The Princeton Youth Hockey Association (PYHA) 8U B team travelled to Hershey, PA over the weekend of October 28-30 for the Halloween Howl Ice Hockey Tournament and came home as tournament champions. The Princeton Tigers faced the hometown Hershey Jr. Bears in the first round, eking out a 6-5 win. Next up was the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, who fell to the Tigers in an 11-5 Tiger victory. The Tigers then handily defeated the Frederick Freeze 14-0.
The semifinal game against the Long Island Royals went into overtime play, with the Tigers scoring the winning goal 1 minute and 36 seconds into overtime to seal the victory with a 7-6 final score. The championship game was another close contest, with the Tigers prevailing over the Warwick Wildcats 10-9. The weekend held a lot of hockey, a lot of goals, and a lot of fun. We’re pretty sure a lot of candy was involved, too.
Pictured from left to right (front row): Colin Doan, Jake Beck, Ethan Nau, (middle row) Daniel Tracy, Colin Marley, Jake Harrison, Brady Lee, Anders Van Raalte, Harry Stournaras, Liam Campbel, (back row) Coach Tim Tracy, Coach John Marley.