Penn-Trafford nets OT victory in PIHL Penguins Cup

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The North Allegheny-Penn-Trafford game went to overtime Thursday night, and the extra period turned out to be Miller time -- again.

Penn-Trafford's Jacob Miller scored his third goal of the game 58 seconds into overtime to give the Warriors a 5-4 win against defending PIHL Class AAA champion North Allegheny in a quarterfinal at Bladerunners in Warrendale.

Miller, the leading scorer in Class AAA, scored his first goal of the game in the first period and added his second on a power play in the third that gave No. 5 seed Penn-Trafford (14-8) a 4-3 lead.

But Martin Hubert's second goal of the game with just 38 seconds left tied it for No. 4 North Allegheny (12-8-1)and set up Miller's overtime heroics.

Jordan Eisenstat added a goal and two assists for Penn-Trafford.

Patrick Cortazzo scored Penn-Trafford's other goal in the first period.

Other AAA quarterfinals

Peters Township 4, Seneca Valley 1: Adam Alavi, Peters Township's leading scorer this season, scored two goals to help the No. 2 seed to the victory at Southpointe. Peters Township (17-4) led, 2-0, after the first period before No. 9 Seneca Valley (12-10) got a goal from Andrew Gagnon to make it 2-1 in the second. But Peters Township scored twice in the final 1:20. Alavi scored his second goal and Jacob Dachille scored with six seconds left.

Pine-Richland 4, Butler 2: Four players scored goals as No. 6 seed Pine-Richland (13-8-1) knocked off No. 3 Butler (13-8) at the Ice Connection in Valencia. Nicholas Jenkins scored in the first to give Pine-Richland a 1-0 lead that stood up until Butler's Jacob Campbell tied it in the second. Andrew Vislosky's goal later in the second gave the Rams the lead for good.

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