Local hockey teams bring home trophies

Fri, 02/09/2007 - 9:15am
By: The Citizen

Peachtree City had two teams enter the High School Division in the annual Reindeer Games Roller Hockey Tournament held in December at Slapshots in Cumming, Georgia.

The 2006 Reindeer Games High School Silver Division Champions were none other the Chiefs of Peachtree City. After winning all preliminary rounds playing against the Silverbacks, Pope and Chattahoochee, the team played the final game against the second place team of Pope and were victorious again becoming the Silver Division Champions. The team is coached is by Tim Gifford and consists of players Ty Taylor, Neilsen Waters, Connor Pigott, Jake Dorman, Andrew Gifford, Kyle Gifford, Josh Robertson and goalie Sam Sheikali.

Waters received the “Most Valuable Player” Award for Top-Tournament Scorer, Taylor won the “Dishman” Award for the Most Assists, and Sheikali won the “Top Goalie” Award for the Tournament. Sheikali achieved the nearly impossible statistic of four consecutive shutouts, 0.00 goals against average and a 100% save percentage.

The Peachtree City Panthers senior team brought home the 2006 Reindeer Games High School Gold Division Runners-Up trophy. The team played threegames in the preliminaries and went into the final game in second place, playing against Walton. Team members are Cory Mathias, Blake Scherer, David Schirmer, Alex Decker, Gabe Foster, Pete Guillard, Austen Bingham, Kevin Eckert, Cody Hammock and goalie Alex Gordon. The team is coached by Jim Gordon, Phil Eckhardt, and Chuck Mathias.

Peachtree City has a team from J. C. Booth and a team from Rising Starr that play in the AARHO (Atlanta Area Roller Hockey Organization) which is the governing body for the Middle School Roller Hockey teams in Georgia. McIntosh High School and Starr’s Mill High School both have two teams that play in the GHRA (Georgia High School Roller Hockey Association)

For information and news updates on the PHA (Peachtree City Hockey Association) go to www.ptchockey.com.

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