Preview; 2019-20 Ice Hockey

The North Penn Ice Hockey team is back on the ice and set to kick off their season Thursday night. Let the games begin!


Erik Jesberger

The 2019-20 Ice hockey team captain, Tyler Greenstein, set to lead the Knights on the ice with assistant captains, Josh Kaufhold and Thomas Boyle

Head Coach: Kevin Vaitis- Coaching North Penn for 18 years, 13th year at Varsity, 11th year as Head Coach of Varsity

Assistant Coaches: Frank Stumpo, Steve Galetta, Jim McKelvie, Matt Stella 

Last Year: 4th place in the Suburban League. Went 15-6-3. Lost in the semi-finals of league playoffs to Pennridge 6-4. Went on to fall in Flyers Cup, or State Playoffs to Pennridge 5-4 in Overtime

Key Returners: Sr. Tyler Greenstein (F), Sr. Josh Kaufhold (F),Sr. Tommy Boyle (F/D), Jr. Luke Van Why (D), Jr. Ryan Cunningham (D), Soph. Tony Tuozzo (F), and Soph. Nicholas Ebbinghaus (G)

Notable Losses: Jared Albano, Jake Nelson, Nathan Oh, and Eric Sarbacker

Others to Watch: Jr. Chase Mueller (D), Jr. Jeromy Porubski (F), Freshmen Ryan Kaufhold (F)

Strengths: Offense, Defense

Weakness: Physical Play

Outlook: A hungry North Penn Ice Hockey Varsity team is coming back this year looking to go further in the SHSHL and Flyers Cup playoffs than they did last season. The Knights return a core of 12 returning Varsity players from last year’s team that lost in OT to Pennridge in the Quarterfinals of the Flyers Cup. The team returns their leading scorer and top 3 defensemen as well as their starting goalie as they look to reach the SHSHL Finals and advance further in the Flyers Cup.