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West Allegheny Routs Moon in Emotional Season Finale

NEVILLE TWP, PA — The West Allegheny Indians finished their season with a dominating 13-2 victory over the Moon Tigers on Thursday evening at the Clearview Ice Arena at the RMU Island Sports Center. Kellen Rupnik scored a hat-trick in the win.

Luke Gyergyo, Max Tepsic, Braden Medved and Kellen Rupnik scored in the first. Tyler Howcroft and Alex Morton added goals in the second while Nick Sweet and Braden Muzzey’s two tallies joined Rupnik, Howcroft and Tepsic’s second goals in an emotional third-period rout for the Indians.

West Allegheny began the game with an opportunity to get into the postseason, but as the players hit the ice for the third it was visible that the Penn-Trafford victory over Shaler hit the Indians locker room during the cut. The team responded with an offensive outburst in the third that Moon couldn’t keep up with.

The Tigers received goals from Connor Moran and Jake Dalessio.

West Allegheny senior Josh Ferry stopped 13-of-15 in the victory, while junior Liam McCullough faced 47 shots for Moon.

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