Freeport lost the third-leading scorer in Class A, Cole Hepler, from last season’s team that was less than a minute away from making the Penguins Cup title game.
But four returning players have helped to pick up the slack and keep Freeport above .500 (4-3) in the early part of the season.
Michael Frazetta (10 points), Robert Reichenbaugh (10), Stone Haberstroh (9) and Hunter Kepple (9) are leading the charge for the Yellow Jackets, who have won their past two games. All four players scored at least 18 points last season, led by Frazetta’s 34 points.
Freeport also has all three goaltenders back from last season’s squad in Matt Huston, Katie Hill and Domenic DiGiacobbe. The trio has split duties, with Huston getting three games and the other two each playing twice. Huston leads the team in wins (2) and save percentage (.910), while Hill has the best goals-against average (3.43).