Holy Ghost Prep 5, St. Joseph’s Prep 3

PHILADELPHIA—Byron Hartley scored the winning goal 1:13 into the third period and Holy Ghost Prep went on to defeat St. Joseph’s Prep 5-3 Monday night in an Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference game at the University of Pennsylvania’s Class of 1923 Rink.

The win was the first for the Firebirds in eight conference starts and moved them into third place in the standings; they improved to 7-11 overall and 1-7 in the APAC with three of those conference losses coming in overtime or a shootout.

The Hawks dropped to 6-16 overall and 2-6 in league play with one of those wins coming in a shootout (over Holy Ghost Prep). They sit in fourth place in the standings with five points.

Michael Urbani and Mark Stahl gave St. Joseph’s Prep a 2-0 lead 6:46 into the first period when they scored goals 99 seconds apart. Urbani’s goal came on a power play.

Colin Costello got the Firebirds on the scoreboard just six seconds after Stahl’s goal before goals from Alex D’Angelo and Aidan Mulholland put them up 3-2 with 3:49 left in the opening session.

Stahl tied the game for the Hawks with his second goal of the game 5:40 into the second stanza and the game remained deadlocked until Hartley put Holy Ghost Prep in front 1:15 into the third period. The power-play goal cane while the Hawks were two men short. Harley scored into an empty net with 26 seconds left in regulation.


Holy Ghost Prep 3 0 2—5

St. Joseph’s Prep 2 1 0

First-period goals: Michael Urbani (SJP) from Evan Cassidy and Vincent Borgesi, 5:07 (pp); Mark Stahl (SJP) from Urbani and Nick Corrado, 6:46; Colin Costello (HGP) from Byron Hartley and Andrew Serafin, 6:52; Alex D’Angelo (HGP) unassisted, 8:13; Aidan Mulholland (HGP) unassisted, 12:11.

Second-period goal: Stahl (SJP) from Matt Moresco and Brody Piourde, 5:40.

Third-period goals: Hartley (HGP) from Jake Marek, 1:15 (pp); Hartley (HGP) from Evan Mudrick

Shots: Holy Ghost Prep 29, St. Joseph’s Prep 25

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