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Week 14 primer: Ringgold, North Allegheny, Avonworth move to clinch

Week 14 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.

CLASS B

Standings

Clinching Scenarios

Neshannock has clinched a playoff berth. Ringgold clinches a playoff berth with one win or an overtime/shootout loss. Avonworth clinches a playoff berth with a win and a loss by either Central Valley or Burrell.

Current Matchups

Connellsville @ Neshannock*, Burrell @ Ringgold, Elizabeth-Forward @ Avonworth, Wilmington @ Carrick

Schedule

Monday:
Carrick @ Neshannock, 7:00 p.m. Hess Ice Rink
Avonworth @ Ringgold, 7:15 p.m. Rostraver Ice Garden
Thursday:
Ringgold @ Central Valley, 8:45 Brady’s Run Ice Arena
Burrell @ McDowell, 7:30 p.m. Erie Insurance Arena

Class-A

Standings

Clinching Scenarios

North Catholic clinched a playoff berth. There are no other clinching scenarios this week.

Current Matchups

South Park @ North Catholic*, Blackhawk @ Thomas Jefferson, Norwin @ Indiana, Fox Chapel @ Bishop McCort

Schedule

Monday:
Greensburg Salem @ North Hills, 7:15 p.m. RMU Island Sports Center (Colonials Arena)
Kiski @ South Park, 9:00 p.m. Ice Castle Arena (Roadside)
Tuesday:
Sewickley Academy @ Westmont Hilltop, 6:00 p.m. 1st Summit Arena at CC War Memorial
Blackhawk @ Norwin, 6:30 p.m. Center Ice Arena (East Rink)
Chartiers Valley @ Wheeling Catholic, 7:00 p.m. Wesbanco Arena
Wheeling Park @ Fox Chapel, 7:00 p.m. Alpha Ice Complex (USA Rink)
Thursday:
Indiana @ Beaver, 6:45 p.m. Brady’s Run Ice Arena
Norwin @ Freeport, Belmont Complex 7:00 p.m.
North Catholic @ Greensburg Salem, 7:15 p.m. Kirk Nevin Arena

Class-2A

Standings

Clinching Scenarios

None in week 14. Plum sets themselves up for a clinching scenario with a win and a Hampton loss, additionally needing a Shaler loss in week 15.

Current Matchups

West Allegheny/Montour @ Quaker Valley, Meadville @ Baldwin, Franklin Regional @ Plum, Armstrong @ Greater Latrobe

Schedule

Monday:
Armstrong @ Quaker Valley, 7:00 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (Galaxy)
Meadville @ Hempfield, 7:15 p.m. Kirk Nevin Arena
Franklin Regional @ Baldwin, 9:00 p.m. Ice Castle Arena (Trackside)
South Fayette @ Moon, 9:00 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (Galaxy)
Penn-Trafford @ Plum, 9:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Ice Arena
Hampton @ Montour, 9:15 p.m. RMU Island Sports Center (Colonials Arena)
Thursday:
Baldwin @ Moon, 9:10 p.m. Baierl Ice Complex (Galaxy)
Penn-Trafford @ Greater Latrobe, 9:15 p.m. Kirk Nevin Arena

Class-3A

Standings

Clinching Scenarios

North Allegheny clinches a playoff berth with a win and a Mt. Lebanon overtime/shootout loss, or a win or an overtime/shootout loss and a Mt. Lebanon loss.

Current Matchups

Mt. Lebanon @ North Allegheny, Cathedral Prep @ Seneca Valley, Peters Township @ Upper St. Clair, Pine-Richland @ Canon-McMillan

Schedule

Monday:
Canon-McMillan @ Upper St. Clair, 7:00 p.m. Ice Castle Arena (Trackside)
Peters Township @ Mt. Lebanon, 7:10 p.m. Mt. Lebanon Ice Center
Tuesday:
North Allegheny @ Central Catholic, 9:00 p.m. Alpha Ice Complex (USA)
Thursday:
Cathedral Prep @ Bethel Park, 9:00 p.m. Spencer Family YMCA

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