Jr A Pens Sweep Queen City in Tightly Contested Road Victories

The Pittsburgh Junior A Penguins put their season high six game winning streak on the line on the road versus the always tough Queen City Steam.  The Pens came out with a 5-3 win in Saturday’s game that went back and forth until Justin Selep scored to ice it late in the third period.  Collin LeMay played excellent in goal stopping 31 out 34 to earn the victory. Charles Williams added a pair of goals and the Pens got single tallies from D.J. Dinnison and Ben Hanus.  The game had a playoff like atmosphere and featured a 108 penalty minutes between both teams.

Sunday’s game would provide even more entertainment for the crowd because it was an overtime game.  Beau Knupp scored the game winner 1:23 into overtime on a innocent shot that went off a Queen City defensemen to give the Junior A Penguins a 5-4 victory.

Collin LeMay stopped 34 out of 38 shots to earn the victory in net.  Charles Williams scored a beautiful shorthanded goal and Fredrik Eriksson added two goals for the Pens.

Jayson Angus added a power play goal to round out the scoring for the Pens. “We were very fortunate to win this game today because we made too many mental mistakes, but I liked the fact we battled to the end, “ said Head Coach Paul Taibi. The weekend series was also the debut of David Tallmadge, who was picked up off of waivers from Peoria.  “Tallmadge is a kid that brings toughness to our lineup that we have been missing the last couple of years here. He is a team first kind of kid and we are thrilled to have him here, “ said General Manager David Dorsey.

The Junior A Penguins will be off for the Holidays but return to home ice January 8th at Blade Runners in Harmarville to take on the Metro Jets.