Comitta, Sappey welcome state ice hockey champions from Bayard Rustin High School
HARRISBURG, May 10 — State Reps. Carolyn Comitta and Christina Sappey welcomed Bayard Rustin High School’s Golden Knights ice hockey team to the House chamber on Wednesday, commemorating their Pennsylvania Cup State Championship victory.
This is the Golden Knights’ seventh Class A Pennsylvania Cup State Championship win, and it also marked their sixth consecutive championship win, which broke the state’s record.
In the 11-to-3 victory against Montour High School’s Spartans, team captain Matt Owens had a hat trick and an assist, teammate Nicholas Ferraro contributed a goal and four assists and goalie Joel Keller stopped 29 out of the 32 shots he faced.
“I’m happy to recognize the Golden Knights in the House chamber. Their demonstrated dedication and commitment continually leads them to victory, and our community is very proud of their record-breaking accomplishments,” Comitta said.
The Golden Knights have also earned nine Flyer Cups, breaking the regional record by winning six of them in a row, and also won first place in nationals in 2017 and placed third this year.
“I’m extremely proud of these young athletes,” Sappey said, “They constantly strive for perfection, and when they work together as a team under incredible coaches, they achieve exactly that. It’s admirable how they embody persistence, dedication and determination year after year on the ice.”