Though the 2015-16 season has just begun, the Pitt-Greensburg Hockey team has been vying to reclaim the league championship since they won the Founder’s Cup in the 2013-14 season.
The Bobcats were runners-up for the Founder’s Cup last season, after losing their final game 8-5 against St. John Fisher College. According to sophomore defenseman Mike Klena, last year’s loss has been an extreme motivator for the team.
“We only play once a week, so it’s easy to look forward to games.” said Klena.
To get pumped up for games, the team plays a game called Tips prior to warm-ups. The players stand in a circle and throw a soccer ball to each other. The person receiving the ball has to jump in the air, grab the ball and toss it to someone else without actually holding on to it.
“Tips helps get the blood flowing before games,” Tichon said.
In addition to the overall team goal of returning to the championship, the players also have personal goals.
“I want to win every game from here on out.” said Klena.
Freshman winger Cam Tichon would like to give his stats a boost.
“I want to score at least five goals and have under 50 penalty minutes,” said Tichon.
Games are played on Fridays and Saturday nights at varying times, though most games begin at 7 p.m.. Home games are played at Center Ice Arena in Delmont.
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