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…

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…

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…

ChesCo Hockey: Week 16

EPIHA CENTRAL Week’s Record: 1-1-0 Overall Record: 9-6-1 Divisional Placement: Third (same) In Review: Conestoga lost, 6-2, to Spring-Ford on Feb. 1 and won, 5-4, over Haverford High on Feb. 4. Player of the Week: F Will Delaney — 3 assists in one game. Upcoming Week: Feb. 11 at Ridley. EPIHA CHES-MONT Week’s Record: 2-0-0…

Eddie Russell’s five goals lead W.C. East to win

WEST GOSHEN — On an evening when both West Chester East and Downingtown West’s teams were hit hard with an illness, the Vikings’ Eddie Russell came ready to play Wednesday night. The junior accounted for five of his team’s seven goals and assisted on another in a 7-0 win. “My phone was going crazy today,”…

Vikings, Cougars battle to 2-2 tie

WEST GOSHEN — If there’s one team that has been a thorn in the side of West Chester East’s boys hockey team, it would be Downingtown East. The Vikings came into the game with only a single blemish on their record, which came at the hands of D-East in a 3-2 loss in November. In…

W.C. East hangs on over Unionville

WEST GOSHEN — As far as West Chester East head coach Eric Wolf is concerned, his hockey team hasn’t played a full 48-minute game yet. Friday night’s Ches-Mont game against Unionville was no exception as the Vikings watched a large lead slip from their hands and almost cost them, but they held on for a…

ChesCo Hockey: Week 11

EPIHA CENTRAL Week’s Record: 1-0-0 Overall Record: 6-3-0 Divisional Placement: Fourth (same) In Review: Conestoga won, 8-2, over Marple Newtown on Dec. 22. Player of the Week: F Matt Cameron — 6 points (3G, 3A) in one game. Upcoming Week: No games. Conestoga will play again Jan. 8. EPIHA CHES-MONT Week’s Record: 0-1-0 Overall Record:…

W.C. East tops St. Joe’s despite shortened bench

WEST GOSHEN — A shortened bench wasn’t going to stop the West Chester East boys hockey team from winning its first game of the season. In fact, East’s leaders stepped up in a big way in a 5-2 win over St. Joseph’s Prep Friday night at Ice Line. “We had to have it,” said East…

Boys Ice Hockey All-Area Teams

First Team Forwards Brett Christie (West Chester Rustin, Jr.): Christie is just — to put it blunt — an incredible and lethal player. He may have not have scored as many points as the year before (only 43 to 37, excluding the Flyers Cup tournament), but that doesn’t mean he was less deadly. He tallied…

Ice Hockey: Russell line leads charge for W.C. East

WEST GOSHEN — Their names didn’t appear on the scoresheet until the second period, but once it did, the line of Eddie Russell, Chris Rodier and Charlie Carsello was impossible to stop. The line combined for half of West Chester East’s goals in an 8-1 win over Downingtown West Friday night at Ice Line. “They…

Ice Hockey: W.C. East overcomes penalties to edge Patriots

WEST GOSHEN — If there was any concern about exhaustion with West Chester East goaltender Joe Stacy, he laid it all to rest with his stellar performance against Great Valley in a Ches-Mont game Friday night at Ice Line. The junior stopped all shots he faced, including on numerous power plays, before finally letting one…

ChesCo Hockey: Week 2

EPIHA CHES-MONT Week’s Record: 0-1-0 Overall Record: 0-1-0 Divisional Placement: Eighth In Review: Downingtown East faced off against West Chester Bayard Rustin in its opening game and dropped a close one by a final of 2-1. Player of the Week: Sophomore goaltender Jeff Cummings – 28 saves in a loss Upcoming Week: Nov. 3 at…

High school ice hockey preview 2014-15

It’s that time of year when the air turns crisp and the ponds begin to freeze over and the local rinks begin to fill with parents, fans and players as hockey returns to Chester County for the 2014-15 season. This year, the Daily Local News will be bringing more coverage than ever before in the…