Keith Barnes profiles the Beaver hockey team.
"No matter how the Beaver Area hockey team finishes this season, there is little doubt that it has been an unmitigated success. That is not to say, however, that the Bobcats plan on resting on their early laurels.
"I would say, coming in, we just wanted to improve on what we did last year and I think we've already done that," Beaver coach Chris Albright said. "The way things are [heading into the week] we're in third place so there's definitely been a lot of improvement."
Having the program where it is has taken quite a bit of work for the second-year coach, who came in after a 2012-13 season in which only nine skaters on the Bobcats varsity squad dressed for as many as 15 games. But the larder was filled in the successful youth programs and junior varsity ranks, which has helped propel what could have been a disastrous rebuilding program, even in the Class B developmental level."