Five-goal first period leads Warwick over MC

By on November 13, 2013

Christopher Flory

Seven different goal-scorers found the back of the net and the Warwick ice hockey team improved to 2-1 in the Central Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (CPIHL) Tier-2 standings with a 7-1 drubbing of back-yard rival Manheim Central on Monday night at the Lancaster Ice Rink.

The Warriors are tied for second place with Red Land (2-0), who has played one fewer game. Hempfield is atop the Tier-2 standings with six points, thanks to a 3-0 record.

Manheim Central fell to 0-3 with the loss.

Warwick took command against the Barons with a five-goal first period. Lucas Styles and Kyle Joseph scored just over a minute apart and then Evan Anthony lit the lamp with an unassisted goal at the 7:17 mark to make it 3-0. Seth Earle and Evan Gass also found the back of the net to extend the Warriors’ advantage to 5-0 at period’s end.

Joseph, who also chipped in with two assists, finished with a three-point night, while Earle and Styles each had a goal and assist for a two-point night in the attack.

For the game, the Warriors outshot the Barons 46-9. In the second period, Isaac Long scored unassisted and Seth Kissinger connected with a helper from Connor Wentworth just over five minutes later to stretch Warwick’s lead to 7-0.

Manheim Central got on the scoreboard at 15:40 of the middle stanza on a goal by Lane Housner, with an assist from Dennis David, making it 7-1. That’s how the game ended, as there was no further scoring in the third.

Trey Stern stopped eight of the nine shots he faced in goal for the Warriors, while MC netminder Luke Groff finished with 39 saves.

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