High School Ice Hockey:
Thursday, March 18, 1999
By Gary Finigan
In Flyers Cup AA action, the Shawnee Renegades faced off against the Cheltenham Panthers at the Face Off Circle in Warminster, PA. The Panthers defeated the Renegades 9-4 to advance to the second round. Cheltenham's Bob Swift led all scorers, picking up 4 goals for the game.
Early in the first period, Cheltenham jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Bob Swift scored the first of his four goals to give Cheltenham a 1-0 lead. Matt Connelly scored for the Panthers for the 2-0 lead. Shawnee got on the board with a Chris Nase goal, cutting the Cheltenham advantage to 2-1. The Renegades tied the score at 2-2 on a Dan Rybeck goal. Cheltenham took the lead for good when Dan Katz lit the lamp. Bob Swift closed out the scoring for the period, giving the Panthers a 4-2 lead at the end of one.
Second period action saw Cheltenham continue with the offensive pressure, picking up 4 more goals. Bob Swift picked up two more goals, with Scott Taxin and Drew Kaufman each picking up a goal. Shawnee was unable to get the offense in gear and the Panthers took a 8-2 lead into the third period.
In the third period, the Renegades offense scored a pair of goals to cut the Cheltenham lead to 8-4. Chris Jennings and Kevin Eppolite were the goal scorers for Shawnee. Devon McCrimmon scored the games final goal and the Cheltenham Panthers walked away with a 9-4 victory.
Shots on Goal: Shawnee 19, Cheltenham 39
Photos by Gary Finigan
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