C.B. South 3 Neshaminy 2

BRISTOL—A hockey team trying to find its way took a big leap forward Thursday night. Aidan Gaffney scored two goals as Central Bucks South surprised previously unbeaten Neshaminy 3-2 Thursday night at Grundy Arena.

It was the first win for the Titans in seven starts this season (1-5-1 overall, 1-1 in Class AA divisional play.

Assistant coach Tyler Skroski noted it was a team win in the truest sense of the term.

“We relied on our older guys, our seniors were coming through,” he said. “Our top players were coming through. That’s a full team win.”

The Titans also got a big contribution from a younger guy; freshman goaltender Jason Magaruh, who was credited with 50 saves.

Dan Kvechner gave South the first lead of the night just 2:28 into the opening period. Jacob Adami responded for the ‘Skins (4-1-1 overall 1-1 in the division) at the 12:50 mark on a shot from the right circle on which Magaruh was screened and it seemed the hosts were getting a handle on things. 

 But Gaffney put South ahead for the second time just 1:32 into the second period.

“The mindset was just north-and-south hockey,” he said. “We wanted to get pucks in deep and shoot everything we possibly could.”

The Titans skated themselves into a corner at the start of the third period. Kvechner was set off for tripping after 43 seconds. When Justin Montagna was flagged for the same offense at 1:25 South found itself skating two men short. When J.J. Hathaway tied the game for Neshaminy at the 2:22 mark the ‘Skins still had a full minute of power-play time left.

But Magaruh bolstered by his defense corps, held form.

“He’s a young goalie,” Gaffney said. “We’ll always support our goalie no matter what.

Gaffney’s game-winning goal came with 2:20 left in the game off a faceoff.

The ‘Skins enjoyed a 52-36 edge in shots on goal. Neshaminy coach Matt DeMatteo lamented the fact that an abundance of his team’s shot attempts never got to the net.

“I think that their defense stepped up,” he said. “Not that their goalie didn’t play well. We had trouble getting pucks through to him. We got some shots on, but they blocked a ton of shots.

 “I think that was their game plan going in to load up the middle and block shots. We just had trouble getting the pucks through to the goalie.”

Gaffney believes the win will be a springboard for the Titans and give them momentum. 

“Definitely,” he said. “It’s definitely a turnaround. “We’re looking to turn it around for the rest of the games and I definitely think we can.”

C.B. South 1 1 1—3

Neshaminy 1 0 1—2

First-period goals: Dan Kvechner (CBS) from Matt Crouch, 2:28; Jacob Adami (N) from J.H. Hathaway, 12:50

Second-period goals: Aidan Gaffney (CBS) from Justin Keilman and Aydin Theirolf, 1:32

Third-period goals: Hathaway (N) from Max Gallagher, 2:26 (pp); Gaffney (CBS) from Adam Cusick, 12:40

Shots: C.B. South 36, Neshaminy 52; Saves: Jason Magaruh (CBS) 50, Brian Nelson (N) 33

Pennsbury 5, C.B. South 2

HATFIELD— The eruption came with dramatic suddenness. Pennsbury soured four goals in the third period and went on to a 5-2 win over Central Bucks South Wednesday night in a SHSHL National/Continental matchup that featured two teams with serious postseason aspirations.

The Falcons have not lost a game in regulation all year; they stand at 8-0-0-1 overall (6-0 in league play).Wednesday’s win was their seventh straight. The Titans stand at 4-3-1-0 overall but Wednesday’s loss wast their first in divisional play after three wins.
For two periods, the teams battled on even terms. The Falcons’ Justin Marlin and the Titans’ D.J. Lidenmuth traded goals at either end of the second period to send the teams into third stanza deadlocked at 1-1. Both goals came on power plays

But then Reece Millman trigged the eruption with a sprint down the left wing which concluded with him beating Mason Moyer in the South net just 22 seconds into the period. Millman’s effort was also a power play goal. It was also the game-winner.

Connor Coyne made it a 3-1 game at the 5:09 mark and Brendan MacAinsh extended Pennsbury’s lead just 17 seconds later. Both goals came during four-on-four situations; the game featured 14 minor penalties.
Marlin scored his second goal of the night to make it a 5-1 game with :57 remaining,

“I like the way we played the entire game,” said Pennsbury coach Ryan Daley. “Their goalie was having a great night, and I kept telling the guys ‘The more shots we get, they’re going to go in’ and it all came together. Getting four quick ones is nice.”

Lidenmuth scored his second goal of the game with 6:43 remaining but the Titans couldn’t get any closer.

The Titans were missing several players because of injuries but Titan coach Sean McGinty refused to dwell on that topic. “Pennsbury came to play,” he said. “Our shot total should have been better in the first period to help us set the tone. It wasn’t what we wanted and then second period they shut us down. They tripled us in shots (19-6 in the second period) and they kept coming. Unfortunately, our defense wasn’t good as a whole.”

Daley described his players as “Hungry.”

“A lot of these guys haven’t been in this position,” he said. “We’ve had two good years before this and a not-so-good year before that. So, a lot of these guys know where they came from. They don’t forget that. And they’re really fired up.”

Pennsbury 0 1 4—5
C.B. South 0 1 1—2
Second-period goals: Justin Marlin (P) from Shane Siegmund and Brendan MacAinsh, :26 (pp); D.J. Lidenmuth (CBS) from Aydin Thierolf, 14:52 (pp)
Third-period goals: Reece Millman (P) unassisted, :22 (pp); Connor Coyne (P) from Jake McCaw and MacAinsh, 5:09; MacAinish (P) from McCaw, 5:26 (pp);Marlin (P) from Andrew Falkenstein, 7:03 (pp); Lidenmuth (CBS) from Daniel Kvecher, 9:17
Shots: Pennsbury 44, C.B. South 29; Saves: Marek Jorgensen (P) 27; Mason Moyer (CBS) 39

Updated Playoff Schedule

Wednesday, February 26

4:00 APAC Founders Cup Final: La Salle vs Holy Ghost Prep at Grundy Arena

At Hatfield Ice

6:30 SHSHL Class AA Semifinal C.B. South vs. Neshaminy

8:30 SHSHL Class AA Semifinal North Penn vs C.R. South

At Revolution Ice Gardens

7:20 SHSHL Class A Semifinal Plymouth Whitemarsh vs. Truman

9:00 SHSHL Class A Semifinal Hatboro-Horsham vs. Wissahickon

Thursday, February 27

6:30 SHSHL Class AA Final at Hatfield Ice

8:30 SHSHL Class A Final at Hatfield Ice

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SHSHL Standings as of 1-29-19

Suburban High School Hockey League Standings

Class AA Continental and National Divisions

Won      Lost      Tied    Pts

C.B. South (9-3-1)                                        7              0          1       15

North Penn (8-2-3)                                     6              1           2      14

Neshaminy (5-4-2)                                      4              3            1       9

Pennridge    (7-2-1)                                     4               1            0       8

C.B. East (8-3-1)                                            4               3            0       8

C.B. West (6-6)                                               4              3           0        8

Pennsbury (4-5-2)                                         3             4            0         6

Council Rock South (5-5-2)                          2            3            2          6

Abington (3-6-3)                                             2           4            2          6

Truman (3-6-2)                                               2          4            1           5

William Tennent (3-8-2)                              1         6              2           4

Souderton (1-11-1)                                       0        8               1            1



Class A American Division                   Won      Lost       Tied      Pts

Wissahickon (8-1-2)                                   6           1             2          14

Lower Moreland (7-2-3)                            4            2            3          11

Plymouth Whitemarsh (9-3)                    5            3           0           10

Hatboro-Horsham (7-4-1)                         4            4           1           9

Upper Dublin (3-9)                                    0              9           0          0

SHSHL Playoffs Day I

Class 2A Quarterfinals

C.B. South 4, Neshaminy 0—Neshaminy goaltender Steven Glik makes 58 saves

North Penn 12, Council Rock North 6—Andrew Galetta 5 goals for the Knights

C.B. West 3, Council Rock South 2 OT¸—Jake Lang scores the game winner

Pennridge 4, C.B.East 1


Wednesday semifinals

C.B. South vs. North Penn, 7:00 at Warwick

Pennridge vs. C.B. West, 7:10 at Hatfield


Hockey Happenings Update 2-24-18

Pennridge defeated Council Rock South 5-4 Friday night to earn the second seed in the Suburban High School Hockey League Class 2A Playoffs.


With that, here are the matchups for the four quarterfinal games set for Monday.

  1. C.B. South vs. 8.  Neshaminy. 6:15 at Rev. Ice Gardens

4. North Penn vs 5. CR North 7:30 at Hatfield

2. Pennridge vs. 7. C.B. East 9:10 at Hatfield

3. Council Rick South vs 6. CB West 7:55 at Revolution Ice Gardens


The upper bracket semifinal will be Wednesday at Revolution Ice Gardens at 7:00

The lower bracket semifinal will be Wednesday at Hatfield at 7:10

Championship game will be Thursday at Hatfield at 7:10


The Class A semifinals will be played Wednesday as follows

Wissahickon vs. Hatboro-Horsham   8:50 at Hatfield

Abington vs. Lower Moreland.           8:45 at Revolution Ice Gardens


Championship game will be Thursday at Hatfield at 8:50


A reminder: The SHSHL playoffs have no bearing on the Flyers Cup seedings.

Those will be announced tomorrow.




Hockey Happenings Update




With one week left in the Suburban High School Hockey League regular season, here’s how the standings look. Standings are based on divisional games only through 2-16-18




Class 2A Standings          W L T Pts

C.B. South                        10 0 0 20

Council Rock South           8 1 1 17

Pennridge                         8 1 1 17

North Penn                        7 2 1 15

Council Rock North           6 4 1 13

C.B. West                              5 5 0 10

C.B. East                               4 6 0  8

Souderton                          3 7 0   6

Neshaminy                        2 7 1    5      

William Tennent              1 7 2     4

Truman                            1 7 1     3

Pennsbury                        0 8 0     0




Class 2A Scoring                  G-A      Pts

Eric Slater Pr                       33-20—53

Zac Herman Crn                  22-21—43

Joe DeLaurentis CBS           23-18—41

Matt Stoll  CBS                    24-16—40

Michael Walker  Pr             17-19—36

Andrew Galetta  NP             19-14—33

Patrick McGinley Pr             20-12—32

Daniel Guest Crn                  15-16—31

Nathan Oh NP                        8-20—28

Matt Meli CRS                       20-6—26

Collin Kleiser CRS                 13-13—26

John Vanni  CRN                   12-12—24

Reis Braccio  CBS                   7-17—24

Brandon Smmmonds CRN      7-16—23

Colin Abbonizio CBS               9-14—23



Class 2A Goaltenders (Save Pct)

Oscar Levin CBS         .938

Steve Glik Nesh          .908

Tim White CBS          .903

Luke Stranik Pr           .901

Josh Smith Sou           .894

Eric Lineman Wt         .873


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Class 1A Standings         W-L-T Pts

Wissahickon                   13 0 0—26

Abington                         9  3 0—18

Lower Moreland            9  4 0—18

Hatboro-Horsham          8  4 0—16

Upper Dublin                  7 6  0—14

New Hope Solebury        2  11 0—4

Plymouth Whitemarsh    2  11 0—4

Upper Moreland             0 11 0—0


Teams in bold have clinched a playoff spot

Teams in italic in contention for a playoff spot

C.B. South 9, North Penn 5 12-20-17

WARWICK— It took Central Bucks South some time to get going against North Penn Wednesday night. The Titans made up for lost time however, by scoring five goals in the second period to post a 9-5 win over the nights in a Suburban High School Hockey League matchup at Revolution Ice Gardens.

It was the second victory for South over North Penn in just under a month; the Titans scored a 7-0 shutout on Thanksgiving Eve, but this one counted in the Continental Division standings. South improved to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the division while the Knights slipped to 4-3 and 3-1.

Matt Stoll paced the Titans with four goals and an assist. “We beat North Penn 7-0 the last game we played them,” he said. “We came into this game ‘Okay, maybe this should be an easy game but you never really should think that.”

The Knights jumped in front just 36 seconds the first period when John Kaufhold  scored on a. forehanded from theft circle on the first shot of the game. When Jared Alebano scored on the Knights’ fourth shot at the 7:13 mark, South goaltender Tim White departed in favor of Oscar Levin.

South coach Shaun McGinty was perplexed with his team’s slow start. “We can’t do it,” he said. “We had a slow start tonight and gave them an opportunity to put in two on us. But it’s good  for these boys to have the adversity and push through and come together as a team.”

The Titans finally erupted in the second frame when Evan King, Reis Braccio, Colin Abbonizio, and Tyler Boylan scored goals in a  span of  7 minutes, 27 seconds to give their side a 4-2 advantage.

We came out and played the way we wanted to in the first period,” said North Penn coach Kevin Vaitis. “But it’s tough to keep that team off the scoreboard.

Brian Leinheiser scored for North Penn to make it a one-goal game again with 3:19 left in the middle period With 1:18 left in the period, the Titans lost Braccio, who drew a five-minute penalty for a check from behind plus a game misconduct for taking the Knights’ George Boyle into the boards directly in front of the North Penn bench. Boyle lay face down on the ice  for more than two minutes before being helped to the dressing room.

“There’s no place in the game for a hit like that,” Vaitis said. “I thought it was not needed.”

Vaitis indicated that Boyle was not seriously injured on the play.

South extended its lead when Stoll scored his first goal, a shorthanded effort that came with 36 seconds  left in the period.

Jared Albano scored fro North Penn 2:53 into the third period to bring his team within a goal at 5-4 but Alex Glushek answered for the Titans 59 seconds later. North Penn’s last goal came off the stick of Jake Nelson at the 5:08 mark but Stoll scored three consecutive goals to finish the scoring.

The Titans outshot the Knights 35-34. Levin finished with 25 saves in 40:43 of action.


North Penn 2 1 2—5

C.B. South 0 5 4—9


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