Labatt Blue Releases Limited Edition Pittsburgh Penguins Promo Packs Honoring Mike Lange

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(Buffalo, NY) L­abatt Blue today unveiled its limited-edition Pittsburgh Penguins packaging. These unique can designs feature phrases made popular by famed Penguins announcer Mike Lange.

Hockey enthusiasts and fans of the brand can pick up a 30-pack of 12 oz cans of Pittsburgh Penguins themed Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light or 15-pack of Labatt Blue at major retail locations and convenience stores throughout Pittsburgh. Individual 24 oz cans will be available at convenience stores.

“Penguins hockey means so much to Pittsburgh and Labatt beer drinkers,” said Corey Berger, associate brand manager, Labatt. “Through this program, we connect fans to their favorite team while they’re pre-gaming or cheering from their couch.”

In addition to the cans, a QR code on the outside package directs consumers to a Labatt Team Fan page, where fans can enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to a 2022/2023 Pittsburgh Penguins home game.  Eight winners will be selected randomly.

Over the last few years, Labatt has created custom NHL cans for teams including the Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings and the Philadelphia Flyers. “The team designs are unique making these cans collectible,” said Berger.

Aliquippa Rolls Past Central Valley to Win 4A WPIAL Championship

The Quips met the Warriors for a rematch of their final regular season game, except this time the game was the WPIAL championship at Acrisure Stadium.  Aliquippa dominated the game from the start, not letting CV move on their first possession. Once the Quips got their hand on the ball, they gained yards and ran the clock.  Quip scored 7 in the first, followed by 7 in the second without a response from the Warriors.  The teams entered the lock room at halftime with a score Aliquippa 14 Central Valley 0.  in the second half Quip continued their roll, even recovereing an onside kick which may or may not have been intentional by the Quips. Central Valley managed to get on the board late in the fourth but it was too little too late. The Quips are the 4A WPIAL champs with a final score Aliquippa 34 Central Valley 7.

Aliquippa vs. Central Valley WPIAL Championship Score Updates!!!


Steel Valley Wins Double A Crown As Turnover Bug Bites the Tigers Again

(Pittsburgh, Pa.) It was a beautiful late fall day in Pittsburgh and it presented the perfect backdrop as the Steel Valley Ironmen battled the Beaver Falls Tigers for the WPIAL 2A Crown from Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh.
The game kicked-off at 2:00 PM and Steel Valley scored right off the bat and took an early 6-0 lead courtesy of Cruce Brookins 56 yd run. The two point conversion attempted was no good. Beaver Falls then struck right back off of a Trey Singleton 24 yd pass from Jaren Brickner. Da’Sean Anderson then caught a pass from Brickner for the two point conversion and the Tigers led 8-6. That was the last time Beaver Falls led as the turnover bug bit the Tigers.  Cruce Brookins. then scored on a  53 yard run for his second touchdown of the game. AJ Karstetter added the extra point and Steel Valley led 13-6 with 1:30 seconds left in the first quarter. The Tigers then received the kick-off and took over on offense. Brickner then threw a pick six before the end of the first quarter  as Donald Barksdale picked off the pass and returned it 53 yards to make it 20-8.
The teams went to the locker room at half-time with the score remaining 20-8. The Tigers turned the ball over three times in the first half.
The Tigers got back on the scoreboard early in the third quarter after being aided by a pass interference penalty. Da’talian Beauford scampered in from three yards out and the Tigers cut the Ironmen’s lead down to 20-14. The Tigers wouldn’t get any closer as on the ensuing kickoff a 53-yard return by Da’Ron Barksdale gave the Ironmen a short field at the Beaver Falls 22. Two plays later, Brookins scored on a 5-yard run to make it 27-14. Late in the fourth quarter, Steel Valley’s Donald Barksdale capped the scoring by racing 56 yards for a touchdown and securing the victory for the Ironmen.


CCBC Players of the Game: WPIAL 2A Championship Beaver Falls vs. Steel Valley



WBVP-AM 1230, WBVP-FM 99.3, WMBA-AM 1460 and WMBA-FM 95.7’s Mike Azadian and Bruce Frey  had the call from Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh of the 2022 WPIAL Class 2A Championship  high school football playoff game as the Tigers battled the Ironmen. Unfortunately the turnover bug bit the Tigers again this year in the first half and Steel Valley beat the Tigers 34-14 to win the Double A crown.

Your CCBC Players of the game are:

Steel Valley: Croce Brooklyn
Beaver Falls: Connor Paolucci

You can see all of the past CCBC Players of the Game for High School Sports by clicking on the CCBC Logo Below:

Link for WPIAL 4A Championship: Central Valley vs. Aliquippa @ 7:30 PM

(File Photo from 2019 WPIAL Championship)


99.3 and 95.7 FM along with 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA and’s Rob Matzie and John Perrotto have the call from Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh of this 2022 WPIAL Class 4A Championship  high school football playoff game as the Warriors battle the Quips.

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Link For WPIAL 2A Championship: Steel Valley vs. Beaver Falls; 11/25/22 at 1:30 PM

(File Photo)



WBVP-AM 1230, WBVP-FM 99.3, WMBA-AM 1460 and WMBA-FM 95.7’s Mike Azadian and Bruce Frey  have the call from Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh of this 2022 WPIAL Class 2A Championship  high school football playoff game as the Tigers battle the Ironmen.

If you can’t tune into the game you can click the link below to listen on-line via

You can also down load our free apps:

Penguins C Evgeni Malkin plays in 1,000th NHL game

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin skates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
CHICAGO (AP) — Pittsburgh forward Evgeni Malkin has played in his 1,000th NHL game, becoming the 11th player to reach the milestone with the Penguins. Malkin made his debut with Pittsburgh on Oct. 18, 2006, scoring in the second period of a 2-1 loss to New Jersey. The center helped the Penguins to Stanley Cup titles in 2009, 2016 and 2017. It looked as if Malkin was going to try free agency for the first time last summer. But he decided to stay in Pittsburgh for a four-year contract worth $6.1 million annually. Now he joins teammate Sidney Crosby as the only players with 1,000 games for the Penguins.

Rochester falls to Union in Barn Burner 18-16

Rochester met Union at Freedom Bulldog Stadium for a Single A  WPIAL Semifinal matchup. The rams got on the board first with a 6 point lead in the first.  Union responded with a touchdown and two point conversion. After back and forth action between the teams in the second half, Union led late in the 4th 18-16. The Rams were stopped on their final drive with an interception that gave Union the win. Union will move on to Acrisure Stadium with a final score Union 18 Rochester 16.

WPIAL Semi-Final Scoreboard 11/18/22

Friday, November 18, 2022:


            1230 WBVP-AM, 99.3 FM, and


16  Final
            1460 WMBA and the Trib-Live Network


42  Final
                        WPIAL Class 4A Semi-Final Round      
Thomas Jefferson
Central Valley       @North Allegheny High School
19  Final
                        WPIAL Class 2A First Round       
Beaver Falls
Sto-Rox     @Ambridge
16  Final
Steel Valley   @Montour
32  Final
                                          WPIAL Class 1A  First Round      
Bishop Canevin   @ Peters Twp.
49   Final