SHSHL Ice Hockey Flyers Cup AA Tournament Wrap (3-8-22)

Check out the recaps for SHSHL teams in action in Wednesday’s opening round of the Flyers Cup AA Tournament. Abington/CR South photos provided courtesy of Tracy Valko. Check back for a gallery of photos. All SOS photo galleries for ICE HOCKEY can be viewed by clicking HERE.




Tuesday, March 8


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The Ghosts – thanks to a power play goal by Griffin Carpenter with a Joe Stelacio assist – took a 1-0 lead 10:47 into the opening quarter. They still led by that 1-0 score heading into the third period in Tuesday’s opening round game at Hatfield Ice.

Playing no small role in the Ghosts’ upset bid was goalie Ben Panella, who turned away all 32 shots the Golden Hawks sent his way in the first two periods. To put Panella’s performance in perspective, consider only that the Hawks held a 32-11 advantage in shots heading into the final period, but they trailed 1-0.

The Golden Hawks won the game with a five-goal outburst in the third period. Chase Tovsky scored the equalizer 3:20 into the period, using assists from Blaize Pepe and Kevin Koles. Just over a minute later, Samuel Cherkassky (Julian Sarne/Kyle Boss assists) scored the go-ahead goal that turned out to be the game-winner. David Vergules added an insurance goal 6:56 into the period, using assists from Kevin Koles and Matthew Constantini. A pair of goals late in the period by Chase Tovsky (Daniel Filippov assist) and Julian Wagenmann (Vergules/Boss assists) gave the Golden Hawks their final margin of victory.

Carson Lopez notched the win in goal for the Golden Hawks, turning away 13 of 14 shots to earn the win.

Council Rock South will face #6 Downingtown West on Thursday at Hatfield Ice at 6:30 p.m.

Abington                     1-0-0   1

Council Rock South     0-0-5   5

Shots: Abington 14, CRS 55. Saves: Ben Panella (A) 50, Carson Lopez (CRS) 13.

First period: 1. Griffin Carpenter A (Joe Stelacio) 10:47.

Second period: No score

Third period: 2. Chase Tovsky CRS (Blaize Pepe/Kevin Koles) 3:20; 2. Samuel Cherkassky CRS (Julian Sarne/Kyle Boss) 4:56; 3. David Vergules CRS (Kevin Koles/Matthew Constantini) 6:56; 4. Chase Tovsky CRS (Daniel Filippov) 11:15; 5. Julian Wagenmann CRS (David Vergules/Kyle Boss) 12:49.



Max Gallagher had himself a night for Neshaminy.

Gallagher scored the game-winner five minutes into sudden death overtime, propelling the Redskins to a dramatic upset of Conestoga. It was Gallagher’s fourth goal of a dazzling offensive effort, and the drama in this one began long before overtime as Neshaminy needed a pair of late goals in regulation to even send the game in overtime.

Neshaminy trailed Conestoga 5-3 with time winding down in regulation when Gallagher went to work, finding the net 14:42 into the final period with a Daniel McColgan assist to make it a one-goal game. With seven seconds remaining in regulation, Gallagher scored an unassisted goal to knot the score, setting the stage for overtime where Gallagher once stole the spotlight.

Early on, Conestoga took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Charlie Spottiswood seven minutes into the game. Less than a minute later, Noah Seewagen evened the score, using a JJ Hathaway assist. Andrew Pisano’s goal late in the period put Conestoga on top 2-1 after one period.

Six minutes into the second period, Gallagher scored with a Michael Knipple assist to even the score, but Pisano and AJ Carroll answered with back-to-back goals to go on top 4-2. A goal by Daniel McColgan in the closing seconds pulled Neshaminy to within one heading into the final period. Pisano’s third goal just over four minutes into the third period made it a 5-3 game, setting the stage for Gallagher’s late-game heroics.

Neshaminy held a 50-43 advantage in shot, although Conestoga held a 13-9 edge in the two overtime periods.

Brian Nelson notched the win in goal, stopping 38 of 43 shots he faced.

Neshaminy will face second-seeded Haverford in a second round game at Ice Line on Thursday at 8:45 p.m.

Neshaminy      1-2-2-0   6

Conestoga       2-2-1-0   5

Shots: Neshaminy 50, Conestoga 43. Saves: Brian Nelson (N) 38, Luc Beaupariant (C) 44.

First period: 1. Charlie Spottiswood C (Andrew Pisano/Caleb Wilson Turner) 6:48; 2. Noah Seewagen N (JJ Hathaway) 7:33; 3. Andrew Pisano C (Linc Zdancewicz) 13:55.

Second period: 4. Max Gallagher N (Michael Knipple) 6:01; 5. Andrew Pisano C (Linc Zdancewicz/Charlie Spottiswood) 11:14; 6. AJ Carroll C (Andrew Pisano) 14:58; 7. Daniel McColgan N, 16:53.

Third period: 8. Andrew Pisano C, 4:25; 9. Max Gallagher N (Daniel McColgan) 14:442; 10. Max Gallagher N, 16:53.

Overtime 1: No Score

Overtime 2: 11. Max Gallagher N 5:07.



Defense was the name of the game in this one. The two teams combined for 66 shots with Avon Grove accounting for 40 of those. Keeping the Patriots in the game until the final horn was goalie Matt Mangiacapre, who turned away 38 of 40 shots he faced.

Phil McIntyre put the Patriots on the board 3:37 into the game, using a pass from Stephen DiRugeris. Five minutes later, Avon Grove evened the score with a goal from Jordan Fabian (Nathan Crossan assist).

Avon Grove took a 2-1 lead 5:37 into the second period when Brendan Chandler found the net with a Will Gorman assist. Neither team scored the rest of the way despite generating plenty of opportunities. Mangiacapre turned away all 16 shots he faced in the final period, but unfortunately for the Patriots, Avon Grove’s Justin Mackley was perfect as well, turning away all 10 of East’s third period shots. Mackley stopped 25 of 26 shots he faced in a standout effort in goal.

Central Bucks East      1-0-0   1

Avon Grove                 1-1-0   2

Shots: CBE 26, AG 40. Saves: Matt Mangiacapre (CBE) 38, Justin Mackley (AG) 25.

First period: 1. Phil McIntyre CBE (Stephen DiRugeris) 3:32; 2. Jordan Fabian AG (Nathan Crossan) 8:24.

Second period: 3. Brendan Chandler AG (Will Gorman) 5:37.

Third period: No score.



The Titans found themselves deadlocked with the Whippets 2-2 after Colin Mendham turned a DJ Lindenmuth pass into a goal midway through the second period. The remainder of the game belonged to the Whippets, who closed out the game with four unanswered goals.

A power play goal by Aidan Gaffney three minutes into the opening period with assists from Adam Cusick and Aidan Linso gave the Titans their first and only lead. Downingtown West’s Tyler DeTreux scored a power play goal to even the score late in the period. The Titans spent the rest of the game playing catchup.

Central Bucks South                1-1-0   2

Downingtown West                1-3-2   6

Shots: CBS 25, DW 33. Saves: Jason Magaruh (CBS) 0, Dominic Varacallo (CBS) 27.

First period: 1. Aidan Gaffney CBS (Adam Cusick/Aidan Linso) 2:57; 2. Tyler DeTreux DW (Brady Ewing/Thomas Fetterman) 15:37.

Second period: 3. Jason Adams DW (Tyler DeTreux) 3:14; 4. Colin Mendham CBS (DJ Lindenmuth) 8:20; 5. Thomas Fetterman DW (Tyler DeTreux/Eddie Custin) 15:56; 6. Thomas Fetterman DW, 16:02.

Third period: 7. Thomas Fetterman DW (Brady Ewing/John Benton) 1:51; 8. Thomas Fetterman DW (Blake Groton) 3:21.



Ryan McGlade scored three straight goals to open Monday’s Flyers Cup opener for the Fords, who led 4-0 after one period and never looked back.

Haverford held a 51-21 advantage in shots on goal.

Haverford goalie Jai Jani turned away all 21 shots he faced. Souderton’s Noah Connor was credited with 42 saves in a busy night in goal.

Souderton       0-0-0   0

Haverford        4-3-2   9

Shots: Souderton 21, Haverford 51. Saves: Noah Connor (S) 42, Jai Jani (H) 21.

First period: 1. Ryan McGlade H (Owen Rabadam) 3:32; 2. Ryan McGlade H (Aidan Brawley) 6:40; 3. Ryan McGlade H (Quinn Carson) 6:50; 4. Connor Lill H (AJ Moleski) 9:52.

Second period: 5. Owen Rabadam H (Gus Scuderi) 1:56; 6. Quinn Carson H, 3:10; 7. AJ Moleski H (Connor Lilll/Ian McClatchy) 7:46.

Third period: 8. Ian McClatchy H (Connor Lill/Aidenn Johnson) 6:01; 9. Aidan Brawley H (Ryan McGlade) 7:22.