16s Win League finals.
#CHAMPS — The midget 16s played the Chester County Skate Club Cougars in the DVHL Championship best of three series. Central Penn won Games 1 and 3 to capture the title.
Game 1: The Panthers skated to a dominate 6:2 win. Central Penn controlled play throughout the game in game 1.
Game 2: Was a different story, with 5 of the Panthers playing in a Hight School Championship in Hersey between game 1 and game 2 on Saturday, the team ran out of gas in the third period, ultimately loosing 6:3. Setting up game 3 on Sunday night.
Game 3: In a well played, tight first period the Panthers got on the board first. Jake “Petey” Jesberger (’01) won a battle on the blue line setting up a neutral zone pass to Chris Grubb (’01) who took a few strides and fired in the opening tally beating the CCSC goalie blocker side. Late in the first CCSC would answer and tie the game at 1. In the second the teams again traded scoring chances, but both goalies were very strong. At the end of the second period, the team were still tie at 1. Early in the third CCSC was pressuring the Panthers in their zone, the Cooper Younger (’01) redirected a centering pass to a streaking Evan Weaver (’00), who took off for the offensive zone where he took a great purpose shot that Gavin Maurer (’00) put home to give the Panthers the 2:1 lead. The lead was however short lived, and CCSC answered back on a nice 2-on-1 for the equalized. The game would stay tied at 2 until late in the third.
Central Penn turned up the pressure on the Cougars — Sean Barba (’02) carried the puck in on the left side making a centering pass that was kept in by Weaver, picked up by Grubb, who passed back to Weaver, who’s shot went just wide from the right side, Younger hoped in the play and also shot wide. The Cougars thought they had cleared the zone, Barba intercepted a centering pass and dished it off to Grubb who again beat the CCSC goalie blocker side for the Championship winner with just 3:58 left in the game!
Panther goalie Creed Goshorn (’01) was outstanding in the 3:2 win making 32 saves in the clinching game.
The 16s are the first team in club history to WIN the DVHL finals!
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