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

Hun School 4 Malvern Prep 2

Elian Estulin’s goal midway through the third period proved to be the game winner as Hun School bested Malvern Prep 4-2 in an Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference game Wednesday afternoon at Ice Line.

Scott Richmond, Ryan Levesque, and Justin LaPlante also scored goals for the Raiders, who improved to 5-8 overall
 and moved into third place in the APAC standings with a 2-3 conference mark. LaPlante and Brendan Marino contributed two assists each.

Julian Arsensult got the win in goal, making 51 saves in the process.

Jimmy and Jeremy Jacobs scored goals for the Friars (7-4, 1-4).

Jimmy Jacobs gave Malvern Prep a 1-0 lead 10:22 into the second period. Richmond tied the game for the Raiders with a power-play goal at the 13:32 mark before Levesque put Hun School in front with 2:03 left in the middle period.

Jeremy Jacobs tied the game for the hosts 6:11 into the final period but Estulin’s effort with 8:27 left in the game proved decisive.

Hun School 0 2 2—4

Malvern Prep 0 1 1—2

Second-period goals: Jimmy Jacobs (MP) from Gabe Bedwell and Aidan Kelly, 10:22; Scott Richmond (HS) from Justin LaPlante and Brendan Marino, 13:32 (pp); Ryan Levesque (HS) from LaPlante and Marino, 14:57

Third-period goals:  Jeremy Jacobs (MP) from Jack Sharer and Jimmy Jacobs, 6:11; Elian Estulin (HS) unassisted, 8:33; LaPlante (HS) from LeVesque, 16:06 (en)

Shots: Hun School 30, Malvern Prep 53; Saves: Julian Arsenault (HS) 51, Matt Crawford (MP) 26

Malvern Prep 4 Calvert Hall 1

Jeremy Jacobs scored two goals and Caiden Canale and Gavin Wilson also scored as defending Class AAA Flyers Cup and APAC champion Malvern Prep opened its season Monday with a 4-1 win over Calvert Hall at Ice Line.

The Friars took control of the game in the first period when Wilson, Jacobs, and Canale scored in a span of 7:44.
Brandon Novabilski got the win in goal, making 36 saves.

“Over the last two years we graduated a lot of seniors and needed some young guys to step up,” said Malvern Prep coach Bill Keenan. “I was pleased with our energy and tempo we set from the beginning. Our goalie came out strong and played a great game.”

Malvern Prep 4 Holy Ghost Prep 3 OT

Jeremy Jacobs scored 2:21 into overtime to give Malvern Prep a 4-3 win over Holy Ghost Prep Thursday night in an Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference game at Ice Line as the Friars celebrated Senior Night.

Caiden Canale, Aidan Kelly, and Jimmy Jacobs also scored for Malvern Prep (9-2, 5-0 in the APAC) which tightened its hold on first place in the APAC standings.

Sean Marshall scored for the Firebirds (9-7, 1-4-1-0 in conference) with 1:39 left in regulation to force overtime.

Canale opened the scoring for the Friars 2:34 into the first period before Brian Butler tied the game for Holy Ghost Prep with a power-play goal at the 4:14 mark. Kelly’s goal with 40 seconds left in the opening session gave the hosts a 2-1 lead.

Michael Holt tied the game for Holy Ghost Prep with 4:30 left in the middle period.

Jimmy Jacobs put Malvern Prep in front for the third time with 5:52 remaining in the third period before Marshall’s goal necessitated overtime.

“It was a big night for our team,” said Malvern Prep coach Bill Keenan. “We were playing our second game since December 15 and we knew we had to come ready to play.

“(Holy Ghost Prep) is a good team, they get pucks deep and crash the net and it was good to see them get the win, especially for our seniors.”

 Holy Ghost Prep 1 1 1 0—3

Malvern Prep 2 0 1 1—4

First-period goals: Caiden Canale (MP) from Jeremy Jacobs, 2:34; Brian Butler (HGP) unassisted, 4:12 (pp); Aidan Kelly (MP) from Jimmy Jacobs, 16:20

Second-period goal:  Michael Holt (HGP) from Colin Moore, 12:30

Third-period goals: Jimmy Jacobs (MP) unassisted, 11:08; Sean Marshall (HGP) from Moore and Ciaran Chambers, 14:21

Overtime goal: Jeremy Jacobs (MP) from Pierre Larocque, 2:21

Shots; Holy Ghost Prep 31, Malvern Prep 34

Saves: Jason Soule (HGP) 30, Anthony Perti (MP) 28

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Malvern Prep 6 St. Joseph’s Prep 5

Jeremy Jacobs scored his third goal of the game with 6.6 seconds remaining in regulation as the Friars bested the Hawks Friday night at the Skatium. The Friars scored four goals in the third period to record their third APAC win without defeat.

Joseph Samango recorded a hat trick for the Hawks who are now 0-1-0-2 in conference play

St. Joseph’s Prep 0 2 3—5

Malvern Prep 1 1 4—6

First-period goal: Jimmy Jacobs (MP) from Matt Harris and Jeremy Jacobs, 5:01 (pp)

Second-period goals: Garrett McDonald (SJP) from Declan Pierce and Tristan Wanata, 4:47; Harris (MP) from Pierre Larocque, 11:01; Jeffrey Hammond (SJP) from Liam Mooney,  11:34

Third-period goals: Joseph Samanago (SJP) from Mooney, 1:25; Jeremy Jacobs (MP) from Travis Buckley and Jonathan Holt, 7:49; Samango (SJP) from Hammond and Dante Passio, 8:34;  Jeremy Jacobs (MP) from Jack Sharer, 9:19; Larocque (MP) from Jeremy Jacobs, 10:52; Samango (SJP) unassisted, 15:34; Jeremy Jacobs (MP) unassisted. 16:54.

Shots: Malvern Prep 45, St. Joseph’s Prep 35; Saves: Anthony Perti 30 (MP) Rocco Bruno (SJP) 39

Jimmy Jacobs delivers the game’s first goal

Jeremy Jacobs delivers the game winner

Video provided by Gracie Cleveland