Downingtown West 2 @ Cardinal O’Hara 3
The Lions John Paul Ahearn scored a natural hat trick as Cardinal O’Hara held on to defeat Downingtwon West 3 – 2. After Ahearn’s third goal on the night just 6:44 into the final period, the Cougars made a frantic comeback. David McQuiston got Dtown West on the board with 7:39 left in the game. A minute and a half later Matthew Flinn cut the lead in half but it the valiant comeback fell short. Troy Percival stopped 23 of 25 shots in the win while Eric West turned aside 27 of 30 shots in the loss. Box score.
Delaware Military Academy 2 @ WC Bayard Rustin 9
Strath Haven 3 @ Salesianum 2
Roman Catholic 6 @ Bishop Shanahan 2
Jacob McDonald scored three goals (four points in total) to lead The Cahillites to a 6 – 2 win over Bishop Shanahan. Roman Catholic scored five, first-period goals to blow open the game early in which the Eagles could never recover. Gavin Yeager had two points (both assists) for The Cahillites. Michael Smith turned aside 19 of 21 shots in the win while Domenic Veneziale stopped 44 of 50 shots.
Owen J. Roberts 0 @ Downingtown East 5
The Cougars used a balanced scoring attack in which five different players hit the back of the net while Matt Shandler stopped all 15 shots he faced to blank Owen J. Robers 5 – 0. Andrew Engel turned aside 43 of 48 shots in the loss.
Springfield 10 @ Penncrest 1
Aidan Smith had five points (3 goals and 2 assists) while Zach Crain and Dominick Romolini each had two goals to lead the Cougars to a 10 – 1 rout over Penncrest. Declan Casey scored the Lions lone goal. James Donegan stopped 10 of eleven shots in the win while Gannon Walker turned aside 40 of 50 shots. Box score.
Garnet Valley 1 @ Ridley 2
Entering the third period tied at one, the Raiders’ VanAtta Colin scored the game winning goal at 2:33 into the final period to give Ridley a 2 – 1 win over Garnet Valley. Nick Giuliano stopped 23 of 24 shots in the win while Lee Wheeler turned aside 40 of 42 shots. Box score.
Strath Haven 2 @ Haverford High 2
strath Haven’s Blayden Reid scored his lone goal with 4:09 left in the middle stanza to tie the games at two. After a hard fought third period, the Panthers’ Lukas Bernaus (41 of 43 shots) and the Fords’ Tyler Cassidy (36 of 38 shots) stood their ground in overtime to end the game at two. Box score.
Boyertown 11 @ Marple-Newtown 1
WC Henderson 7 @ Avon Grove 2
Delaware Millitary Academy 3 @ Downingtown West 2 – OT
Kennett 5 @ Interboro 0
WC East 7 @ Sun Valley 3
The 11th renewal of the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with Intellectual disABILITIES’ (DFRC) Hockey for a Cause, featuring four high school ice hockey teams based in the First State, is slated for Friday, December 14 at the Fred Rust Arena on the University of Delaware campus.
The foundation, a philanthropic cornerstone of Delaware since 1956, is dedicated to raising funds and awareness to support and enrich the lives of Delawareans with intellectual disabilities.
“We emphasize abilities,” says Dr. Tony Glenn, executive director of the DFRC. “We believe that every life that comes into the world is sacred. It comes with power and meaning. We look at the person first, not the disability. DFRC understands that by helping others, all of our lives are enriched, not just the people we are trying to help.”
The first half of the charity doubleheader features Appoquinimink and Delaware Military Academy squaring off at 5 p.m., while the second game pits two-time defending Flyers Cup champions Salesianum against longtime rival St. Mark’s. Both games will air on Delaware Hockey Night Radio, which streams live at www.dehockeynight.com.
Leading up to Hockey for a Cause, players and coaches from all four teams will host a “buddy night” at the Patriot Ice Center in Newark, Del. Teams will invite their “buddies” onto the ice for a shared experience, passing pucks, taking shots on goal, and giving the student-athletes a direct hand in the mission of the DFRC.
Tickets for the doubleheader are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Additionally, silent auction items will be available and 50-50 drawings and “Chuck-a-Duck” contests will take place through the course of the evening. All proceeds will benefit the efforts of DFRC, which has distributed over $6.2 million into Delaware programs designed to benefit and empower Delawareans with intellectual disabilities to maximize their potential and independence. In its first decade, Hockey for a Cause has raised over $64,000 toward DFRC’s mission.
“We look forward to expanding the goal of ‘abilities first’ with the game as we move forward,” concludes Glenn.
For more information about Hockey for a Cause, sponsorship opportunities and program advertisements, visit the DFRC website (https://www.dfrc.org/events/hockey-for-a-cause.html) or contact the DFRC office at 302.454.2730.