ChesCo Hockey: Week 1

Weekly_Wraps

It has been just over a week since hockey started in Chester County with the ICSHL girls varsity division kicking things off. A handful of boys teams opened this past Friday.

New this season, ChesCo Hockey Haven is going to bring weekly wraps for anyone who may have missed a game or two or, just happens to be curious. We’ll break down each team (in our coverage area) regarding how they played over the last week and what they have to look forward to.

EPIHA CENTRAL

ConestogaWeek’s Record: 1-0-0
Overall Record: 1-0-0
Divisional Placement: Second
In Review: Conestoga opened the season against Marple Newtown and, despite it being a rebuilding year, came away with a 3-1 victory to currently sit second in the division.
Player of the Week: Senior defenseman Jack Reitnour – 3 points (1G, 2A) in one game
Upcoming Week: No games. Conestoga will play again Nov. 3.

EPIHA CHES-MONT

WC_Bayard_RustinWeek’s Record: 1-0-0
Overall Record: 1-0-0
Divisional Placement: Second
In Review: Rustin opened its second picking up where it left off last year: with a win. In fact, goaltender Jason Grande put up a 19-save shutout for a 4-0 victory over West Chester East.
Player of the Week: Sophomore goaltender Jason Grande – 19 saves in a shutout
Upcoming Week: Oct. 27 at Downingtown East, Oct. 31 at Unionville

Week’s Record: 0-1-0
Overall Record: 0-1-0
Divisional Placement: Fourth
In Review: It’s a tough draw to get West Chester Bayard Rustin as your first opponent to open the season, but that’s the fortunes which fell upon East and they weren’t able to solve the riddle of Jason Grande in net as they fell 4-0.
Player of the Week: Junior goaltender Joe Stacy – 16 saves in a loss
Upcoming Week: Oct. 27 against Boyertown

ICSHL GIRLS VARSITY

Avon_GroveWeek’s Record: 0-2-0
Overall Record: 0-2-0
Divisional Placement: Ninth
In Review: It was a rough start to the season for Avon Grove as they were trounced 11-1 by Bishop Shanahan on Oct. 20 and shutout 8-0 by Haverford High three days later.
Player of the Week: Junior forward Gabby Manocchio – only player to have a goal on the team
Upcoming Week: No games. Avon Grove will play again Nov. 7.

Bishop_ShanahanWeek’s Record: 1-1-0
Overall Record: 1-1-0
Divisional Placement: Fourth
In Review: Bishop Shanahan lost its opening game, 2-1, to Downingtown East, but bounced back three days later with a huge 11-1 win over Avon Grove.
Player of the Week: Forward Kaitlyn O’Donohoe – Five points (3G, 2A) in two games
Upcoming Week: No games. Bishop Shanahan will play again Nov. 8.

ConestogaWeek’s Record: 1-0-0
Overall Record: 1-0-0
Divisional Placement: Second
In Review: Conestoga opened with a big 10-6 win over Downingtown West.
Player of the Week: Junior forward Michaela Caldwell – Four goals in one game
Upcoming Week: Nov. 1 against Lansdale Catholic

Downingtown_EastWeek’s Record: 3-0-0
Overall Record: 3-0-0
Divisional Placement: First
In Review: For some reason, Downingtown East has already played three games, which were all wins: 2-1 over Bishop Shanahan, 5-4 over Strath Haven and 4-1 over West Chester East.
Player of the Week: Senior defenseman Katie Stueve – Nine points (4G, 5A) in just two games
Upcoming Week: No games. Downingtown East will play again Nov. 10.

Downingtown_WestWeek’s Record: 0-1-0
Overall Record: 0-1-0
Divisional Placement: Sixth
In Review: Downingtown West faced Conestoga in its season opener and were beaten by Michaela Caldwell and her team, 10-6.
Player of the Week: Freshman forward Delaney Carle – Four goals in one game
Upcoming Week: No games. Downingtown West will play again Nov. 14.

WC_EastWeek’s Record: 0-1-0
Overall Record: 0-1-0
Divisional Placement: Eighth
In Review: West Chester East opened against powerhouse Downingtown East and lost 4-1.
Player of the Week: Freshman defenseman Jennifer Porter – Has the lone goal for East this season
Upcoming Week: Oct. 31 at Unionville

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