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DVHL Crowns Second Set of Champions

By Gage Kilborne, 03/01/22, 2:30PM EST


The Delaware Valley Hockey League (DVHL) Playoffs commenced in Mid-February and the teams just finished up the second weekend of playoff hockey.

The Delaware Valley Hockey League (DVHL) Playoffs commenced in Mid-February and the teams just finished up the second weekend of playoff hockey.

The playoff format for the 10U divisions was as follows: the top five teams receive a playoff spot, the 1st place team in the regular-season standings will receive an automatic bye to the championship game, the remaining four teams will be seeded one to four and will play to figure out who will play the 1st place team.

In the 10U-AA Playoffs, York was able to cool off the heat from Hershey and came away victorious 7-5 to claim the title. York received the automatic bye to the championship game while Hershey received the 3rd seed of the bracket but demonstrated they developed skills and chemistry over the course of the regular season.

The 10U-A National Playoffs saw the second seed Kings make a run at the title game before losing to the regular season champion Royals. The Kings' playoff run saw them outscoring their opponents 7-3 before losing 3-1 in the championship.

In the 10U-A American Playoffs, the three seeds came out as the spoilers as Wissahickon 10U-A American defeated the top-seeded Team Philadelphia in the championship game. Wissahickon's road to the title saw them outscoring their opponents 8-3 before making it to the title game. In the championship, they defeated Team Philadelphia 5-4 to win the tournament championship.

For the 10U-B National Playoffs and the 10U-B American Playoffs, the National champion is the Kings and Wissahickon pulled off the upset to snag the American championship.

Moving up to the 12U level, only the top four teams make the playoffs. Starting at the 12U-AA league, the Hershey Bears came away winning the title after defeating Haverford in the championship game 4-2.

For 12U-A National, Snider Hockey claimed the title after taking care of business against the number one-seed Grundy Senators in the Championship Game. Snider was able to outscore its opponents 12-5 en route to the title.

For 12U-A American it was Chester County who came out as playoff champions after defeating the fourth seed Jr. Pens in the title game. Chester County outscored their opponents 12-5 in the two games.

For the final two leagues in the 12U division, it was the top seeds who won the league title. Wissahickon reigned supreme in the National division, defeating Lehigh Valley Phantoms 4-3 in the championship. In the American division, it was Delco Phantoms who won the title over the Royals 1-0.

The final three playoffs from this past weekend came in the 14U division. For the 14U-A American division, it was the two seed Valley Forge Colonials who took down the top-seed Kings in the title game 3-2. Both teams will make it to the district championships in two weeks.

In the 14U-B National Playoffs, there were only four teams who qualified. The champion in this bracket was the York Devils as they took down the top-seed, Chester County, 2-1 in the championship game.

The final playoffs that happened this past weekend were in the 14U-B American division. The champions, Lehigh Valley Rebels, dominated the regular season all year. The Rebels received a bye to the championship game where they would see which team they were going to play against. They ended up playing the third-seeded Kings skating to an easy 7-1 victory.

Champions in select divisions will advance to the District tournament for the AAHA in early March.