Aston, PA -- The Philadelphia Little Flyers are heading back to the EHL Frozen Finals in Providence, Rhode Island next weekend after sweeping South Conference Rival Philadelphia Revolution on Thursday. On Wednesday afternoon in game one of the series, Jake Berg put the Little Flyers up 1-0 in the first period when he tipped a Ziki Mroz shot past the Revolution’s Logan Kramsky, Rece Bergeman was also credited with an assist on the play. Ryan Candia increased the Little Flyers lead just over three minutes later with helpers from Mroz and Kyle Browder. The Revolution got on the board 47 seconds later with a Jake Houk shorthanded goal. With time winding down in the first period, Mikey Giampapa’s power play goal regained the Little Flyers two goal led off a feed from Bryce Witman and Austin Master.
Little Flyers goalie Brendahn Brawley kept the lead for his team in the second period, making 15 saves. Cam Lindsay increased the lead to three midway through the third period with assists coming from Mroz and Alex McBey. Brawley remained on his game until the final buzzer finishing game one with 26 saves in a 4-1 Little Flyers victory.
On Thursday the series shifted to the Revolution’s home rink with a ticket to the EHL’s Frozen Finals on the line for the Little Flyers. A power play goal 1:55 into the first period by Bryce Witman gave the Little Flyers an early 1- lead. Witman’s goal was assisted by Ziki Mroz and Austin Master. Several minutes later Soren Bredeson increased the Little Flyers lead to 2-0 off of a feed from Rece Bergeman and Jake Berg. The Revolution closed the gap just over a minute later with an unassisted goal from Justin Meers. The Revolution’s Jake Russo knotted the game at 2-2 with over six minutes remaining in the first.
Mid-way through the second period with the teams still tied at two a piece, Rece Bergeman and Austin Master put the Little Flyers ahead for good. Bergeman, took a feed in the slot from Master and put the puck in the back of the net to regain the Little Flyers lead. On the ensuing faceoff, Master took the puck from center ice into the Revolution zone, made a move past a defender going backhand, forehand and wristing the puck past Kramsky for a two goal lead. Bergeman and Master’s goals came just 10 seconds apart. With 1:04 remaining in the second, Bergeman and Master were at it again, this time setting up line mate Jake Berg at the side of the net to make the score 5-2 Little Flyers heading into the final 20 minutes of play. Nate Dunning put the game out of reach with a Power Play goal from the point just over 5 minutes into the third period with assists from Nick Daluisio and Kyle Scott. The final scoring of the day came courtesy of Kevin Brown, taking a pass from Dante Gattone on a 2-on-1 to make the final score 7-2 Little Flyers, punching their ticket to the EHL’s Frozen Finals in Providence, Rhode Island. Brawley made 21 saves in the series clinching win, as the Little Flyers outshot the Revolution 67-23 in the game.
After becoming the first team to make the Frozen Finals, the EHL announced Rece Bergeman was named the TSR Hockey Top Performer in the series. Bergeman scored the eventual game winner in game two of the series and had three assists in the two game set. Next week the Little Flyers will travel to the campus of Providence College for the second consecutive season for the EHL’s Frozen Finals.