Pennsbury Falcons and Pennridge Rams prepare to face off in the third period.
By: Pennsbury Falcons News
BRISTOL, PA - The defending triple crown winning Pennridge Rams kicked off their 2022 campaign last night against the Pennsbury Falcons in a much anticipated regular-season division contest. For those who may have been in another planetary dimension over the past seven months, the Rams completed the trifecta last season with a near perfect record of 26-0-1 after cleaning house collecting the SHSHL, Flyers Cup, and Pennsylvania State class AA championship titles. The last time the Rams lost a game was coincidentally against the Falcons in the SHSHL Final, a 6-5 OT loss on March 31, 2021.
The first period was filled with frenzied action, as both the Falcons and Rams traded three goals apiece before the horn sounded and the period came to an end. Pennsbury finished the frame with a whopping 17-4 shot advantage. Goal scorers for Pennridge were Josh Kelly (1), and Andrew Savona (2). The Falcons goal scorers were Logan Doyle, Andrew Falkenstein, and Jared Swope each with one apiece.
The Falcons added three more unanswered goals across the final two periods. Brendan Macainsh (1) got on the board in the second period with his first goal of the season, and Logan Doyle (2) scored his second goal of the game to make the score 5-3 at the end of two. Brendan Macainsh (2) closed out the scoring in the third period with his second goal of the game, the final score was 6-3 Falcons. The Final shot totals were 46-28, Falcon's favor.
First period goals: (PBURY) #94 Jared Swope, (#89 Jason Fowler, #77 Logan Doyle) EVEN STRENGTH15:41 ;
(PBURY) #88 Andrew Falkenstein, (#12 Chris Sarver) EVEN STRENGTH 13:43 ;
(PNRDG) #77 Andrew Savona, (UNASSISTED) EVEN STRENGTH 11:10 ;
(PNRDG) #77 Andrew Savona, (UNASSISTED) EVEN STRENGTH 10:05 ;
(PBURY) #77 Logan Doyle, (#19 Jake McCaw) SHORT HANDED 6:05 ;
(PNRDG) #33 Josh Kelly, (#11 Dane Fitchett, #92 Nate McKean) EVEN STRENGTH 1:54
Second period goals: (PBURY) #77 Logan Doyle, (#66 Justin Marlin, #88 Andrew Falkenstein) EVEN STRENGTH 14:54 ;
(PBURY) #11 Brendan Macainsh, (#19 Jake McCaw, #88 Andrew Falkenstein) EVEN STRENGTH :28
Third period goals: (PBURY) #11 Brendan Macainsh, (#23 Jake Sellar, #8 Sean Taggart) EVEN STRENGTH 3:40