The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Bantam Major Division hockey team qualified for the U14 Tier I national championships by winning the Mid-Am District championships in Columbus, Ohio, March 15 and 16.
The team, coached by Troy Loney, includes two local players, Mitchell Lewis and Pat O’Neal, both freshmen at Indiana High School.
The team plays in Green Bay, Wis., next month. The team competes at the AAA level, the highest for youth hockey. Lewis is in the second row, second from left; and O’Neal is in the back row, second from right.