W.C. Rustin starts season off with win over rival East

WEST GOSHEN — Tommy Sloan’s short-handed goal with less than a minute left in the second period ended up being the game winner for West Chester Rustin in a 5-3 victory over West Chester East at Ice Line Friday night. Though three more goals were scored in the final period, it was Sloan’s late tally that…

ChesCo Hockey: Week 3

GIRLS VARSITY Week’s Record: 0-1-0 Overall Record: 1-1-0* (missing game data) Conference Placement: 7th⇓ Week in Review: Avon Grove lost, 10-1, to West Chester East on Oct. 21. Player of the Week: D Kirsten Vetland – 1 goal in one game. Upcoming Week: No games. Avon Grove plays again Oct. 30. Week’s Record: N/A Overall…

ChesCo Hockey: Week 2

GIRLS VARSITY   Week’s Record: 1-0-0 Overall Record: 1-0-0* (missing game data) Conference Placement: 4th⇑ Week in Review: Avon Grove won, 4-3, over Lansdale Catholic on Oct. 13. Player of the Week: D Kirsten Vetland – 3 goals in one game. Upcoming Week: Oct. 21 at West Chester East. Week’s Record: 1-0-0 Overall Record: 1-1-0…

ChesCo Hockey: Week 1

GIRLS VARSITY Week’s Record: N/A Overall Record: N/A Conference Placement: 7th Week in Review: No game data for Avon Grove‘s game against West Chester Bayard Rustin on Oct. 7. Player of the Week: N/A Upcoming Week: Oct. 13 at Lansdale Catholic. Week’s Record: 0-1-0 Overall Record: 0-1-0 Conference Placement: 4th Week in Review: Bishop Shanahan lost,…

2015-16 Winter All-Area: Girls ice hockey

FIRST TEAM Forwards Kaelen Speck, So., Unionville: It was a highlight year for Speck in her first season with Unionville. She finished fifth overall among Girls Varsity forwards in the ICSHL with 46 points in 15 games and was second on her team in the same category. Speck even had a hat trick in her…

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…

W.C. Rustin looks to three-peat at states

STATE COLLEGE — After two successful seasons coming to Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena, West Chester Rustin finds itself returning to Happy Valley to go for three. Three consecutive Pennsylvania High School Hockey A Championships, that is. Rustin won the title in 2014 over Quaker Valley, in 2015 over Mars and now, the Golden Knights…

Three is a charm for Rustin

WEST GOSHEN — Although scoring the game-winning goal with less than four minutes remaining in regulation to send your team to the championship game is pretty special, the fact that it was also West Chester Rustin head coach Nick Russo’s 300th win made it even more so. “We have a great bunch of kids in…

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…

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…

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…