Week 15 of the PIHL season is upon us, and with all teams at or past the half-way point it’s time to look at the stretch run and where everyone stands in the playoff races.
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.
Neshannock clinched a first round home game.
Ringgold clinched a playoff berth. The Rams clinch a first-round home game with a win or losses by both Morgantown and Elizabeth Forward.
Avonworth clinches a playoff berth with a win or a Central Valley loss. Carrick clinches a playoff berth with a win or a Connellsville loss.
Connellsville @ Neshannock, Elizabeth Forward @ Avonworth, Wilmington @ Ringgold, Burrell @ Carrick
Morgantown @ Neshannock, 7:00 p.m. Hess Ice Rink
Carrick @ Bishop Canevin, 9:00 p.m. Ice Castle Arena (Trackside)
Elizabeth Forward @ Burrell, 9:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Ice Arena
Avonworth @ Trinity, 9:00 p.m. Printscape Arena
McDowell @ Central Valley, 6:45 p.m. Brady’s Run Ice Arena
Elizabeth Forward @ Connellsville, 7:30 p.m. Ice Mine Arena
Ringgold @ Morgantown, 8:15 p.m. Morgantown Ice Arena
North Catholic clinched the Northwest division. The Trojans will host the No. 2 seed in the Southwest in the postseason.
South Park clinches a playoff berth with a win and losses by North Hills and Chartiers Valley.
Thomas Jefferson @ North Catholic, Blackhawk @ South Park, Bishop McCort @ Indiana, Fox Chapel @ Norwin
Westmont Hilltop @ Norwin, 6:00 p.m. Center Ice Arena (East Rink)
Kiski @ Thomas Jefferson, 7:00 p.m. Ice Castle Arena (Trackside)
Greensburg Salem @ Chartiers Valley, 7:10 p.m. Mt. Lebanon Ice Center
North Hills @ Sewickley Academy, 7:15 p.m. RMU Island Sports Center
Wheeling Catholic @ Bishop McCort, 6:00 p.m. 1st Summit Arena
Beaver @ Wheeling Park, 7:00 p.m. Wesbanco Arena
Fox Chapel @ North Catholic, 9:10 p.m. UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
Westmont Hilltop @ Indiana, 7:10 p.m. S&T Bank Arena
Chartiers Valley @ Blackhawk, 8:45 p.m. Brady’s Run Ice Arena
Plum clinches a playoff berth with a win and a Hampton loss.
Montour @ Quaker Valley, Meadville @ Baldwin, Franklin Regional @ Plum, Armstrong @ Greater Latrobe
Montour @ Meadville, 7:35 p.m. Meadville Area Rec Complex
Moon @ Quaker Valley, 9:00 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (Galaxy)
Greater Latrobe @ Hampton, 9:10 p.m. Frozen Pond Arena
Shaler @ West Allegheny, 9:15 p.m. RMU Island Sports Center (Colonial)
Mars @ Franklin Regional, 6:30 p.m. Center Ice Arena (East Rink)
Baldwin @ Penn-Trafford, 8:30 p.m. Center Ice Arena (East Rink)
Penn-Trafford @ South Fayette, 8:30 p.m. Mt. Lebanon Ice Center
West Allegheny @ Moon, 9:00 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (World Rink)
North Allegheny clinched a playoff berth.
Seneca Valley clinches a playoff berth with two wins and a regulation loss by Mt. Lebanon
Mt. Lebanon @ North Allegheny, Cathedral Prep @ Upper St. Clair, Pine Richland @ Seneca Valley, Peters Township @ Canon-McMillan
Bethel Park @ Seneca Valley, 7:00 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (Galaxy)
Upper St. Clair @ Mt. Lebanon, 9:10 p.m. Mt. Lebanon Ice Center
Butler @ Central Catholic, 7:00 p.m. Alpha Ice Complex
Peters Township @ Canon-McMillan, 7:00 p.m. Printscape Arena
Pine-Richland @ Cathedral Prep, 8:30 p.m. Mercyhurst Ice Center
Seneca Valley @ North Allegheny, 9:10 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (Galaxy)