ChesCo Hockey: Week 1

GIRLS VARSITY Week’s Record: N/A Overall Record: N/A Conference Placement: 7th Week in Review: No game data for Avon Grove‘s game against West Chester Bayard Rustin on Oct. 7. Player of the Week: N/A Upcoming Week: Oct. 13 at Lansdale Catholic. Week’s Record: 0-1-0 Overall Record: 0-1-0 Conference Placement: 4th Week in Review: Bishop Shanahan lost,…

2015-16 Winter All-Area: Girls ice hockey

FIRST TEAM Forwards Kaelen Speck, So., Unionville: It was a highlight year for Speck in her first season with Unionville. She finished fifth overall among Girls Varsity forwards in the ICSHL with 46 points in 15 games and was second on her team in the same category. Speck even had a hat trick in her…

2015-16 Winter All-Area: Boys ice hockey

FIRST TEAM Forwards Brett Christie, Sr., West Chester Rustin: Christie has always been able to make a name for himself on Rustin and his senior year was no different. Though he played in just 15 games this season, Christie still led his team in points (32) and goals (18). Once again, his play was elevated…

La Salle routs Cathedral Prep for title

STATE COLLEGE — The seniors on the La Salle hockey team finally got redemption for their lost championships. In 2014 and 2013, La Salle made it to the Pennsylvania State High School Hockey AAA Championships, but lost to Peters Township and North Allegheny. This time, however, La Salle didn’t just win that coveted state title,…

W.C. Rustin looks to three-peat at states

STATE COLLEGE — After two successful seasons coming to Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena, West Chester Rustin finds itself returning to Happy Valley to go for three. Three consecutive Pennsylvania High School Hockey A Championships, that is. Rustin won the title in 2014 over Quaker Valley, in 2015 over Mars and now, the Golden Knights…

D-East, Unionville to meet for title

WEST GOSHEN — It didn’t matter if the Downingtown East girls hockey team played Tuesday or Wednesday night — the Cougars were ready to play in the Flyers Cup tournament. After two teams withdrew from the tournament, D-East automatically advanced to the semifinals round against second-seeded West Chester East on Wednesday night. Despite a back-and-forth…

W.C. Rustin captures third Flyers Cup title

WEST GOSHEN — Maybe it’s just coincidental that every other year since 2012, West Chester Rustin has faced Springfield (Delco) in the Flyers Cup A championship game. But maybe it’s almost destiny that in all three of those games in 2012, 2014 and now 2016, Rustin has won to reach the state championship with a…

Unionville rolls by Lansdale Catholic

WEST GOSHEN — Even though Unionville is perennially a top hockey team in the Girls Varsity conference, the Indians have only won one conference championship since 2012. That is, until the 2016 season. Unionville claimed the title after a 7-1 win over third-seeded Lansdale Catholic on Friday night at Ice Line. “We’re extremely happy to…

D-East falls just short in title game

HATFIELD — If there was ever a theme for Downingtown East’s hockey team this year, it was the players’ ability to show their heart in games — never quitting, pulling off amazing comebacks and even beating some of the best teams around, no matter the situation. But on Thursday night, their heart just wasn’t enough…

Three is a charm for Rustin

WEST GOSHEN — Although scoring the game-winning goal with less than four minutes remaining in regulation to send your team to the championship game is pretty special, the fact that it was also West Chester Rustin head coach Nick Russo’s 300th win made it even more so. “We have a great bunch of kids in…

Vikings edged in Flyers Cup semifinal

WEST GOSHEN — West Chester East’s checklist was left unfinished Wednesday night after a 3-2 loss to Springfield in the Flyers Cup A Semifinals at Ice Line. After going 15-1-1 in the regular season, finishing first in the Ches-Mont and being selected first overall in the Flyers Cup tournament, East ran into a team who…