A year ago, Bishop Canevin entered the PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup as the No. 1 seed, but was upset in semifinals.
Randy Unger made sure history didn't repeat itself.
Unger had two goals and three assists as No. 1 Bishop Canevin (22-2) dominated No. 4 Hampton (14-9-1), 7-1, in a PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup semifinal at RMU Sports Island Complex.
The Crusaders kept the heat on Hampton goaltender Cam Raidna all game, finishing with 39 shots. The first goal came with 7:40 left in the first period when Bishop Canevin was on the penalty-kill. Blaine Adams beat two Hampton defenders to the puck, made a move to his right and beat Raidna with his forehand.
Not to be outdone by his brother, Brennen Adams found the back of the net 3:35 later to give the Crusaders a two-goal advantage heading into the second period.
Unger, the Class AA leading scorer in the regular season with 75 points, got into the scoring column next with a power-play goal in the second period. Three minutes later, Unger had a beautiful pass through the crease to Alec Bosnic, who buried it past Raidna for the Crusaders' third power-play goal of the game.
In the third period, Unger added a goal and an assist on Garrett Godlewski's goal to give him nine points in two postseason games.
Nikita Meskin made 14 saves to earn the victory in net.
Other Class AA game
- Erie Cathedral Prep 9, Armstrong 5: Trevor Faulkner scored four goals to help the No. 2 Ramblers (18-4-2) advance to the PIHL Class AA championship for the second time in three seasons with a victory against the No. 3 Riverhawks (17-6-1). The Ramblers will face Bishop Canevin in the championship at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Consol Energy Center.