The divisional semi-finals will be played tonight with sixteen teams vying to advance to their respective division championship on Thursday night. Below is preview of each divisional semi – final series.
WC Henderson @ Downingtown East
Number four seed WC Henderson defeated number five seed Downingtown West 5 – 4 in overtime to advance to the divisional semi-finals where they will play number one seed Downingtown East who had a first-round bye. The two teams split their series during the regular season with Henderson winning the first game 4 – 1 while East won the second game 5 – 4. Henderson’s Lukas Washo led all scorers with four goals. Tonight’s game will be played at 8:30PM at Ice Line.
WC East @ WC Bayard Rustin
Number three seed WC East takes on number two seed WC Bayard Rustin after the Vikings defeated number six seed Unionville 5 – 2. Rustin advances to the semi-finals via a bye. The teams finished tied at six after overtime in the first game while East won the second game 5 – 0. The Vikings Michael Cardarelli led all scorers with three. Tonight’s game will be played at 8:00PM at Ice Line.
Lower Merion @ Strath Haven
Number four seed Lower Merion defeated number five seed Springfield 5 – 4 to take on number one seed Strath Haven, who had a bye. The Panthers swept the two regular season games by the scores of 6 – 4 and 8 – 1 respectively. Strath Haven’s Liam Carney and Ryan Spanier each had four goals against the Aces. Tonight’s game will be played at 7:00PM at Ice Works.
Ridley @ Conestoga
Sixth seed Ridley upset number three seed Haverford 3 – 2 to take on number two seed Conestoga who had a first-round bye. The Pioneers won both games against the Raiders during the regular season winning the first game 7 – 0 and the second game 7 – 3. Jayden Sison and Will Schnorr each had five goals against Ridley. Tonight’s game will be played at 6:30PM at Ice Line.
Philadelphia Catholic League (PCL)
Roman Catholic @ Cardinal O’Hara
Number five seed Roman Catholic defeated number four seed Delaware Military Academy 6 – 3 to take on top seed Cardinal O’Hara who had a first-round bye. O’Hara won 6 – 5 in overtime the first time these two teams met, and they also won the second game 7 – 3. The Lions’ John Paul Ahearn lead all scorers with six goals. Tonight’s game will be played at IceWorks at 8:45PM.
Salesianum @ Father Judge
Third seed Salesianum defeated number six seed Archbishop Ryan 7 – 3 to advance and take on number two seed Father Judge, who had a first-round bye. The Crusaders swept the regular season series by scores of 6 – 3 and 3 – 2 respectively. Judge’s Matt Ryan led all scorers with three goals. The two teams will play at 7:45PM at the Northeast SkateZone.
Appoquinimink @ Boyertown
South seed number two Appoquinimink defeated North seed number three Springford 3 – 2 in overtime to advance to the semi-finals to take on North number one seed Boyertown who had defeated South seed number four Interboro 3 - 1. The teams didn’t face each other during the regular season. Own Sheppard and Jackson Novak each had 19 goals for the Bears during the regular season while Jonathan Schwarz led the Jaguars with 13 goals during the season. Tonight’s game is at 6:45PM at Ice Line.
Perkiomen Valley @ Owen J. Roberts
North seed number four Perkiomen Valley upset and routed South seed number one Kennett 9 – 1 while North seed number two Owen J. Roberts mercy South seed number three Saint Marks 10 – 0. The two teams split their two regular season games with the Wildcast winning the first game 6 – 1 and the Vikings easily won the second game 14 – 4. Tonight’s game will be held at Ice Line at 8:45PM.
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