There’s no place like home.
Perry Como sang about it in a holiday song, they were the words Dorothy said as she clicked her heels upon her departure from the land of Oz, and St. John Paul’s Jimmy Manning is now feeling the same sentiment.
The senior ice hockey player opted to return home to St. John Paul II after spending his first three years at the Pomfret School in Connecticut. He played at St. John Paul II as an eighth grader.
His reasoning was simple: “I really wanted to play with my brother for my final year of hockey,” he said.
Joey Manning is presently a sophomore on the Lions’ squad and Jimmy decided that this season would provide a unique opportunity to join forces with his brother for one final season.
“We’re really close and I just felt like it was now or never,” said Jimmy. “We’re having a great time and it’s great to be back home.”