Locals kicking off hockey season

Brett Welsh, left, and Sean Jenkins, are both playing for the Wilkes-Barre Jr. Pens organization in Wilkes-Barre on the Midget U16 team.


Several local youth hockey players from the area have begun new seasons on the ice for various organizations across the region.

For the Wilkes-Barre junior Pens, Sean Jenkins, a goalie from Tunkhannock, plays for the Midget U16 teams, which started its season in September and is currently 6-2 on the year.

Also playing for that team, is Brett Welsh, a student at Elk Lake, who plays offense as a forward for the team.

Playing on the Jr. Pens Limited U16 team is Liam McClurg of Tunkhannock.

Jenkins, a sophomore, is in his ninth year playing travel hockey, and 10th year overall. The Pens compete in the Delaware Valley Hockey League that travels to Delaware, Philadelphia and Harrisburg among other places.

For more information on Wilkes-Barre’s Junior Pens, visit www.wbjpens.com.

Also playing hockey locally is Brett’s brother Shane Welsh.

Shane, 17, is currently involved with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights team that plays out of the Ice Box in Pittston.

This is Welsh’s first year on the team after transferring from the Jr. Pen’s organization. He plays on the Jr. Team “B”.

For more information on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Junior Knights, visit www.jrknightshockey.com.

Also playing junior hockey are Noxen’s Hackling brothers.

Lewis, and his younger brother Hunter, both travel to Philadelphia to hit the ice each week.

They are both a part of the Philadelphia Little Flyers organization, playing on the Midget 16-American team.  

Scores, schedules and information on the Little Flyers can be found at www.littleflyers.org

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