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Whippets come up short in back-and-forth slugfest

This article can be found published on PA Prep Live’s (part of Daily Local News) website. DOWNINGTOWN — In a game full of lead changes, Downingtown West needed its players to buckle down and grind out a win over New Jersey’s Wayne Valley Friday night at Kottmeyer Stadium. Unfortunately, some mistakes cost the Whippets a chance […]

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Fight breaks out at championship ice hockey game

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — On a night which should have been jovial and celebratory for the parents, fans, students, players and coaches after West Chester Rustin’s hockey team won the Flyers Cup A Championship, it instead turned […]

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Player of the Year: Carreras full of integrity and talent

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. His older brother Eric may have been chosen as the best of the best last season, but Matt Carreras is the Daily Local News All-Area Ice Hockey Player of the Year this year not because of his ability to score goals — which […]

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Coach of the Year: Henderson’s DiRico a real player’s coach

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. When taking over as head coach of the West Chester Henderson varsity hockey team in 2012-13, Scott DiRico told the parents and the board to give him just three years to see what he could do with the team. Now, at the end […]

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Boys Ice Hockey All-Area Teams

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. First Team Forwards Brett Christie (West Chester Rustin, Jr.): Christie is just — to put it blunt — an incredible and lethal player. He may have not have scored as many points as the year before (only 43 to 37, excluding the Flyers […]

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Player of the Year: Doucette a freshman wonder

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. It took all of nine seconds for Unionville forward Madison Doucette to make a name for herself in the Girls Varsity division of the ICSHL. She went on to score two more times while adding three assists as well for six points — […]

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Coach of the Year: Petrondi leads team to first championship

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. It’s hard to believe that just a few short years ago, Thomas Petrondi had a hand in bringing a girls ice hockey program to Bishop Shanahan. Now, at the close of the 2014-15 season, his Shanahan girls are the reigning ICSHL Girls Varsity […]

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Girls Ice Hockey All-Area Teams

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. First Team Forwards Michaela Caldwell (Conestoga, Jr.): Cladwell is known for her goal scoring as she potted 35 her freshman year and 40 her sophomore year. Now, as a junior, she went even higher as she put 63 goals past goaltenders and added […]

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Local girls volleyball organization gives back to community

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. Sometimes, it’s about more than just winning and losing in sports. Sparks Volleyball wanted to show that to its girls when directors Marty and Jenny Sandos and co-directors Mel and Ryan Algeo decided to turn this year’s season into about giving back to […]

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Ice Hockey: Rustin claims back-to-back state titles with big third period

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. STATE COLLEGE — Mars is probably still left scratching its head after a stunning upset by West Chester Rustin in the ‘ A’ State Championships on Saturday at Pegula Ice Arena at Penn State. Even with being out-shot 42-17 — and never having […]

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Ice Hockey: D-East’s magical run ends just short

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. STATE COLLEGE — The end wasn’t what Downingtown East envisioned, but then again, no one but the players and coaches believed they would have made it that far to begin with. The Cougars, who surprised by becoming a 13th seed who blew past […]

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Ice Hockey: Rustin, D-East to battle for state title

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. STATE COLLEGE — The games are set; the best of the best risen to the top. All that’s left now is someone to claim Best in PA as six teams will face each other in the Pennsylvania High School Hockey State Championships at […]

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Ice Hockey: Bishop Shanahan defeats Lansdale Catholic for first girls ice hockey title

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. WEST GOSHEN — The game may have been played a week later than was originally planned, but that didn’t matter one bit to Bishop Shanahan, who was just happy to be playing in its first championship game in team history. Along the way, […]

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Ice Hockey: Unionville reclaims Flyers Cup title

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. WEST GOSHEN — It just didn’t feel right to Unionville to be without the Flyers Cup Girls title for a year. After all, the Indians had won four straight championships since 2010 before losing it to Downingtown East. But all is right again […]

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Ice Hockey: W.C. Rustin dominates W.C. Henderson to claim Flyers Cup ‘A’ Title

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. WEST GOSHEN — The outcome felt all but decided as Brett Christie’s shot from the blue line slid under goaltender Connor Carroll and across the goal line just as the horn sounded for a three goal West Chester Rustin lead over rival West […]

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Ice Hockey: Three-goal third period propels 13th-seeded Downingtown East to Flyers Cup AA Championship

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. HATFIELD — Friday the 13th will never be known as bad luck for Downingtown East as the Cougars — who were, coincidentally, the 13th seed in the tournament — claimed the Flyers Cup AA Championship Friday night at Hatfield Ice World. A three-goal […]

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Ice Hockey: Crestwood ousted from Flyers Cup

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website and the Citizen’s Voice‘s website. WEST CHESTER — The season may have ended earlier than Crestwood would have wanted, but there’s no doubt the players could be proud of what they had accomplished. Not only did the Comets become the first team from […]

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Ice Hockey: Henderson is championship bound

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. WEST GOSHEN — It was a battle of will and heart and West Chester Henderson had just a little bit more of it to earn the right to play in the Flyers Cup A Championship game March 16. The Warriors, who have made […]

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Ice Hockey: Malvern’s season comes to an end in Flyers Cup semis

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. NORTH PHILADELPHIA — All good things must come to an end, and for 12 seniors on Malvern Prep’s roster, their time with the Friars on the ice is now over. Amid the heads hanging low over a 7-2 loss at the hands of […]

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Ice Hockey: Henderson advances to Flyers Cup semifinals

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. WEST GOSHEN — With every step West Chester Henderson takes, it’s only going to get harder, and they all know it. That included the Flyers Cup A Quarterfinals game against West Chester East where the Warriors had to battle back twice in a […]

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Ice Hockey Malvern Prep routs Roman Catholic in Flyers Cup opener

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. WEST GOSHEN — Malvern Prep knew what it had to do to advance itself to the next round of the Flyers Cup AAA tournament and came out and flying to the tune of a 7-0 shutout of Roman Catholic Monday night at Ice […]

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Ice Hockey: Bishop Shanahan defeats Unionville to play for first girls title in team history

This article can be found published on the ChesCo Hockey Haven‘s website. WEST GOSHEN — It has been six long years in the making, but now Bishop Shanahan has been able to achieve what it hasn’t before in the past. They’ve made it to the ICSHL Girls Varsity Championships after a 5-3 win over Unionville […]

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