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.
Conestoga 11 @ Penncrest 1
Radnor 3 @ Springfield 6
Springford 1 @ Owen J. Roberts 4