Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Playing Champions Stirs Moon Senior

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Playing Champions Stirs Moon Senior

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Austin Siebert has saved his best games this season for the defending Class AA Penguins Cup champions.

The Moon senior has scored 10 goals in seven games, with seven of those goals coming in two games against West Allegheny.

"I love playing against West A," Siebert said. "They knocked us out of the playoffs last season and we get to play in front of a big crowd when we face them. It gets the adrenaline going and you get that extra hop in your step."

Siebert scored three goals in a 7-4 Moon win against the Indians on Nov. 1, then netted four goals in the team's 9-2 win against West Allegheny on Dec. 6. He also has four of his six assists on the season against the Indians.

"Austin has been good all season, and just brings a bit more to those games," Moon coach Craig Bioni said.

Siebert had seven goals and 12 assists all season for the Tigers last year playing as a defenseman, but was switched to forward this season and the team has taken advantage of his extra scoring opportunities.

Siebert said he often plays on a line with Jake Coleman and Koby Uhrig, and the trio has combined to score 21 goals and 36 points this season.

"We have meshed pretty well together," Siebert said.

Heading into Thursday, the Tigers (4-2-1) were in first place in Section 1-AA with nine points, one point ahead of North Hills and six points ahead of West Allegheny. Moon's next game is Monday against Gateway at 7:30 p.m. at Airport Ice Arena.

Golden Lions scoring big

Through its first seven games of the season, the Greensburg Salem hockey team had scored more than 10 goals four times, with a season- high of 13.

But in Monday's game against Ringgold, the Golden Lions took it up a notch.

Greensburg Salem (6-2) scored 17 goals in the first two periods on its way to a 21-3 win. The 21 goals were the most by a team in the PIHL this season, eclipsing the 20 Ford City scored against Ringgold earlier this season. …

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