West Chester East 6 Springfield Declo 2
Trey Jefferis III scored two goals and four other players scored one goal each as West Chester East downed Springfield Declo 6-2 Monday night to claim the Class A Flyers Cup title at Ice Line.
The Vikings will take a perfect 25-0 record into Saturday’ state championship game against Norwin (11:00 at Ice Line). The Cougars finished at 18-2-0-3.
The first period turned into a shootout that featured five goals. and ended with the Vikings holding a 3-2 advantage. Ronan Mulholland scored just 48 seconds to the game to give the Cougars the early lead. Before the ended West Chester East had secured a 3-2 advantage.
Jefferis, Henry Thornton, and Connor Watson all scored for the Vikings in the opening session while Colin Hannigan added a goal for Springfield.
West Chester East broke the game open early in the second period when Danny Tirendi and Chase Becnel scored goals in a span of 1:48. Jefferis added his second goal with 6:24 left in the period.
This marks the third time West Chester East has won the Class A Flyers Cup. The previous two came in 2008 and ’13.
Springfield 2 0 0—2
West Chester East 3 3 0—6
First-period goals: Ronan Mulholland (S) from Adam Baumann, :48; Trey Jefferis (WCE) from Michael Cardarelli, 9:34; Henry Thornton (WCE)from Kyle Gross and Cam Greenawalt, 12:12 (sh); Colin Hannigan (S) from Zach Crain and Dominic Romolini, 13:16 (pp); Connor Watson (WCE) from Cardarelli, 14:49
Second-period goals: Danny Tirendi (WCE) from Thornton and Chase Khounsacknarath,:44; Chase Becnel (WCE) Cardarelli, 2:32 (pp); Jefferis (WCE) from Becnel, 10:36
Shots: Springfield Delco 24, West Chester East 56; Saves: Luca DiMarcantonio(S) 50, Jesse Davis (WCE) 22