Keith Barnes profiles the Beaver hockey team.
"Beaver Area got everything it could have hoped for in its final game before the holiday break.
Not only did the Bobcats exact a bit of revenge when they knocked off Carrick (9-3-0), which shut them out in the first meeting between the two, they were able to move into sole possession of first place with 16 days off before they have to take the ice again.
"Honestly it's not something that we're focused on because we have a saying that it's all about the effort, because it's all about the effort because that's the only thing we can control," coach Vince Dioguardi said. "We can't control the way the puck bounces and the referees and things of that nature and yeah, the kids are happy about it, but it's not something that we're focused on."
One of the major reasons why Beaver (10-2-0) is atop the Division 2, Class B standings is because of its outstanding goaltending tandem of James Soisson and Turner Anthony, who have alternated through the first 12 games. Soisson, a senior, is 6-1-0 with a 1.84 goals-against average that is second in the classification to Carrick's Nathan Norkevicus among goaltenders with at least five starts. Anthony is 4-1-0 with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .888 save percentage that ranks him fifth."