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Panthers Post (Vol. 1 – Num. 5)

8u Update(s).
Team Sipe/Hoff:

Team Sipe/Hoff started the weekend with a “win” over Lancaster at home Saturday. Finn Defilippo has been doing a great job in net the last few weeks. After the game many of the players and their families headed to Bethlehem for a fun night of parent/player bonding. Sunday morning the boys battled Lehigh Valley for a win to clench second place in the EAHL for the season. The morning started with two of the boys waking up with fevers but were determined to play. No one was sure how this would pan-out but the boys did amazing despite not feeling well. The Panthers came out on top with a 11-3 win! The boys now go on to face an undefeated Philly Revolution team on January 26th at the Revolution Ice Garden.

Team Montgomery/Stoltzfus/Bradnick:

No update this week.

10u Update.

The red machine just keeps on rolling — 10u with solid back-to-back sweep weekends.

We completed our season sweep of the Capital City Vipers on Saturday, with a win of 9:5. James scored five goals, to add to his league-leading 46 points, Dylan scored one goal and had two assists, Liam scored one goal, Nate scored one goal and had two assists, and Xavier scored one and had one assist. Other assists came from Owen, Elijah, and Kaden. This was an excellent game, and everyone played extraordinarily.

A 2:1 win for the Panthers Squirts today against the girl Junior Flyers. The first goal of the game was scored by Owen Guinta. This was Owen’s first goal of the season! Nate Giblin had the winning goal during the 5-minute overtime. Defense played very well, consisting of Kaden, Xavier, James, and AJ, and of course Kameron, in goal, had an excellent game as well. Everyone played well and we’re very proud of the team.

We took on the 5th place Hatfield Ice Dogs on Saturday at Regency. The kids skated great in the 5:2. The team had scoring contributions from Liam, James, Elijah, and points from 5 different players. This was an excellent game, and everyone played extraordinarily.

Sunday at home, we played the Haverford Hawks. In a very well-played game by the young Panthers, they skated to a 11:2 victory. It was great to see 5 different goal scorers (including hat-tricks from Xavier and James), along with goals from Dylan, Owen and Nate. With balanced scoring eight players collected points in the victory.

These wins bring the 10u team to a 20-game winning streak. Next up they will face off against Warwick at home Saturday, and play at Wintersport Sunday. Go CPP!

12u Update.
The Panthers took on the Cap City Vipers on Sunday at Regency. Despite being shorthanded (only 8 skaters) they put up a valiant effort; ultimately coming up short, and dropping the 8:5 decision.

14u Update.
Despite two loses this weekend, the 14s continue to compete hard.

The short-handed 14s (missing two forwards) traveled to Aston to take on the Delco Phantoms. The kids played great and for the majority of the game it was a one-goal difference, that saw the Panthers take the lead in the first on a short-handed strike from EJ Mirigliano set up by Landon German. The Phantoms would take the lead late in the second with the lone goal of the period, and pad that lead with an early goal in the third, but Central Penn would answer back just over a minute later with Mirigliano’s second goal from Jaden Hurst. Delco would add a goal late to give them the win 4:2.

Sunday at Regency the 14s (missing one forward) played host to the Cap City Vipers. Again, the kids played very hard; and yet again and for the majority of the game it was a one-goal difference. Roughly mid-way through the first, the Vipers took the lead. A late power play goal EJ Mirigliano from Andrew Musser got the game back to even, and just over a minute later Mirigliano gave the Panthers the lead for a pass from Jaden Hurst. With the Panthers leading 2:1 headed into the second, the Vipers struck twice in the middle frame to take a 3:2 lead into the third. About halfway through the third Andrew Musser tied the game at 3; the Vipers scored the eventual game winner with just under 5-minutes remaining and added an insurance goal in the final minute of play to give Cap City the 5:3 win.

The team played great again this weekend. They 14s will compete in a tournament this upcoming weekend hosted by the Quakers at their new Westtown facility. The coaches are really proud of the work the boys have been doing, they’ve shown a great deal of heart and resiliency.

18u Update.
Strong play from the 18u team over the last 2 weeks has them marching up the standings with 3 straight wins.

The 18s traveled to the Wissahickon Skate Club for an early evening game. After falling behind just 12-seconds into the game, team Captain Gavin Maurer (from Kevin Eshleman and Matt Brubaker) tied the game at 1, shortly after that in the first Sean Barba (from Brendan Ward) notched what would become the game winner. In the second period Tommy Knapp scored a beautiful short-handed goal, and Brady Groft capped off the scoring on a feed from Jake Jesberger. The Panthers went on to revenge an earlier loss to WSC and get a much-needed 4:1 victory. Max Aukamp backstopped the win with 14 saves.

Sunday the Panthers returned home to face 3rd place Snider Hockey. Andrew Thompson opened the scoring from Tommy Knapp and Chris Grubb. Less than 3-minutes later – Jake Jesberger scored on the power play from Brendan Ward. Early in the second Sean Barba scored from Brady Groft. Again – in the second on the power play Kevin Eshleman notched a goal from Ward. In the third Gavin Maurer capped off the scoring from Eshleman and Groft in the 5:0 win. The balanced scoring saw 9 players collect points, and Conner McCaffrey stop 32 shots.

This past Saturday the 18s traveled to Ice Works to play the up and down Phantoms, in what the team felt was a must win game, the Panthers did not disappoint. Gavin Maurer got Central Penn on the board on a feed from Chris Grubb who moved an outlet pass from Cooper Younger. In the Second – Tommy Knapp won a one-on-one battle for the puck and broke into open space – drove a puck toward the net that was redirected by liney Grubb and was put home by Andrew Thompson on the rebound. Still in the second Sean Barba tallied for his third straight game on a pass from Brendan Ward that Younger chipped to Barba – on the play Barba made a great play to avoid a big hit and walk the puck to a better scoring area.

The 3 wins have moved the 18u Panthers in to 4th place in the division with just a few weeks of regular play remaining.

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