Cardinal O’Hara 5 @ WC Bayard Rustin 7
The Rustin Knights scored six unanswered goals to overcome a 5 – 1 deficit to defeat Cardinal O’Hara 7 – 5. Forward Jacob Pohlig scored three of the Lions first four goals. Michael Anastasi scored just 4:27 into the second period to give O’Hara a commanding four goal lead. Rustin’s Matt Owen’s would lite the lamp with 8:40 left in the second to cut the lead to two. Nicholas Ferraro would score two straight goals to bring the Knights within one. Then Matt Owens would score the tying goal with 8:26 left in the game. Owens that would score his second straight goal with under a minute left in the game to give the Knights the lead. Lucas Christie would close out the scoring with time about to expire. Conor Marley stopped 23 of 28 shots in the win while Troy Percival turned aside 32 of 39 shots in defeat. Box score.
Unionville 3 @ Downingtown West 4 – OT
Nick Higgins scored thirty-six seconds into overtime to give the Whippets a thrilling 4 – 3 win over Unionville. Philippe Doucette scored just a minute into the game to give the Indians an early 1 – 0 lead. Alex Connolly and Trevor Butch would score to give West a 2 – 1 lead going into the second period. Dylan Blackburn would tie the game at two only twenty-seven seconds into the middle stanza. Doucette would lite the lamp the second time to give the Indians a 3 – 2 lead. With 4:24 remaining in the period, Zakari Spero would knot the score at three on a powerplay goal, which led up to Higgins game winner in the extra period. Eric West turned aside 23 of 26 shots for West while Keigan Craig stopped 28 of 32 shots in defeat. Box score.
Garnet Valley 6 @ Penncrest 3
The Jaguars would get out to a 3 – 0 lead on goals from Own Conway, Matt Wood and Nick Port. Quentin Baker would get the Lions on the board with 3:22 into the second period. Thirty-nine seconds later Ben Samano would cut Garnet Valley’s lead to one. Luke Peterson would give the Jaguars back the two-goal lead just thirty-four seconds later. Ian McDougall would make it a 4 – 3 game with 5:30 left in the middle period but it wasn’t enough for the Lions as Garnet Valley’s Patrick Vaughan and Wood would score two, third period goals to give the Jaguars the 6 – 3 win. Corien Zavod stopped 19 of 22 shots for the Jaguars while John Mundy turned aside 27 of 33 shots for the Lions. Box score.
Ridley 2 @ Springfield 1
Down 1 – 0 entering the third period, the Raiders would score two goals for the come-from-behind victory. Springfield’s Dominick Romolini hit the back of the net just 4:27 into the opening period to give the Cougars a 1 – 0. After a scoreless second, Ridley’s Dan Lawless would tie the game just thirty-eight seconds into the final period. Colin Berry would score the game winner for Ridley with 3:28 left in regulation. Nick Giuliano stopped 32 of 33 shots for the Raiders and James Donegan turned aside 20 of shots for the Cougars. Box score.
St. Marks 3 @ Sun Valley 4 – OT
Sun Valley 9 @ Marple-Newtown 4
Lucis Summers and Gavin McGinnus each had a hat trick and Patrick Brees added two goals to power Sun Valley to a 9 – 4 win over Marple-Newtown. Entering the second period tied at one, the Vanguards scored five unanswered goals to take a commanding 6 – 1. However, the Tigers made a valiant comeback by scoring three consecutives goals, including two from Liam Rode – who also had a hat trick – and Max DiCola. But McGinnus, Summers and Brees closed out the scoring for Sun Valley. Ryan Duffield stopped 19 of 23 shots in the win while Domenic Mandell turned aside 30 of 39 shots.
Downingtown East 3 @ Conestoga 3 – OT
In an extremely well-played game, Stoga’s forward Jayden Sison scored with forty-six seconds remaining in the third period to tie the game at three. The Cougars took a 1 – 0 lead when CJ Boyd hit the back of the net with 6:38 left in the first. The ICSHL’s leading goal scorer Frank Konopasek tied the game just thirty-seven seconds into the middle period. East would regain the lead when Nicholas Rosati lite the lamp at 5:43 into the third. Sison would score his first goal of the game to make it 2 – 2. The Cougars reclaimed the lead with 2:25 remaining in regulation on a goal by Ryan Pogharain but Sison’s second goal of the night would close out the scoring for both teams. Matt Shandler stopped 29 of 32 shots for the Cougars while Malcolm Roeder turned asided 42 of 45 for Stoga.
Downingtown West 0 @ Unionville 1
Wearing pink jerseys for Unite for Her/Pink the Rink awareness, Unionville’s Dylan Blackburn scored the lone goal at 3:42 into the second period to give the Indians a 1 – 0 win over the Whippets. Unionville’s Keegan Craig stopped all 27 shots he faced for the shutout while Eric West turned aside 34 of 35 in defeat.
Lower Merion 5 @ Radnor 3
Saint Marks 4 @ Kennett 5 – OT
Boyertown 4 @ Perkiomen Valley 3 – OT
Garnet Valley 1 @ Strath Haven 4
Admission during last Tuesday’s All-Star game day at Ice Line was free to all fans who attended a game except for the Central/Ches-Mont contest. Known as the “Hunger Game,” a fee was charged because the proceeds were donated to the food banks in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.
“We love doing this” said Haverford High head coach John Povey, who was one of the coaches for the Central team. “All of the players who participate in this game are selected by the opposing coaches in the division. It’s an honor for them to play in it – not only on the ice but off it. The players know their efforts are a big part of giving back to the community” concluded Povey.
This was the fifth year for the Hunger Game, which Central won 9 – 6. This year’s game raised over $500 and more than $2,500 has been raised in total during the five years.
“We are very proud of the fact that we are giving back to the community” stated Povey. “But we can’t do it by ourselves. We would like to thank Ice Line for providing the ice for free and all of the officials who donated their services as well” said Povey.
Despite the loss, Ches-Mont has a 3 – 2 edge during the annual all-star game. The real winners are the less fortunate in the local counties.