 p.m. Mercyhurst Ice Center
Central Catholic @ Peters Township, 9:00 p.m. Printscape Arena
Thursday:
Peters Township @ Pine-Richland, 9:10 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (Galaxy Rink)

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