FINAL LASALLE 6 HOLY GHOST PREP 3
LaSalle wins Founders Cup
The on-ice rivalry between LaSalle and Holy Ghost Prep is as intense as it is mutually respectful. On Wednesday, the Explorers and the Firebirds will collide one more time, for the inaugural Founds Cup, symbolizing the championship of the Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference. Game time will be 4:00 at Hatfield Ice.
Top-seeded LaSalle comes into the final with a mark of 19-6 after defeating St. Joseph’s Prep 3-1 in the semifinals on Monday. Sam Lipkin, who captured the APAC scoring title, leads the way with 13 goals for 32 points in 10 conference games (including the semifinal). He’s joined by linemates Daniel Sambuco (14 goals, 15 assists and Michael Casey (nine goals, 18 assists). The trio are the top three scorers in the conference. Aidan McCabe is the likely starter in goal.
The third-seeded Firebirds (8-12) bested Malvern Prep 4-1 in their semifinal. Byron Hartley has recorded 15 goals in conference play plus six assists for 21 points. Sean Joyce will be in goal.
LaSalle won all three regular-season meetings between the two teams, 5-1, 3-2 in overtime, and 6-3.
Both teams will move on to the Class AAA Flyers Cup tournament.
Holy Ghost Prep and St. Joseph’s Prep will play for the APAC junior varsity championship Thursday at Grundy Arena. Game time will be 3:30
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St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
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