By Theresa Garee
The Prowler Hockey Association Hockey team recently celebrated nine players at their senior night.
One senior, Heath Scofield, has a goal of reaching 100 career points before the end of the season.
The Prowler Hockey Club is a high school club hockey team participating in the Ohio Scholastic Hockey League – OHSL (formerly the Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League – GCHSCHL).
Currently, the Prowlers’ territory consists of students who reside in the following school districts: Amanda-Clearcreek, Bloom-Carroll, Canal Winchester, Groveport Madison, Madison Christian, Hamilton Township, Liberty Union-Thurston, Logan Elm, Pickerington, South-Western and Teays Valley.
The teams currently playing in the OSHL for the upcoming season consist of Athens, Columbus Ice Hockey Club, Dayton, Hilliard, Miami, Newark, Northeast Storm, PHA and Westerville.
Scofield, a forward, asked to play hockey at age three. His goal to reach 100 career points began at the start of his high school hockey career in 2020.
This season Scofield has fought through a medial collateral ligament (MCL) strain which slowed his progress toward his goals,
“Personally, I am aiming for 100 points, 200 hits, and 700 shots on goal, however a MCL strain incurred on Jan. 6 has shortened the number of games to accomplish that to 11 (10 JV games + 1 Varsity game),” said Scofield.
Scofield is not alone in this goal as Jarret DiPietro, a junior from Groveport Madison, also plays forward for the Prowlers and is working to reach 100 points.
DiPietro has played for a variety of hockey leagues both in Ohio and out of state. He began playing hockey at age eight. He has played with the Prowlers since moving to Ohio in 2021.
DiPietro plans to reach 100 points at the end of this season stating, “It’s important to me because I want to leave my name in PHA history and I want to break records.”
He added, however, that points don’t define one as a player.
The Prowlers have both a junior varsity and varsity team that both Scofield and DiPietro play on, depending on need.
Information about this league and Prowlers hockey can be found at www.phaprowlers.com.