SHSHL Update for 11-13-22

National Division         W      L      T      OTL Pts

C.B. West (1-1)            1       0      0      0      2

C.B. East (2-0)              0       0      0      0      0

C.R. South (2-0)           0       0      0      0      0

Neshaminy (1-0)         0       0      0      0      0

C.B. South (1-0-0-1)   0       0      0      0      0

North Penn (1-1)         0       0      0      0      0

Pennridge (1-1)            0      0      0       0      0

Pennsbury (1-1)           0       0      0      0      0

Bensalem (0-1)            0       0      0      0      0

Souderton (0-2)           0       0      0      0      0

C.R. North (0-3)           0       1     0       0      0

American Division                  W      L      T      OTL    Pts

Abington (3-0-0)                      3       0     0        0        6

Quakertown (2-0)                   1        1    0        0         2

Wissahickon (1-1)                   1       1     0        0        2

Plymouth Whitemarsh (1-1) 1       1     0        0        2

Springfield (0-2)                      0        1     0        0        0

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Holy Ghost Prep 6 La Salle 2

HATFIELD TOWNSHIP—Crisp and efficient. That phrase would best describe Holy Ghost Prep’s performance against La Salle Wednesday afternoon.

Landon Stout scored two goals and assisted on another and Kieran Mulholland found the back of the net twice as the Firebirds dominated in the course of a 6-2 win over La Salle at Hatfield Ice in the season and APAC opener for both schools.

The Firebirds had their foot on the gas from the opening faceoff. Stout and Mulholland scored goals 59 seconds apart to give their team a 2-0 advantage with 5:48 left in the first period. Stout’s goal came on a power play.

“It helped us out a lot,” Stout said of his team’s start. “That’s what we try to do, try to come out and get a quick start.”

Evan Golato got La Salle on the scoreboard 4:19 into the second frame but there weren’t many bright spots for the Explorers after that. 

Stout scored his second goal of the game with 2:49 left in the period before assisting on a goal from Zach Pers 38 seconds into the third. Anthony Valeriote and Mulholland added additional goals before Charlie Kennedy scored for La Salle with 2.9 seconds remaining.

Colin Mudrick got the win in goal, making 25 saves

Stout spoke to the Firebirds’ depth and their senior leadership; there are 10 seniors on the roster.

”We had all four line rolling,” he said. “I think, when the older guys set an example, it kind of gets the younger guys going. I think we did a good job of that.”

Stout notes the importance of senior showing the way for their teammates. 
“It’s a huge responsibility,” he said, “and I think our seniors did a good job of it.”

Holy Ghost Prep coach Gump Whiteside celebrated his team’s performance.

“We were really happy with the game today,” he said. They’ve been working hard in practice.

“We knew we had some good kids, we just didn’t know what type of team we were going to have and I though we responded really well, all four lines. We had good leadership out on the ice and I thought we did some really good things. But it’s only Game One. It’s a long season.”

For La Salle coach Wally Muehlbronner, Wednesday’s opener was an exercise in frustration

“We got outworked for a full game,” he said. “Guys didn’t step up. We got outworked the full game.

Muehlbronner pledged that his team would discover a work ethic. “We’re going to find it,” he said.

HATFIELD TOWNSHIP—Crisp and efficient. That phrase would best describe Holy Ghost Prep’s performance against La Salle Wednesday afternoon.

Landon Stout scored two goals and assisted on another and Kieran Mulholland found the back of the net twice as the Firebirds dominated in the course of a 6-2 win over La Salle at Hatfield Ice in the season and APAC opener for both schools.

The Firebirds had their foot on the gas from the opening faceoff. Stout and Mulholland scored goals 59 seconds apart to give their team a 2-0 advantage with 5:48 left in the first period. Stout’s goal came on a power play.

“It helped us out a lot,” Stout said of his team’s start. “That’s what we try to do, try to come out and get a quick start.”

Evan Golato got La Salle on the scoreboard 4:19 into the second frame but there weren’t many bright spots for the Explorers after that. 

Stout scored his second goal of the game with 2:49 left in the period before assisting on a goal from Zach Pers 38 seconds into the third. Anthony Valeriote and Mulholland added additional goals before Charlie Kennedy scored for La Salle with 2.9 seconds remaining.

Colin Mudrick got the win in goal, making 25 saves

Stout spoke to the Firebirds’ depth and their senior leadership; there are 10 seniors on the roster.

”We had all four line rolling,” he said. “I think, when the older guys set an example, it kind of gets the younger guys going. I think we did a good job of that.”

Stout notes the importance of senior showing the way for their teammates. 
“It’s a huge responsibility,” he said, “and I think our seniors did a good job of it.”

Holy Ghost Prep coach Gump Whiteside celebrated his team’s performance.

“We were really happy with the game today,” he said. They’ve been working hard in practice.

“We knew we had some good kids, we just didn’t know what type of team we were going to have and I though we responded really well, all four lines. We had good leadership out on the ice and I thought we did some really good things. But it’s only Game One. It’s a long season.”

For La Salle coach Wally Muehlbronner, Wednesday’s opener was an exercise in frustration

“We got outworked for a full game,” he said. “Guys didn’t step up. We got outworked the full game.

Muehlbronner pledged that his team would discover a work ethic. “We’re going to find it,” he said.

Landon Stout speaks with Rick Woelfel about Wednesday’s game

Holy Ghost Prep 2 1 3—6

La Salle 0 1 1—2

First-period goals: Landon Stout (HGP) from Brady Baehser and John Seravalli, 10:19 (pp); Kieran Mulholland (HGP) from Shaun Moore and Mike Holt, 11:18

Second-period goals: Evan Golato (L) from Ryan Warner, 4:19; Stout (HGP) From Baehser, 14:11

Third-period goals: Zach Pers (HGP) from Stout and Patrick Slook, :38; Anthony Valeriote (HGP) from Slook, 4:01; Mulholland (HGP) from Baehser and Pers, 12:38 (pp); Charlie Kennedy (L) from Dean Carvalho.

Shots: Holy Ghost Prep 36, La Salle 27; Saves Colin Mudrick (HGP) 25, Aries Carangi (L) 30

St. Joseph’s Prep 6 Calvert Hall 3

Jeffrey Hammond scored two goals and four other players scored one goal each as the Hawks bested Calvert Hall 4-1 Wednesday evening at the University of Pennsylvania’s Class of 1923 rink.

Joseph Samango, Luke Schienholtz, Jake Schultz, and Shane O’Neill also scored for the Hawks who are now 3-0 on the season.

Robbie Thompson scored twice for Calvert Hall.

Flyers Alumni Association and Flyers Cup Committee Team Up to Make a Little Girl Happy

By Rick Woelfel

Irregardless of the success of the team on the ice, the Philadelphia Flyers organization maintains strong ties to the community, and has since the franchise’s earliest days.

The Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Association has been instrumental in that effort.

Late Sunday afternoon, prior to the Flyers’ game against the San Jose Sharks, the alumni association, in conjunction with the Flyers Cup Committee, presented a bicycle to 6-year old Evangeline Torres as part of its Every Child Deserves a Bike campaign. Evangeline, who is a first grader, was born with Cerebellar Atrophy, a disorder that affects the nerves in the back of her brain and impacts her coordination and her ability to stand, walk, speak, and maintain her balance. Her new bike was modified to account for her medical issues.

The alumni association first donated a bike in December of 2020 as part of its 12 Days of Christmas Giving program. That was the catalyst for the Every Child Deserves a Bike effort. Today, the organization awards a bike each month, save for a pause in the winter months.

Brad Marsh is the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Association president.

“This program puts a smile on a kid’s face right away,” he said. “It puts a smile on Mom and Dad’s face right away because so many kids with disabilities don’t get to ride a bike like most other children. “I’m a very avid bike rider, so I get a real kick out of this program, just seeing kids on bikes and riding.”

Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference Commissioner Jim Britt represented the Flyers Cup Committee at Sunday’s event. He stressed the importance of the Flyers Cup tournament’s involvement in the Every Child Should Have a Bike effort.

“This was a natural for the Flyers Cup Committee to talk this through,” he said. “We started a discussion about ‘What can we do for community service, for giving back?’

“(Flyers Cup Committee President) Eric Tye and (Flyers Director of Community Relations and Hockey Development) Rob Baer got their heads together and came up with this

“This was one of the easiest things that we could connect the dots with, It’s a great cause. It’s a special cause with the young lady who’s getting the bike, and it’s just a natural outgrowth of how everybody in the hockey community feels (about) giving back.”

Four high-school hockey players attended Sunday’s event. All four played for Flyers Cup championship teams in 2022.

Mason Zuber is a defenseman for Eastern (N.J.). “It’s really good to see people helping people out that are fortunate,” he said. “It’s sad to see how they have to live their lives and it’s good to bring them up in any way that you can.”

Samantha Scebelo skates for West Chester Henderson, the defending Flyers Cup girls’ champion.

“I’m honored that I get to be a part of this,” she said. “It’s great to give back to people. I have the opportunity to play hockey and I love to give that opportunity to other people and just five other people opportunities for whatever they want to do.”

Colin Dachowski, who helped Pennridge win the Class AA Flyers Cup last season, was happy to be part of the event. “It’s a pretty cool experience,” he said. “Representing our team and helping other people. Helping other people is great.”

Jimmy Jacobs skates for two-time defending Class AA Cup champion and defending APAC champion Malvern Prep. He understands the importance of connecting with the larger hockey community.

“I think it’s a big deal,” he said. “I do see there are bigger things than the APAC and when you come together as a community, I think it really shows who you are as a person and you’re doing something that I think is just a great thing in general.”

Evangeline Torres checks out her new bike

The Flyers organization partners with Help Hope Live to get bikes to children. For nearly four decades, Help Hope Live, which is based in Radnor, has worked to create networks of caring individuals to cover medical bills not covered by insurance. Kelly Green is the organization’s executive director.

“This is probably one of the most amazing partnerships we have,” she said. “What it gives a child who has some mobility challenges is a chance to be a kid again. To ride a bike and do things that we all did growing up, and to experience that independence and wind through the hair.

“Only, these kids, because of their mobility challenges, don’t necessarily have ways to expeience them. Parents can’t just go to the store and buy a bike for a couple hundred dollars. These bikes that we have made for them run about five to seven thousand dollars each and they grow with each kid. So these kids will have their bike for their entire lifetime.”

FLYERS ALUMNI ANNOUNCE MAJOR COMMUNITY WALK, RUN, STROLL EVENT

All proceeds from the April 23 event will benefit Flyers Alumni charitable initiatives

Registration is open NOW at FlyersAlumni.net

PHILADELPHIA (February,  2022) – Today, the Flyers Alumni Association announced the Inaugural Flyers Alumni Walk, Run, Stroll Event set to take place on April 23 at the historic Washington Crossing State Park. All proceedsfrom the event will benefit Flyers Alumni charitable efforts, including the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, Every Child Deserves a Bike, Flyers Power Play, 12 Days of Christmas Giving, Flyers Warriors, and the YMCA of Bucks County Veterans Wellness Initiative. Flyers Alumni members will be joined by Philadelphia Flyers front office leaders, Lou Nolan, Lauren Hart, Gritty, and many more! 

“The Flyers Alumni are thrilled to invite Flyers fans and the entire Delaware Valley community to join us at this brand-new, family-friendly fundraising event as we continue to make a difference,” said Brad Marsh, President of Flyers Alumni. “Along with support from the Flyers organization, the Flyers Alumni rely on fundraising initiatives like this to support their work in the community, so we’re excited to bring members of the Flyers family and our incredible fans together in April.” 

“One of the things that makes the Philadelphia Flyers one of the best organizations in professional sports is our connection to our incredible alumni,” said Valerie Camillo, President of Business Operations for the Philadelphia Flyers.  “This new event supports the great work of the Flyers Alumni Association, but it’s also an important opportunity to bring the entire Flyers family together.”

Event participants will walk, run, or stroll along the historic pathways of Washington’s troops as they head towards the Delaware River with the option to choose from a 10K run, 5K run or walk, or a 1K family stroll. Those who can’t make it to Washington Crossing can also participate from home. Perfect for the whole family, the event will include fun, family-friendly activities for participants of all ages including historic reenactors and a fife and drum corps.

In addition to participating in the Walk, Run, Stroll Event, participants also have the option to become a Flyers Alumni Teammate and earn special prizes like Flyers Alumni swag, running shoes, Flyers tickets, and more. 

Flyers Alumni is (a 501(c)(3) organization) that has maintained a tradition of giving back to the Delaware Valley community by supporting a number of local charities. Registration is open now for the Inaugural Flyers Alumni Walk, Run, Stroll event at FlyersAlumni.net.

Flyers Cup Finals Ticket Information

  Fans wanting to attend next week’s three Flyers Cup championship games must purchase their tickets on line through the Flyers Cup tournament web site.

The same policy will apply for the state championship games on Saturday, March 26 at Ice Line.

All tickets will for these games will be e-tickets

The link to purchase tickets is HERE

According to the tournament web site, there will be an option to purchase an e-ticket at the rink. on game day as well.

NO PAPER TICKETS WILL BE SOLD

Monday March 21

6:30 Class AAA Final at Ice Line

Malvern Prep vs. St. Joseph’s Prep

8:30 Class A Final at Ice Line

West Chester East vs. Springfield Delco

Tuesday, March 22

7:45 Class AA Final at Hatfield Ice

 Pennridge vs. Council Rock South

THIS GAME IS SOLD OUT

Saturday, March 25

11:00 Class A State Championship Game

2:00 Class AA State Championship Game

5:00 Class AAA State Championship Game 

All at Ice Line

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Former Holy Ghost Prep Player Working to Rescue His Mother from the Ukraine

Former Holy Ghost Prep hockey player goaltender Bogdan Sharapat

 is leading an effort to bring his mother from the Ukraine to the United States.

Sharapat, a native of the Ukraine, graduated from Holy Ghost Prep in 2016.

He came to the U.S. and enrolled at Holy Gost Prep through a relationship with the school’s junior varsity hockey coach George Mundy. He graduated from HGP, recently graduated from Temple University and now lives with his wife in Philadelphia.

Over the last several weeks, Sharapat has been working to help his mother survive the war in Ukraine.  In the last few days the situation has become impossible and, along with the Mundy family, Bogdan has arranged for his mom, Olga, to escape to Poland and come to the United States and live at the Mundys’ house in Yardley.  She will be coming here with nothing.

He has created a Go Fund Me page which can be found here

Radnor 10 Plymouth Whitemarsh 8

By Rick Woelfel

HATFIELD TOWNSHIP— The goals came in waves, like seawater crashing against a rocky coastline. In the end, it was Radnor who survived, 10-8 over Plymouth Whitemarsh in a Class A Flyers Cup first-round game Monday night at Hatfield Ice.

Eight different players scored goals to help the ninth-seeded Raptors (10-8-1-1) advance to a quarterfinal game against top-seeded and defending champion West Chester East on Thursday. Andrew French and Colin Knight each contributed two goals and an assist. A total of 12 different Raptors found their way onto the scoresheet in some capacity.

The eighth-seeded Colonials (11-5) got big performances from their big guns. Matt Flynn delivered three goals plus an assist. Luke Weikel, playing in what turned out to be his final high-school game, scored a goal and produced four assists. Aidan Keogh closed his high-school career with a goal and three assists.


Six minutes into the opening period, Radnor enjoyed a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Robert Toomey and Ryan Carr.

Before the period ended, the Colonials had tied the game on power-play goals from Weikel and Flynn. 

The sequence was indicative of what was to come in that all nine penalties called in the game were whistled against Radnor. Reed Gall was flagged for four infractions, including an automatic game misconduct after receiving his fourth minor penalty; he will be unavailable for his team’s quarterfinal game.

Flynn gave Plymouth Whitemarsh a 3-2 lead 8:23 into the second period but French tied the game 65 seconds later.

When French scored his second goal of the game to put his team in front for good with 3:31 remaining in the middle period, the floodgates opened. Dominick Laudicina scored a goal at the two-minute mark and Tommy Kennedy made it a 6-3 game with 33 seconds remaining.

The third period featured nine goals. Andrew Knight extended the Radnor lead to 7-3 when he scored a shorthanded goal 2:21 into the period but the Colonials didn’t fold.

Keogh, Isaac Mishkin, Flynn, Timothy Murphy, and Conlan Carpenter all scored goals to help Plymouth Whitemarsh forge an 8-8 tie with 2:25 left in regulation but Tucker Graham’s goal with 1:53 left off a burst down the right wing proved to be the game winner. Knight added an insurance goal.

Afterwards, it took Colonial coach Josh Aiello some time to sort through it all. “We scored five goals in the third period,” he said. “That’s a pretty big accomplishment in any game but in a. Flyers Cup game, the biggest high-school hockey tournament in the state that’s pretty impressive.

“I’m really proud of our guys for what they accomplished in the third period and their effort, and their dedication to the team, to themselves, and the school.”

Radnor 2 4 4—10

PW 2 1 5—8

First-period goals: Robert Toomey (R) from Colin French and Tommy Kennedy, 3:01; Ryan Carr (R) from Dominick Laudicina, 5:54; Luke Weikel (PW) from Matthew  Flynn and Aidan Keogh, 11:04; Flynn (PW) from Weikel, 13:35 (pp)

Second-period goals: Flynn (PW) from Weikel and Keogh, 8:23; French (R) from Toomey 9:28; French (R) from Connor Baumann and Toomey,, 13:29; Laudicina (R) from Andrew  Knight and Henry Kennedy, 15:00; Kennedy (R) from Tucker Graham and Christopher Boulder, 16:37

Third-period goals: Knight (R) from Hajoon Kim and French, 2:21 (sh); Keogh from Weikel and Brandon Butler, 4:48 (pp);  Isaac Mishkin (P) from Dylan Novitsky and Dan Smith 9:57; Flynn (PW) from Conlan Carpenter and Novitsky, 12;10; Baumann (R) from Carr, 12:59; Tim Murphy (P) from Keogh and Weikel, 13:52; Carpenter (PW) unassisted, 14:35; Tucker Graham (R) unassisted,15:07; Knight (R) unassisted, 15:50

Shots: Radnor 38 Plymouth Whitemarsh 35; Saves: Luke Mallory (R) 27, Kolton Galie 28

Flyers Cup Field Set

A total of 44 teams have been named to compete in the 43rd edition of the Flyers Cup tournament. The scholastic hockey showcase will get underway on Monday, March 7 and continue through Tuesday, March 22

Virtually the entire tournament will be contested at either Ice Line in West Goshen Township near West Chester, or at Hatfield Ice in Hatfield Township.

Class AAA

1. Malvern Prep

2. LaSalle

3. St Joe’s Pep

4. Holy Ghost Prep

5. Father Judge

6. Cardinal O’Hara

 Class AA

1. Pennridge

2. Haverford

3. CR South

4. Pennsbury

5  Avon Grove

6 Downingtown West

7 Conestoga

8 Downingtown East

9 Cumberland Valley

10 Neshaminy

11 CB South

12 CB East

13 OJ Roberts

14 Abington

15 Souderton

16 Ridley

Class A

1 West Chester East

2 Springfield

3 West Chester Bayard Rustin

4 Hershey

5 CR North

6 Palmyra

7 West Chester Henderson

8 Plymouth Whitemarsh

9 Radnor

10 Wissahickon

11 Strath Haven

12 Penncrest

South Jersey/Delaware

1 Salesianum

2 Eastern

3 Shawnee

4 Moorestown

Girls

1 Avon Grove

2 West Chester Henderson

3 Downingtown West

4 Unionville

5 Pennridge

6 Conestoga

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What follows is the schedule for each bracket. Locations for games past the first round are not finalized and will be determined based on the results of the previous round. The Class AAA, AA, and A champions will move on to state championship games against the Penguins Cup champions in their respective classes. Those games are scheduled for Saturday, March 26 at Ice Line.

Class A

Monday, March 7

First Round

8 Plymouth Whitemarsh vs. 9 Radnor 7:30 at Hatfield Gray

5 Council Rock North vs. 12 Pennncrest 8:30 at Hatfield Blue

6 Palmyra vs. 11 Strath Haven 8:45 at Ice Line 1

7 West Chester Henderson vs. 10 Wissahickon 6:45 at Ice Line 1

Thursday, March 10

Quarterfinals

1 West Chester East vs. Wissahickon/Radnor 6:45 at Ice Line 1

4 Hershey vs. CR North or Penncrest 8:30 at Ice Line 3

3 WC. Bayard Rustin vs Palmyra/Strath Haven 8:45 at PNY

2 Springfield Delco vs. WC Henderson/Wissahickon 6:30 at Ice Line 3

Tuesday, Match 15

Semifinals

Monday, March 21

Finals

Class AA

Tuesday, March 8

First Round

1 Pennridge vs. 16 Ridley 6:30 at Hatfield

8 Downingtown East vs. 9 Cumberland Valley 6:45 at Ice Line 3

4 Pennsbury vs. 13 O.J. Roberts 6:00 at Hatfield Blue

5 Avon Grove vs. 12 C.B. East 6:30 at Ice Line 1

3 Council Rock South vs. 14 Abington 8:10 at Hatfield Blue

6 Downingtown West vs.11 C.B. South 8:30 at Ice Line 1

7 Conestoga vs. 10 Neshaminy 9:15 at Skatium

2 Haverford vs. 15 Souderton 7:30 at Skatium

Thursday, March 10

Quarterfinals

Pr/Ridley vs. D-town East/Cum. Valley

Pennsbury/OJR vs. Avon Grove/CBE

CR South/Ab vs. D-town West/CB South

Conestoga/Nesh. Vs. Haverford or Soud.

Thursday, March 17

Semifinals

Tuesday, March 22

Finals

Class AAA

Thursday, Match 10

First Round

4 Holy Ghost Prep vs 5 Father Judge 6:00 at Hatfield Gray

3 St. Joseph’s Prep vs. 6 Cardinal O’Hara 6:45 at PNY

Wednesday, March 16

Semifinal

HGP/Father Judge vs. Malvern Prep 6:45 Ice Line

Thursday, March 17

Semifinal

SJP/O’Hara vs. La Salle 6:30 at Hatfield Gray

Tuesday, March 22

Finals

Girls

Tuesday, March 16

First Round

4 Unionville vs. 5 Pennridge 6:00 at Ice Line

3 Downingtown West vs Conestoga 6:00 at Ice Line

Friday, March 25

Finals 8:00 at Ice Line 

New Jersey/Delaware

Friday, March 18 

Semifinals

1 Salesianum vs. 4 Moorsetown 6:00 at Voorhees Coliseum

2 Eastern vs. 3 Shawnee 8:00 at Voorhees Coliseum

Thursday, March 24

Finals 7:30 at Voorhees Coliseum

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The Flyers Cup Selection Show is available HERE

Host Mike Samsel chats with Flyers Cup Committee President Eric Tye, with representatives of each of the top-seeded teams, and myself.