After winning the Division 2 championship last season, Beaver was in a quandary of whether or not to stay and defend its title or move up and take it chances in 1A.
In the end the Bobcats made the move and, so far, it hasn't been a bad one.
Though four games, Beaver (2-2-0) is right in the middle of the pack in the West Division and only two points behind leaders Chartiers Valley, Thomas Jefferson and South Fayette and have at least one game –in-hand on each. The Bobcats have both scored and allowed 15 goals and have been in every game they played.
While Beaver has gotten something of a handle on things, Montour (2-3-0) is having problems in close games. The Spartans lost to Chartiers Valley, 4-2, on a pair of third-period goals and let a one-goal third-period lead against South Fayette slip away into a 4-3 overtime loss to the Lions.