Ice Hockey Hungry for More After Winning Conference Championship

The Boyertown Bears ice hockey team won the Pioneer Conference Championship, defeating the Spring-Ford Rams 5-4 in overtime Thursday night at Ice Line in West Chester.  Junior forward Hunter Canestra completed a hat trick with the winning goal coming 2 minutes and 13 seconds into overtime, giving the Bears the victory.  Senior forward Bransen Mackey and freshman defensemen Owen Sheppard also scored, and sophomore goalie Troy Viola had 22 saves on 26 shots.

Boyertown will continue their championship run in the 2016 Flyers Cup AA division as a sixth seed.  They will take on eleventh seeded North Penn Wednesday at 8:35 PM at Oaks Center Ice.  The winner will advance to the Flyers Cup quarterfinals.

UPDATE:  The Bears defeated the North Penn Knights 3 to 2 on Wednesday night.  Boyertown will continue their quest for the cup against third seeded Central Bucks West at Hatfield Ice Arena in Colmar on Friday night at 7:25.