Springside Chestnut Hill Academy was facing its toughest challenge to date when it opened the 2019 portion of the ice hockey season at the Wissahickon Skating Club last Wednesday afternoon. The Ice Devils were hosting Germantown Academy, the undefeated defending champions in the Independence Ice Hockey League.
There were new champions at Norwood Fontbonne Academy’s long-running Snowball tournament, as the St. Philip Neri School boys team and the girls of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy emerged victorious from last week’s five-day event.
Last Friday’s dual meet between Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and host Penn Charter began later than usual at 6:00 PM, but it was over relatively quickly. With forfeits in six of the 14 weight classes and pins in five others, the two teams progressed rapidly from the starting weight of 106 lbs. and the PC Quakers came away with a 50-28 victory.