The Panthers, led by new head cach Denis Kirstein, kick off the 2012-13 season at home (Ice Castle in Castle Shannon) on Thursday, Nov. 1, against section rival Peters Township Indians. Puck drops at 6:40 p.m.
Anticipating an exciting game as both teams are ranked in the Post-Gazette's pre-season top 5 for PIHL AAA Division.
Additionally, these teams played two tightly contested games last year including an amazing 0-0 tie in overtime.
The Panthers had a strong showing in the annual St. Margarets Pre-Season Tournament reaching the semifinals, before losing to Canon-McMillan and finishing with a 4-1 record.