Bishop Egan OT goal 1983 Flyers Cup Playoffs
A flair for dramatics, Egan’s Mike Fanning scores in OT to beat Malvern Prep in Flyers Cup play.

March 24, 1983

Bishop Egan rallied from an early two-goal deficit to defeat Malvern Prep, 4-3, in overtime last night in second-round Flyers Cup play at the University City Center rink on Penn’s campus. The Eagles’ second straight victory sends them into Wednesday’s finale of the “win three” format, where they will meet the survivor of Monday’s Malvern-Germantown Academy semifinal game. Defenseman Mike Fanning knocked home a rebound at the 4:22 mark of OT to lift the Lower Bucks County Scholastic Hockey League champs into the title game. His wrist shot beat goalie John Ettore to the glove side, capping a comeback that saw Egan outshoot the Friars in the OT, 7-2, for an overall 37-19 edge. Malvern jumped on top quickly as Scott McHugh scored 12 seconds into the game on a breakaway. Teammate John Kratzinger made it 2-0 at 5:42 of the first period with a power-play goal, but Egan scored twice within the next two minutes on goals by Ray Alpaugh and Bob Lawrence. Defending champ Germantown Academy advanced by eliminating Conestoga, 6-2, on the strength of senior right wing Bob Brody’s hat trick. J.J. Reydel also had a pair of goals, and Mike Mullaney rounded? out the scoring for GA.

Click to watch full game replay, Bishop Egan Eagles 4 vs Malvern Prep Friars 3, OT

CREDIT: Philadelphia Daily News

Mike Kern, Daily News staff writer