March 31, 1987
Chick Kelly scored three goals and assisted on three others to propel Malvern Prep to a 10-3 victory over William Tennent and into the final of the Flyers Cup scholastic ice hockey championship. After falling behind 3-1 in the first period, Malvern came back to score nine straight goals. Malvern held Tennent to only 18 shots on goal in the game. Kelly opened the scoring 38 seconds into the contest on a goal assisted by Ron Christy and Jeff Spencer. Tennent answered a minute later, when Ryan Maestas broke down the right side on a pass from Greg Lovern. Maestas skated in alone on Friars goaltender Mike Longo and scored to knot the game. Tennent scored on two more breakaways later in the period, the goals coming from Lovern and, short-handed, from Maestas, his second of the night. Malvern’s Steve Kinsley tallied his first of two goals before the period was out to cut the deficit to 3-2. The Friars rallied for four second period goals, including the tying and winning goals from defenseman Jim Moore, to take a comfortable 6-3 lead into the final period. Other scorers in the period for Malvern were Matt Lannen and Kelly, whose slapshot from the blue line went in with 1 second remaining. The final period saw Malvern duplicate its second period, with four more goals from Kinsley, Kelly, Spencer and Jeff McHugh. Longo recorded 15 saves in the contest, while Tennent goalie Scott Shaw was credited with 40. Malvern will meet Conestoga in the championship game of the Flyers Cup at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Havertown Skatium.
CREDIT: The Philadelphia Inquirer
By David T. Shaw