Pa Hockey History : Pa A State Champs

History of the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships
THE HISTORY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS

       High School Hockey in Pennsylvania has grown to great proportions since its inception with over 150 schools participating in seven high school leagues across the Commonwealth. The state is divided into two sections, with Eastern Pennsylvania members clubs under the direction of the Delaware Valley High School Hockey Association and Western Pennsylvania under the direction of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League.
      
         The Delaware Valley High School Hockey Association consists of seven member associations representing the Central Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (CPIHL), the Eastern High School Hockey League (EHSHL), the Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League (ICSHL), the Lower Bucks County Scholastic Hockey League (LBCSHL), the Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Hockey League (LVIHL), the Suburban High School Hockey League (SHSHL), and South Jersey High School Hockey League (SJHSHL). The Flyer Cup playoffs are held to determine the Flyer Cup Champions at Class A, AA, and AAA, who represent Eastern Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships.

         The two oldest leagues in Pennsylvania are the Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League, formed in 1969 and the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League, formed in 1971. The WPIHL was merged with the South Hills Interscholastic Hockey League (1980) and Lake Shore Hockey League (1974) to form the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League in 1999. The Penguin Cup playoffs are held to determine the Penguin Cup Champions at Class A, AA, and AAA, who represent Western Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships.

       The first Pennsylvania High School Hockey championships were held in April 1975 in Erie, Pennsylvania with representative schools from Eastern and Western Pennsylvania participating. The inaugural state championship was captured by the Baldwin Highlanders (WPIHL), who defeated the Churchill Chargers (WPIHL) 4-3 in overtime and the Pennsylvania State High School Hockey Championships were born. Other school participating in the inaugural championships were the McDowell Trojans (LKSHL), Richland Rams (WPIHL), Bishop Neumann Panthers (ICSHL)and Springfield Cougars (ICSHL)   

       The Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships celebrated their 28th year in 2003. The original format of the playoffs was a round robin format in which the bracket winners would meet for the Pennsylvania State Championship. In 1981, the Pennsylvania High School Hockey Championships adopted a new look as the Eastern and Western Regional champions for the state championship, which has evolved into the format presently used when the Penguin Cup Champions meet the Flyer Cup Champions.

      Class A state champions have been crowned since 1989. In all, 13 champions have been crowned with Western Pennsylvania capturing 9 championships and Eastern Pennsylvania winning 4. The only multiple winner of Class A championships is Bishop McCort (5) and the 1997 team remains the only school to accomplish a perfect season.


Plum
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1989 - Plum Mustangs
1988-89 - Pennsylvania Cup A Champions                                 

BRIAN PAJAK                TY SCHRECENGOST                                
JOE ASTURI                BRIAN HEINACK                                
JIM POLLIARD                AARON WAWRZYNIAK                        
CRAIG LEDONNE                KEVIN WACH                                
JOE GRANDE                DEREK SCHOTT                                
TIM PETERSON                ANTHONY ASTURI                                
DWAYNE WILSON                JAY MESZAR                                
MIKE MANTSCH                JIM MURRAY - HEAD COACH                        
SHANE MCMASTERS                TOM BRACKEN - ASSISTANT COACH                
GREG SCKULTETY                DOUGLAS HEINACK - ASSISTANT COACH        
TORY SCHRECENGOST        ERIC GLOVER - ASSISTANT COACH                
STEVE PATTON                EUGENE HEINACK - PRESIDENT                                


Conwell Egan
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1990 - Bishop Egan Eagles
Members of the Pennsylvania Cup A Champions
Bishop Egan Eagles

Bob Pagano
Albert Lalli
Alex Catalano
Brian McLoughlin
Matt Coddiare
Chris Amato
Larry Amato
Steve Easley
Jeff Eastburn
Mike Slavin
Ed McGowan
Sean Binkley
Mike Denomme
Pat Ennis
Brian Nulty
Joe Vecchione
Jim Ahern
Shawn Heisse
Jack Doherty
Eric Plebani

Head Coach ~ Rich Slack
Assistant Coach ~ Joe Vecchione Sr            




Eastern HSH League
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1991 - Monsignor Bonner Friars
Members of the Pennsylvania Cup A Champions
Monsignor Bonner Friars - 1991

Tom Ely
Gerry DiStephano
Joe Liberatore
Ed Smith
Mark Anzideo
Sean Kaneton
Pat McIlhenney
Angelo LaBuono
Tom Gummell
Pat Vaughn
Sean McIlhenney
Mike Jacobs
Kirk Kuzmick
Kevin Glenn
Pat Mulholland
Tom Donahue
Kyle Urban
Jeff Wassell
Vinnie Saxon
Chris Ely

Head Coach ~ Ted Dolan


Eastern HSH League
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1992 - Haverford Fords
Members of the 1992 Pennslvania Cup A Champions
Haverford Fords

Chris Duca
Bill Collins
Josh Dolberg
John Dwyer
Chris Cipollone
Dan Connelly
John Madden
Lou Ventura
Bill McMellis
Brian Rolli
Mike McGarrity
John Chalfont
Gary Hammond
Dave Gallagher
Zach Hafer
Jon Tylor
Paul Sullivan
Jim Northrup
Chris Hammond

Head Coach ~ Andy Rolli
Assistant Coaches ~ Joe Moran
                  ~ Geoff Skidmore
                  ~ Jim McGlade




Greensburg CC
1993 - Greensburg Central Catholic Centarians
1992-93 - Pennsylvania Cup A Champions                                         
JEFF ADAMS                                        
JERIMIAH ALLISON                                        
BRIAN BLASIOLE                                        
BRAD GALBRAITH                                        
SHANE GRIFFIN                                        
MATT KUNROD                                        
MEGHAN MCCORMICK                                        
MIKE O'CONNELL                                        
CHRIS O'TOOLE                                        
STEVE PAULONE                                        
ERICH PIETZSCH                                        
DOUG QUALEY                                        
PHIL ROCK                                        
MERVIN SMITH                                        
CHRIS SHOUB                                        
BEN TURIN                                        
CHRIS ULISH                                        
BRIAN ZACHETTI                                        

BUTCH MARIETTA - HEAD COACH                                        
AL MURPHY - ASST COACH                                        
                                        


Bishop McCort
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1994 - Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers
1993-94 - Pennsylvania Cup A Champions                 

BILL BLASKO (A)                        
KRIS CARLSON                        
SHAWN DISHONG                        
SEAN HART                        
ROSS HESS                        
AL HROMULAK (C)                        
BRETT HUSTON                        
GREG KUTCHMA                        
JUSTIN LOFTIS                        
MARC MAESTRA                        
JIM MAHER                        
DAN MARDIS                        
MARK MARTINEK                        
DAN NYANKO                        
DON PERRY                        
JOSH PIRO                        
KENNY REPAK                        
GEOFF SHILEY                        

JASON FERCHALK - MANAGER                        
NICK ROSENBAUM - MANAGER                        

GALEN HEAD - HEAD COACH                        
GEORGE SHILEY - ASST                        
MIKE HUDEC, SR. - ASST                        
                        


Bishop McCort
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1995 - Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers
1994-95 - Pennsylvania Cup A Champions

KRIS CARLSON
SHAWN DISHONG
SEAN HART (A)
KRIS HRONES
MIKE HUDEC
BRETT HUSTON
JASON JAKUBOWSKI
JASON KANE
GREG KUTCHMA
JUSTIN LOFTIS (A)
JIM MAHER (C)
DAN MARDIS
MARK MARTINEK
JASON PETRIK
JOSH PIRO
KENNY REPAK
JIM RIZZO
MATT SOLOMON

NICK ROSENBAUM - MGR

GALEN HEAD - HEAD COACH
GEORGE SHILEY - ASST
MIKE HUDEC, SR. - ASST
STEVE CARLSON - ASST
JOHN BRADLEY - ASST


Bishop McCort
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1996 - Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers
1995-96 - Pennsylvania Cup A Champions

JOHN BREZOVEC
JARED BURNWORTH
KRIS CARLSON
SHAWN DISHONG (A)
KEVIN GRADY
MIKE HUDEC
BRETT HUSTON (A)
JASON JAKUBOWSKI
GREG KUTCHMA (A)
JUSTIN LOFTIS (A)
DAN MARDIS (A)
JOHN MOLLURA
ED PERRY
JASON PETRIK
JOSH PIRO
KENNY REPAK
JIM RIZZO
MATT SOLOMON
STEVE ZAMAIS
RYAN ZIERER

NICK ROSENBAUM - MGR

GALEN HEAD - HEAD COACH
GEORGE SHILEY - COACH
MIKE HUDEC, SR. - ASST
JOHN BRADLEY - ASST


Bishop McCort
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1997 - Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers
1996-97 - Pennsylvania Cup A Champions

JOSH BRANT
JOHN BREZOVEC
KRIS CARLSON (C)
KEVIN GRADY
PHIL HOLSINGER
CHRIS KINDYA
JASON LECK
NICK MISH
C.J. OSTER
ED PERRY
MATT PERRY
JASON PETRIK
JOSH PIRO
KENNY REPAK
JIM RIZZO
MATT SEIDEL
MARK SHERMAN
ERIC SIGG
R.J. SIRIANNI
STEVE ZAMAIS

JOHN BRADLEY - HEAD COACH
STEVE CARLSON - ASST
MIKE HUDEC, SR. - ASST
GALEN HEAD - ASST


Seton LaSalle
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1998 - Seton LaSalle Rebels
1997-1998 - Pennsylvania Cup A Champions                                         
JUSTIN BIITNER                        JUSTIN MOHLMAN                
LANDON FRIES                        MARK MORTON                
LOU GARRITAN                        CHRIS PANUCCI                
JAY HOOPER                        JON PLACK                
BRANDON KEPICS                        KURT ROSS                
JOHN KLINE                        HEAD COACH - JEFF BROOKS        
JOE KUTCHA                        ASSISTANT COACH - MIKE MONACO        
BRANDON LABOON                        ASSISTANT COACH - MIKE MAZZEO        
STEVEN MAEGLE                                        
JOE MCGEE                                        
MIKE MONACO                                        


Bishop McCort
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1999 - Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers
1998-99 - Pennsylvania Cup A Champions

JOSH BRANT
DENNIS CAMPBELL
CHRIS CUPPETT
MATT DOMONKOS
TIM GEORGE
RYAN GINDELSPERGER
KEVIN GRADY
FRED HICKS
TODD KAMZIK
SEAN KANE
CHRIS KINDYA
JONATHON KNOBLOCH
PHIL KUHAR
ALEX McLACHLAN
NIKOLAS MIHALICK
JAMES MOCK
GARRETT OAKES
JARED PAVIC
MATT PERRY
DAN THOMAS

JOHN BRADLEY - HEAD COACH
STEVE CARLSON - ASST
DEAN RUMSEY - ASST
MIKE HUDEC, SR. - ASST



Serra Catholic
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2000 - Serra Catholic Eagles
1999-2000 - Pennsylvania Cup A Champions

MICHAEL OLSON
TONY CAMPAGNA
GORDON ELAND
BRANDON PLOSINKA
CHRIS DARCY
STEVEN LEPPO
DEVON KANE
JASON KORTZ
JEREMY ERNEY
TIM VENZIN
JORDAN SYNKOWSKI
TIM SIMS
GARY KLAPKOWSKI
RILEY MCKELVEY
P..J. MASTYLAK
TONY LEPPO

HEAD COACH - JOHN MOONEY
ASSISTANT COACH - TOM MOONEY
ASSISTANT COACH - SCOTT SINCLAIR
ASSISTANT COACH - ED FIGAS
MANAGER - SHELLY DARCY
MANAGER - JIM DARCY




Serra Catholic
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2001 - Serra Catholic Eagles
2000-2001 - Pennsylvania Cup A Champions

B.J. DEPAOLI
TONY CAMPAGNA
GORDON ELAND
BRANDON PLOSINKA
CHRIS DARCY
STEVEN LEPPO
JESSE LUBASCH
DEVON KANE
JASON KORTZ
JEREMY ERNEY
TIM VENZIN
TIM SIMS
NICK CAMPAGNA
MICHAEL SCHAUT
TIMMY JOHNSON
MATTHEW AHLIN

HEAD COACH - JOHN MOONEY
ASSISTANT COACH - TOM MOONEY
ASSISTANT COACH - ED FIGAS

MANAGER - SHELLY DARCY
MANAGER - JIM DARCY



Serra Catholic
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2002 - Serra Catholic Eagles
2001-2002 - Pennsylvania Cup A Champions

CJ KING
TONY DUCO
ADAM COCCIA
DUSTIN SONGER
JESSE LUBASCH
JUSTIN LUBASCH
DEVON KANE
TIM VENZIN
STEVE KOLBE
EDDIE LABARBARA
NICK CAMPAGNA
MICHAEL SCHAUT
JOSH JONES
TIMMY JOHNSON
MATTHEW AHLIN
JOEY MANNING
STEVEN LEPPO
LARRY BYERLY

HEAD COACH - JOHN MOONEY
ASSISTANT COACH - TOM MOONEY
ASSISTANT COACH - ED FIGAS



Radnor
2003 - Radnor Raiders
2003 Pennsylvania Class A Champions

4 NICK RYDER   
5 ROB LOOLOIAN
6 SEAN KAVANAUGH   
7 BART BITTERMAN   
9 BRAD DOWLIN
11 CHRIS BRENNAN
15 GREG GALLAGHER   
19 BEN MORSE   
20 CHRIS DAMBLY
21 GILBERT DAVIS
22 LEE SINKOW   
23 ED DEVINE   
24 AUSTIN COHEN   
25 JONI EK   
27 DOUG VON ALLMEN   
29 DAN CHEATLE
32 ERIK JOHNSON   
37 JASON BOCK   
41 TAYLOR VIT

HEAD COACH - ED RITTI III
ASSISTANT COACH - ED RITTI JR
                - DAVID WOOD   


Radnor
2004 - Radnor Raiders
2004 Pennsylvania Cup A Champions
2004 Flyers Cup A Champions

Radnor Raiders
Ryan Donnelly
Nick Ryder
Rob Looloian
Sean Kavanaugh
Bart Bitterman
Brad Dowlin
Chris Dambly
Chris Brennan
Gil Davis
Greg Gallagher
Neil Callahan
Tom Shaw
Ed Devine
Austin Cohen
Colby Cohen
Adam Chudnofshy
Erik Johnson
Ben Morse

Head Coach - Ed Ritti III
Assistant Coach - Ed Ritti Jr
Assistant Coach - David Wood


Tuesday, May 2
2005 - Penncrest Lions
Penncrest Lions
2005 High School Roster

91 John Mowry 12 V
12 Rob Rottensteiner 12 V
15 Brad Ryan 12 V
28 Kevin Vanaman 12 V
10 Dave Bixler 11 V
41 Bryan Chacosky 11 V
61 Paul Farnschlader 11 V
8 Scott Griffin 11 V
88 Bill Griffith 11 V
16 Nick Kusturiss 11 V
21 Sal Lopiccolo 11 V
40 Ryan McElhenney 11 V
4 Dave Sakers 11 V
25 Chris Tull 11 V
11 Mike Maser 10 V
19 Franny Naselli 10 V
22 Eric Lutz 9 V
27 Tim Paulson 9 V

Head Coach - Steve Mescanti - 12th season A
Assistants - Eric Wolf
          - Kraig Kaufhold


Quaker Valley
Tuesday, May 2
2006 - Quaker Valley Quakers
2006 Pennsylvania A Champions
2006 Penguins Cup A Champions
Quaker Valley Quakers ~ PIHL

6 - Rob Balotsky
58 - John Chicots
11 - Lee Drake
82 - Gregory Dyer
96 - Timothy Hall
48 - George Jackson
47 - Aaron Kostial
10 - Mikael Lemieux
76 - Breton McNamara
99 - Jason Moisey
20 - Shawn Ritchey
23 - Cody Scott
7 - Colin South
25 - Furman South
9 - Trey Sterner
56 - Eryk Stunda
00 - Zachary Taylor
24 - Ross Watko
18 - Noah Zamagias
83 - Zachary Zinger

Head Coach ~ Kevin Quinn
Assistant Coach ~ Yuri Krivokhija
Assistant Coach ~ Jim Miller


West Chester Henderson
Wednesday, May 2
2007 ~ West Chester Henderson Warriors
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2007 Pennsylvania Cup Class A Champions - West Chester Henderson Warriors
2007 Flyers Cup Class A Champions - West Chester Henderson Warriors

4 Kelly, Jack   
5 Anderson, James
8 Beren, Christian   
9 Magee, Ethan   
10 Smith, Chad   
14 MacNeill, Brian   
16 Sapovits, Christian   
19 Blaker, BJ   
22 Wallace, TJ   
24 Kinkead, Patrick   
30 Horn, David   
41 Donovan, Andrew
43 Carlin, Joe   
55 Kerchner, Brian
59 Ramondo, Nick
61 Latta, Billy   
65 Speroff, Cory   
66 Cottle, Alex   
85 Mattern, Rob
94 Katich, Rob Forward Varsity

Marcellus, Art ~ Head Coach
Zarelli, Gus ~ Assistant Coach
MacNeill, Bruce ~ Manager


West Chester East
2008 - West Chester East Vikings
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Sunday, May 22
2008 - West Chester East Vikings

Sunday, May 22
2009 - Bayard Rustin Knights

Sunday, May 22
2010 - Mars Planets

Mars
2011 - Mars Planets
Sunday, May 22
2011 - Mars Planets

2011 Pennsylvania Cup Class A Champions - Mars Planets

Penguins Cup Class A Champions - Mars Planets

2
Colt Bernburg
3 Max Master
6 Rusty Miller
11 Joseph Bender
16 Rusty Miller
17 Craig Mazzottta
18 Hunter Sacchini
21 Chris Greco
22 Bryan Thomas
24 Robert Sigurdsson
26 Kevin Leslie
27 Kevin Leslie
33 Tyler Thomas
54 Blake Friday
65 Elliot Tisdale
71 Greg Makozy
72 Robert Foley
82 Ryan Magdinec
83 Nicholas Blaney
95 Austin Heakins
   
  Head Coach:Steve Myers
  Assistant Coach:Steve Neese
  Assistant Coach:Mike Manganello



Quaker Valley
Thursday, May 3
2012 - Quaker Valley Quakers