The Piedmont Predator 10u Gold are CCHL Division 1 Champions! Seizing the honor on home ice in Haymarket, the team beat the top teams in the area including a tough undefeated Frederick, Maryland team. These 14 youngsters, some of which are first year players, embraced the team concept and put in the work to add yet another banner to the rink. Net Minder, Cooper Johnson, was a relentless backstop for the team holding off 13 out of 15 shots in the championship game while Brooks MacWhorter scored 2 to lead the team in goals. During the Joe Loschiavo Memorial Cup tournament, the team netted 24 total goals while holding their opponents to 9 goals. The top line accounted for 18 of those goals led by Gavin Reilly 11 pts (5G 6A), Mason Guntang 9 pts (8G 1A) and Mack Johnson 8 pts (4G 4A). The defense held their opponents to single digit shots in all but one of the five games led by James Delco and Dylan Reilly. The contribution to the win was a team effort with 8 out of 14 kids accumulating points, most notably Brooks MacWhorter (5pts), Brendan Guzman (4pts) and Blake Adams (3pts). This closes out the 2021-2022 season and while the 6 month long journey ended with a big win, the bigger win comes with the memories, accomplishments and friendships developed throughout the season.