Ice Hockey: Ches-Mont playoffs notebook

Henderson_DWestWith the Ches-Mont season down to its final two weeks before the playoffs, it’s time to take a look at how each team stacks up and if they can make any significant moves in the rankings.

West Chester East
Ches-Mont record:
13-3-0 (26)
Overall record: 14-3-0 (28)
Conference placement: First
Games left: Two
Opponents: St. Joseph’s Prep, Garnet Valley
Points it can gain: 0
Summary: It’s just a waiting game for the Vikings as they cannot pile on anymore conference points.

West Chester Rustin
Ches-Mont record:
11-1-3 (25)
Overall record: 12-3-3 (27)
Conference placement: Second
Games left: One
Opponents: West Chester Henderson
Points it can gain: 2
Summary: After playing second fiddle to West Chester East in the standings all season, the Golden Knights are now in the driver’s seat and can claim the No. 1 seed by winning its last game of the season.

West Chester Henderson
Ches-Mont record:
9-3-2 (20)
Overall record: 10-5-2 (22)
Conference placement: Third
Games left: Two
Opponents: Unionville, West Chester Rustin
Points it can gain: 4
Summary: The Warriors won’t be able to gain on either team ahead of them, but they don’t want to be overcome by Perkiomen Valley behind them.

Perkiomen Valley
Ches-Mont record:
8-6-0 (16)
Overall record: 8-7-1 (17)
Conference placement: Fourth
Games left: Two
Opponents: Sun Valley, Boyertown
Points it can gain: 4
Summary: If West Chester Henderson loses its last two and the Vikings win out, they can overtake them for third in the conference with more wins.

Unionville
Ches-Mont record:
5-3-5 (15)
Overall record: 5-6-5 (15)
Conference placement: Fifth
Games left: Two
Opponents: West Chester Henderson, Downingtown West
Points it can gain: 4
Summary: Sitting just one point, the Indians can pass Perkiomen Valley if it happens to slip in anyway.

Downingtown West
Ches-Mont record:
7-7-0 (14)
Overall record: 7-10-0 (14)
Conference placement: Sixth
Games left: Two
Opponents: Downingtown East, Unionville
Points it can gain: 4
Summary: There’s still a chance for the Whippets to gain in the standings if either Unionville and/or Perkiomen Valley lose.

Downingtown East
Ches-Mont record:
6-6-2 (14)
Overall record: 7-8-2 (16)
Conference placement: Seventh
Games left: Two
Opponents: Downingtown West, Great Valley
Points it can gain: 4
Summary: Just like so many sitting in the middle of the conference, the Cougars have a chance to gain in the standings if any of the three teams above them falter.

Boyertown
Ches-Mont record:
6-7-2 (14)
Overall record: 8-7-2 (18)
Conference placement: Eighth
Games left: One
Opponents: Perkiomen Valley
Points it can gain: 2
Summary: The Bears have a chance to move a spot or two, but only that at best with just one game remaining while most others ahead of them have two.

Great Valley
Ches-Mont record:
6-7-2 (14)
Overall record: 8-7-2 (18)
Conference placement: Ninth
Games left: One
Opponents: Downingtown East
Points it can gain: 2
Summary: Just as Boyertown ahead of them, the Patriots don’t have much of a chance to move up much in the standings with just a single game left.

Spring-Ford
Ches-Mont record:
4-10-1 (9)
Overall record: 6-10-1 (13)
Conference placement: 10th
Games left: One
Opponents: Owen J. Roberts
Points it can gain: 2
Summary: The Rams will be unable to gain on anyone ahead of them, but must instead focus on trying to hold onto the last play-in spot for the playoffs with against Owen J. Roberts.

Owen J. Roberts
Ches-Mont record:
3-10-1 (7)
Overall record: 5-10-1 (11)
Conference placement: 11th
Games left: Two
Opponents: Unionville, Spring-Ford
Points it can gain: 4
Summary: Currently sitting out of a play-in spot, the Wildcats have the chance to jump ahead of Spring-Ford if they can win their last two games.

Sun Valley
Ches-Mont record:
0-15-0 (0)
Overall record: 0-17-0 (0)
Conference placement: 12th
Games left: One
Opponents: Perkiomen Valley
Points it can gain: 2
Summary: Sun Valley is out of the playoffs and has no chance of getting a play-in spot.

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