Warminster, PA – The Philadelphia Revolution League held their home opening games this weekend at the Rink at Warwick and played host to the Springfield Pics.
Saturday night’s game was also in honor of local police officers and firefighters, and donations were accepted to assist the family of fallen Plymouth Township police officer Brad Fox. Fox, a former high school and youth hockey player, was killed in the line of duty on September 13. A pregame ceremony included a salute for the police officers and firefighters from Warwick and Warminster townships with Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick present to drop the puck to the Revolution and Pics captains at a ceremonial faceoff. Each seat was filled with standing room only available at this lively opening game.
The Pics spoiled the opening night with a 5-2 win over the Revolution in a fast and physical game. Springfield forward Austin Orszlak not only opened the scoring in the first period of the game, but added a second goal for the Pics in the second period. Springfield’s Mele, Antunez, and Kokosa scored the other three goals for their team. Forwards Nick Mosher and Dan Divis scored each of the two goals for the Revolution in front of the packed home arena.
Sunday morning, the Revolution were prepared for a rematch with the Pics. This time, Philadelphia opened the scoring in the first period with a goal from forward Eric Knoppel. Forward Dane Genord pushed the lead 2-0 in favor of the Revolution early in the second period. Sprinfield’s defenseman Wade Schools cut the lead in half with the Pics’ first goal of the game. Rev forward Ian Robertson found the back of the net for Philly before the second period ended. Divis scored his first goal in the game and second goal of the weekend in the third period, this time on the power play. The Pics were able to score one more before Philly sealed the deal with an empty net goal by forward Riley Egan. The final score was, again, 5-2, this time in favor of the Revolution. Philadelphia’s goaltender Bob Palzer made 35 saves for the win.
-Courtesy of Philadelphia Revolution