Daily Local News All-Area Girls Ice Hockey Teams

First Team
F — Jennifer Gallagher, Sr., West Chester Rustin — Gallagher blossomed as a senior, finishing in tie for second to Ava Thomas in the Ches-Mont National in scoring. She tallied 30 goals and 13 assists for 43 points.

F — Jillian Sano, Sr., Shanahan-Downingtown East — The senior joined Gallagher by notching 29 goals and 14 assists for 14 points. She recorded a hat trick in a 4-1 victory over Avon Grove in the Ches-Mont National final.

F — Angela Janis, Sr., West Chester Henderson — The senior registered 20 goals and 12 assists for 32 points.

F — Chole Bogusch, Fr., Downingtown West — The freshman had a spectactular season notching 19 goals and 13 assists for 32 points.

D — Fiona Simcox, Sr., West Chester Rustin — The highest scoring defenseman in the area, Simcox registered 29 goals and 14 assists for 43 points.

D — Olivia Perrin, Sr., West Chester Henderson — The high-scoring senior wa one of the top scoring defenders in the area. She notched 22 goals and six assists for 28 points.

G — Olivia Ceglia, Sr., Shanahan-Downingtown East — The senior led the Ches-Mont National with 13 wins and posted a 2.44 goals against average.

Second Team
F — Abigail McCrystal, Sr., Avon Grove

F — Abby Lukasevics, Jr., Shanahan-Downingtown East

F — Gracie Jermyn, Jr., Shanahan-Coatesville

D — Maddison Vitali, Soph., Downingtown West

D — Megan Wackerman, Jr., West Chester Henderson

D — Cynthia Aiken, Soph., West Chester East

G — Ella Hydutsky, Jr., Avon Grove

Honorable Mention
Katie Graf, Shanahan-Downingtown East; Charlotte Perrin, WC Henderson; Kayla Czukoski, WC Henderson; Brooke Bean, WC East; Morgan Luksic, WC East; Maddie Boulware, Avon Grove; Caroline Coghan, Shanahan-Downingtown East; Liza Congialdi, WC Rustin; Molly Rozenweig, Downingtown West.

Coach of the Year
Dave Schultz, Downingtown West
Yes, Downingtown West had a superstar in Ava Thomas, but there was talent up and down the lineup and the man behind the bench made it all come together and had them peaking at the right time.
The Whippets came away with their second Flyers Cup title in three years and Schultz is the Daily Local News Girls Ice Hockey All -Area Coach of the Year.
“It’s a year-long process,” said Schults. “Every time we step on the ice, it’s about getting them better so they can compete. You can have good players, but you have to develop them also.”
West finished in the middle of the pack as injuries and Thomas’ national team duties hampered them during the regular season. But, they sizzled during the playoffs.
They rolled through the Flyers, beating their three opponents by a combined 39-14 margin.
It culminated in a 13-8 win over Avon Grove in the championship as Thomas scored an incredible nine goals.
“It’s a great accomplishment,” said Schultz after the game. “These girls played their hearts out. Half this team won it two years ago and now, it’s a new group of Downingtown West girls to have their names on the Cup.”
And the scary part for the rest of the league is that they are young. Defenseman Maddison Vitali and Thomas will be juniors and high-scoring freshman Chole Bogusch, who missed the Flyers Cup, will be a sophomore.

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