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The Central Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League playoffs continue with three games scheduled for Monday.

In the Bears Division, Hershey and Central Dauphin are set to meet for the chance to play Palmyra for a spot in the Bears Cup final.

In the Viola Division, West Shore and Twin Valley open the playoffs after a first-round bye, hosting Hempfield and Central York, respectively.

Following is a look at each of the matchups.

Bears Division

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No. 2 Hershey (13-2-1-2) vs. No. 3 Central Dauphin (13-4-1-0)

Puck drop: Monday, 8:30 p.m. at Klick Lewis Arena

On the line: The winner advances to face top-seeded Palmyra, in a game schedueld for 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at Klick Lewis Arena, with a spot in the Bears Cup championship game on the line. The team that loses faces Lower Dauphin in an elimination game at a date, site and time to be determined.

Head-to-head: The teams split their three-game regular-season series. Hershey won the first game 5-4 Nov. 6. Central Dauphin won the most recent game 3-2 Jan. 3. In between, they split a 2-2 decision Dec. 2.

Players to watch: Jason Rippon paced the Trojans with 46 regular-season points, registering 31 goals and 15 assists, including three goals over two games against the Rams. Meanwhile, Colin Nemshick led Central Dauphin's atack with 40 points (21 goals, 19 assists). He had two goals and two assists in three regular-season games against Hershey.

Goaltenders: Hershey's Christopher Larkin played the majority of time in goal for the Trojans, poting an 8-2-0 record with a 2.66 goal-against average and a .868 save percentage. Ethan Sicher also saw time in goal for the Trojans with a 5-2-1 record, a 1.50 goals-against average and a .876 save percentage. Larkin started in the win over Central Dauphin. For the Rans, Evan Petras went 8-4-1 in goal with a 2.61 goals-against average and a .883 save percentage. He appeared in all three games against Hershey. Nolan Musti, with a 5-0-0 record, 1.80 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage, saw the rest of the time in goal for Central Dauphin.

Notable: Hershey won last year's Bears Cup. Central Dauphin bowed out of last year's tournament with a 4-1 loss to Hershey in the elimination-bracket final ... Hershey won its final five regular-season games after back-to-back losses to Central Dauphin and Palmyra. Meanwhile, Central Dauphin only lost once in its final eight regular-season games with a 4-0 setback to Palmyra Jan. 24 ... Hershey scored the game's first goal en route to a win in the first meeting between the teams. In the latter two games, Central Dauphin scored the first goal. In the head-to-head meetings, the winning team never trailed. The Trojans overcame deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to force the 2-2 tie ... The Trojans outshot the Rams in all three head-to-head games, and by a total of 71-60 ... Hershey scored the only power-play goal in the regular-season series between the two teams, going 1-for-8 overall. Meanwhile, the Rams' power play went 0-for-11.

Viola Division

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No. 1 West Shore (16-2-0-0) vs. No. 4 Hempfield (13-6-0-0)

Puck drop: Monday, 7:45 p.m. at Twin Ponds East

On the line: Monday's winner advances to face the Twin Valley/Central York winner -- at a date, site and time to be determined -- for the right to play in the Viola Cup championship game. Losing team drops to the elimination bracket to face No. 3 Cedar Crest with the season on the line at a date, site and time to be determined.

Head-to-head: West Shore, with players from Red Land and Cedar Cliff, won the only regular-season meeting between the two teams, a 3-2 decision Dec. 13. The Black Knights, with players from Hempfield and Conestoga Valley, had led 1-0 and 2-1.

Players to watch: Red Land's Christian Holtzapple led West Shore with 22 goals during the regular season and tied for the team lead in points with 33. He scored the game-tying goal in the regular-season game against Hempfield. Elias Lountzis, the Black Knights' leading scorer, scored four goals and added an assist in Hempfield's 7-2 win over Warwick Friday. The Hempfield senior scored both Black Knight goals against West Shore during the regular season.

Goaltenders: Conestoga Valley's Joshua Griel made 12 shots on 14 shots he faced in Friday's playoff opener after starting all 18 games during the regular season with a 3.10 goals-against average and a .849 save percentage. West Shore's Alexander Rigling started all 17 contested games during the regular season, posting a 15-2-0 record with a 1.82 goals-against average ad a .918 save percentage.

Notable: West Shore locked down the No. 1 seed with six wins over its last seven games. The only loss during that stretch was a 4-3 setback to Cedar Crest Jan. 20. Hempfield's win Friday was the Black Knights' sixth over its last seven games. Hempfield lost an 8-7 decision to Warwick Jan. 26 ... Special teams played a part in West Shore's regular-season success, as the team boasted the Viola Division's top power play (28.1 percent) and its top penalty kill (91.4 percent). Meanwhile, Hempfield's power play ranked 12th (16.7 percent), and its penalty kill ranked fifth (82.7 percent). The Black Knights went 2-for-6 on the power play Friday ... Both teams went 1-2 in regular-season games decided by one goal ... West Shore is looking to return to the Viola Cup final after falling in last year's championhip game. Hempfield won the Viola Cup in 2017.

No. 2 Twin Valley (15-2-0-1) vs. No, 7 Central York (12-8-0-0)

Puck drop: Monday, 7 p.m. at Body Zone

On the line: The winning team advances to face the Hampfield/West Shore winner while the losing team faces No. 5 Warwick in an elimination game. Dates, sites and times are to be determined.

Head-to-head: The Panthers, with palyers from Central York and Northeastern, took the only regular-season game between the two teams, winning 4-2 Jan. 27. It was the only loss for the Raiders, with players from Twin Valley, Tulpehocken and Collegium, in the team's final 10 regular-season games.

Players to watch: The Twin Valley duo of Jake Spina (26 goals, 19 assists) and Koby Howat (22 goals, 18 assists) led the Raiders offense throughout the regular season. Logan Myers registered two goals and three assists through Central York's two playoff victories so far after a regular season that saw him post 24 goals and 24 assists.

Goaltenders: Twin Valley's Caleb Dinsdale started all 18 games in goal for the Raiders, posting a 2.43 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage. Central York's Conner McCaffrey started both playoff games for the Panthers, stopping 43 of the 48 shots he faced. In the regular season, McCaffrey went 7-3-0 with a 3.00 goals-against average and a .893 save percentage, splitting time with Justin Meluzio (3-5-0, 4.38 goals-against average, .824 save percentage).

Notable: Central York surged into the playoffs, winning five of its final six regular-season games. With wins in Wednesday's play-in game and in the first round Friday, the Panthers have won five in a row ... Twin Valley is makings its first CPIHL playoff appearance since joining the league last season ... Twin Valley's two-goal performance against Central York was the Raiders' second-lowest offensive output of the regular season. Twin Valley suffered a shutout loss to Hempfield Nov. 8 ... The Panthers have averaged five goals per game during their five-game winning streak. They averaged 4.64 goals per game prior to that ... Central York outshot Twin Valley 24-21 in their Jan. 27 meeting. Twin Valley went 0-2 during the regular season when outshot by its opponent.

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