At least the first-place team in Tier 1 has plenty of players to fall back on, especially captain Cameron Swengel.
Swengel got the scoring started, then added three assists as Central shut out Dallastown, 6-0.
"Cameron was probably our best player on the ice tonight," Central coach Rick Lefever said. "He led the team. He is our captain and he stepped up when we needed it because it wasn't one of our better nights.
"We started slow. I give some credit to Dallastown. They played us tough in the beginning. I think we were a little lackadaisical in the beginning."
Of course, much of that toughness came from Dallastown goalie Wyatt Malone, who faced 31 shots through the first two periods and kept Central off the board until Swengel's power-play goal with 4:27 left in the first period.
"When we started passing a lot, it opened up a couple of holes for us, and we put some pucks in the net," Swengel said.
Central improved to 14-2 in front of a raucous crowd packed with Central students. The victory was its second 6-0 win in three nights.
Malone faced a barrage of 13 shots in the first 6:35 of the middle period. The only blemish came when Andrew Guinan tipped in a shot from Colton Traynham 2:25 into the stanza.
Nine minutes later, Malone robbed Swengel, but the rebound went to
"Wyatt played a nice game," Lefever said. "He kept them in it early until we got to him, moving the puck from side to side, and we kind of took over after that point.
"Once we got back to our system in the second period, we took control of the game. Pass the puck, get it deep and use all four lines. That makes a hard matchup for the other team."
Dallastown coach Steve Wagner knew why his team (3-10-1) was down only three going into the third period.
"Without Wyatt, it could have been a lot worse," he said.
Central scored twice in the first four minutes of the final period, as Stehl Taylor notched an even-strength rebound goal with 12:12 remaining. Brenden McWilliams' backhander through Malone with the man advantage followed 52 seconds later.
Andrew Barninger closed out the scoring with Central's fourth power-play goal of the game and second of the period with 24 seconds left.
Wagner was not pleased with the 12 penalties Dallastown took. Central got six power plays in the third period alone, which limited the playmaking of Dallastown.
Junior goalie Tallen Stroman needed just eight saves to post the shutout for Central.
CENTRAL YORK 6, DALLASTOWN 0
Central York -- 1 2 3 -- 6
Dallastown -- 0 0 0 -- 0
First Period -- 1. CY, Cameron Swengel, 4:27.
Second Period -- 2. CY, Andrew Guinan (Colton Traynham, Swengel), 12:35. 3. CY, Jared Williamson (Swengel, Stehl Taylor), 3:28.
Third Period -- 4. CY, Taylor (Christian Belker, Kenny Gross), 12:12. 5. CY, Taylor (Guinan, Swengel), 11:20. 6. CY, Andrew Barninger (K. Andrew Potter), :24.
Shots On Goal -- Central York 42, Dallastown 8.
Goalies -- Central York, Tallen Stroman (8 saves); Dallastown, Wyatt Malone (36 saves)