State Championship Results 3-24-18

Class A

Bayard Rustin 4, Bishop McCourt 1—Nicholas Ferraro scored twice as West Chester Bayard Rustin defeated. Bishop McCourt 4-1 on Saturday to win the Pennsylvania Class A ice hockey championship at Ice Line. It was the fifth site title in a row for the Indians, tying an all-time record in any class.


Class 2A

Downiungtown East 3, Armstrong 2—Ryan Prestayko scored at 2:35 of the fifth overtime period to give Downingtown East a 3-2 win over Armstrong in the Pennsylvania Class 2A hockey championship game Saturday afternoon at ice Line in West Chester. The winning goal, which came on an assist from Eric Stankiewicz, gave the Cougars their second consecutive state title.

The Cougars took a 1-0  lead when Luca Pisani, the Most Valuable Player in the recent Class 2A Flyers Cup scored at 2:55 of the opening period.

Jacob Gross and Easton Hooks scored goals for Armstrong 4 minutes, 19 seconds apart to give the River Hawks a 2-1 lead after the first period.

Dan Stankiewicz tied the game for Downingtown East 8:24 into the second period and the teams battled on through 51 minutes of  regulation and 42:35 of overtime until the game winner.

Downingtown East is the first Class 2A team to defend a state  title since Latrobe won the last of three straight in 2010. The Cougars are the only Class 2A team to successfully defend.

Class 3A

St. Joseph’s Prep 4, Seneca Valley 0 —Mark Colavita scored three goals to propel St. Joseph’s Prep to a 4-0 win over Seneca Valley in the Class 3A state hockey championship game Saturday evening at Ice Line in West Chester. Tyler Boucher also scored for the Hawks, who won the first state championship in school history.

Colavita scored just 42 seconds after the opening face-off and Boucher added a goal nine minutes later to put the Hawks up 2-0 with 7:10 left in the opening period.

Colavita added two goals early in the third period 23 seconds apart, the second one shorthanded, to complete his hat trick.

St, Joseph’s Prep had a 34-19 edge in shots.

The state championship games matching Flyers Cup and Penguins Cup champions began in 1981. There were Class 3A and 2A games starting in 1984. A Class 1A game was added in 1989. It should be remembered that the Flyers Cup did not expand to three classes until 1991.


Our thanks to the administration and staff at Holy Ghost Prep for their support all season long.

Holy Ghost Prep is a private, Catholic, all-boys school located in Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Located adjacent to the busy I-95 corridor in metropolitan Philadelphia, Holy Ghost Prep attracts students from more than 100 elementary feeder schools from throughout metropolitan Philadelphia counties and New Jersey

Today is a vibrant community of nearly 500 young men preparing for college and adult life through a challenging program which stresses the cultivation of students’ unique gifts and talents, academic excellence, and generous service to the poor. We continue to be mindful of our founding history as a seminary as we seek to form young men morally, intellectually, and spiritually in the Spiritan tradition.



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