Mike Sullivan Wants The Penguins To “Play The Right Way”

The Penguins were victorious at Madison Square Garden last night against the New York Rangers, winning by a score of 5-4 in overtime. Sidney Crosby tied the game up in the final minute, and Evgeni Malkin won it in the opening minute of the extra frame.

Despite the victory, the Penguins gave up many chances to New York in the final 20 minutes, including the Michael Grabner goal that gave the Rangers a 4-3 advantage. Coach Mike Sullivan said after the game that the team needs to have confidence in their ability to score and “play the game the right way”. Click the player below to hear more from Coach Sullivan about last night’s game:

(Audio courtesy of The Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Network)

The Penguins are now 4-2-1 on the year, and return to action Friday night at Florida.

Pens 5 – Rangers 4 Final/OT

The Pens beat the New York Rangers   5 to 4 in Overtime Tuesday night. Geno Malkin scored less than a minute into the overtime period to give the Pens the extra point and the victory.  Phil Kessel assisted on Malkin’s goal. Malkin finished the night with a goal and two assists to lead the way for the Pens. Kessel had a goal and  two assists. Other Pens scorers were Crosby with a goal and an assist,  Haglin, and Hornqvist. The Pens are now in first place in the Metropolitan division with a record of 7-4-2 and they have 9 points. The Rangers who have had a tough start to the season fall to 1-5-1 and only have 3 points on the young season. The Pens are back in Action on Friday, October 20, 2017. They will travel to Florida to play the Panthers who are 2-3-0 on the season.

Liberty out as coach of Freedom Bulldogs!!

It has been reported on multiple high school football outlets on Twitter as well as  from Mike Bires of The Beaver County Times as  that Tom Liberty head coach of the Freedom Bulldogs has resigned and Russ Barley named interim coach. Stay tuned to Beaver County Radio for further details as this story develops and tune into the Coach Corner with Bob Barrickman Wednesday night, October 18, 2017 at 7p.m. for additional updates.

Beaver County Radio’s Greg Benedetti is working on the story and was told by the Freedom School District Athletic Director and High School Principal that it is a personnel matter and that he would have to speak with the superintendent who is out of town until next Monday. Greg was able to attain a statement  from the Superintendents office that which stated that Tom Liberty has resigned as Head Coach of the Bulldogs and Russ Barley will be the interim coach for the remainder of the season and other than that they have no further comment.

Penquins Preview against the Rangers October 17, 2017

The Back to Back Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penquins take the show to the road and Madison Square Garden tonight in a Metropolitan Division Match up against the New York Rangers. The Pens come into the game fresh off a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers at PPG Paints arena on Saturday night.  The Rangers season hasn’t started out like they thought as they come into tonight’s game in last place in the Metropolitan Division with a 1-5-0 record and have only 2 points on the season.  The Pens meanwhile are 6-3-1 with 7 points in the division and are currently in second place in the division one point behind the Devils  and Blue Jackets.

Coach Sullivan says that the Rangers are much better than their record and are a dangerous team. Click the play button to hear the coaches comments:

The action gets under way with the Pens Pre-game starting at 6:30 p.m. tonight and the puck drops just after 7:00 p.m. on 1230/WBVP and 1460/WMBA  your home for Pens Hockey in Beaver County .

Aliquippa 22 vs Quaker Valley 7

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Tonights game between Aliquippa  and Quaker Valley was a nail biter in the second half while the first half Aliquippa was the only only ones to score at all taking a  8 to 0 lead to the locker room. The Quips’s started the second half by taking 14 to 0 lead. However in the third quarter Quaker Valley tried to mount a  comeback by scoring a touchdown and extra point to trail by only seven after three quarters 14 to 7.  There were multiple times in the fourth quarter that Quaker Valley came very close to scoring but the stingy Quip defense stopped their efforts.  Aliquippa finally seized control of the game late and put the final nail in the coffin  and walking away with the win and possession of first place making the final Aliquippa 22 Quaker Valley 7.

 

   

Coaches Corner Gets “Charged” Up With Excitement Wednesday Evening.

OLSH head football coach Dan Bradley.

(Bridgewater, PA)  The atmosphere was literally charged up with excitement as the Chargers’ football team from Our Lady Of Sacred Heart High School along with head coach Dan Bradley were the special guests at Coaches Corner on Wednesday October 11, 2017,  on the Sports Patio and Winter Lodge at Robert’s Roadside Inn in Bridgewater.  Fresh off a big win over previously undefeated Rochester, The players, coaches and fans in attendance had plenty to be “charged up” about.

Richard Banks, CCBC Player Of The Game.

In addition to being excited about having a great season, there was more to be astonished about  last night. Perhaps for the first time ever,  the son of a player previously honored as a player of the game twenty some years ago ago at  Coaches Corner, as Richard Banks, Jr. was a CCBC Player Of The Game and interviewed during the broadcast.   Two decades ago, Richard Banks Sr.,  a player for Aliquippa High school, and part of the 1997 state championship basketball team,  was showcased in the same manner.

Along with the Banks’ father and son players of the game combination, yet another twenty year throwback was part of the program too,  as Bruce Frey showed his ability to stay in shape over the course of time by still being able to fit into a “50th Season” WBVP polo shirt which he wore with pride Wednesday evening.   This year marks the 70th season for high school football coverage on WBVP.

Bruce Frey with the 50th season WBVP commemorative polo shirt.

As usual, Bob Barrickman and Bruce Frey  hosted the program, which airs every Wednesday night from 7 to 8 P.M. live on WBVP and WMBA.   Attendees  and guests were treated to free pizza courtesy of Pizza Joe’s in Beaver, and free wings from Robert’s Roadside Inn.

Here are some pictures from Wednesday night’s Coaches Corner Broadcast: