With just two weeks to play in the regular season, Hershey is on top of the Bears Division with 28 points and zero losses in regulation. The Trojans are well positioned to take that 1st seed heading into the postseason. The battle for the second spot, however, is very much up in the air, as Central Dauphin and Palmyra each have 22 points, although CD has four games left to Palmyra's three. Cumberland Valley, Manheim Township, Lower Dauphin and Cedar Crest all still have playoff aspirations as we make the drive to the postseason!
West Shore sits atop the Viola Division with two weeks left in the regular season. A strong 14-2 record has them well positioned with 28 points. However, Warwick, still with one game in hand over West Shore, is only three points back. Hempfield and Penn Manor round out the Top 4. With six teams from the Viola Division making the postseason, that means Annville-Cleona, MSM United, the Shamrocks, Twin Valley and Manheim Central all still have postseason dreams!
The CPIHL is mourning a member of our hockey family. Kelly Soule, mother of Shamrocks player Michael Soule, lost her battle with cancer. Kelly was a proud 'hockey mom' who was so excited that Michael was drafted for the 2019 All-Star game. She was able to see him in his All-Star jersey. The hockey community is a strong one that comes together at times of celebration and times of great sadness. A moment of silence was held at our varsity games, including this one between the Shamrocks and Twin Valley. The CPIHL sends thoughts and prayers to Michael and his father, George.
The CPIHL is proud to unveil our All-Star Game logo! This 25th Anniversary logo will be worn by our Varsity and Middle School All-Stars on Jan. 30 when the All-Star games are played in York. Varsity teams will be chosen during the annual CPIHL All-Star Draft on Sunday, Jan. 6 in Hummelstown. Middle School All-Stars will be presented with their All-Star jerseys prior to games throughout the month of January. All-Star apparel is now available for purchase. Just click the logo!
On Sunday, Dec. 23, Mechanicsburg alumni gathered at Twin Ponds West for a holiday game. By the end of the night they had raised more than $500 for the CPIHL Justin Yingling Memorial Award. Thanks to all involved for showing the strength of our hockey community!
At the November CPIHL Board of Directors meeting, the 2018-19 Varsity postseason format was approved.
The Top 3 teams at the conclusion of the regular season automatically qualify for the playoffs. The teams ranked 4th and 5th in points will play a one game 'play-in' game to qualify as the 4th playoff team. Those four teams will then play a double-elimination format as they compete for the Bears Cup!
The Top 6 teams at the conclusion of the regular season automatically qualify for the playoffs. The 1st and 2nd seeds earn a first-round bye. Those six teams will play a double-elimination format as they compete for the Viola Cup!
CPIHL players past and present, along with league founders, gathered at Giant Center Saturday, December 8, and were recognized on-ice between periods. CPIHL families also had the chance to take to the ice before the game for a free skate session. So great to see so many CPIHL-ers at Giant Center!
The 2018-19 season marks a huge milestone for the CPIHL, our teams and our players -- 25 years of scholastic ice hockey! And our league has never been stronger. This year will feature nearly 45 Varsity, Junior Varsity and Middle School teams.
For the first time in our 25 year history, the league now will feature games played between our "pure" teams and teams that feature skaters from more than one school. It is a change embraced league-wide that will result in exciting new matchups and a chance for our fans to see talented players they have not had a chance to watch in previous seasons.
We really like our 25th Anniversary logo and hope you do, too. Now available for purchase is Limited Edition 25th Anniversary CPIHL apparel. Click on the logo to be directed to our online store!
The CPIHL welcomes the Twin Valley Ice Hockey Club for the upcoming 2018-19 season! Located in Berks County, Twin Valley has made the move from the EPSHL to the CPIHL and will roster teams at the Varsity and Middle School levels.
New for our 25th Anniversary Season, the CPIHL has approved 3-on-3 Sudden Death Overtime for the 2018-19 regular season. The five-minute period promises to bring the excitement featured in NHL overtime games to the CPIHL!
Just in time for our 25th Anniversary Season, welcome to the new online home of the CPIHL! Here you will find information about our league, teams, schedule, special events and much more.
The CPIHL is proud to feature talented student-athletes from across Central Pennsylvania in both Middle School and High School. Our hockey players compete for the Bears and Viola Cups -- the pinnacle of high school hockey in the region.