Spring-Ford, Boyertown eliminated in second round of districts

(1) Springfield-Delco 9, (16) Spring-Ford 7 - The nine-time defending PAC champion Rams suffered the season-ending loss in the second round of the District 1-AAA tournament despite getting hat tricks from Peyton Gensler and Nick Teets Thursday.
Spring-Ford, which finishes its season at 14-7, was within 5-4 at the break as Pat Wixted’s strike at the 8:02 mark of the second quarter capped a 4-0 run to tighten things up.
But the Spartans later extended the advantage to 8-5 after three quarters and the Rams were unable to get the equalizer.
Ben Swarr was stellar in goal for the locals with 20 saves, 11 in the first half.
He comes up big in big games,” Spring-Ford coach Donnelly said on papreplive.com. “He had 14 saves the last time we saw them. He’s got lightning fast hands and has really come along as a goalie.”
Spring-Ford           0-5-0-2 - 7
Springfield            3-3-2-1 – 9
Spring-Ford goals (unofficial): Peyton Gensler 3, Nick Teets 3, Pat Wixted. Springfield
Springfield (Delco)
Liam Difonzo 2g 1a
Jack Spence 2g
Jack Clark 2g 2a
Ryan O’Connor 1g
Colin Hopkins 1g
Geo Dotsicas 1g 1a
Zach Broomall 13/20 faceoffs, 1a
Goalie saves: Ben Swarr (SF) 20, Jimmy Donegan (Springfield-Delco) 9 saves
(24) Downingtown East 15, (8) Boyertown 4 – The Bears fell behind 10-2 at the break and never recovered in suffering the season-ending loss in the second round of the District 1-3A Tournament at Owen J. Roberts.
Mike Federico cashed two goals to pace the Bears, who were coming off a first-round bye. Boyertown closed out its successful campaign at 12-7 in a season that produced playoff berths in the PAC Final Four and districts (third straight year).
Luke Wetzel posted a hat trick and four assists to lead the Cougars, the 24th seed and final 6A team to qualify for districts. Up next for the Cougars is top seed Springfield (Delco) Saturday.
D-town East           2-8-5-0 -15
Boyertown             0-2-0-2 -  4
Luke Wetzel 3G 4A
Brian Miller 2G 2A
Dillon Hammer 2G 2A
Mike Ostertag 2G
Jared Kolinsky 2G
Josh Lee 1G 2A
Cooper Dicicco 1G
Jack Riley 1G 
Alystar Hemberger 1G
Cooper Dicicco 8/10 Faceoff
Nick Ericson 8/10 Faceoff
Nico Iacovino 8 Saves
Jacob Bryant 2 Saves
Johnny Kobell 1 Save
Brewer Johnson 1G
Mike Federico 2G
Alex Axman 1G 1A
Jonathan Mayan 2A