Central York ice hockey team off to strong start; other local high school notes

STEVE HEISER
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The Central Penn Interscholastic Hockey League season started less than a month ago.

It may be a small sample size, but Central York is giving every indication it will be a contender for the Bears Division championship.

Central has won four of its first five games, with its only loss coming in overtime, 4-3, to rival Dallastown. Central has nine points on the season and resides in second place, just one point behind Bears Division leader Central Dauphin (5-0). Central has outscored its opposition thus far, 25-10.

Logan Myers is leading the way for Central with seven goals and eight assists. Myers is tied for the division lead in points (15) and goals and is second in assists. Mason Steward has added two goals and five assists for seven points for Central. Two different goalies (Braydon Hsieh and Justin Meluzio) have helped Central limit opponents to two goals per game.

Central’s next game is 9 p.m. Friday vs. Cedar Crest at the York City Ice Arena. Central already owns a 3-1 victory over Cedar Crest (2-3). That contest will be followed by three pivotal games vs. division contenders: vs. Palmyra (3-1) at 8:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at York City Ice Arena; vs. Central Dauphin at 7:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at Twin Ponds; and vs. Hershey (4-1) at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at York City Ice Arena.

York County’s other CPIHL member, Dallastown, hasn’t enjoyed as much success, standing at 1-5, with the only win being the OT decision over Central.

Dallastown is also at York City Ice Arena on Friday, starting at 7:15 p.m. against West Shore (1-5).

Preston Goshorn is Dallastown’s top scorer with four goals and two assists, good for six points.

OTHER LOCAL PREP NOTES:

League hands out sportsmanship honors: The York-Adams League recently announced its 2021 fall sportsmanship team honors.

They are as follows:

Football: Division I, Northeastern; Division II, West York; Division III, Delone Catholic.

Girls Volleyball: Divsion I, Dover; Division II, Eastern York; Division III, York Tech.

Golf: Division I, South Western; Division II, Susquehannock; Division III, Bermudian Springs.

Girls Tennis: Division I, Central York; Division II, Littlestown.

Cross Country: Division I, Spring Grove; Division II, Gettysburg; Division III, York Catholic.

Boys Soccer: Division I, Red Lion; Division II, York Suburban; Division III, Littlestown.

Girls Soccer: Division I, Spring Grove; Division II, Gettysburg; Division III, Hanover.

Field Hockey: Division I, Dallastown; Division II, New Oxford; Division III, Bermudian Springs; Division IV, Fairfield.

Cheer squads honored: The York-Adams Competitive Cheer Championships were held recently.

Dallastown won in the Small Squad Division and Red Lion won in the Co-ed Division.

Tech AD recognized: The York-Adams League recently honored York Tech’s Rob Caruso as its Athletic Director of the Year.

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