Haverford 5 @ Springfield 3
Andrew Daily scored two goals to lead Haverford to a 5 – 3 victory of Springfield. Steven Griffin got the Cougars on the board first just 1:04 into the game to give Springfield an early 1 -0 lead. Daily would score his first goal of the game at 5:31 into the opening period to tie it. The Cougars would take back the lead when Chad Ruppert scored with 4:37 left in the first. Trailing 2 – 1 entering the second period, the Fords would score two straight goals. Springfield’s Colin Hopkins was called for cross-checking to give the Fords the man advantage at 6:15 into the middle stanza. A minute and a half later Quinn Hawley would knot the score at two. With 1:08 remaining in the second, Daily would hit the back of the net to give Haverford a 3 – 2 lead. Just twenty-three seconds into the third period Alex Gattone would double the Fords margin. Haverford’s Justin Harant was called for cross-checking at the 6:38 to put the Cougars on the powerplay. Springfield’s Tom Gabel would bring the Cougars within one but it wasn’t enough as Haverford’s Jacob Orazi closed out the scoring with 2:35 left in the game to give the Fords a 5 – 3. Tyler Cassidy stopped 27 of 30 shots in the win while Luca DiMarcantonio turned aside 18 of 23 shots in defeat. Box score.
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.
Liberty South 5 @ Liberty North 3
Interboro’s Frank Jirak scored just 1:27 into the opening period to give the South an early 1 – 0 lead. Two minutes later the North would tie it on a goal from Owen J. Roberts’ Dylan Gratton. The South would retake the lead with 9:48 left in the first on a goal from Harriton’s Ethan Milani. The North would tie it with five minutes into the second period on a goal from Archbishop Carroll’s Matt Petusky. With three minutes remaining in the middle stanza, the North would take a 3 – 2 lead on Gratton’s second goal of the game. The South then would score three straight, third period goals. Sun Valley’s Jimmy Wynes would tie the game at three just three minutes into the last period. Wynes’ second goal of the game give the South a 4 – 3 lead with six minutes remaining in regulation. Jirak would score his second goal of the game to close out the scoring with 1:52 left in the third period.
Central 9 @ Ches-Mont 6
Garnet Valley’s Matt Wood gave Central a 1 – 0 lead five minutes into the game. WC Henderson’s Dylan DeAngelo scored his first of three goals with 7:20 left in the opening period to tie the game at one. Thirty-two seconds later Central took the lead on a goal from Conestoga’s Jayden Sison. Strath Haven’s Mike Irey would double Central’s lead on his first goal of the game with 2:11 left in the opening period. Seven goals were scored between the two teams in the second period. Central’s Irey would score again along with Haverford’s Jagur McClelland, Conestoga’s Will Schnorr and Springfield’s Aiden Smith. Ches-Mont would receive goals from WC East’s Nick Castura, Dtown West’s Alec Connolly and DeAngelo’s second goal of the game. Entering the third period down 7 – 4, Ches-Mont made it 7 – 5 on DeAngelo’s hat trick just 1: 18 into the final period. A minute later Rustin’s Matt Owens would close the gap to one but Wood and Strath Haven’s Ryan Spanier would score to give Central the 9 – 6 win.
PCL: American 7 @ National 3
Four, second period goals pushed the American Division to a 7 – 3 win over the National Division. The opening period saw each team trade goals. Salesianum’s Ethan Scharp and Delaware Military Academy’s Lukas Cook score for the American’s while Roman Catholic’s Brennan Whitacker and Colin Roesner scored for the Nationals. O’Hara’s Jacob Pohlig would give the Americans a 3 – 2 lead five minutes into the second only to see the National team tie it three minutes later by a goal from Father Judge’s Matt Ryan. The American Division then would take the lead on consecutive goals from Cook and then close out the scoring with three minutes into the third period on a goal by O’Hara’s John Paul Ahern.
White 1 @ Blue 4
West Chester East’s Kathryn Palmer opened the scoring just 3:43 into the opening period to give the White team the early lead. After a scoreless second period, the blue team scored four unanswered goals for the win. OJR-Boyertown’s Kalyn Mackey, Downingtown West’s Annalise Moylan, OJR-Boyertown’s Faith McGee and Bishop Shanahan’s Susie Roselli scored consecutively. McGee and (1 goal and 1 assist) and Roselli each had a goal and an assist. Dowingtown West’s Samantha Schultz also had two points (both assists).
Boys’ Junior Varsity
Sammartino Division 2 @ Dugan Division 8
A five goal, first period propelled the Dugan Division (Pool 1) to an 8 – 2 win over the Sammartino Division (Pool 2). Shanahan-Springford forward Gavin Tarity gave the Sammartino division an early lead but West Chester East’s Ethan Fredericks scored two quick goals immediately following to give the Dugan Division a 2 – 1 lead. Unionville’s Nolan Masters doubled the Dugan lead but Tarity scored his second goal of the game with 2:55 left in the first to cut the lead in half. WC East’s Jake Prieto doubled the Dugan lead to 4 – 2 then Downingtown West’s Nik Maijala scored with thirty-eight seconds remaining in the opening period to give the Dugan Division a 5 – 2 lead. Prieto would score his second goal of the game to make it 6 – 2 then Dtown West’s John Vitali and Salesianum’s Jack Clark closed out the scoring for the Dugan Division.
President Division 1 @ A.J. Ruth Division 3
After a scoreless first period, the A.J. Ruth Division (Pool 3) scored two, second period goals to take the lead. Stoga-Great Valley forward Griffin Malik gave A.J. Ruth a 3 – 0 lead with ten minutes remaining in the game. WC Henderson’s Aiden Laverty scored with :02 remaining to break the shutout bid and put the President Division on the board.