Quakers took care of business in their first weekend of CSCHC league play, defeating Stockton 7-2 at home on Friday and shutting out Scranton 5-0 on the road, improving to 3-0 on the season.
The team started the weekend with the Stockton Ospreys home at the Class of 1923 Arena, a rematch of last seasons CSCHC playoffs semi-final. The Quakers came out strong putting 22 shots on goal in first period but only managed to score once with a goal by Senior Ethan Abraham. The Ospreys managed to sneak one in late in the first period to tie up the game at 1-1. Goals were prevalent in the first 10 minutes of the second period for both teams. Abraham put the Quakers up 2-1 less than three minutes into the period but was quickly countered by Stockton scoring less than two minutes later tying the game a 2-2. That would be the end of the offense for the Ospreys for the remainder of the game. Freshman Chris Bugliosi scored quickly putting one past goalie Corella to move the Quakers ahead 3-2 and then they never looked back. In the third period the Quakers cracked the game wide open and score four more goals putting the game out of reach. Ethan Abraham scored his third goal of the game for the “hat trick” as well as goals by both Qian brothers, Jacob and Zach, marking Jacob’s first goal of his college career. The final goal of the period was scored by Senior Spencer Tuohy. Goalie Jack Averill play a very solid game between the pipes facing 35 shots allowing Quakers to soundly beat the Ospreys at home.
The following day the Quakers made the trip up to Scranton to take on the Royals in their first road trip of the season. From the “get go” the team was all over the Royals and controlled the game start to finish. The Quakers allowed a combine 14 shots through the entire 60 minutes and never allowed Scranton on the scoreboard. The Quakers were held scoreless in the first but the drought was broken in the second period with a quick goal by Bugliosi three minutes into the period. The flow of goals continued in the second period with scores from Calvin Aliferov and Spencer Tuohy. In the third period Penn was able to capitalize on penalties by the Royals, scoring a power play goal early in the period by Tuohy. Minutes later Aliferov put one away to finish the scoring for the afternoon and resulting in the final score of 5-0. Freshman goalie Reagan O’Neil finished his first collegiate start with a shutout performance in the victory.
The Quakers continue the league play next weekend taking on the Millersville Marauders in a “home and home” rematch of the 2022-23 CSCHC Championship game. The first game will be played at home on Friday evening (10/6), puck drop scheduled for 10:05 PM and then on the Quakers will be on the road Saturday afternoon (10/7) at Lancaster Ice Rink, puck drop scheduled for 3:45 PM. Friday nights game will be live streamed thanks to our partnership with SFBN using this LINK. Come out and support the Quakers as they face their CSCHC rival in what will be two hard fought games.