State Championship Schedule

The Pennsylvania Cup championship games are scheduled for Saturday. All three games will be played at the

Robert Morris University Island Sports Center inNeville Township, PA

Here’s the schedule

Class A

West Chester East 8 Kiski 1

Third consecutive state title for West Chester East and fifth overall.

Class AA 2:00 PM

Pennsbury vs. South Fayette

Class 3A    5:00 PM
La Salle vs. Peters Township

West Chester East 6 Springfield Delco 2

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

Flyers Cup Championship Schedule


Monday, March 21          

Class AAA

Malvern Prep vs. St. Joseph’s Prep, 6:30 at Ice Line

Class A

West Chester East vs. Springfield Delco 8:30 at Ice Line

Tuesday March 22

Class AA

Pennridge vs. Council Rock South   7:45 at Ice Line

Flyers Cup Rankings for 12-27-21

The first set of Flyers Cup rankings for the 2021-22 season have been released. The rankings are based on results, records, and the opinions of members of the Flyers Cup Committee, who observe games  either in person or virtually.


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


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


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


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


  1. West Chester Henderson (ICSHL National)
  2. Downingtown West (ICSHL National)
  3. Avon Grove (ICSHL National)
  4. Unionville (ICSHL American)
  5. Conestoga (ICSHL American)
  6. Radnor (ICSHL American)

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PA State Hockey Rankings

compiled by Jeff Mauro

 Class AAA

  1. Malvern Prep 7-2
  2. Holly Ghost Prep 9-3
  3. North Allegheny   10-1
  4. Pine Richland     9-2
  5. Peters Township 9-4-1
  6. Baldwin 6-2-3
  7. La Salle 3-4
  8. Seneca Valley 6-4

Class AA

  1. Thomas Jefferson 10-0
  2. Haverford 8-2
  3. Pennridge 8-0
  4. Downingtown West 7-1
  5. Franklin Regional 10-1-1
  6. Armstrong 9-1-2
  7. Penn Trafford 7-2
  8. Meadville 9-2 and Council Rock South 5 -1-1

         Class A

  1. West Chester East 10-0
  2. Quaker Valley 9-0
  3. Springfield Delco 6-1
  4. Fox Chapel 11-0
  5. Norwin 9-2-1
  6. Hershey 5-1
  7. North Catholic 8-2-1
  8. West Chester Rustin 7-5

Flyers Cup Update 4-20-21

Class AA Final

Haverford 4, Downingtown West 1

Jacob Orazi scored twice as third-seeded Haverford bested top-seeded Downingtown West 4-1 Tuesday night in the Class AA Flyers Cup final at Ice Line.

Jagur McClelland and Daniel Quartapella also scored for the Fords, who captured the fifth Cup in school history.

Tyler DeTreux scored for Dowingtown West to give the top-seeded Whippets a 1-0 lead 3:33 into the first period.

McClelland and Orazi scored second-period goals for the Fords. Orazi’s shorthanded effort with 1:12 left in the period proved to be the game winner.

Daniel Quartapella and Orazi scored empty-net goals late in the third period.

Haverford 0 2 2—4

Downingtown West 1 0 0—1

First-period goals: Tyler DeTreux (DW) from Thomas Fetterman and Zakari Spero, 3:33

Second-period goals: Jagur McClelland (H) unassisted, 5:43; Jacob Orazi (H) from Mike Mc Geoch and Aidenn Johnson, 15:48 (sh)

Third-period goals: Daniel Quartapella (H) unassisted, 16:01 (en); Orazi (H) unassisted, 16:44 (en)

Shots Haverford 49, Downingtown West 30;: Saves: Jai Jani (H) 29, Aidan McHutchinson, 49

Flyers Cup Class A Final

West Chester East 3, West Chester Henderson 2

Chase Bencel’s goal with 2:04 left in the second period proved to be the game winner Tuesday night as the top-seeded Vikings bested the Warriors in the Class A Flyers Cup at ice Line. Greg Diamond and Henry Thornton also scored for West Chester East, who captured the third Flyers Cup title in school history. Dylan Trench and Alex Holloway scored for the sixth-seeded Warriors.

West Chester East had a 60-26 shot advantage; Henderson goaltender Dylan Kirk made 57 saves.

WC Henderson 2 0 0—2

WC East 1 2 0—3

First-period goals: Dylan Trench (WCH) from Brian Bowan and Alex Holloway, 5:07; Greg Diamond (WCE) from Chase Becnel and Tristan D’Elia, 11:02 (pp); Holloway (WCH) from Dylan DeAngelo and Chris Laurence, 15:12

Second-period goals: Henry Thornton (WCE) from D’Elia, 6:12; Bencel (WCE) from Diamond, 14:56

Shots: WC Henderson 26, WC East 60; Saves: Dylan Krick (WCH) 57, Jake Godshall (WCE) 24

Flyers Cup Finals Preview

All Games at Ice Line

Class AAA

Malvern Prep vs. La Salle Monday, 8:15

The top-seeded Friars and second-seeded Explorers are each seeking their 12thFlyers Cup championship.

Malvern Prep (13-1), which won the Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference regular–season title, features the conference’s two top scorers. Matt Harris scored 13 goals and added 12 assists for 25 points during the regular season and has added three goals and an assist in the Flyers Cup tournament. Jack Constabile contributed 15 goals and eight assists during the regular season plus a goal and an assist in Flyers Cup play

Goaltender Anthony Perti has allowed just two goals in two Flyers Cup games after compiling a 1.84 goals against average and a .934 save percentage in the regular season.

The Friars are looking for their first Flyers Cup since 2005.

La Salle (10-4) is the defending Class AAA Flyers Cup and state champion. The Explorers are paced by Michael Casey, who collected 13 goals and six assists during the regular season for 19 points. He’s added five goals and two assists in two Flyers Cup games. David Kimmel scored six regular-season goals and added nine assists plus a goal and an assist in Flyers Cup play.

Liam Gross compiled a 1.90 goals-against average in the regular season plus a .916 save percentage. He’s allowed three goals in the Flyers Cup.

Flyers Cup Committee President Eric Tye is anticipating a closely contested affair “This is the one (the seeding committee) got right,” he said. “The one and two seeds made it to the finals. I don’t know if you can pick a winner.

“I watched (both semifinals). La dale and Holy Ghost was tight until the end and Malvern had to go to the end with St. Joe’s. I imagine this will be a one-goal game, a two-goal game at the most.”

Malvern Prep won two of three regular-season meetings between the two team this season.

The Friars and the Explorers are tentatively scheduled to meet for the APAC championship on a date to be announced following the state championship game.

Class AA

Downingtown West vs. Haverford Tuesday, 8:15

 Top-seeded Whippets (12-3-1) is seeking the first Flyers Cup in the school’s history. The Whippets are paced by Zakari Spero who scored nine goals and added 13 assists during the regular season/league playoffs for 22 points. He’s added three goals and five assists over the course of three Flyers Cup games. Thomas Fetterman scored eight goals and added 10 assists during the regular season and has added four goals and four assists in Flyers Cup play.

Goaltender Aidan McHutchinson compiled a 2.71 goals against average in regular-season play with a save percentage of .925. He’s been even better in the Flyers Cup with a 2.29 GAA.

Downingtown West handed Haverford its only loss this season; the two teams split a pair of regular-season meeting.
The Fords (15-1) come into the final with a 13-game winning streak. They are seeking the fifth Flyers Cup in their history and their first since 2007.

Jagur McClelland leads the team in scoring with 18 regular-season goals for 22 assists for 40 points plus five goals and five assists in three Flyers Cup games. Jacob Orazi pocketed 14 regular-season goals and 20 assists and added five goals and six assists in the Flyers Cup tournament.

Jal Jani has been outstanding in goal. He compiled a 1.36 goals-against average and a .946 save percentage during the regular season. Over the course of three Flyers Cup games, he’s put together a 1.47 GAA.

Tye says both teams will be primed for the title game after being challenged in the semifinals. Downingtown West prevailed over 12th-seeded Avon Grove while Haverford bested number-10 Pennridge.

“They both got tested really hard in the semifinals,” Tye said. “Avon Grove gave Downingtown West everything they could handle and Pennridge gave Haverford everything they could handle.”

Class A

West Chester East vs. West Chester Henderson Tuesday, 6:00

The top-seeded Vikings (16-0) have been dominant all season, defeating all 16 of their opponents and outscoring them 105-16. They’re seeking the third Flyers Cup title in their history, the first since 2013.

Greg Diamond leads the team in scoring, considering all 16 of his team’s games. He scored 18 goals and added 14 assists for 32 points during the regular season and has added six goals and eight assists during the Flyers Cup tournament.

Tristan D’Elia scored 12 regular-season goals and added 22 assists for 34 points during the regular season. In his loan Flyers Cup appearance, he added two goals and an assist.

Goaltender Jake Godshall put together a 1.92 goals-against average during the regular season with a .941 save percentage. He’s been scored against just once in two Flyers Cup starts.

The sixth-seeded Warriors (6-7-2) are paced in scoring by Alex Holloway, who scored seven goals and added four assists during the regular season. He’s added three goals and two assists during the Flyers Cup tournament. Trey Jefferis collected 11 goals during the regular season. He’s added three goals and an assist during the tournament.

Goaltender Dylan Krick put together a 3.22 GAA during the regular season with a .917 save percentage. He’s allowed two goals in two Flyers Cup games.

The Warriors one previous Flyers Cup championship came in 2007

The Vikings won two regular-season meetings between the two teams by a combined 15-1. They are the likely favorites in the final but Tye offers a caveat.

“They’re probably playing against the hottest goalie in the tournament right now,” he said. “That’s got to be a little bit scary. Strath Haven put 65 shots on that kid in the semifinals and he didn’t allow one until (15) seconds left in the game.”


Downingtown West vs. West Chester Henderson Wednesday, 8:15

Whoever emerges victorious from this matchup will be a first-time Flyers Cup champion.

The top-seeded Whippets (8-6) are paced in scoring by Ava Thomas who collected 19 goals and four assists for 23 points during the regular season. She added three more goals and three additional assists in the Flyers Cup semifinals. Goaltender Molly Rosenzweig compiled a 4.73 GAA in the regular season before allowing three more goals in the Flyers Cup semifinals.

The third-seeded Warriors (12-3) got 18 goals and 11 assists (29 points) from Kayla Czukoski during the regular season. She’s added two Flyers Cup goals.  Cassidy Yaun contributed 20 goals and seven assists during the regular season plus two goals and an assist in Flyers Cup play.

Goaltender Samantha Scebeio carried a 3.34 GA into the postseason. She pitched a two-period shutout in her lone Flyers Cup appearance.

This will be the only Flyers Cup final in which the participants did not meet during the regular season.

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.