Back row from left, Drew Staken, Richard Wakefield, Rick Mullins, Dan Wehrmeyer, Paul Staken; and front row left, Mike Davie, Jeremy Shantz, Joe Heatwole, Darren Chaffin, Emma Stanley play on the Kingsway Knights hockey team in the A division. The team won the championship Nov. 21 against The Bombs at Alice Noble Ice Arena in Wooster.
The Kingsway Knights flattened The Bombs 9-7 Nov. 21 in the A Division championship game at Alice Noble Ice Arena in Wooster after playing three periods, one overtime and then a deciding best of three shootout where Drew Staken netted the game winner, according to information provided by Joe Heatwole.
“We have a core group of guys that have been playing together for 13 years,” Heatwole explained.
The team has played under the name Asphalt Animals so they found it fitting to get a sponsor who is a paving company. Kingsway Services, a paving company in Holmes County that does work all over Northeast Ohio, became the team’s sponsor for the fall session.
“We became the Kingsway Knights this year to support our sponsor,” Heatwole said in an email. “We are a group that is fairly spread out. The team comes from New Phil-adelphia, Cleveland, Ashland, Dalton, Fredericksburg and Berlin.”
Waynedale senior Emma Stanley is the newest addition to the team.
“We are always looking for more players and teams to join the league and it is open to anyone,” Heatwole said.
Most games are between 7 and 9 p.m. Sundays. A beginner league is played on weeknights. New or experienced hockey players can call the Ice Arena to get on a team.