The Hempfield Ice Hockey Club Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that organizes and manages 3 ice hockey teams, one each at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School levels, which compete in the Central PennsylvaniaInterscholastic Hockey League (CPIHL) . Ice hockey is not sanctioned by the PIAA and is not a “school” sport, but our teams play under the Hempfield Black Knights name with the support of the Hempfield School District. For this reason, players must pay a fee in order to play and must buy all of their own equipment, which amounts to hundreds of dollars per player per year. Our players are all Hempfield students in grades 6 thru 12.
Our coaches are all volunteers. Most other duties are performed by parents, including team managers, the board of directors, scorekeepers, clock operators, penalty box attendants, videography, CPIHLrepresentatives, and fundraising. Players and parents help to pay team expenses and offset player fees by selling advertisements in our game program, selling Weis and GIANT gift cards, and selling tickets(admission) at the games.