After finishing in second place last year in the Hudson Valley ice Hockey League, the Kittatinny Ice Hockey Club is off to a solid season with a 3-2 win over Arlington. Kittatinny took the lead during the 1st period with a goal from captain Tim Johnson. During the second period captain Daniel Snape scored to further Kittatinny’s lead to 2-0. Arlington rallied to come from behind and tied the score, 22, at the end of the 2nd period. Kittatinny was determined to secure the win and did that with another goal from Tim Johnson, bringing the score to 3-2 in the 3rd period. During all three period there was a strong net held by goalie Nick Fallon.
Kittatinnny will face their next opponent, FDR, on Saturday, January 11 at 4:00 p.m. at Skylands Ice World where they hope to continue their winning streak.
The club was founded as a way for the kids to be able to continue to play ice hockey throughout their high school years. It is run totally by volunteers, including Head Coach, Tim Doyle. Currently, the team is comprised mostly of students from Kittatinny and Hopatcong. Due to most of the other schools in the are creating school based ice hockey teams, the team cannot play locally. These very dedicated players travel tot he Hudson Valle in New York State weekly to be able to play a sport that they love. The league consists of teams from Washingtonville/Warwick, Orange County West, FDR, Arlington, Cornwall and John Jay.
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