March 20, 1984

Ray Matz scored two goals and sparked Archbishop Ryan High’s comeback from a two-goal deficit to a 5-3 victory over Council Rock in the opening round of the fifth annual Flyers Cup hockey tournament last night at the Havertown Skatium.
Council Rock, the champion of the Suburban League, grabbed a 2-0 lead on goals by Mike Cardonick and John Rankel in the first 4 minutes of the game. Lower Bucks County League champion Ryan closed the gap to 2-1 before the end of the peri- od and added unanswered second- period goals by Craig Campagnolio, Jim Rohan and Matz. Matz, a junior winger, added an insurance goal early in the final period, giving the Raiders a berth in tomorrow night’s (7:30) second- round game against Monsignor Bonner, which edged Conestoga, 2-1, in the second game of the doubleheader. Center Ray Palmer chalked up four assists for Ryan, which held a 20-18 edge in shots. Cardonick accounted for two of Council Rock’s three goals.

March 22, 1984

Archbishop Ryan earned a berth in Tuesday’s championship game of the fifth annual Flyers Cup hockey tournament with a 6-2 win over Monsignor Bonner in the second round at the Havertown Skatium. Ray Matz chalked up two goals and two assists, and Steve Skiba had a goal and two assists for Ryan. After a 1-1 first period, Ryan scored four second-period goals, including scores by Frank Monaco, Skiba and Jim Rohan in a 51-second span. Bonner will face Council Rock, a 6-1 winner over Conestoga last night, in Monday’s 7:30 p.m. final qualifying game to determine Ryan’s championship opponent.

CREDIT: The Philadelphia Inquirer