Tonight begins the 40th season of the Flyers Cup, and twenty-three Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League (ICSHL) teams will be vying for the Scholastic Championship.
The 2019 Flyers Cup will include more than 50 teams competing in five divisions – AAA (private/parochial schools), AA (large public), A (small public), New Jersey/Delaware, and the Girls Division. In addition to the ICSHL, participating teams come from the Suburban High School Hockey League (SHSHL), the South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League, Central Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (CPIHL), Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League and Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference.
The ICSHL contingent is comprised of twenty boys’ teams and three girls’ teams.
WC Bayard Rustin is the number seed in the A bracket while Downingtown East is the top seed in the AA bracket and Unionville is the top seed in the girl’s bracket.
The tournament will conclude on March 17 will all five championship games will be held at the Wells Fargo Center.
The following ICSHL teams will be participating in the A bracket:
1. WC Bayard Rustin
2. Strath Haven
3. WC Henderson (Ches-Mont Champion)
4. WC East
5. Lower Merion
6. Owen J. Roberts
10. Sun Valley
The ICSHL teams participating in the AA bracket are:
1. Downingtown East
2. Conestoga (Central Champion)
4. Boyertown (Liberty Champion)
5. Garnet Valley
6. Perkiomen Valley
7. Downingtown West
The AAA bracket includes the following ICSHL teams:
1. Cardinal O’Hara (PCL Champion)
2. Father Judge
3. Roman Catholic
The three ICSHL girls’ teams participating are:
2. WC East
3. WC Bayard Rustin
WC Bayard Rustin 0 @ WC East 5
Michael Cardarelli had a hat trick and Joseph Galitski stopped all 34 shots he faced as the Vikings defeated Rustin 5 – 0. The win enabled WC East to move within a point of the second place Knights. Richie Mullineaux and Chase Bacnel also scored for the Vikings.
Penncrest 1 @ Conestoga 9
Will Schnorr had seven points (1 goal and 6 assists), Frank Konopasek had six points (4 goals and 2 assists) and Jayden Sison had five points (3 goals and 2 assists) to lead the Pioneers to a 9 – 1 win over Penncrest. The win moves Conestoga into a first-place tie in the Central division. Box score.
Boyertown 11 @ Archbishop Carroll 1
Jackson Novak had seven points (2 goals and 5 assists), Adam Hennessey had five points (4 goals and 1 assist) and Owen Shepard and Sean Sutterby each scored two goals to lead the Bears to an 11 – 1 win over Archbishop Carroll.
Bishop Shanahan 1 @ Unionville 11
Ben Brucker, Cole Spano and Braden Speck each scored two goals and four others hit the back of the net to lead the Indians to an 11 – 1 win over Bishop Shanahan.
Avon Grove 0 @ Downingtown East 4
After a scoreless first period, Ryan Prestayko put the Cougars on the board 3:35 into the second period. With five minutes left in the middle stanza, Ethan Clay would double the Cougars lead. Theo Vela and Michael Bolger also scored for Downingtown East. Matt Shandler stopped all twenty-two shots he faced for the shutout.
Haverford 7 @ Radnor 1
Jagur McClelland had four points (2 goals and 2 assists), Alex Gattone and Justin Harant scored two goals apiece to lead Haverford to a 7 – 1 win over Radnor. Tyler Cassidy turned aside 20 of 21 shots he faced. Box score.
Springfield 6 @ Garnet Valley 5
Roman Catholic 3 @ Father Judge 8
Springford 2 @ Kennett 3
Strath Haven 4 @ Ridley 1
Bonner 1 @ Perkiomen Valley 11
Saint Marks 3 @ Interboro 4
Penncrest 1 @ Haverford 3
Daniel Morris scored two goals and teammate Daniel Mariani hit the back of the net to lead the Fords to a 3 – 1 win over Penncrest. Corey Anderson lite the lamp for the Lions lone goal. Tyler Cassidy turned aside 12 of 13 shots while John Mundy turned aside 39 of 42. Box score.
Salesianum 1 @ WC East 2
Salesianum took a 1 – 0 lead just twenty-one seconds into the game on an even-strength goal by Johnny Lee. With 3:05 remaining in the first period, the Sallies were called tripping to give the Vikings the man advantage. Thirty-eight seconds later Cole Soster tied the game at one with assists from Jack Hamilton and Nick Castura. After a scoreless second, Castura would score the game winner with nineteen seconds remaining to give WC East the 2 – 1 win. Joey Galitski stopped 14 of 15 shots in the win while Graham Burke was spectacular in defeat turning aside 60 of 62 shots. Box score.
Harriton 1 @ Sun Valley 6
Marple-Newtown 3 @ Saint Marks 13
Cardinal O’Hara 2 @ Delaware Military Academy 6
Lower Merion 5 @ Ridley 2
Boyertown 7 @ Bishop Shanahan 3