On Tuesday, December 11, the Bucs will travel to Erie for a 7:15 matchup against the Erie McDowell Trojans.
As a result, the team has secured a Charter bus to transport the team and some of its fans up 79 North to the Mercyhurst Ice Arena.
Cost of the charter will be $50.00 per player. That cost will include one guest. There will also be a $25 charge for any player wishing to bring an additional guest. These seats will be sold on a first come first serve basis.
If a player knows that they will not be traveling with a guest, please let us know and we will make that seat available to anyone wishing to purchase it. (Players should also be aware that they can sell their guest seat to anyone they want as well).
While events like this serve as great team bonding moments, it also gives families a great opportunity to arrive at the game comfortably and with no effort. Who in their right mind wants to drive their own vehicle two hours north in mid December.
In the perfect world, it would have been nice to know this trip would be necessary when we begin to set up our annual budget and fee structure, however, we found out that Erie McDowell was joining the D2 division very late in the process. Up until mid August, it was actually possible that we could have had two trips to Erie this season, but because Elizabeth Forward dropped out, it was no longer an option.
Please make the effort to pay your $50 as soon as possible, as it will help determine any open seats. An invoice can be forward to you if you would like to us your Debit/Credit card payment to make a payment. An itinerary will follow as we approach game day, but we anticipate leaving the Pittsburgh Ice Arena approximately 3:45 - 4:00 PM.
The Bucs continued their "Quest For The Ship" last night with a 7 -3 victory over Morgantown at the Pittsburgh Ice Arena, bringing their record to 2 - 0.
Special teams proved valuable for the Bucs as they went a perfect 4 for 4 on the power play and 3 for 3 on the penalty kill.
Jonas Sopko scored his second goal of the season at 3:44 of the first period on an assist from Michael Fiorina. Shortly after Morgantown tied the game at 7:43, Tyler Stewart scored his first of two consecutive power play goals at 8:33, then closed out the Bucs first period scoring with this second at 15:08.
The second period saw Tyler get his hat trick and Dylan Zelonka add his second of the year before Morgantown added a goal to make it 5 - 2 Bucs.
Morgantown tried to make it interesting, scoring at 3:49 of the third period, cutting the Bucs lead to two goals, only to allow Tyler to score another power play goal at 10:22 and Dylan Zelonka another at 12:28.
Both Tyler Stewart and Dylan Zelonka finished with 5 points, Jonas Sopko added 3 points and Bryce Schueler 2 points.
Drew Burkett was stellar in net stopping 24 of 27 shots and earning his second victory of the season.
Next up for the Bucs are Trinity Hillers at 9PM on Tuesday, October 16 at the Printscape Arena at Southpointe.
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