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  • Luke Murray Hockey History

    Luke Murray went to and played for the Archbishop Wood Vikings of the SHSHL, “Suburban High School Hockey League.” Luke played between the pipes for the Vikings during his high school career. The Hatboro, Pennsylvania, native graduated from Temple University in 2005, and has also been a member of the Camden County (New Jersey) Police…

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  • Chad Kolarik Hockey History

    Chad Kolarik went to and played for La Salle College High School Explorers in the ICSHL for one season. As a freshman in the 2000-01 season, he was second on the team in scoring and was a Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area Ice Hockey second-team selection. Kolarik played in the 2000 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with…

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  • Tyler Kolarik Hockey History

    Tyler Kolarik went to La Salle College High School and played for the Explorers in the 1995-96 season. During that season Tyler led the Explorers in scoring and the team won their first-ever Class AAA Flyers Cup championship title. They fell short of their goal of winning the Pennsylvania State Cup and finished as runner-up.…

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  • Mike Condon Hockey History

    Mike Condon went to and graduated from Father Judge High School where he played ice hockey, and developed his affection and dedication to sports in 1976. Soon after he began officiating youth hockey games and later his passion for the game led him to become a professional official. He served for 25 years as a…

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  • Mike McDevitt Hockey History

    Mike McDevitt attended North Catholic from 1978-1982; he played on the Ice Hockey team all 4 years. He was a three-time Suburban High School Hockey League all-star; and in his senior year, he was selected to the Pennsylvania All-Area Team. Upon graduation from North Catholic in 1982, he received a United States Congressional appointment to…

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  • Ray DiLauro Hockey History

    Ray played high school hockey for the Bensalem Owls of the Lower Bucks County Scholastic Hockey League, “LBCSHL”. Ray was a dual sport athlete who was also a starting pitcher on the Varsity baseball team. In the spring of 1995 Ray was offered a half tuition scholarship to attend the New Hampton Prep School in…

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  • Tony Voce Hockey History

    Tony played one year of high school hockey for the Archbishop Ryan Raiders in the Lower Bucks County Scholastic Hockey League, “LBCSHL.” Voce was a dynamic forward with incredible talent. Any time he played he almost always scored multiple points per game. The kid could skate, shoot, control, and pass, and he possessed ridiculous on-ice…

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  • Matt Mulhern Hockey History

    Matt Mulhern played high school hockey for the Malvern Prep Friars. Following in his brother Ryan’s footsteps, Matt played only his freshman, and sophomore years for the school. Like his brothers Rob, and Ryan, Matt wore the Mulhern number thirteen carrying on the family legacy at Malvern Prep. During his two years at Prep, the…

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  • Ryan Mulhern Hockey History

    Ryan Mulhern played high school hockey for the Malvern Prep Friars in the Eastern High School Hockey League, “EHSHL”. Though it was only two seasons, he left an indelible mark scoring 45 points as a freshman in the 1987-88 season, and 78 points as a sophomore, in 1988-89. In just two seasons he put over…

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  • Michael Mullaney Hockey History

    Mike Mullaney began his high school hockey career at Central Bucks East under coach Andy Richards before transferring to Germantown Academy where he was a standout defenseman with the likes of star forwards Bobby Brody, J.J. Reydel, Rob Schlegel, and Mike McGregor. Mullaney played a big part in Germantown’s first-ever back-to-back Flyers Cup Class AAA…

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  • Antti Autere Hockey History

    Antti Autere was born in Helsinki, Finland and grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Autere attended Pennsbury High School, where he was a star defenseman for the Falcons Varsity ice hockey team. The Pennsbury Falcons competed to a second-place finish in the 1984-1985 season and matched up against the Archbishop Ryan Raiders in the Lower…

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  • Jamie Leach Hockey History

    Jamie Leach grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and played hockey at Cherry Hill High School East for the Cougars in the SHSHL, “Suburban High School Hockey League.” The Cougars petitioned several times for a charter to play in the LBCSHL, and the SHSHL but were denied entry due to the geography issue of…

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  • Jay Caufield Hockey History

    Caufield was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was raised in the Towamencin Township, Pennsylvania, area about a mile outside Lansdale borough. He played for and graduated from North Penn High School. Caufield was noticeably the largest player on the North Penn Knights ice hockey team, however, hockey wasn’t his first sport, he also played football…

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  • Ray Staszak Hockey History

    The image provided is from Ray’s team photo with the Archbishop Ryan Raiders Ray Staszak played his youth and high school hockey in Lower Bucks County, outside of the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. Ray was a big strong kid who played forward for the Archbishop Ryan Raiders in their first years of existence. He later went…

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  • Mike Richter Hockey History

    The school photo below is from Germantown Academy Patriots, 1983. Mike Richter played his high school hockey career for the Germantown Academy Patriots of the Suburban High School Hockey League, “SHSHL, he left early to complete his senior year at prep school. He played his college hockey career for the University of Wisconsin from 1985…

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  • Mark Richards Hockey History

    The school photo below is from the Germantown Academy Patriots, 1986. Memphis Riverkings CHL Highlights Mark Richards played his high school hockey career beginning with the Central Bucks East Blazers and ending with the Germantown Academy Patriots of the Suburban High School Hockey League, “SHSHL.” He played his college hockey career for UMass Lowell from…

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  • Steve Richards Hockey History

    The school photo below is from the Central Bucks East Blazers, 1988. Steve Richards Highlights Steve Richards played his high school career for the Central Bucks East Blazers of the Suburban High School Hockey League, “SHSHL.” He went to Notre Dame high school of Saskatchewan where he played prep hockey before college. Richards played his…

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  • 2006 Haverford skates past C.B. South to win title

    March 25, 2006 FLYERS CUP AA CHAMPIONSHIP Haverford High earned a return trip to the state scholastic ice hockey championships after winning its second straight Flyers Cup AA championship with a 4-0 win over Central Bucks South last night. Sophomore T.J. Haeberle scored a pair of goals to lead the Fords to victory at Hatfield…

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  • 2006 Three crowns to be awarded in this weekend’s tournament

    March 24, 2006 FLYERS CUP PREVIEW Three champions will be crowned tonight and tomorrow as the 27th annual Flyers Cup championship tournament comes to its grand finale. “We have had good crowds, good competitive action, and it’s been a classy tournament, tournament commissioner Rob Baer said. “The seven hockey leagues keep getting better each season,…

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  • 2006 Teams fight for Flyers Cup

    March 14, 2006 O’Hara is the favorite in AAA action, while Cherokee is a formidable contender in AA play. Here is a look at the 27th annual Flyers Cup tournament, which began yesterday: AAA preview. The leader in the division heading into the tournament is Cardinal O’Hara. O’Hara finished 9-0-2, with ties against the No.…

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  • 2005 Penncrest skates past C.B. West, 6-2, for Class A Flyers Cup

    March 24, 2005 Two goals by most valuable player Dave Bixler helped Penncrest rally for a 6-2 ice hockey win over Central Bucks West in the Flyers’ Cup Class A championship last night at the Ice-Works Skating Complex. Bixler’s scores came at a particularly important time for the Lions, as Brian Morgan gave the Bucks…

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  • 2005 Malvern beats GA for Flyers Cup

    March 18, 2005 Class AAA. Malvern Prep ice hockey coach John Graves has used five different goalies over the last five years and his latest, Josh Fierly helped him and the Friars win their fifth straight Flyers Cup last night. Fierly shut out Inter-Ac league rival Germantown Academy over the first two periods and Malvern…

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  • 2004 Little guy, big saves

    April 6, 2004 A Malvern Prep goalie stops any doubts by stopping pucks. Bryan Mountain plays at a constant disadvantage as a 5-foot-4 goaltender. But he fights back. He compensates for his lack of size with a quick glove, deft stick work, razor-sharp technique, and superb skating. The diminutive Malvern Prep freshman frequently gets reminded…

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  • 2004 Radnor battles to Flyers Cup crown in Class A

    March 25, 2004 The Radnor ice hockey team had steamrolled through its first three games in the Flyers Cup Class A tournament by a combined score of 24-3. But early last night in the championship game against Lower Dauphin at the Skatium in Havertown, the Red Raiders received the message that the final would not…

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  • 2004 Carroll tops wood to win Class AA Flyers Cup

    March 26, 2004 Archbishop Carroll ice hockey coach Bill Hammond had the jitters before the Patriots met Archbishop Wood in the Flyers Cup Class AA championship game last night at the Face-Off Circle in Warminster. Next season there will be a new alignment in area high school ice hockey, with all private-school teams playing in…

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  • 2004 All-Area Teams

    May 4, 2004 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR Campanale carried Malvern Prep “Without him, we absolutely don’t win another Flyers Cup, or state championship,” his coach says. The incriminating tapes are hidden somewhere, and Malvern Prep’s Chris Campanale is trying to find them. They show a small child, a skating train wreck heading in…

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  • 2004 He’ll be guarding the goal

    March 17, 2004 La Salle goaltender Ken Wochele is hoping to lead the Explorers back to the Flyers Cup final. Ken Wochele thought it was something cool. He didn’t mind wearing the bulky protective pads or wearing a baseball glove or an ancient waffleboard that had a lingering smell to it. He was a second…

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  • 2004 Abington stands up for public schools

    March 15, 2004 ICE HOCKEY NOTEBOOK Abington ice hockey coach Earl Saurman and his team would like to prove a point when the Flyers Cup Class AA playoffs open. For the first time, the Ghosts are the No. 1 AA seed; defending Class A champion Radnor and Class AAA winner Malvern Prep both return as…

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  • 2004 Holy Ghost star can make an impact

    March 2, 2004 The Lower Bucks County Scholastic Hockey League playoffs start this week, and Holy Ghost Prep’s Paul Worthington should receive a lot of attention in them. Worthington, a center, is Holy Ghost’s career goal-scoring leader with 130. He has achieved many things as a four-year starter for the Firebirds, including a Flyers Cup…

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  • 2003 All-Area Team

    April 6, 2003 The skilled senior center is The Inquirer’s player of the year in Southeastern Pa. The high school ice hockey season didn’t end exactly the way Malvern Prep’s Mike Curran hoped. But the senior center still accomplished a number of things. The 5-foot-9, 165-pounder led the Friars to an unprecedented third straight Flyers…

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  • 2003 Malvern slips by La Salle

    March 27, 2003 Class AAA. Members of the Malvern Prep ice hockey team sat in their locker room looking at each other last night before their Flyers Cup AAA championship game against La Salle at the First Union Spectrum. They knew what was at stake before they took the ice, and they didn’t want to…

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  • 2003 Holy Ghost wins, 4-3, in sudden-death overtime

    March 26, 2003 Class AA. Ryan Gunderson and the rest of his Holy Ghost Prep teammates sensed the time was running out on their amazing season. Five minutes, four minutes, three minutes remaining …. when the Firebirds’ Josh Steacker intercepted a pass and split the West Chester Henderson defense to score a game-tying goal last…

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  • 2003 Brennan’s hat trick leads Radnor to rout in Flyers Cup final

    March 25, 2003 Class A. Radnor’s Chris Brennan owned the second period in the Flyers Cup Division A championship game last night and sparked the Red Raiders to a 6-0 thrashing of Cherokee at Iceline in West Chester. Austin Cohen gave Radnor a 1-0 lead in the first period before Brennan picked up two goals…

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  • 2003 Cherokee is still standing

    March 21, 2003 ICE HOCKEY NOTEBOOK The Cherokee ice hockey team has had a habit of rising to the occasion at this time of the season. The Chiefs made a strong run to win the South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League last year, and they reached the semifinals of the league playoffs this season…

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  • 2003 Carroll keeps title hopes alive

    March 17, 2003 ICE HOCKEY NOTEBOOK Class AA. Archbishop Carroll will have a chance to win its fourth straight Flyers Cup Class AA championship thanks to a dramatic four-game winning streak in the Inter-County League Class AA playoffs. The Patriots were near post-season elimination for the second straight season before they responded with two straight…

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  • 2003 Firebirds have big hopes for Cup Title

    March 7, 2003 ICE HOCKEY NOTEBOOK Holy Ghost Prep has never won a Flyers Cup title, but this could be the year the Firebirds finally break through. The Firebirds just completed their best season in program history, winning the Lower Bucks County Scholastic Hockey League regular-season title with a 19-1-4 record. Coach Brian Tibbels is…

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  • 2002 Carroll collects it’s 3rd straight Flyers Cup

    March 26, 2002 The Patriots topped Archbishop Ryan, 3-1, to advance to the Class AA state title game. Archbishop Carroll finished an improbable journey last night, winning a third straight Class AA Flyers Cup championship by beating Archbishop Ryan, 3-1, at Ice Line. What was so unlikely about the title for Carroll, traditionally a strong…

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  • 2002 Radnor reaches Flyers Cup final

    March 28, 2002 WEST GOSHEN – Anyone who has witnessed a Radnor game this season can attest that the John Brennan-Chris Brennan-Ed Devine line supplies most of the Red Raiders’ scoring. Last Monday night, however. Radnor ousted Cedar Cliff 13-0 in a Flyers Cup Class A semifinal game that displayed all of the Red Raiders’…

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  • 2002 Malvern solves GA goaltender to win 2nd straight Flyers Cup

    March 29, 2002 Malvern Prep was starting to wonder what it was going to take to get the puck past tiny Germantown Academy goaltender Luis Perez last night. But the Friars eventually broke through and beat the Patriots, 2-0, at the First Union Spectrum to win the Flyers Cup Class AAA championship. It was the…

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  • 2002 Radnor wins Flyers Cup title

    March 28, 2002 The Red Raiders toasted Eastern, 7-2, for the A crown. They will play for a state championship. Radnor won its first Flyers Cup title last night with a 7-2 thumping of Eastern at the Face-Off Circle in Warminster. The victory gave Radnor (24-1) the Class A title. Eastern, located in Voorhees, completed…

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  • 2016 All-Delco Teams

    April 5, 2016 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Tyler Riddle SPRINGFIELD’S RIDDLE READY TO HIT THE ROAD AFTER A STANDOUT SEASON Tyler Riddle hates flying. He admits this as he recalls an especially grueling stretch of a hockey season where he would play 87 games, the same as his sweater number, across high…

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  • 2013 All-Delco Teams

    April 3, 2013 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Bill Swahl Springfield’s success was built on Bill Swahl’s presence As defenseman, Bill Swahl prepared for the portrait that would memorialize his career as a Springfield hockey player, a sudden wave of realization swept over him. “Guess this is the last time I’ll ever get…

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  • 2023 APAC All-Conference Teams

    April 30, 2023 The 2023 All-APAC team as selected by the conference coaches. FIRST TEAM Forward: Brady Baehser, Holy Ghost Prep, SeniorForward: Chase Hannon, La Salle, SeniorForward: Joey Samango, St. Joseph’s Prep, SeniorDefense: Matt Giordano, La Salle, SeniorDefense: Ryan Lippy, Holy Ghost Prep, SophomoreGoaltender: Stephen Chen, Hun School, SeniorGoaltender: Aries Carangi, La Salle, Senior *The…

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  • 2022 APAC All-Conference Teams

    April 17, 2022 Forward Matt Harris, defenseman Quinn Dougherty, and goaltender Anthony Perti were named to the team by the conference’s head coaches. Harris and Dougherty were unanimous selections. Harris, Perti, and Brady Baehser of Holy Ghost Prep were first-team selections a year ago. FIRST TEAM Forward: Matt Harris, Malvern Prep, SeniorForward: Brady Baehser, Holy…

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  • 2021 APAC All-Conference Teams

    May 10, 2021 The Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference has named its all-conference team for 2021. The players were selected by the four conference coaches. FIRST TEAM Forward: Michael Casey, La Salle, SeniorForward: Matt Harris, Malvern Prep, JuniorForward: Brady Baehser, Holy Ghost Prep, SophomoreDefense: Chris Blango, Malvern Prep, SeniorDefense: Andrew Budzynski, La Salle, SeniorGoaltender: Anthony Perti,…

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  • 2020 APAC All-Conference Teams

    April 9, 2020 The Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 All-APAC teams. The honorees were selected by vote of the Head Coaches of the APAC member schools: Holy Ghost Prep, LaSalle College High School, Malvern Prep, and St. Joseph’s Prep; institutions that share similar missions to promote academic and athletic excellence…

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  • 2020 All-Area Teams (SHSHL)

    March 22, 2020 National Divison FIRST TEAM Forward: Antii Autere, Council Rock South, SophomoreForward: Michael Roby, Council Rock South, JuniorForward: Rob Seewagen, Neshaminy, JuniorDefense: Matt Buchinski, Neshaminy, JuniorDefense: Ken Duffield, Council Rock South, SophomoreGoaltender: Jimmy Sweeney, Council Rock South, Sophomore SECOND TEAM Forward: Beau Brusius-Yedman, Pennsbury, SeniorForward: Joey DeMatteo, Neshaminy, SeniorForward: Erik Eisler, Pennsbury, JuniorDefense:…

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  • 2019 All-Area Teams (APAC & SHSHL)

    April 24, 2019 The Atlantic Prep Athletic Conference has named its inaugural All-Conference team. A total of 13 players were selected in voting by the four conference coaches. Conference, Flyers Cup, and state Class AAA champion LaSalle had six players selected, Holy Ghost Prep and St. Joseph’s Prep three players each, and Malvern Prep one.…

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  • 2018 All-Area Teams (Bucks County)

    April 15, 2018 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Tristan Devine A goaltender plays the most pressure-packed position to be found in any team sport. They are their team’s last line of defense and their failures are obvious. Small wonder that netminders see the game of hockey differently than their teammates. But between the…

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  • 2017 All-Area Teams (Bucks County)

    April 7, 2017 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Jack McKeever The final game of Jack McKeever’s high school hockey career marked the conclusion of a long and often arduous journey. For the record, McKeever and the William Tennent Panthers fell to Downingtown East in the Flyers Cup Class 2A finals. McKeever scored five…

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  • 2016 All-Area Teams (Bucks County)

    April 16, 2016 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Bobby Freiling Bobby Freiling feels good about what he and his hockey teammates accomplished on the ice at Holy Ghost Prep this season. It’s true that the Firebirds came up short in their bid to defend their Class AAA Flyers Cup title; they fell to…

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  • 2015 All-Area Teams (Bucks County)

    May 4, 2015 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Nick Bohatiuk Winning a state championship is always special whatever the sport. But Nick Bohatiuk’s senior season at Holy Ghost Prep was particularly satisfying. The Golden Team Player of the Year scored 30 goals and added 15 assists to lead the Firebirds to the Class…

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  • 2014 All-Area Teams (Bucks County)

    May 4, 2014 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Peyton Jones He isn’t flashy on the ice. He’s a likely subject for an instructional video as opposed to a highlight reel. All Peyton Jones does is keep the puck out of the net. Which he does very, very well. Jones finished his senior season…

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  • 2013 All-Area Teams (Bucks County)

    May 29, 2013 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – A.J. Drobot There was no write-up for A.J., only the announcement was made on SuburbanOne sports website. All-Area Team (Bucks County) FIRST TEAM Forward: Dylan Cerebe, Holy Ghost Prep, Junior, Centered one of the premier lines in the state. Scored 15 goals and added 23…

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  • 2012 All-Area Teams (Bucks County)

    April 27, 2012 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Ufberg Dan Ufberg concluded his high-school hockey career by reaching the summit. The senior defenseman scored the game-winning goal in Council Rock South’s 4-3 win over West Allegheny in the Pennsylvania Class AA state title game. It was another case of the Golden Hawks’…

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  • 2011 All-Area Teams (Bucks County)

    May 26, 2011 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Ken McCormick The senior scored a league-best 95 points in 36 games and led Pennsbury to the SHSHL finals. Among his hockey-playing peers, Ken McCormick is something of an anomaly. The Pennsbury senior doesn’t play club hockey anymore, choosing to confine his efforts to the…

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  • 2010 All-Area Teams (Bucks County)

    April 3, 2010 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Jesse Goldberg A goaltender is always in the spotlight. It is the nature of the job. A netminder having an off night between the pipes undermines the best collective efforts of his teammates. Conversely, one who is in top form can carry his team to…

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  • 2009 All-Area Teams (Bucks County)

    March 29, 2009 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Ian Barnes When Ian Barnes made his decision to come back to Pennsbury after two years at Wyoming Seminary, a prep school near Scranton, he wasn’t quite sure what to think.But after two seasons with the Falcons, he was glad that he came home. “I’m…

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  • 2008 All-Area Teams (Bucks County)

    April 2, 2008 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Nick Seravalli While leading the Firebirds to the Commissioner’s Cup title, the senior showed he’s just as strong a leader as he is a scorer. Since he first started playing at Holy Ghost Prep, Nick Seravalli always has been a premier goal-scorer, evidenced by his…

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  • 2002 Brennan’s game is more than just scoring

    March 21, 2002 He is a fast skater. He is an excellent stick handler. He has an extremely hard, yet accurate shot. He is a hard hitter. He plays with an edge. He is a stellar passer. He is Radnor forward John Brennan and he is the Daily Times Hockey Player of the Year Brennan…

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  • 2002 John Brennan notches 100th point

    April 2002 Congratulations to John Brennan and his teammates As he tallied 100 pts. in the 18-game ICSHL Central Division regular season. Brennan’s 100th point came in the third period of the last game of the regular season against the Haverford Fords, an assist on brother Chris Brennan’s goal at 7:22. Nick Ryder also assisted…

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  • 2004 All-Area Team (Bucks County)

    March 26, 2004 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Paul Worthington Paul Worthington has played by his self-created creed, “I’d rather score one goal in a big game than score four in an unimportant game.” And he’s done so quite well. The senior forward has scored numerous important goals throughout his career at Holy Ghost…

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  • 2003 All-Area Teams (Bucks County)

    March 27, 2003 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Ryan Gunderson BRISTOL – There are very good reasons schools such as Delaware, Syracuse, Ithaca and Bentley (among others) would like forward Ryan Gunderson to play for them next year. For starters, the Holy Ghost Prep senior, the Courier Times ice hockey player of the…

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  • 2002 All-Area Teams (Bucks County)

    March 22, 2002 ICE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Ryan Gunderson The Holy Ghost Prep standout led the LBCSHL in scoring with 29 goals and 47 assists. BENSALEM – Ryan Gunderson admitted what he accomplished on the ice for the Holy Ghost Prep ice hockey team this season and even surprised himself. “It was…

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  • 2001 Springfield’s Hayden hits peak at right time

    March 29, 2001 The goalie had a rough regular season, but he has carried his team to a state championship game. Some athletes wilt under the spotlight; others blossom. Springfield goalie Joe Hayden is one of the latter, flourishing in the Flyers Cup playoffs for the Cougars. A year ago as a junior, the 5-foot-9,…

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  • 2001 Malvern is reaching its peak as Flyers Cup playoffs near

    March 8, 2001 The Friars are 12-1 in the Inter-County AAA and 23-4-1 overall, looking to lock up first place and a first-round bye. The Malvern Prep ice hockey team is rounding into form at exactly the right time of the season. The Friars are leading the Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League Class AAA Division with…

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  • 2001 C.B. West escapes bottom of standings to play for Flyers Cup crown

    March 27, 2001 ICE HOCKEY NOTEBOOK Once the doormat of the Suburban High School Hockey League, Central Bucks West is one victory away from claiming a Flyers Cup championship. In the 1996-97 campaign, as an expansion squad the Bucks went 0-17-2 and placed last in the five-team Suburban National Division. They posted a 3-17-1 mark…

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  • 2001 Conwell-Egan opens Flyers Cup play tonight

    March 20, 2001 ICE HOCKEY NOTEBOOK Dominic Gaspari was along for the ride two seasons ago when the Conwell-Egan ice hockey team claimed the Class AAA Flyers Cup and state championship. This year, after finishing fifth in the Lower Bucks County Scholastic League, the Eagles will compete at the less-prestigious Class A level. Nonetheless, Gaspari…

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  • 2001 Minutemen have point to make to Pennsylvania rivals

    March 16, 2001 ICE HOCKEY SEASON IN REVIEW Winning the championship of the South Jersey Ice Hockey League has done nothing to stop Washington Township’s feeling that it has something to prove. On Tuesday, the Minutemen will get their chance in the Class AAA Flyers Cup tournament. The Flyers Cup is a single-elimi- nation tournament…

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  • 2001 West Chester East earns a trip to the Flyers Cup playoffs

    March 15, 2001 ICE HOCKEY NOTEBOOK It’s been eight years since the West Chester East ice hockey team qualified for the Flyers Cup playoffs, and the Vikings seemed primed to snap that streak in their Class AAA opening game against La Salle, winning, 5-4, in the first of a best-of-three series on Sunday night. However,…

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  • 2001 After awaiting his turn, McKeon is enjoying his time on the ice

    March 9, 2001 The Malvern Prep winger is now a star in his own right. Phil McKeon had to be patient, biding his time behind a long list of stars for the Malvern Prep ice hockey team. Things are different this season. McKeon is no longer just another player. He has blossomed into one of…

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  • 2001 Hockey star played despite the knocks

    April 5, 2001 Dave Moccia, who had a career year, led Carroll to a second Flyers Cup championship. this season, Dave Moccia felt like a ping-pong ball. Entering the season as the best player on the defending Flyers Cup Class AA champion Archbishop Car roll team, the No. 17 on his back served as a…

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  • 2001 Malvern’s Gehring making shots count

    April 5, 2001 Jimmy Gehring was scared for one of the few times ever on the ice. The Malvern Prep junior had fired a point-blank laser that glanced off the side of Paul Botcho’s helmet, causing the Archbishop Ryan goaltender to fall to the ice as if felled by a Mike Tyson haymaker. Botcho was…

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  • 2000 Sharpshooter’s 50 points kept Carroll on the winning track

    April 7, 2000 Moccia also showed that he could throw his modest weight around with the best. David Moccia is the quiet type. The Archbishop Carroll junior prefers it that way. He leads by example. And once he hits the ice, he becomes a model for the other players. In an instant, the puck is…

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  • 2000 Pennsbury wins Class A Flyers Cup

    March 29, 2000 Pennsbury took a 13-11-3 record into the Flyers Cup Class A final last night against a Strath Haven team that had won 13 consecutive games. The Falcons held off a furious Strath Haven charge in the closing seconds to pull out a 3-2 victory at the Grundy Recreation Center in Bristol Borough.…

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  • 2000 Mastronardo making right moves as he and La Salle battle for Cup

    March 26, 2000 Two seasons ago, when he was cut from La Salle’s top-level varsity hockey team, Joe Mastronardo nearly gave up the game he loved. “It almost made me quit hockey,” Mastronardo said. “I really didn’t know if I wanted to play the game anymore. I was pretty bitter. I was depressed for quite…

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  • 2000 Carroll’s progress reaches Cup final

    March 22, 2000 Each year, Archbishop Carroll attracts new youngsters to the ice hockey program and each season the Patriots make strides toward winning championships. This year, Carroll reached a new high when the Patriots earned a spot in the Flyers Cup Class AA final with a 5-3 win over Warwick last night at Ice…

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  • 2000 The big chase begins as Flyers Cup opens

    March 15, 2000 Questions will be answered for the area’s hockey hopefuls, such as Conwell-Egan, La Salle, GA, and Council Rock. Questions abound as the 21st annual Flyers Cup tournament opens for area ice hockey teams: Can Conwell-Egan, the defending Class AAA champion, put aside the turmoil associated with a late-season coaching change and repeat…

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  • 2000 La Salle dominates O’Hara in Flyers Cup

    March 21, 2000 HAVERTOWN- Maybe La Salle should avoid the bye more often in the Flyers Cup hockey tournament. It seems to work better for the Explorers, who advanced to the Class AAA semifinals with a dominating 6-2 victory over Cardinal O’Hara in a quarterfinal game last night at the Skatium. La Salle, which improved…

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  • 2000 Easley takes the reins at a tumultuous time for Conwell-Egan

    March 14, 2000 Steve Easley would have preferred to be named Conwell-Egan’s ice hockey coach under different circumstances, but he appreciates the opportunity nonetheless. “Who wouldn’t be excited to jump in and possibly win the Flyers Cup and state championships?” said. Easley, 26, was tabbed as the Eagles’ interim head coach when Steve Urglavitch resigned…

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