Big second period powers Penn-Trafford to win over Hempfield Monday

Three different skaters scored twice for the Warriors in 7-2 victory

Tue Nov 23, 2021 - 12:57AM

Sean Meyers Sean Meyers
Alex Sciullo, Ryan Crombie and Nate Loughner each had two goals for the Warriors Monday night.Alex Sciullo, Ryan Crombie and Nate Loughner each had two goals for the Warriors Monday night.

Last Updated: Tue Nov 23, 2021 - 2:50PM

Penn-Trafford netted six unanswered goals and three different Warriors scored twice in a 7-2 victory against Hempfield Area on Monday at the Palmer Imaging Arena in Delmont.

With the victory, the Warriors improved to 5-1-0, and with 10 points, reside in third place in the Class AA East Division. Falling to 3-5-0 and with six points, Hempfield Area remains tied with Greater Latrobe for fourth in the division.

The host Warriors, which also scored six or more unanswered goals in each of their past two contests, broke a 1-1 tie late in the first period on a marker by leading scorer Nate Loughner, and never relinquished that lead.

Penn-Trafford scored four times in the second period, including three times in a span of less than two minutes. Alex Sciullo extended the Warriors’ edge to 3-1, and Loughner posted his second goal just 28 seconds later. Ryan Crombie, who opened the scoring on a powerplay goal in the first period, notched his second marker 52 seconds after, staking the Warriors to a 4-1 advantage. Sciullo found the net again in the final minutes of the frame, giving the Warriors an insurmountable lead.


Penn-Trafford goaltender Jackson Kerrigan was strong in net, as he made 28 saves, and repeatedly denied the Spartans any rebound opportunities.

Caden Horton was the only player on Hempfield Area that had an answer for Kerrigan, as he scored twice, including the goal that pulled the Spartans even in the opening period.

Xavier Solomon, who scored in the third period for the Warriors, led PT with three points, including a pair of assists.

Meanwhile, Tyler Planey and Camden Laverde also notched two points for the Spartans, as they assisted on both Horton tallies.

The Spartans return to the rink next Monday, hosting Meadville at the Kirk Nevin Arena. Penn-Trafford is next on the ice at home on Dec. 6 for a marquee showdown against Franklin Regional, a game that will be broadcast on the Westmoreland Sports Network.