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…

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…

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…

Ice Hockey: Downingtown East needs just 64 seconds for win

WEST GOSHEN — Anything can happen in 64 seconds and Downingtown East proved just that. In a crucial game against rival Downingtown West, the Cougars notched three goals in that span early in the second period in a 4-1 Ches-Mont win Wednesday night at Ice Line. “All we needed were 64 seconds of fantastic play,”…

Ice Hockey: D-East fights back to tie Henderson

WEST GOSHEN — Downingtown East may have started the season off with a 1-3 record, but things have been coming together for the Cougars since then. After dropping a game to rival Downingtown West the day before Thanksgiving, the Cougars have gone 5-1-2 in Ches-Mont games, putting them fifth in the conference after a 4-4…

2014-15 EPIHA, ICSHL All-Stars

As per tradition, New Year’s Day will feature All-Star games from the EPIHA and ICSHL leagues. Listed below are the All-Stars selected from each of the teams in the coverage area and which side they will be playing on come Thursday. Congratulations to all the All-Stars! PREP-PCL GAME National Division Coach: Dave Dorman – Malvern…

ChesCo Hockey: Week 8

DSHA VARSITY Week’s Record: 0-1-0 Overall Record: 6-1-0 Divisional Placement: First (Data missing for other divisional teams) – Same In Review: Avon Grove suffered its first loss of the season, 8-1, to DMA Dec. 12. Player of the Week: Kelvin DeFeo – 1 goal in one game Upcoming Week: Dec. 19 against Oxford, Dec. 20…

Hollingshead shines as Malvern Prep tops Downingtown East

WEST GOSHEN — It was a test for young, sophomore goaltender Matthew Hollingshead, but he was up for the challenge as he backstopped Malvern Prep to a 4-2 win over Downingtown East in a non-division game Monday night at Ice Line. “I gave the young guy a start tonight because he earned it,” said Malvern…

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…

Ice Hockey: Strachan stands tall in goal as Henderson rolls

WEST GOSHEN — Devon Strachan may claim she stands at 5-foot-1, but West Chester Henderson hockey head coach Scott DiRico thinks otherwise. “I said, ‘ You’re 5-1 in high heels with skates on and on the bench,”’ he said. The junior goaltender, has proved her worth all season long and it was no different in…