Ice Hockey: Four-goal first enables West Chester Rustin to capture state title

Captain J.R. Barone had four points (2G, 2A) in the State Championship game Saturday. (Candice Monhollan)

Captain J.R. Barone had four points (2G, 2A) in the State Championship game Saturday. (Candice Monhollan)

STATE COLLEGE — Once West Chester Rustin head coach Nick Russo found out that his team would face Quaker Valley in the Pennsylvania High School Hockey “A’ Championship, he started to reminisce on the last meeting between the two teams met in a title game and the sour taste it left.

Russo used a reference to Muhammad Ali’s story on how his bike was stolen as a kid and was never found again, so every time he entered the ring, he told himself his opponent was the culprit.

“(Quaker Valley) stole our bike two years ago,” Russo said the night before the title contest. “We’re going to get it back.”

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