When you are the number one team in the state, it is easy to get wrapped up in the stresses of competition.
As the CBA hockey team prepares for their postseason run, head coach Andy Gojdycz gave his players a moment to recharge while also doing community outreach as a group.
Last Thursday, the hockey program traveled to Philadelphia to volunteer with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.
Snider Hockey is a non-profit that uses the sport of hockey to "educate and empower under-resourced youth of Philadelphia to prosper in the game of life."
The Colts assisted in leading 50 kids in both on-ice and off-ice drills and games. They helped the kids and the staff with equipment, skate fitting and lacing, and interacted with the families.
"Thank you to members from the @CBALincroft varsity and junior varsity hockey teams for volunteering with #SniderHockey at Tarken yesterday," Snider Hockey said on Twitter. "The CBA student-athletes brought energy and enthusiasm to our Mite/Squirt practice while supporting on and off-ice activities!"
After their time with Snider Hockey, they were able to catch a Philadelphia Flyers game, which features former CBA standout James van Riemsdyk. Van Riemsdyk was able to catch up with the Colts after the game.
Finally on Friday morning, Gojdycz and the coaches had the 38 players reflect on their experience with Snider Hockey.
After discussing the positive outcomes of the trip, they were mentally ready to tackle postseason play starting on Monday afternoon against St. Augustine Prep.