It was a difficult season to say the least for Penn-Trafford.
Not only were the Warriors coming off a year in which they made an appearance in the PIHL Class AAA semifinals, there was hope that the newly reformed classification after the league’s realignment would prove competitively fruitful for every one of the top tier teams.
And there were flashes.
Penn-Trafford (3-18-1) nearly beat the team with the best record in the league, North Allegheny, but gave up a goal at 2:23of overtime in a 4-3 loss in the second game of the season. In their next game, the Warriors skated to a 3-3 overtime tie with Penguins Cup finalist Butler.
Those were close games, but Penn-Trafford even had a signature win, a 1-0 shutout of a Seneca Valley team that was the No. 5 seed in the postseason tournament.
Those may seem like small victories. But considering how the season went, they are all the Warriors have to build on for next season.