Pittsburgh traveled to Wooster on Friday night to take on the Oilers in an East Division battle. Pittsburgh jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a Nolan Puhala goal assisted by Anthony Szurlej and Vincent Casale. The Vengeance made it 2-0 when Puhala scored again with assists going to Cam Smith and Casale. Dom Glavach added an unassisted goal to give Pittsburgh a 3-0 lead before Wooster notched their only score late in the first on the power play to cut the deficit to 3-1 after one period of play. Pittsburgh erupted for three goals in the second period to go up 6-1 heading into the third period on goals from James Unger (Austin Martz, Nick Lyon), Martz (Unger, Gavin Cummings) and Glavach (Ryan Loebig, Bryian Dee). Dillon Joyce struck twice in the third period with Cummings and Perry Shiring garnering assists to give Pittsburgh a 8-1 road victory. Joel De Simone stopped 17 of 18 Wooster shots in net for Pittsburgh to pick up the victory.
Pittsburgh traveled back home to play the Oilers on Saturday night at the Alpha Ice Complex in Harmar, Pa. Pittsburgh jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first period on goals by Thomas Polster, Casale and Martz. Glavach, Puhala, Dee, Loebig, Unger and Cummmings would all pick up assists in the first period. Glavach scored early in the second period with assists going Polster and Cam Williams to put the Vengeance up 4-0. Casale struck again on the power play to give Pittsburgh a 5-0 lead with assists going to Anthony Szurlej and Cummings. Wooster managed two late goals, including a shorthanded tally while two men down, to cut the deficit to 5-2 after two periods of play. Wooster continued to battle in the third, managing to make the score 5-4 before Dee sealed the Vengeance victory with an empty net goal with 20 seconds remaining for the 6-4 win. Jacob Hough stopped 33 out of 37 in the net for Pittsburgh to pick up the victory.
"We didn't deserve to win and quite frankly they outplayed us," said Coach Dorsey. "This was an embarrassing performance and absolute disgusting show of selfishness."
Pittsburgh travels to Blaine, Minnesota this weekend for the NA3HL Showcase and then goes on Holiday break until January, 2nd.