Garnet Valley 2 @ OJR-Boyertown 3
First seed OJR-Boyertown defeated second seed Garnet Valley 3 – 2 last night to win the Girls National division championship. The Jaguars got on the board first when Katie Smiley skated down the far side boards and took a wrist that beat Bearcats goalie Morgan Thursh high, shortside. After the Jaguars where called for roughing at the 7:24 mark of the second, the Bearcats tied it at one less than a minute later when Payton Hansen beat Alexia Papoutsis blocker side. A little over a minute later Ava Rinker would score her first goal of the game to give the Bearcats a 2 – 1 lead. With 7:34 left in the third, Rinker would double the Bearcats lead when her shot was deflected past Papoutsis to make 3 – 1. With timing running out, the Jaguars jammed the net and Maddy O’Malley tucked in a rebound past Thursh to make it 3 – 2 but it was enough as the Bearcats held on to win the championship. Thursh stopped 9 of 11 shots while Papoutsis – who played extremely well and kept the Jaguars in the game – turned aside 19 of 22 shots.
Bishop Shanahan 2 @Penncrest-Haven 5
Sarah Peichel scored a hat trick to lead number one seed Penncrest-Haven over second seed Bishop Shanahan 5 – 2 to win the Girls American division championship. Annika Sullivan got Penncrest-Haven on the board with 9:09 left in the first. Shanahan would tie it with 2:02 remining in the opening period when Emma Van Oostrom shot beat Penncrest goalie Katie O’Brien up high. Peichel would score her first goal of the game just 1: 39 into the middle period as she skated across the blueline and took a wrist shot that beat a completely screened Olivia Ceglia to make it 2 – 1. Kaila Booth would double Penncrest-Haven’s lead a minute later. With 9: 48 remaining in the second, Susie Roselli picked up a loose puck at center ice and skated in on a breakaway to beat O’Brien and cut Shanahan’s deficit in half. Penncrest-Haven would double their lead with 6:02 left in the period on Peichel’s second goal of the game. Peichel would complete the hat trick with fourteen seconds remaining in the game. O’Brien stopped 16 of 18 shots in the win while Ceglia turned aside 16 of 21 shots in defeat.