Sports Town West hockey game of the week: Central Valley at Harborcreek

Written by Chris Adamski on .

Central Valley at Harborcreek, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Mercyhurst College

Its an Open Class Section 2 showdown for second place -- and a referendum on whether either Central Valley or Harborcreek can make a serious run at section leader Quigley -- when the schools meet tonight.

Harborcreek (5-3) has scored twice as many goals this season than Central Valley (4-3). The former has 46, led by Nick Jenkins' 12 and Josh Green's 10. The latter has got a team-high seven goals from Michael Harrington.

But Central Valley is driven by a defense that has allowed 3.1 goals per game this season, better than the 4.5 allowed by Harborcreek. Central Valley goalie Jacob Cowie has two shutouts.

The teams will meet again Feb. 2 at Beaver Ice Arena.