• March 15, 2024

    Inline hockey teams earn gold

    Upper St. Clair Inline Hockey recently won championships at both the high school and middle school levels. The teams compete in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Roller Hockey League (PIRHL).

    High School

    High School teamHigh school varsity players include Isaac Bernstein (Leader in scoring and assists for Varsity Division), Caleb Guarino (Second leader in scoring and assists in Varsity Division), Cohen Marx, Chase MacDougall, Claire Manalo, Jack Bavaro, Jeffrey Hurst, Alex Coleman, Yuhong Shi, Zac Starr, and Kristen Albertini (goalie). Head coach is Eric Bernstein and assistant coach is Matt Guarino.

    Varsity had a 15-3 record in the regular season and 3-0 in playoffs.

    “We shifted from first to second place by the end of the season. In the semi-finals, we won against Penn Trafford and advanced to a three-game final series against North Allegheny ranked No. 1,” Coach Bernstein said. “We swept the series and won the championship.”

    USC Inline Hockey organization participates in an 18-game season against teams throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Seneca Valley, Butler, Chartier's Valley, Canon-McMillan, Bethel Park, Penn Trafford, North Allegheny, Central Catholic, Norwin, North Hills, Mt. Lebanon, Hempfield, Shaler, Hampton, West Allegheny and South Fayette.

    The inline hockey season runs from September through March. Varsity games are played at Robert Morris University’s Island Sports Center on Neville Island and practices are held at Bridgeville Sports Complex.

    Middle School teamMiddle School

    The Upper St. Clair middle school team prevailed in the championship three-game series against North Allegheny and in the final third game brought home the gold.

    Team members includes Abe Scobel, Austin Michulka, Brenton Wilson, Cade Otto, Charlie Senske, Charlie Young, Elliott Anderson, James Conner, Matthew Campagna, Matthew Hendrych, Rocco Mastramico, Ryan Duda, and Tanner Evans (Lead Scorer) in the middle school division. The middle school team is led by head coaches Leon Young and Todd Evans, and assistant coach Isaac Bernstein.