March 16, 1989 |
During the final minutes of the Eastern High School Hockey League championship game Monday, in which Malvern Prep defeated Monsignor Bonner 8-3, a chant rose among the Malvern fans. "Flyers Cup! Flyers Cup!" Indeed, Malvern's sweep of the best-of-three series gave Malvern just the second of four championships on its agenda. First was the EHSHL regular-season title. Next comes the Flyers' Cup, which begins Tuesday. The winner of that tournament plays the best teams in Pennsylvania for a state title.
March 14, 2014 |
Jason Grande looked up to the top of the bleachers, to a narrow, two-row section of black benches that stood above the entrance to the largest rink at IceLine in West Chester. That's where he was two years ago when he watched his brother, Michael, win the Flyers Cup championship as a freshman. Wednesday, Jason watched his brother score the game-winning goal to help Rustin capture another Flyers Cup, but this time, he helped him from between the pipes. The freshman goalie stopped 24 shots as West Chester Rustin won its fourth Flyers Cup Class A championship in six years with a 4-1 win against Springfield (Delco)
March 24, 2012 |
The Flyers are once again in the postseason and they hope that Danny Briere is officially back as a goal-scoring threat. Briere broke a long offensive drought with two second period power-play goals as the Flyers defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1, on Saturday in a playoff-clinching win at the Wells Fargo Center. So with seven games left, the Flyers, who have 96 points, will attempt to earn the highest possible seed while Briere, notorious for his postseason success, looks to round into form.
December 2, 1991 |
What was supposed to be a battle between cross-town rivals West Chester East and West Chester Henderson on Saturday night instead evolved into a shootout between two of the Inter-County League's top players. From the drop of the puck, East's focus was on stopping league-leading scorer Josh Friday, who had racked up 20 goals in helping Henderson to a 4-0-1 start on the season. What the Warriors didn't realize was that they should have been equally attentive to containing East's Joe Widdis, a smooth-skating center who entered the game as the Vikings' top scorer with 12 goals and 7 assists.
January 12, 2012 |
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Sergei Bobrovsky continues to state his case for more playing time. Earning his second consecutive start, Bobrovsky made several spectacular saves as the Flyers defeated the New York Islanders, 3-2, on Thursday at the Nassau Coliseum. The Flyers have won two in a row and conclude their four-game road trip on Saturday in Nashville. Leading by 2-1, Bobrovsky stopped Islanders center John Tavares on a one-timer from close range with 8 minutes, 23 seconds left in the third period.
March 23, 1995 |
Lower Merion's hockey team waited 29 days to play in the Flyers Cup tournament. And when the Aces finally took the ice last night, in a Tier II semifinal against Malvern Prep, the rust that had been building for those four weeks didn't take long to show. The Aces, lackluster from the start and unable to gain much momentum, fell to the Friars, 5-3, at Ice Line. "Our intensity wasn't there," said coach Kerry Lipkin, whose team had last played a game on Feb. 21, in the Inter-County League playoffs.
March 14, 2012 |
Even as La Salle misfired on shot after shot at the Holy Ghost Prep net Wednesday night, coach Wally Muehlbronner and his players could feel themselves inching toward a goal. And when that goal finally occurred 16 minutes and 40 seconds into the Flyers Cup Class AAA championship game at Hatfield Ice Arena in Colmar, they knew it would not be the last. "A lot of the game is mental," said junior forward Timothy Feoli, whose long slap shot found the back of the net to open the scoring in La Salle's 6-3 victory.
January 25, 1988 |
Before beginning a two-week layoff, Downingtown earned its vacation by routing Penncrest, 10-0, to strengthen its hold on second place in the Inter- County Scholastic Hockey League. Downingtown was led in the Tuesday contest by Scott Weil, who had four goals and an assist. Goaltender John Gray faced 15 shots and was credited with his second shutout of the season as Downingtown improved its record to 8-2-1 in the league. Conestoga remained in first place in the ICSHL with a 6-0 win over Archbishop Carroll (4-6-1)
January 31, 2012 |
After two high-scoring games against each other, the Flyers and Winnipeg Jets found themselves in a rare defensive struggle Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Bryan Little was the lone scorer in the shootout to give the Jets a 2-1 win, snapping their three-game losing streak. The Flyers' Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux, and Jaromir Jagr were stopped by Ondrej Pavelec in the shootout. The Flyers are 1-4 in shootouts this season and 20-38 in their history. It was the Flyers' third straight shootout; they split the first two, losing to Boston and beating Florida.
January 10, 1989 |
Three years ago, Harriton and Lower Merion combined to form an ice hockey team after a two-year layoff from the sport. This season, the two split and formed separate teams, and on Thursday night a rivalry was born. In their first meeting, Harriton ended up shortchanged of one key player in the split, namely Steve Turner, whose 4 goals and 2 assists against the Rams made all the difference as Lower Merion eased its way to an 8-2 victory. Turner, a senior who has been given the freedom by coach Tony Guerrera to go on and off the ice as his heart and legs desire, increased his goal-scoring total to 22 for the season to lead the Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League.