Malvern Prep 6 Father Judge 2

WEST GOSHEN—After an up-and-down regular season and a loss in the APAC play-in game, Malvern Prep had an opportunity to make a fresh start Monday night in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAA Flyers Cup. The Friars made the most of the opportunity.

Jimmy and Jeremy Jacobs two goals each as Malvern Prep, the defending Cup champion, turned in a dominant performance in a 6-2 win over Father Judge at Ice Line.

The fourth-seeded Friars (10-7). will face top-seeded La Salle in the semifinals on a date to be announced.  The fifth-seeded Crusaders closed the campaign at 15-4-0-1. Three of their losses were to APAC teams.

It’s best to be wary of an unfamiliar opponent at Flyers Cup time, and the Friars and the Crusaders did not meet during the regular season. 

Jimmy Jacobs said the Friars focused on what they had to do as versus what the Crusaders might do.

“I think they only thing we could do is just play out game,” he said, “and see how we do from there. You can’t really have a game plan if you’ve never played against them before.”

Jeremy Jacobs said that lack of familiarity helped keep him and his teammates focused.

“It’s the Flyers Cup, it’s one and done,” he said. “It could be over if you lose. You’ve definitely got to treat the game like it’s a championship game, and just go out there and play as hard as you can.”

The Friars did just that, especially in the first period. It took Jimmy Jacobs just 2 minutes, 16 sends to get a puck past Crusader goaltender David Marcellino to give Malvern Prep a 1-0 lead. Jeremy Jacobs extended the Friars’ lead with a shorthand goal at the 8:09 mark. Devon Mallon got father Judge on the scoreboard exactly 12 minutes unto the opening session, but Jack Sharer answered for the Friars with 2:15 remaining in the period.

Jeremy Jacobs spoke to the importance of his team’s fast start.

“Just to get the tempo of the game going,” he said, and show them who we really are, and put pucks in the back of the net quick.

“Quick starts are really the key to games. Momentum off the start is huge.”

Jimmy Jacobs and Gavin Wilson scored goals 1 minute, 47 seconds apart to extend the Friars’ lead to 5-1 2:27 into the second period. The Friar offense was in high gear; by evening’s end they had been credited with 45 shots on goal.

Robert Cattalo scored for Judge 9:48 into the period to cut into the Malvern Prep lead but Jeremy Jacobs scored his second goal of the game 8:38 into the final period to put the exclamation point on the Friars’ win.

Jimmy Jacobs said he and his teammates are focused on the task at hand. 
“The good thing with the Flyers Cup, and the bad thing, is it’s one and done.” he said.”

Father Judge. 1 1 0—2

Malvern Prep 3 2 1—6

First-period goals: Jimmy Jacobs (MP) from Jeremy Jacobs and Gabe Bedwell, 2:36; Jeremy Jacobs (MP) from Jimmy Jacobs, 8:09 (sh); Devon Mallon (FJ) from Robert Cattalo, 12:00; Jack Sharer (MP) unassisted, 14:45

Second-period goals: Jimmy Jacobs (MP) from Jeremy Jacobs, :40; Gavin Wilson (MP) unassisted, 2:27 Carratlo (FJ) from Gavin Moore, 9:48

Third-period goal: Jeremy Jacobs (MP) unassisted, 8:22 (sh)

Shots: Father Judge 29, Malvern Prep 45; Saves: David Marcellino 39, Brandon Novabilski 27

Flyers Cup Results Monday, March 6

Class A First Round

Penncrest 4 Plymouth Whitemarsh 0

Lower Dauphin 5 vs Unionville 1 6:30

Marple Newtown 7 vs. WC Henderson 2

Hershey 4 Strath Haven 2

Council Rock North 7 Radnor 2

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

WC Rustin 10 Wissahickon 0

Class AA First Round

Conestoga 6 Downingtown West 3

Class AAA First Round

Holy Ghost Prep 10 Cardinal O’Hara 1 

Malvern Prep 6 Father Judge 2

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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

Flyers Cup Rankings 2-13-23

 Class AAA

  1. Holy Ghost Pre[
  2. La Salle
  3. St. oseph’s Prep
  4. Malvern Prep
  5. Father udge

Class AA

  1. Council Rock South
  2. Conestoga
  3. Pennridge
  4. Avon Grove
  5. Pennsbury

Class A

  1. West Chester East
  2. West Chester Rustin
  3. Marple Newtown
  4. Radnor
  5. Hershey


  1. Avon Grobe
  2. Downingtown West
  3. Unionville
  4. West Chester East
  5. Kingsway


  1. Salesianum
  2. Cherokee
  3. Eastern
  4. Washington Township
  5. Moorsetown

This is the final set of rankings before the field for the Flyers Cup tournament will be finalized on February 26. The tournament is an invitational event; teams are selected and seeded by the Flyers Cup Committee. There are no automatic bids.

APAC Sets Playoff Dates

The Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference has set dates for the Founders Cup playoffs.

The postseason will commence the week of February 13 with a play-in game between fourth seed Hun School and fifth seed Malvern Prep on Tuesday, February 14 at 4:00. Hun School will ahve home-ice advantage. The winner swill advance to the semifinals and face the top seed, the winner of Monday’s game between Holy Ghost Prep and La Salle.

The semifinals will be played as a doubleheader on Wednesday, February 22 at Hatfield Ice, with game times set for 4:00 and 6:00. The Holy Ghost Prep-La Salle loser will be seeded second and face St. Joseph’s Prep, which will be seeded third

The Founders Cup championship game will be played Wednesday, March 1 and hosted by the highest seeded finalist.

That means the APAC champion will be determined after the Flyers Cup seedings are unveiled on February 26.

C.R. South, Pennridge Set for Key SHSHL Matchup

It shapes up as the most significant game of the year in the SHSHL, and one of the league’s most meaningful regular-season games of recent years.
Council Rock and Pennridge will square off Wednesday night in a game that is likely to have a profound impact on the SHSHL’s National Division standings and the Class AA Flyers Cup rankings.

Game time is 7:20 in the Blue Rink at Hatfield Ice. The game will also be streamed on the Flyers Cup YouTube channel.

It’s the second meeting of the season between the two teams. Pennridge won the first meeting 7-4 on December 15 in a game that counted toward the Flyers Cup rankings but not in the division standings.

Here’s how the teams match up for Wednesday’s game.

Council Rock South (11-1-0-1, 5-0-0-1 in the National Division)

Coach: Joe Houk

Leading scorers: Blaize Pepe 13 goals 12 assists 25 points

                              Kevin Koles 9/13/22

                              Jake Weiner 15/6/21

Goaltender: Carson Lopez .915 Save percentage 2.16 GAA

Pennridge (10-3, 5-1 in the National Division)

Coach: Jeff Montagna

Leading scorers: Andrew Savona 16 goals 22 assists 38 points

                              Kevin Pico 16/18/34

                              Shane Dachowski 16/12/28

Goaltender: Jacob Gilbert .870 Save percentage 3.76 GAA

Flyers Cup Rankings 1-23-23

 Flyers Cup Rankings as of 1-23-23

Class AAA

  1. Holy Ghost Prep
  2. La Salle
  3. St. Joseph’s Prep
  4. Malvern Prep
  5. Father Judge

Class AA

  1. Avon Grove
  2. Conestoga
  3. Council Rock South
  4. Pennridge
  5. Pennsbury

Class A

  1. West Chester Rustin
  2. West Chester East
  3. Marple Newtown
  4. Garnet Valley
  5. Hershay


1. Salesianum

2. Cherokee

3. Eastern

4. Washington Township

5. Moorsetown 


  1. Downingtown West
  2. Avon Grove
  3. Unionville
  4. West Chester Rustin
  5. Kingsway

Flyers Cup Rankings #1

The Flyers Cup Committee has released its firsts et of rankings for the 2022-23 season. The rankings are based on won-loss records, strength of schedule, and observations by members of the committee.

Non-league games scheduled by individual teams are not factored into the rankings, but are included here where applicable.

Records listed below are based on information available through December 29.


  1. Holy Ghost Prep (APAC) 9-2
  2. La Salle College High School (APAC) 5-6-2
  3. Malvern Prep (APAC) 6-2
  4. St. Joes Prep (APAC) 9-2-2
  5. Father Judge (ICSHL PCL) 6-4


  1. Council Rock South (SHSHL National) 6-1
  2. Avon Grove (ICSHL Ches-Mont) 6-1
  3. Pennsbury (SHSHL National) 7-2
  4. Conestoga (ICSHL Central) 8-1-1
  5. Neshaminy (SHSHL National) 6-2


  1. West Chester Rustin (ICSHL Ches-Mont) 5-3
  2. West Chester East (ICSHL Ches-Mont) 5-3
  3. Marple (ICSHL Central) 7-4-0-1
  4. Garnet Valley (ICSHL Central) 5-4
  5. Lower Dauphin (CPIHL) 9-3


  1. Salesianum (ICSHL PCL) 6-0
  2. Cherokee (SJHSHL) 9-0-1
  3. Washington TWP. (SJHSHL) 4-1-2
  4. Eastern (SJHSHL) 2-3-1
  5. Moorestown (SJHSHL) 1-5


  1. Downingtown West (ICSHL National) 5-5
  2. Avon Grove (ICSHL National)  6-4
  3. Unionville (ICSHL National) 3-6
  4. West Chester Rustin (ICSHL American) 7-2
  5. Kingsway (ICSHL American) 6-2-1

Flyers Alumni Association Presents An Adaptive Bike Surprise

We thank Help Hope Live for providing this content

We are so excited to announce our 20th adaptive bike giveaway to a local recipient living with disabilities. This weekend, nine-year-old Raelynn Alaina Morrison got a chance to ride her new adaptive bike – customized to her mobility needs.Flyers Alumni Brad Marsh pushes 9-year-old Raelynn as family members and neighbors look on. Raelynn is smiling from ear to ear as she sits atop the bright orange ad black adaptive bike.

“It was truly magical,” observed our Executive Director, Kelly Green. “Raelynn was completely surprised and overjoyed, and she was able to ride her new bike independently. It was so special. It will really help her not only to ride with her sibling but also to continue to progress in physical therapy as she gets more activity and exercise. The entire family was so grateful.”9-year-old Raelynn rides her new adaptive bike in the street outside of her home as Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Bob Kelly, Brad Marsh, and Joe Watson look on smiling. Raelynn is being pushed by a family member who wears a black Flyers jersey that matches hers.

“Raelynn was so happy. This little girl was amazing!! Yup, I cried.”

Born 10 weeks premature, Raelynn is living with cerebral palsy, quadriplegia, and symptoms of epilepsy and sight loss. Her family is grateful for her warm and smiling presence. Her diagnosis comes along with a multitude of care and wellness challenges, including a need for ongoing therapy and surgical procedures to maintain as much flexibility and motion in her legs and feet as possible.

For kids like Raelynn, an adaptive bike can be a game-changer, giving them access to a classic childhood pleasure while increasing their ability to enjoy exercise, fresh air, and spending time with their families and communities. However, insurance typically refuses to help with the cost of an adaptive bike, leaving families on the hook for $5,000 or more out-of-pocket.

With the help of generous partners, including the Flyers Alumni Association, our local Freedom Concepts adaptive bike giveaways bring joy within reach.Flyers Alumni Brad Marsh holds the back of the black and orange Flyers themed adaptive bike as 9-year-old Raelynn sits on the bike and raises one arm into the air. Raelynn and a family member wear matching black Philadelphia Flyers jerseys. They are in a concrete driveway.

Raelynn’s bike giveaway was made possible with assistance from our friends at the Flyers Alumni Association through their Every Child Deserves a Bike program. We love working with Brad, Bob, Joe, and the entire Flyers Alumni family to bring these special moments to life!

Raelynn’s family will continue to fundraise with Help Hope Live for the out-of-pocket expenses associated with her diagnosis. Said Kelly Green:

“They adore their Client Services Coordinator. They are coming up with so many great fundraising ideas!”

Flyers Cup Committee Lists Eligible Teams

A total of 66 teams, competing in five divisions, have been declared eligible for the 2023 Flyers Cup. The 44rd edition of the tournament will conclude the 2022-23 season.

The 66 eligible teams designated by the Flyers Cup Committee represent an increase of six teams over last year.

The boys’ teams were slotted based on enrollment, with line of demarcation between Class A and Class AA teams being 625 male students.

The biggest change will be in Class AAA where three co-op teams will be under consideration. Perkiomen Valley will combine with Coventry Christian, Archbishop Carroll will align with Pope John Paul while Bishop Shanahan has entered a co-op arrangement with Coatesville.

The co-op agreement those that the PIAA authorizes in other sports. Flyers Cup Committee President Eric Tye explains that the idea of the co-ops is to help new hockey programs get off the ground.

“It’s the Flyers Cup Committee trying to help new teams get started,” he said. “The co-op is only good for two years. So, in two years they need to do something.”

In recent years, the Class AAA bracket has been the exclusive domain of private schools.  The last public school team to win a Class AAA Flyers Cup was Council Rock in 1991.

The list below is up to date through November 18 and is subject to change. The number of teams that will actually be invited will be determined by the Flyers Cup Committee.

The tournament field will be named on February 26; the tournament kicks off on March 6.

Class AAA (10)

Archbishop Carroll/Pope John Paul II

Bishop Shanahan/Coatesville

Cardinal O’Hara

Father Judge

Holy Ghost Prep

La Salle

Malvern Prep

Perkiomen Valley

Roman Catholic

St. Joseph’s Prep

Class AA


Avon Grove



Central Bucks East

Central Bucks South

Central Bucks West


Council Rock South

Cumberland Valley

Downingtown East

Downingtown West


Lower Merion


North Penn

Owen J. Roberts






Spring Ford

Class A (17)

Council Rock North

Garnet Valley


Lower Dauphin

Marple Newtown


Plymouth Whitemarsh




Strath Haven


West Chester East

West Chester Henderson

West Chester Rustin


New Jersey/Delaware (6)






Washington Township

Girls (10)

Avon Grove


Downingtown West





West Chester East

West Chester Henderson

West Chester Rustin