Quakers Keep Rolling: Shut Out West Chester 6-0

Even as cold weather settles into the Philadelphia area, Penn stayed hot this weekend with a dominant 6-0 victory over West Chester University.

“The team executed effectively in all three zones,” said head coach Alec Artosky, “I think tonight was a statement win as we continue to defend our league title.”

It’s the sixth time this season Penn has defeated their opponent by at least five goals.

As Thanksgiving fast approaches, the Quakers will certainly be thankful for the addition of Ethan Abraham who joined the team a little under a month ago. Abraham notched a goal and two assists in the victory for a total of 10 points through his first five games.

Abraham wasn’t the only newcomer to contribute in the win. Rookie defenseman Aidan Armaly continued the strong start to his Quaker career putting Penn up 1-0 midway through the first with a snipe to the top right corner. Armaly leads all defenseman in assists and is second in points.

Another rookie, forward AJ Moshyedi, added a goal at the start of the second and then scored again on the power play in the third. Moshyedi’s power play goal was one of four for the Quakers as the Golden Rams were no match for Penn’s power play unit. 

Despite the dominant offensive performance, goaltender Xander Kostelnik was the star of the game for Penn, turning aside nearly 35 shots in his second shut out of the season. Kostelnik continues to shine in net for the Quakers, allowing only 15 goals through 9 games.

With the victory, Penn sweeps the season series over West Chester after defeating them 5-4 in October. The Quakers hit the Thanksgiving break at 9-1 and sit atop the Colonial States College Hockey League. Penn resumes action on Friday Dec. 2 as they travel to Bryn Athyn.