Bantam hockey team captures championships
Neighbors | Submitted..The Youngstown Phantom Bantam hockey team captured both the season and playoff championships in the 2012-2013 Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL). The team includes, from left, (front row) Spencer Price, Griffin Williams, Colin Faloon, Kaden Hanaway; (second row) coach Steph Price, Seth Opladen, Sam Hepola, coach Jim Hepola, Ryan Milani, Chase Wilcox, Brenden Faloon; (third row) Tyler Tschappatt, Sean Johnston, Joey Pfeffer, coach Grant William; (back row) Ethan Sunder, Tony Trenga and Jared Hetmanski.
The Youngstown Phantom Bantam hockey team captured both the season and playoff championships in the 2012-2013 Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL) Bantam A Major Gold Division.
Their 14-3-3 made them division champions out of 12 teams from the Pittsburgh area. The division playoffs were held in New Kensington, Pa., March 1-2 at the Valley Sports Complex. The Phantom Bantams defeated the Armstrong Arrows in the semifinals and the Arctic Foxes, 4-1 in the championship game.
The team is made up of 13 and 14 year-olds from Canfield, Boardman, Poland, Austintown, Warren and Columbiana. The Phantoms took championships in three other tournaments this season, including the second annual Phantom Phright Phest held at the Ice Zone in Boardman, the Mount Lebanon Hockey Association Classic, in the A Major Black division and the Charlie Hogan Memorial Hockey tournament in Indiana, Pa.
They are coached by Jim Hepola, Steph Price and Grant Williams and their home ice is the Ice Zone in Boardman.