Leader Times roundup: Oliver’s 4 goals lead Armstrong to romp
A blowout win inched Armstrong hockey closer to the top of the Eastern Conference.
Josh Oliver scored four goals to lead the Riverhawks to an easy Class AA win over Norwin, 12-1, on Thursday at Belmont Ice Complex.
Christian Miller added two goals and two assists, and Zane Wichowski had two goals and an assist for Armstrong (11-3-1).
Nathan Grafton, David Contrael, Zach Kutch and Nick Long also scored for the Armstrong, who trails first-place Shaler by one point in the Eastern Conference. The Titans and Riverhawks meet in the final two games of the regular season.
Donovan Orlosky scored for Norwin (1-15-0), which had eight shots on goal.
Thomas Jefferson 4, Freeport 3 —Tommy Kimmick’s second goal midway through the third period was the winner for the Jaguars in a Class A game at BladeRunners Bethel Park.
Stone Haberstroh, Mickey Frazetta and Hunter Kepple scored for Freeport (11-7-1), which led 3-2 entering the third period. Brady Parkinson and Daniel Harrold also scored for Thomas Jefferson (12-8-0).
St. Joseph 66, Leechburg 51 — Lizzy Celko scored 17 points to lead St. Joseph (7-13, 4-7), which effectively locked up the final playoff spot in Section 2-A. Makenzie Fello scored 18 points, and Mikayla Lovelace had 17 for the freshman-led Blue Devils (10-10, 4-7), whose only path remaining to the playoffs is a win over No. 1 Vincentian and a loss by St. Joseph in make-up games Friday.
Burrell 68, Freeport 25— Sydney Bordonaro scored 29 points for Class AA No. 3 Burrell (18-2, 13-1), which earned a share of the Section 2-AA title with a road win. Zoe Soilis had 13 points to lead Freeport (6-14, 4-10), and Carli Schwickrath added nine.