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Pennsylvania State Hockey Championships Come to Pittsburgh

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The 84 Lumber Penguins Cup Champions of A, AA, and AAA will compete in the Pennsylvania State Hockey Finals Thursday against the Flyers Cup Champions. The action kicks off at Mellon Arena at 11:00 am.

Here is the official release with all of the details on teams, times etc.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

TO BE PLAYED THURSDAY AT MELLON ARENA

The Pennsylvania State High School Hockey Championship games, featuring the champions of the 84 Lumber Penguins Cup Championship Series battling the winners of the Flyers Cup, will take place on Thursday at Mellon Arena.

Class A action begins at 11 a.m. with Penguins Cup champion Mars (23-2) taking on Bayard Rustin. Mars, which is appearing in its second-straight championship game, defeated Serra Catholic, 4-1, in the Penguins Cup Final on Saturday.

Two-time defending Class AA state champion Latrobe (20-3-1) hopes to make it three titles in a row when it battles Flyers Cup champion Downingtown East at 1:30 p.m. The Wildcats survived a furious comeback attempt by West Allegheny to secure their third consecutive Penguins Cup championship, 7-5.

Class AAA Cinderella story Canon McMillan (18-7-1) looks to complete its improbable postseason ride when it takes on Flyers Cup champion Cardinal O’Hara at 4 p.m. Canon McMillan, which began the tournament seeded eighth, upset the No. 3 (State College), No. 1 (Shaler) and No. 4 (Seneca Valley) seeds to capture the Class AAA Penguins Cup.

Comcast Sports will be broadcasting all three contests. They will be available on PensTV On Demand beginning in mid-April. Steve Mears, Sam Kasan and Jason Seidling will be calling all the action.

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  1. Todd Wyant

    March 31, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    WOW, Seneca Valley? They didn’t even have a hockey when I moved to NY. That is were I went to school, so it’s a neat perspective to see how much Mario and the Pens influenced the sport in Western PA. I need to see if I can obtain a jersey…this is awesome!