Strath Haven 6 @ Lower Merion 4
In the first of a home-and-home series, Strath Haven’s Ryan Spanier had four points while Liam Carney and Mike Irey had three points respectively to lead the Panthers to a 6 – 4 road win over the Lower Merion Aces. Morgan Bensel and Blayden Reid also scored for Strath Haven.
Saint Marks 0 @ Unionville 1
Boyertown 7 @ Springford 6 – OT
Springford 9 @ Bishop Shanahan 2
The Springford Rams scored six, second period goals to jettison past the Bishop Shanahan Eagles 9 – 2 on the strength of Liam Rose’s four points (2 goals and 2 assists) and Ryan Schaeffer’s three points (1goal and 2 assists). After entering the second period down 2 – 1, the Eagles’ Ryan Miller would tie the game at two. The Rams then scored six unanswered goal to take control of the game. Drew Clifffored stopped 14 of 16 shots in the win while Domenic Veneziale turned aside 33 of 42 shots.
Lower Merion 6 @ Springfield 5
The Bulldogs survived a furious Cougars rally to hold on and win 6 – 5. After being down 3 – 0 going into the second, Springfield scored three goals in the first three minutes of the middle stanza to tie the game. Will Treiman would give the Rams a 4 – 3 with 4:12 into the second. A minute and a half later Alex Broder would make it a 5 -3 game. After the Cougars’ Aidan Smith scored his second goal of the game to bring Springfield within one, Anthony LePera would score his first goal of the game to close out the scoring for the Bulldogs. Smith’s third goal of the game would make it 6 – 5. Justin Greenspan turned aside 17 of 22 shots for the Bulldogs while Luca DiMarcantonio stopped 27 of 33 for the Cougars. Box score.
Radnor 1 @ Garnet Valley 6
Garnet Valley used a hat trick from Patrick Vaughn along with goals from Luke Peterson, Joseph Shull and Matthew Wood to down Radnor 6 – 1. Lee Wheeler stopped 23 of 24 shots for the Jaguars while Robert Hobbs turned back 21 of 27 shots for the Raiders. Box score.
Salesianum 2 @ Father Judge 3
Unionville 4 @ WC East 3 – OT
Sun Valley 3 @ Kennett 5
Downingtown West 3 @ Downingtown East 4 – OT
Saint Marks 2 @ Avon Grove 1
Perkiomen Valley 6 @ Interboro 3
Penncrest 1 @ Strath Haven 6
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.