By Sarah Giuffrida
With a record of 15-3-2 (13-3-2 division), Penn Manor’s ice hockey team holds the Tier 2 Title of the Central
Pennsylvania Ice Hockey League in the playoffs and won two playoff games so far.
In game one of the playoffs on February 8, the Comets played Ephrata and won with a score of 10-2.
“They have a few key players that can step up quickly and sneak themselves in front of our defenders,” said Garth Bolin, the Comets new head coach, of Ephrata’s team.
The Comet’s playoff run continued on February 13 when the team beat Lampeter-Strasburg 8-4.
The Comets led the league this season with 132 goals.
Coach Bolin is proud that every player on the team had a goal this season.
“I’m very proud of the group’s determination to succeed this season,” said Bolin. “ They came in right away with a strong, positive and focused attitude that carried on throughout the season and led us to win the league.”
This year’s team has good chemistry because many of the players have worked together on a local travel team.
“The group’s focus switched to a more productive hockey environment that had led to success,” said Bolin.
Although this season has been successful, the team has not been without any struggles.
“Some games we had a short bench with a goalie and seven or eight skaters. However we were able to overcome most of those situations,” said Bolin.
The team will play Manheim Township in the third game of the playoffs Friday at 7 p.m. at Lancaster Ice Rink in Lancaster.