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Posts tagged "Cathedral Prep hockey"
Posted: January 16th, 2014

The PIHL has reward the Cathedral Prep, Harbor Creek and McDowell hockey teams with a combined 11 all-star selections, three coaching picks and two alternates for the league’s all-star games.

Prep’s all-stars will participate in the Class AA game, while Harbor Creek’s and McDowell’s all-stars will take part in the Open Class game. Those two games are part of the four-game PIHL all-star event Feb. 9 at RMU Island Sports Center.

Here’s the list of area honorees:

PIHL All-Stars

(Area honorees only)

Class AA Northeast Conference

No. Name School Pos. Yr.
12 Trevor Faulkner Cathedral Prep F Jr.
14 John Colvin Cathedral Prep F Sr.
19 Jack Kelly Cathedral Prep D Jr.
29 Grant Kennedy Cathedral Prep G Sr.


Ben Eliason Cathedral Prep F Jr.


Craig Barnett Cathedral Prep Assistant




Open Class Southwest Conference

2 Logan Conboy Harbor Creek F Jr.
3 Nick Rocco Harbor Creek F So.
9 Aaron Parry McDowell F Sr.
16 Ryan Markiewicz Harbor Creek D Sr.
17 Justin Dedionisio Harbor Creek D Jr.
18 Danny Alexviczh McDowell D Sr.
29 Tyler Manna Harbor Creek G Sr.


Matthew Lorei McDowell F Sr.


Paul Markiewicz Harbor Creek Head
Bill Wager McDowell Assistant

Here are links to the complete all-star teams:

2014 Class Open All-Stars

2014 Class AA All-Stars

2014 Class A All-Stars

2014 Class AAA All-Stars




Posted in: Hockey, PIHL
Posted: November 27th, 2013

The fourth annual Pink The Rink hockey game between Cathedral Prep and McDowell will take place today at 8:30 p.m. at Erie Insurance Arena.

Pregame festivities begin at 8:15 p.m.  Ticket are $5 and T-shirts are $10.

The game is being dedicated to Jax Stone, who will drop the puck before the game. He is a 9-year-old Tracy Elementary School student who is undergoing treatment for a rare brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. Stone has undergone six weeks of radiation treatment and is taking an experimental drug to battle the tumor.

Last year’s Pink The Rink event raised $15,000 for Kanzius Cancer Research as more than 1,800 attended the game.

This year’s proceeds will benefit the Regional Cancers Center and Making Strides Agaisnt Breast Cancer.

The game’s program includes a list of individuals that the players and teams are playing in memory of — and in honor of — during the game.

The series is tied 1-1-1 through the first three games.

Posted in: Hockey
Posted: January 24th, 2013

A pair of area high school graduates, Adam Clement and Ryan Zapolski, have had a great week in their respective sports.

Clement, who starred in soccer for McDowell, was drafted by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the Major League Soccer supplemental draft Tuesday. He recently completed his career with Duquesne University and could be headed for a pro soccer career.

Zapolski, who was a hockey standout at Cathedral Prep, has had a big year in the East Coast Hockey League. The former Mercyhurst University star also was named MVP of the ECHL All-Star Game Wednesday.

Posted in: Hockey, Soccer

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