Flyers Cup Matchups Unveiled

A total of 50 teams have been selected to compete in the 44th annual Flyers Cup tournament. Competition is scheduled to get underway on Monday and Tuesday, March 6 and 7. Over the course of 16 days champions will be crowned in five different brackets.

The teams in each bracket, 16 in Class AA. 15 in Class A, 7 in Class AAA, 4 in the South Jersey/Delaware bracket and 8 in the Girls division were selected and seeded by the Flyers Cup Competition Committee based on regular-season results and observations by members of the committee.

Flyers Cup Committee President Eric Tye emphasized that the seeding were based exclusively on regular-season performances.

“No playoff games were taken into account,” he said. “ At any level, any league, anything. Once your regular season is done, that’s what the competition committee looks at.

“The playoff games happened between the end of the regular season and the selection show. That’s not fair for teams that maybe didn’t make their league playoffs and didn’t get another chance to play another game.

Tye noted the final score of a game was irrelevant to the seeding process. “If a team wins 7-1 or a team wins 2-1 it doesn’t matter in the competition committee’s eyes,” he said.”

 Here are the first-round matchups

Class A Monday, March 6

  1. West Chester East has a bye

    8 Penncrest vs. 9 Plymouth Whitemarsh 7:00 at   Skatium

    5 Lower Dauphin vs. 12 Unionville       6:30 at   Klick Lewis

    4 Marple Newtown vs. 13 Henderson   6:30 at PNY

    3 Hershey vs. 14 Strath Haven             8:30 at Klick Lewis

    6 Radnor vs. 11 Council Rock North    6:30 at Ice Line

   10 Garnet Valley vs. 10 Springfield-Delco 9:00 at Skatium 

    2 WC Rustin vs. 15 Wissahickon    8:30 at Ice Line

Quarterfinals Thursday, March 9

Semifinals Monday, Match 13

Championship Monday, March 20

Class AA Monday-Tuesday March 6-7

  1. Council Rock South vs. 16 Spring Ford  8:15 at Grundy

    8 Boyertown vs. 9 Downingttown East 6:15 at  Hatfield

  • Pennsbury vs. 12 Abington 6:15  Grundy at   Ice Line

     4 Connestoga vs. 13 Downingtown West 6:45 at Ice Line on 3-6

  • Avon Grove vs. 14 Central Bucks East 6:30 at Ice Line
  • O.J. Roberts vs. 11 Central Bucks South 8:30 at Ice Line

     7 Haverford vs. 10 Neshaminy 7:00 at Skatium

  • Pennridge vs. 15 Lower Merion 8:15 at Hatfield

Quarterfinals Thursday, March 9

Semifinals Tuesday, Match 14

Championship Tuesday, March 21

Class AAA Monday-Tuesday Match 6 and 7

  1. La Salle has a bye
  2.  Malvern Prep vs. 5 Father Judge 8:30 at Ice Line on 3-6

3 St. Joseph’s Prep vs. 6 Perk. Valley 9:00 at Skatium on 3-7

  • Holy Ghost Prep vs 7 Cardinal O’Hara 8:30 at Grundy on 3-6

Semifinals Tuesday, March 14

Championship Tuesday March 21

South Jersey/Delaware Thursday, March 16

1 Salesianum vs. 4 Washington Township 8:00 at Vorhees

2 Cherokee vs. 3 Eastern 6:00 at Vorhees

       Championship Game Monday, March 20

 Girls  Tuesday and Thursday March 7 and 9

  1. Avon Grove vs. 8 Pennridge 7:45 at PNY on 3-7

4 Rustin vs. 5 Kingsway 9:30 at PNY on 3-7

  • Unionville vs 6 Henderson  6:45 at PNY   on 3-9
  • Downibgtown West vs. West Chester East 5:00 at PNY on 3-9

    Championship Game Wednesday 3-22

   Game dates, times, and sites are subject to change

  Class A, AA, and AAA champions advance to state championship games on 3-26

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