Unionville pulls off crazy comeback

WEST GOSHEN — “Nail-biter,” “thrilling” and “heart-stopping” can’t even describe Unionville hockey’s win over Crestwood in the Flyers Cup A Quarterfinals Monday night. Facing a two-goal deficit with just 5:30 left in the game, Unionville’s big players stepped up when they were needed most, and in a span of just 71 seconds, scored three goals…

D-East hangs on for win over CR South

WEST GOSHEN — It was a nail-biter in the dying minutes of the game between Downingtown East and Council Rock South in the Flyers Cup AA quarterfinals on Friday night, though the Cougars held on for the 3-2 win. Second-seeded D-East had a two-goal lead twice in the game, only to have the seventh seed…

Malvern Prep turns back Archbishop Carroll

WEST GOSHEN — As Malvern’s head coach Dave Dorman told his players, they played traditional Friars hockey Thursday night in a first-round win over sixth-seeded Archbishop Carroll in the Flyers Cup AAA tournament. “(Carroll) is a really rugged, hard-nosed hockey team and they come hard,” Dorman said. “They have some guys that can put the…

D-East rolls in first-round game

WEST GOSHEN — It was as if the hockey gods themselves had scripted for the two Downingtown hockey teams to face each other in the Flyers Cup AA tournament. D-East’s depth proved to be the deciding factor as the Cougars won, 8-1, in a first round match-up Wednesday night. “You never want to play a…

Shanahan’s season ends against Ryan

PHILADELPHIA — Try as hard as they might, the Bishop Shanahan boys ice hockey players couldn’t keep their season alive on Tuesday night. Facing No. 7 Archbishop Ryan in a play-in game of the Flyers Cup AAA tournament, No. 10 Shanahan fell, 7-1. Shanahan became a bit like the “little-team-that-wouldn’t-quit” during the regular season with…

Avon Grove rolls in opener

WEST GOSHEN — Avon Grove’s Cameron Faller didn’t let the fact that he was ill with the flu stop him from backstopping his team in its first Flyers Cup tournament game in years. The sophomore goaltender instead made 10 saves en route to a 10-0 win over 17th-seeded Council Rock North Monday night at Ice…

Rustin repeats as Ches-Mont champions

WEST GOSHEN — West Chester Rustin’s ice hockey team was unable to top West Chester East during the regular season, but the Golden Knights did topple the top-seeded team when it counted most. Rustin, the third seed in the conference playoffs, knocked off East, 2-1, at Ice Line on Thursday to win back-to-back Ches-Mont titles.…

W.C. East advances to title game

WEST GOSHEN — West Chester East head coach Eric Wolf came into his first season with the ice hockey team with a checklist for his players of things he wanted to see them accomplish this year. It contained items such as finishing first in the conference, being selected and ranked first for the Flyers Cup…

Hargadon’s four goals propel Unionville

WEST GOSHEN — The fourth-seeded Unionville boys ice hockey team knows that if it plays as undisciplined as it did Monday night against No. 5 Downingtown West, it’s season will quickly be coming to an end. Though the Indians came away with a 9-3 win over the Whippets in the opening game of the Ches-Mont…

Playoff time for all area leagues

WEST CHESTER — It’s the most exciting time of the hockey year as the postseason is set to get underway Monday night. All the conferences will begin their playoffs Monday, with the Central, Ches-Mont and Philadelphia Catholic League playing their semifinals Wednesday and championships Thursday. The South will have its championship on Wednesday. CENTRAL After…

ChesCo Hockey: Week 18

EPIHA CENTRAL Week’s Record: 1-0-0 Overall Record: 10-7-1 Divisional Placement: Third (same) In Review: Conestoga won, 7-3, over Great Valley on Feb. 17. Player of the Week: D Alex Lee — 5 points (2G, 3A) in one game. Upcoming Week: EPIHA Central playoffs starting Feb. 22. EPIHA CHES-MONT Week’s Record: 1-0-0 Overall Record: 13-2-3 Divisional…

W.C. East rolls past Radnor

WEST GOSHEN — The West Chester East girls ice hockey team couldn’t have asked for a more balanced game than Thursday night’s tilt against Radnor. In the 11-3 win, five of East’s players scored two goals apiece and eight of the 10 players had at least a point in the game, including goalie Danielle Latare.…

Kennett tops Penncrest in high-scoring game

ASTON — In its last game of the regular season, the Kennett ice hockey team used its game against Penncrest as a tune-up for the ICSHL playofs. The Blue Demons ended up in a high-scoring shooting match with Penncrest, though they came out on top with a 9-6 decision. “I wasn’t expecting a high-scoring game…

Glennon, Unionville grind out win over Springfield

ASTON — It was a perfect test for the Unionville boys ice hockey team when it faced Springfield Tuesday night at IceWorks. With less than a week until the playoffs begin, Unionville, which will finish fourth in the Ches-Mont, is preparing to face a tough opponent, the likes of which could match up with Springfield,…

ChesCo Hockey: Week 17

EPIHA CENTRAL Week’s Record: 0-1-0 Overall Record: 9-7-1 Divisional Placement: Third (same) In Review: Conestoga was shutout by Ridley, 5-0, on Feb. 11. Player of the Week: G Malcolm Roeder — 47 saves on 52 shots in one game. Upcoming Week: Feb. 17 at Great Valley. EPIHA CHES-MONT Week’s Record: 0-1-0 Overall Record: 1-13-1 Divisional…