When the Colonial States Playoffs ended on Sunday there was no doubt who the league champions were, Quakers dominated both playoff games and secured another CSCHC Championship, their second in a row!
The 2023 CSCHC League Playoffs were held at the Class of 1923 Arena this year after the Quakers had earned the right to host the tournament after winning the league last season. To make the situation even better the Quakers earned a first round bye in the 2023 CSCHC Playoffs after finishing 1st Overall in the regular season.
Having bypassed the first round the Quaker played their first game on Saturday against the Stockton Ospreys who had defeated Scranton in overtime the previous evening. Stockton came out and gave the Quakers their best effort in the first period but the Quakers managed to capitalize on a power play goal from Axel D’Amelio to put the Quakers up 1-0. Having shaken the rust off in the first period the Quakers really hit their stride in the 2nd period scoring five goals and pushing the game out of reach for the Ospreys. Three of the five goals came in the first 7 minutes of the period, two within 20 seconds of each other. Zach Qian got the party started followed by goals from Spencer Tuohy and Ethan Abraham. Touhy added the forth goal in the period on the power play and Calvin Alifervo added the dagger with less than one minute left in the period to finish the period up 6-0. Stockton managed to score on the power play in the 3rd but the Quakers answered back with two more goals by none other than Abraham and Qian again to defeat the Ospreys 8-1 and advancing to the CSCHC Championship Game.
Quakers faced the #3 seed Millersville Marauders in the Championship Game after their upset of the #2 seed Seton Hall Pirates the pervious day. To say the Quakers showed up to play would be an understatement. Scoring less than two minutes into the game Michael Schmidt put one away to go up 1-0, followed 3 minutes later by Shane Better putting the Quakers ahead 2-0 less than 5 minutes into the game. Marauders fought back and scored to make the game 2-1 but that is as close as the game ever got. The Quakers went on to score three unanswered goals to finish the first period up 5-1. Quakers remained in control of the game scoring 3 goals in the second period by Alifervo, Armaly, and Abraham finishing the second period up 8-3. Quakers finished the game out with style scoring 2 more goals in the 3rd by Qian and Touhy defeating the Marauders by a score of 10-3. Ethan Abraham was award CSCHC Playoff MVP.
In their quest to repeat as CSCHC Champions the Quakers out scored their opponents 18-4 over the weekend a feet that proved they deserve to be champions!
With their CSCHC win the Quakers will advance to the Southeast Regional tournament in Springfield, Virginia this weekend to face #8 University of Michigan at 12:10 PM.