Flyers Cup Rankings for 1-17

Rankings based on on-ice performance and observations of the Flyers Cup Committee


  1. Malvern Prep (APAC)
  2. St. Joes Prep (APAC)
  3. Holy Ghost Prep (APAC)
  4. La Salle College High School (APAC)
  5. Father Judge (ICSHL PCL)


  1. Pennridge (SHSHL Continental)
  2. Haverford High (ICSHL Central)
  3. Council Rock South (SHSHL National)
  4. Avon Grove (ICSHL Ches-Mont)
  5. Downingtown West (ICSHL Ches-Mont)


  1. West Chester East (ICSHL Ches-Mont)
  2. Springfield (ICSHL Central)
  3. West Chester Rustin (ICSHL Ches-Mont)
  4. Hershey (CPIHL)
  5. Plymouth Whitemarsh (SHSHL American)


  1. Salesianum (ICSHL PCL)
  2. Eastern (SJHSHL)
  3. Shawnee (SJHSHL)
  4. Kingsway (SJHSHL)
  5. Moorestown (SJHSHL)
  6. Cherokee (SJHSHL)


  1. West Chester Henderson (ICSHL NAT)
  2. Avon Grove (ICSHL NAT)
  3.  Downingtown West (ICSHL NAT)
  4. Unionville (ICSHL AM)
  5. Kingsway (ICSHL AM)

Flyers Cup Rankings Updated

There was relatively little movement in the Flyers Cup Committee’s second set of power rankings which were released Monday. 

In Class AAA the top five remained unchanged. In Class AA Council Rock South moved into fifth place, displacing Pennridge. In Class A, Wissahickon, which was ranked fifth last week, and Springfield-Delco, which had been ranked fourth, exchanged placed. in the girls’ rankings, Downingtown West moved into the top spot ahead of Bux-Mont as the two teas reversed positions from last week while Avon Grove, now ranked fourth, and West Chester Bayard Rustin, now fifth, also exchanged places.

The committee will not release another set of rankings before the full tournament field is released on March 28.

Class AAA

1. Malvern Prep

2. Holy Ghost Prep

3. La Salle

4. St. Joseph’s Prep

5. Roman Catholic

Class AA

1. Downingtown West

2. Pennsbury

3. Haverford High

4. Spring-Ford

5. Council Rock South

Class A

1. West Chester East

2. Strath Haven

3. West Chester Henderson

4. Wissahockon

5. Springfield-Delco


1. Downingtown West

2. Bux-Mont

3. West Chester Henderson

4. Avon Grove

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Flyers Cup Tournament Officially Cancelled

The Flyers Cup Committee has issued the following statement:


In accordance with Governor Wolf’s mandate that all Pennsylvania schools will remained closed to in-student learning for the remainder of the academic year, the Flyers Cup Committee has made the unfortunate decision to cancel the remainder of the 2020 Flyers Cup tournament as well as the Pennsylvania State Championships.
This was certainly not an easy decision, but given the current and ongoing status of COVID-19, along with several other factors, we collectively feel that this is the unfortunate necessary option for the safety and well being of our players, coaches, officials, and communities as we follow the direction of many other scholastic, national, and international events.
These are unprecedented times and we share the disappointment of the teams still vying for championships at each given classification .We understand that this is not the end goal that each team set for the 2019-2020 season, but it unfortunately is the necessary ending. As a result of this decision, all remaining teams will have their team names only, engraved on the respective trophy as a group. There unfortunately will also not be any recognition of individual or all-tournament teams.
Stay safe and be well,
The Flyers Cup Committee

Flyers Cup Class AAA Semifinals on Tap

The Flyers Cup Class AAA semifinals  will go on as scheduled Thursday night at Hatfield Ice. Top-seeded Holy Ghost Prep will face fifth-seeded Father Judge in the 6:30 opener. Second seed and  defending champion La Salle will face St. Joseph’s Prep in the 8:45 nightcap.

The finals will be held Friday at Ice Line with a scheduled 7 p.m. start.

Holy Ghost Prep vs. Father  Judge 6:30

Fifth-seeded Father Judge carries a 12-game winning streak into the semifinals. The Crusaders are 18-5 overall and are the champions of the Intercounty League’s PCL Division. Sean Melso leads the Crusaders in scoring with 14 goals and 29 assists for 43 points. Robert Werner has provided 27 goals and 15 assists for 42 points. The Crusaders have won two Cups,  the Class AA crown in 1993 and the Class AAA title in 2000.

Top-seeded Holy Ghost Prep (14-4-2-1-0)  has won eight of its last nine games. It’s only loss in that span came against La Salle in the Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference championship game. Byron Hartley leads the team in scoring with 23 goals and 15 assists for 38 points. Evan Mudrick has added 12 goals and 10 assists for 22 points. The Firebirds won the Class AA championship in 2003 and Class AAA titles in 2007, ’15, and ’17.

La Salle  vs. St. Joseph’s Prep 8:45

La Salle, the defending champion and second seed,  is seeking to win its 12th Flyers Cup title, an all-time record (11 have come in Class AAA, one in Class AA. The Explorers are 13-11-2-2 heading into the semifinals. They’ve won six straight games and seven of their last nine. Keennan Schneider leads the Explorers in scoring with nine goals and 18 assists for 27 points. David Kimmel has provoded 13 goals and 12 assists for 25 points.

St. Joseph’s Prep (11-9-1-4 in all competitions) captured its first Flyers Cup title two years ago. This year’s team relies on balance. Jimmy Craig is pacing the team in scoring with seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points.

Flyers Cup Schedule Revised in Response to Coronavirus

The Flyers Cup Committee has revised and consolidated the remainder of the tournament schedule. The revisions were made because of ongoing concerns re; the coronavirus. The game times  and sites listed below are as of 11:30 AM on March 12.

Thursday, Match 12

Class AAA Semifinals at Hatfield Ice

6:30 Holy Ghost Prep vs. Father Judge

8:45 La Salle vs. St. Joseph’s Prep

Friday, March 13

7:00 Class AAA Final at Hatfield Ice

Saturday, March 14

NJ/DE Semi – Finals at Vorhees
   4:45pm – Moorsetown vs Wash Twp
    7:00pm – Salesianum vs Shawnee
Girls Semifinals at Iceline
2:00pm – Unionville vs Buxmont
4:00pm- WC East vs WC Henderson
Sunday, March 15
Sun 3/15 – AA Final Perkiomen Valley vs Downingtown West, 4 pm at Iceline
Sun 3/15 – Girls Final – 6pm at Iceline
Sun 3/15 – A Final Hershey vs Palmyra, 7pm at Klick Lewis Arena
Our thanks to the Flyers Cup Committee

Hershey, Palmyra, Win Flyers Cup Class A Semifinals

Evan Saxman’s goal 5:57 into the third period proved to be the game winner as Palmyra bested Bayard Rustin 5-3 Monday night in a Class A Flyers Cup semifinal at Ice Line. The second-seeded Cougars will face Hershey for the title Monday night, assuring that a Central Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League team will win a Flyers Cup title for the first time in the event’s 41-year history.

Third-seeded Bayard Rustin, which was trying to win its seventh straight Flyers Cup title, took a 1-0 lead when Evan Yori scored 2:44 into the opening period but Owen Schmidt and Gabriel Page responded to give the Cougars a 2-1 lead by period’s end.

Yori tied the game 10:25 into the second period before Robert Crook gave the Knights a 3-2 lead with 3:26 left in the period.

Gabriel Page tied the game for the Cougars with 2:26 left to send the teams to the third period tied 3-3.

Saxman’s goal put Palmyra in front for good before Kyle Ziemba scored an empty net goal with 10 seconds remaining.

Jackson Bell got the win in goal, making 37 saves. Rustin had a 40-30 edge in shots.

Bayard Rustin 1 2 0—3

Palmyra 2 1 2—5




Jake Kloss, Hank Reed, and Jason Rippon scored two goals each as Hershey defeated West Chester East 6-3 Monday night in a Class A Flyers Cup semifinal at Ice Line. Toby Kauffman added two assists for the fifth-seeded Trojans advanced to next Tuesday’s final against either West Chester Bayard Rustin or Palmyra.

Chase Becnel, Luca Touring, and John Conlon scored goals for the top-seeded Vikings.

Kloss and Reed scored goals in a span of 1:46 to give Hershey a 2-0 lead by the 7:34 mark of the first period

Colon’s power-play goal for Rustin made it a 2-1 game with 3:04 left in the period.

Bechtel tied the game for the Vikings 5:04 into the second period but Reed and Kloss scored goals to give the Trojans a 4-2 lead with 2:21 left in the period.

Touring scored for the Vikings with 6:07 left in regulation to make it a one-goal game but Rippon answered for the Trojans with 4:51 left before scoring into an empty net with 1:43 remaining.

The Vikings outshot the Trojans 32-25.


Flyers Cup Game Times Updated

The latest information on game sites and times for the 41st Flyers Cup tournament

There will be a girls’ play-in game on Sunday, March 8

Bux-Mont 4 Avon Grove 1



Class A

Monday, March 9 at Ice Line


1 West Chester East vs 5 Hershey 6:15

2 Palmyra vs 3 West Chester Bayard Rustin 8:15

Tuesday, March 17 at Ice Line

6:15 Championship Game


New Jersey/Delaware


Tuesday, March 10 at the Coliseum in Voorhees

1 Eastern vs 8 Washington Township  6:00

4 Cherokee vs 5 Washington Township 6:15

3 Appoquinimink vs 6 Shawnee 8:15

2 Salesianum vs 7 Egg Harbor  8:30



Class AA

Wednesday, March 11 at  Skatium


6:30 2 Haverford vs 3 Perkiomen Valley

8:45 5 Downingtown West vs 8 Boyertown

Tuesday, March 17 at Ice Line

8:15  Championship Game


Class AAA

Thursday. Match 12 at Hatfield Ice


6:30 1 Holy Ghost Prep vs 5 Father Judge

8:45 2 La Salle vs 3 St. Joseph’s Prep

Wednesday, March 18 at Hatfield Ice

7:00 Championship Game

The six Pennsylvania boys’ semifinal games will air love via You Tube HERE

La Salle 8, Roman Catholic 1

HATFIELD— Keenan Schneider is playing his first season of varsity hockey for La Salle. But the sophomore is making his presence felt, night in and night out. Schneider scored four goals and added two assists Thursday night as the Explorers rolled over Roman Catholic 8-1 in a Class AAA Flyers Cup quarterfinal game at Hatfield Ice.

Next up is the semifinal round; the Explorers will face third-seeded St. Joseph’s Prep in a game that is tentatively set for next Wednesday or Thursday. The site and time are expected to be finalized sometime Friday.

Schneider, who plays left wing, had plenty of help from his linemates. Center David Kimmel, a junior, scored a goal and assisted on five others, including all four of Schneider’s. Right wing Jake Hannon, also a junior, added a goal and an assist.
The trio joined forces in midseason. Coincidentally, it wasn’t long after that that La Salle’s fortunes took a great leap forward.

“We just have good chemistry together,” Schneider said. “We get along in school, we’re good friends. We just play. Once we get one, we want to get a lot more.”
La Salle coach Wally Muehlbronner credited the line for giving La Salle some early momentum Thursday night. “That line has had really good chemistry,” he said. “We kind of stumbled into that line, by default almost, but they’ve really clicked.”

Second-seeded La Salle 13-11-2-2 overall) skated the scoring at the 5:43 mark of the first period when David Kimmel beat Cahillite goaltender Michael Smith with a forehander from midway between the two circle. The Explorers had much of the better of the play from there and finished the first frame with a 12-3 edge in shots.

La Salle broke the game open in the second period as Schneider completed a natural hat trick in a span of exactly four minutes to make it a 4-0 game with 6:04 left in the period.

The seventh seeded Cahillites (10-10) rallied briefly when Brandon Finnimore scored 23 seconds into the third period but Schneider answered with his fourth goal of the night just 66 seconds later before Hannon, Max Maddallo, and Dan Dolan added additional goals.

Tempers flared with 8:33 left in the game and four players were caught up in the ensuing altercation. Roman’s Brennan Whittaker drew a major penalty for fighting plus an automatic game misconduct. His teammate Andrew Hotolitz was booked for two minutes for head contact plus a 10-minute misconduct. Maddalo along with the Explorers’ Jake Armstrong were also received minor penalties plus misconducts for head contact.

La Salle finished with a 42-15 edge in shots.

In other Class AAA Flyers Cup quarterfinals
#1 Holy Ghost Prep 8 #8 Bishop Shanahan 0
#5 Father Judge 6 #4 Malvern Prep 2
#3 St. Joseph’s Prep 3, #6 Cardinal O’Hara 2

The semifinals will match La Salle against St. Joseph’s Prep and Holy Ghost Prep against Father Judge, Those games are tentatively set for next Wednesday or Thursday.

Roman Catholic 0 0 1—1
La Salle 1 3 4—8
First-period goals: David Kimmel (L) from Keenan Schneider and Andrew Budzynski, 5:43;
Second-period goals: Schneider (L) from Jake Hannon and David Kimmel, 5:56; Schneider from Kimmel, 6:45; Schneider (L) from Jake Hannon and Kimmel, 9:56.
Third-period goals: Brandon Finnimore (RC) unassisted, :23; Schneider (L) from Kimmel, 1:29; Hannon (L) from Kimmel and Schneider, 5:46; Max Maddalo (L) from Jake Armstrong and Collin Keiser, 7:14; Dan Dolan (L) from Francis Ford, 14:56.
Shots: Roman Catholic 15, LaSalle 42; Saves: Michael Smith (RC) 34, Aidan McCabe (L) 14

Flyers Cup Continues

The 41st Flyers Cup tournament continues Wednesday night with four Class A quarterfinal games. All four games will be played ar Ice Line in West Goshen Township

 West Chester East 5  Lower Dauphin 3

Hershey 4, Strath Haven 0  

 West Chester Bayard Rustin 4 Unionville 1

Palmyra 4 Springfield Delco 1

Semifinals on Monday at Ice Line

1 West Chester East vs 5 Hershey   6:15

2 Pamyra vs 3 Bayard Rustin           8:15


The Class AA quarterfinals are scheduled for Thursday

1 Central Bucks South vs 8 Boyertown 6:20 at Hatfield Ice

4 North Penn vs 5 Downingtown West 8:30 at Hatfield Ice

3 Perkionen Valley vs 6 Council Rock South 6:15 at ice Line

10 Pennridge vs 2 Haverford 6:30 at Skatium

Winners to semifinals on March 11 or 12


The Class AAA quarterfinals are scheduled for Thursday

1 Holy Ghost Prep vs 8 Bishop Shanahan  6:30 at Grundy Arena

4 Malvern Prep vs 5 Father Judge 8:15 at Ice Line

3 St. Joseph’s Prep vs 6 Cardinal O’Hara 8:45 at Skatium

2 La Salle vs 7 Roman Catholic   7:30 at Hatfield Ice

Winners to semifinals on March 11 or 12


Class AA Flyers Cup Bracket Opens Up on Tuesday

Tuesday, March 3 Class AA

Central Bucks South 4, Conestoga 1

Boyertown 4 Central Bucks East 1

North Penn 4, Ridley 1

Downingtown West 7, Pennsbury 3

Perkiomen Valley 8, Dowingtown East 5

Council Rock South 7, Parkland 5

Pennridge 4, Neshaminy 3

Haverford 8   Central Bucks West 0


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