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PTHC 2024-2025 Tryouts

Registration is now open for the Middle School and High School 2024-2025 Hockey Season.  Click here to register your player.  Tryout fees are $ 150 per player for Middle School and $200 per player for High School.

Goalie Update: PTHC needs goalies. This year PTHC is providing a 50% discount for all our goalies. We are asking our membership to please help us find more high school eligible goalies for our program.

Tryout Details:

● All players should bring both PT jerseys. Players will be assigned their jersey color at the first tryout session. If the player does not have Peters jerseys, please bring dark and white jerseys, preferably with their name on the back.

● Any player currently in the Peters Township School District that wants to play on one of the PIHL teams for the 2024-25 season must be registered before the spring tryout is completed. New students will be handled on an individual basis.

● Middle School eligible players are rising 6th-8th graders born in 2012 or earlier. PIHL rules prohibit more than five 2nd year Peewee players (regardless of grade) on a Middle School team.

● This year, we will be hosting a single tryout event (no fall tryouts) to streamline the process.

High School Tryout Schedule:

● Thursday, May 9th

  •      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: rising 11th & 12th grader tryouts
  •      4:10 PM - 5:10 PM: rising 9th & 10th grader tryouts
  •      High School Parent Meeting at 5:15 PM (meet in downstairs       lobby)

● Friday, May 10th

  •      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: High School Group 1 tryouts
  •      4:10 PM - 5:10 PM: High School Group 2 tryouts

● Thursday, May 16th

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: High School Group 1 tryouts
  • 4:10 PM - 5:10 PM: High School Group 2 tryouts

High School Group Designation: Please note that after the first day of high school tryouts, players will be assigned to Group 1 or Group 2 by the evaluating coaches. Specific group designations will be communicated directly to each player from the evaluating coaches. Please make sure your player knows which group they are assigned before they leave the rink on Thursday, May 9th.

Middle School Tryout Schedule:

Wednesday, May 15th: 6:40 PM - 7:40 PM: Middle School tryouts (rising 6th to 8th graders, born 2012 or earlier)

  • Parent Meeting in downstairs lobby immediately following tryout session.

Parent Meeting Attendance: We strongly encourage at least one parent or guardian to attend the designated parent meeting. This will be a valuable opportunity to meet the new coaches, learn about any updates to parent/player conduct expectations, and ask any questions you may have. Parent meetings for Middle School and High School are outlined above in the tryout schedule.

The PTHC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Chris Clackson as our new Varsity Head Coach and Director of Coaches for Peters Township.

Chris was born and raised in Peters Township. Chris played for The Peters Township Hockey Club starting in 7th grade and all throughout high school. Chris won 3 Penguin Cups and 2 State Championship in his three years on Varsity. In 2003, Chris was drafted by the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL and 2004 drafted by the Chicago Steel of the USHL. He went on to play at Western Michigan. He then played for Adirondack Phantoms and the Rochester Americans in the AHL. Chris played 3 full seasons of professional hockey between the AHL and ECHL competing in over 200 games. Chris finished playing with the Alaska Aces as an Assistant Captain.

After playing, Chris moved back to Pittsburgh in 2013 and started coaching. Chris coached two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguin Elite as an assistant coach for the 2000 birth year team. Focus was with player development. Chris then started coaching with Peters Township hockey club as the head coach for the JV 2 team in 2017. With the JV 2 team, Chris focused on developing fundamentals, positioning and habits. The JV 2 made it to the finals despite having a difficult start to the year. The next two years Chris spent helping the program with skills and development working with all three high school teams. He ran power skating lessons, skill drills and competition drills. This gave him the opportunity to work with multiple levels of the programs at the same time. In 2021, Rick Tingle invited Chris to become an assistant coach at Varsity. At this time Chris moved back to Peters Township. His focus was running the forward lines and system development. During the 3 seasons Chris won a State Championship and two Pens Cups.

We are confident that Chris Clackson possesses the experience, skills, and leadership qualities necessary to build a strong and successful hockey program for Peters Township.

Please join us in congratulating Chris Clackson on his appointment! We look forward to working with him to achieve our shared vision for PTHC hockey.

Rick Tingle, Varsity Head Coach, Resignment

It is with great admiration that we announce that Rick Tingle, our Varsity head coach and Director of Coaching, has decided to resign from the PT Hockey Club. His departure is effective April 2024. Rick has been coaching hockey for a total of 31 years. Twenty-five of those years have been spent coaching Peters Township hockey. He has been the PT Varsity head coach for nineteen consecutive seasons. As head coach, he has brought home three state championship wins with titles earned in 2014, 2017 and 2022. As head coach, Rick also earned four Penguins Cups and 8 division titles. Under Rick’s competent leadership, Peters Township has become one of the most consistent PIHL title contenders. He has always put the players and their development first. He has uplifted our PT Hockey program to make it one of the strongest in the Pittsburgh area. Rick has left an indelible mark on our program and the hockey community that will never be forgotten. We wish Rick all the best in his future endeavors.

Varsity Pens Cup Semifinal Game

Tickets are now available for purchase for the Peters Township vs. Pine Richland semifinal game. Tickets are $10 each.

The game is Monday, March 11 at 7:15 PM at RMU Island Sports Center.

Tickets are only available from the following link and are expected to sell out.

Let's Go PT!!!!

2024 PT Varsity All Star Players

PTHC would like to congratulate our 2023/2024 All Star Players:  From left to right:  Drew Alexander, Cam Martin, Hudson Phillips, Kyle Thomas, Troy Jones.

The PIHL AAA Varsity All Star Game took place on Sunday, January 28, 2024. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.  Martin scored 2 goals, Alexander scored a goal, Jones had 2 assists, and Thomas didn't allow any goals!  Way to go PT!

2024 Meadville Invitational Tournament

Our PTHC Varsity team won the Meadville Invitational Tournament this weekend! Defeating Bethel Park in the semi-finals and Cathedral Prep 1-0 in the finals!

2024 Seniors

Senior Recognition will take place on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at Printscape Arena. Ceremony will begin at 3:00 pm followed by the 4:00 pm game against Meadville Bulldogs. 

Congratulations to the PTHC Class of 2024:  Drew Alexander, Charlie Caputo, Austin Koerbel, Owen Lazzaro, Cam Martin, Aiden Murphy, Bryce O'Donnell, Zach Palmieri, Hudson Phillips, Jeremy Poon, Kyle Thomas, Ben Tracy, Ryan Walker, and Joey Wateska.

Spirit Wear

Our Spirit Wear Store is now open!

Shop here!

Peters Hockey Alumni Game

The Peters Hockey Alumni game celebrating 50 years of Peters Hockey will take place Friday November 24th at 3:00 pm at Printscape Arena (formerly Ice-o-plex @Southpointe). 

We will field two to four small teams and play a small tournament.

$40 per player provides for customized jersey and locker room beverages. Players will be signed up to play on a first paid, first served basis. (There will be no gameday sign ups and payments.)

Bubbas Burgers at the rink will be open for family and friends.

We look forward to you attending and playing to celebrate 50 years of Peters Hockey! Please register by sending $40 via Venmo to Varsity Assistant Coach Clif Bumford: @bum22 

Please give your full name, specify “Peters Hockey alumni” and the number you’d like on your jersey. Please register as soon as possible as jerseys have to be ordered within next two weeks.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Coach Bumford at 412-418-9598.

Hockey Player Registration and Payment

Peters Township Hockey Families,

Our season is now underway, and we are asking that all Middle School, JV, and Varsity players register and set up payments. 

Click here to register.


Junior Indians Registration is Now Open!

Peters Township Hockey Families,

Registration is now open for the Peters Township Junior Indians Ice Hockey 2023-2024 season!!!

The Peters Township Junior Indians is a developmental hockey program that is open to all players in grades 1 through 8.

Who Can Play:  All Peters Township hockey players in grades 1 through 8, beginners to AA Players.

When:  Sign-Up and Skate will be an open skate for all players on:

  • Sunday, September 10th from 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Sunday, September 17th from 4:00PM - 5:00PM. 

The Junior. Indians season (practices and games) will begin on Sunday, September 25.

Where: Printscape Arena - 114 Southpointe Blvd, Canonsburg, PA 15317

Price for the Season: $485/player (Registration from now through 9/20/2023 will be discounted to $435).

Practices become skill development sessions that are open to all players and are highly recommended but not required to play games. In addition to the Junior Indians coaches, skill sessions will include coaches from all levels of Peters Township Hockey, from Varsity to Middle School, with the goal of challenging all players to improve their skill level.  Practices will usually occur early Sunday evenings, with approximately 10-15 games throughout the season.

Click HERE to register today!

Varsity and JV Uniform Orders - NOW DUE

Varsity and JV uniforms must be ordered by 9/3/2023 at

Orders placed by  the “Cut-Off Date” will have their core uniform items (Jerseys, Socks, Pant Shells and Warm-ups) included with the Bulk Release for PTHC players before the start of PIHL Regular Season Games.  

Orders placed after the “Cut-Off Date” will be captured and classified as LATE ORDERS.   K&B will not be getting LATE ORDERS into production until after they have completed every Club's ON TIME orders for Bulk Delivery.  This could mean that LATE ORDERS might not get jerseys and other items until after PIHL Regular Season Games begin.

Please reach out to John LaMagna |  with any questions. 

PT Hockey - 2023/2024 Tryouts

The Middle School and High School hockey registration for the 2023-24 season is now open. Please click here to register your player. The tryout fee is $150.00/player until 4/22/2023, then the tryout fee increases to $175.00. Please get your registrations in by 4/22/2023 to avoid the extra cost.

Tryout Schedule:

Thursday April 27th:  

  • 4:00pm-5:20pm - rising 9th and 10th graders

Friday April 28th: 

  • 3:00pm - 4:20pm rising 11th and 12th graders
  • 4:30pm-5:50pm - Middle School

Saturday April 29th: 

  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm Group 1
  • 3:40pm - 4:40pm Group 2
  • 4:50pm - 6:00pm Middle School

Additional notes: 

  • All players should bring both PT jerseys. Players will be assigned their jersey color at the first tryout session. If the player does not have Peters jerseys, please bring dark and white jerseys, preferably with their name on the back. 
  • Any player currently in the Peters Township School District that wants to play on one of the PIHL teams for the 2023-24 season must be registered before the spring tryout is completed. New students will be handled on an individual basis.
  • High School players will be told if they are in group 1 or 2 at the end of their first tryout session on Thursday and Friday. The names will not be posted anywhere. Tryouts for High School teams will continue when school resumes at the end of summer. At that time, players should wear the same color and jersey and skate with their assigned group (group 1 or 2), as they did during the spring tryout sessions.  
  • Middle School eligible players are rising 6th-8th graders AND at second year Peewee or Bantam for the 2023-24 season. 
  • PIHL rules prohibit more than five 2nd year Peewee players (regardless of grade) on a Middle School team. Additionally, the PIHL rules require any school with more than 2 Middle School teams to play in different Middle School divisions.  
  • Player placement will be communicated by a telephone call to the player’s parents by the MS coach within 4 days of the last tryout. Any players attending tryouts that are not placed on the PIHL MS team will be placed on the Jr Indians unless expressly declined by the parents.

All players must be registered to attend tryouts. Please click here to register your player.

PT Varsity Hockey win Pens Cup Championship

Congratulations to Varsity Hockey for beating Upper St. Clair 8-1 the Pens Cup Championship.  Goals scored by Kovac (3), Tomko (1), Jones (2), Neupaver (1), Malley (1).  Assists by Kovac (2), Ringwald (1), Tomko (3) , Forester (1), Mertens (1), Malley (2).  Thomas with 17 Saves. 

The battle for the STATE CUP will be Saturday, March 25 at 5:00 pm at RMU.   Details on ticket sales coming soon...

 Come out to support your defending State Champions!  

PTHC 2023 Senior Recognition

Porter Erb Austin Malley Nolan Hilbert
Wesley Forester Nathan Dimico Anthony Labellarte
Ryder Mertens Koby Ringwald Richie Woods

PT Varsity All Star Players

PTHC would like to congratulate our 2022/2023 All Star Players:  From left to right:  Assistant Coach Clif Bumford, Ryder Mertens, Nolan Hilbert, William Tomko, Koby Ringwald, Ben Kovac, Austin Malley, Head Coach Rick Tingle.

Peters Township Varsity 2022 Miner Cup Champs

Thank You Corporate Sponsors!

We thank this year's Corporate Sponsors for their continued support and generosity.   Please view our sponsors here.

Thank you, Penguins!

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