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On Friday, December 6, the University of Pittsburgh’s Club Hockey teams held a fundraiser benefitting local player, Kevin Kenny, who suffered a spinal cord injury during a recent game. Both the D1 and D2 ACHA teams played games that evening at Bladerunners Harmarville, with all ticket proceeds being donated to 7 Kenny Strong. A raffle was also held to raise money and all raffle sales were donated to this great cause. On a snowy evening, the PITT Hockey Program was able to raise $1,000 to donate to 7 Kenny Strong.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came out to support our program and to those who donated their time, money, and effort into making this fundraising event a success. Another thank you goes out to our event organizers, McKenzie Baker and Emily Fagan, for their hard work and dedication to the cause and to the following people for their generous raffle donations:

  • University of Pittsburgh Athletics Department
  • Lori Wineland of the Pittsburgh Penguins Organization
  • The Kuhn Family
  • The Baker Family
  • Geoff Landry and Lacrosse Unlimited
We would also like to congratulate the following winners of our fantastic raffle prizes:
  • As Seen on TV Basket: Jack Drake of Chicago, IL
  • Tote Bag Assortment: Jeffery Gross of New Castle, PA
  • Chocoholic Basket: Kate Santangelo of Chadsford, PA
  • Scents & Shopping Basket: Joanne Fetch of McKeesport, PA
  • PITT Pride Basket: Bill McCurdy of Latrobe, PA
  • Wine Basket: Roger Clark of Erie, PA
  • Winter Warmth Basket: Dean Lakios of Wheeling, WV
  • Snowman Basket: Jake Kuhn of Plum, PA
  • Penguins Tickets: Gregg and Diane Cully of Ingomar, PA

-- A. MECS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013 12:09:55 AM EST
The D1 Panthers improved to 2-1 with a resounding win over the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks on Saturday afternoon.

Pitt grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first period with a goal from freshman forward, Ryan Rosato (1). Lehigh answered shortly after to make it a 1-1 game. Junior forward, Jimmy Law (1), scored the game winning goal late in the first to bring the Panthers ahead of the Mountain Hawks.

Freshman forwards Jonathan Kashmere (1) and Max Kilkuts (1), and junior forward Pete Zenger (1) also tallied goals to deliver a 5-1 victory over Lehigh. Senior goaltender Matt Schmidlin recorded a 97 save percentage for Pitt while blocking 32 of 33 shots.

Pitt D1 travels to Indiana University to play two games against the Hoosiers on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5.
-- A. MECS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 11:44:29 PM EST
The D1 Panthers opened the season 1-1 with a heartbreaking loss in OT against Canisius College on Friday night and a come from behind victory against Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon.

Friday’s game saw an early 3-0 lead for the boys in the first period with goals from freshman forward Bobby Tritschler (1), sophomore forward Nick Blaney (1), and senior forward Andrew Ruxton (1), but the Golden Griffins came back with three goals of their own early in the second.

Tritschler (2) tallied his second goal of the evening late in the second period to bring the Panthers ahead of Canisius, 4-1. The Griffins scored with nine minutes remaining in the third to tie the game and eventually force the game into overtime, where Canisius would score once more and bring the final tally to Griffins 5, Panthers 4. Senior goaltender Rob Behling stopped 34 of 39 shots for Pitt.

Saturday’s game against the Tigers started off with an early 1-0 lead in favor of RIT but it would not hold for long. Senior forward Mike McCurdy (1) struck gold late in the first to tie it up 1-1 heading into the second.

The game would remain a tie until early in the third when freshman forward Joe Griffin (1) found the back of the net with the game winning goal to give Pitt the 2-1 lead. Griffin (2) would score his second goal of the afternoon to give the Panthers the eventual 3-1 victory over the Tigers. Senior goaltender Matt Schmidlin recorded a 96.7 save percentage for Pitt by blocking 29 of 30 shots.

Pitt D1 returns to action on Saturday, September 28 at 4:50 p.m. in Harmarville to take on the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks.

- ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED BY: Staff Reporter McKenzie Baker
-- A. MECS
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