March 18, 1984
Mike Cardonick scored two goals as Council Rock High jolted Cherry Hill East last week, 3-1, and won the Suburban Ice Hockey League championship series at the Face-Off Circle in Warminster, two games to one. Council Rock (18-7-1), which finished third in the Liberty Division during the regular season – East finished first –
took the lead for good when junior center John Rankel scored with 41 seconds remaining in the first period. Cardonick then scored goals in the second and third periods. East (22-5-1), which outshot the winners by a 36-24 margin, averted a shutout when Mike Black netted a goal with, I minute, 46 seconds left.
Springfield 4, Haverford High 3 – Springfield will be a surprise entry in the Eastern League’s finals after eliminating Haverford, two games to one, in the semifinal round. at the Havertown Skatium. Chris Medwid scored three goals, including the game-winner in the third period, for Springfield, which will meet the winner of the Monsignor Bonner-Malvern semifinal series. Springfield finished the regular season with an 8-8-2 record and fifth place in the 10-team league, and Haverford (15-0-3) was placed first. School Hockey Playdown In the first round of the tournament for teams not participating in the Flyers Cup, Germantown Academy used John loia’s three goals to defeat West Catholic, 6-4, in the 12-team Class AA competition, and Father Judge’s John Seravelli netted a hat trick during a 6-1 rout of Archbishop Ryan junior varsity in the 14-team Class AAA tournament.
The fifth annual Flyers Cup Hockey Tournament which will determine the best high school hockey team in the area will be played at the Havertown Skatium on March 19, 21, 26, and 27. The four-team competition includes Lower Bucks County League champion Archbishop Ryan, Suburban League champion Council Rock, and the winners of the Inter-County and Eastern Leagues. Ryan will play Council Rock in the opening game tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The Havertown Skatium, hosting the tournament for the first time, is located at Darby and Manoa Roads in Havertown. Tickets are $2 each, and available at the door.
CREDIT: The Philadelphia Inquirer