WEST GOSHEN—Things came together for Malvern Prep Monday night. It was certainly the right time. Six different players scored goals as the Indians downed Radnor 7-2 in a first-round Class A Flyers Cup matchup at Ice Line.
Eleventh-seeded North (6-10-1-1) advances to a second-round game that is tentatively scheduled for Thursday against Strath Haven or Hershey. Sixth-seeded Radnor closes the season at 11-8.
“Honestly it feels good said senior forward Noah Epstein, the Indians’ captain. “It’s a well-deserved win from the whole team.
“I think we finally got something. We’re playing as a team.”
The Indians took advantage of an early power play to take the lead. Nick Hahn scored from between the two circles just 2:26 into the first frame.
The Ramparts had their chances after that but Ian Goldberg made some quality saves in the North net. Andrew Knight pocketed the equalizer at 11:17 but Goldberg’s work in goal energized his teammates.
“We have a great goaltender,” Epstein said. “Ian is always playing amazing. He makes things easy for us, honestly. He pushes the rebounds out and we get them out for him, He does everything for this team.”
At that point momentum shifted dramatically in the Indians’ direction. Lucas Siomos, Ryan Keil, and Drew Birden scored goals in a span of 2:24 to give North lead at. The end of the first frame. All were on long shots that Radnor netminder James Danner seemed to have a good look at.
Radnor’s Ryan Carr and North’s Jackson Accardi traded goals in the middle period. Jesse Schaff and Siomos scored found the back of the net in third, though Danner picked up his level of play in the last two periods.
Goldberg enjoyed the opportunity to play with a lead. “I was feeling pretty confident,” he said. “I really didn’t have to do much in the third. I just knew if I played well, they’d play well too.
C.R. North 4 1 2—7
Radnor 1 1 0—2
First-period goals: Nick Hahan (CRN) from Jackson Accardi, 2:36 (pp); Andrew Knight (R) unassisted, 11:17; Lucas Siomos (CRN) from Dan Maglathlin and Zach Weissman, 13:35; Ryan Keil from Maglathlin, 15:13 (pp); Drew Borden (CRN) from Hahn, 16:50
Second-period goals: Ryan Carr (R) from Knight, 13:04; Accardi (CRN) from Brody’s Capaldi, 14:27
Third-period goals: Jesse Schaff (CRN) from Weissman (CRN) and Maglathlin, 3:18; Siomos (CRN) unassisted, 13:28
Shots: C.R. North 32, Radnor 29; Saves: Ian Goldberg (CRN) 27, James Danner (R) 25