The Wissahickon Senior “A” team made history in 2015 as they were the first team to ever win three straight MASAL league championships. On Saturday in Baltimore they wrote yet another chapter for the archives as they emerged victorious for an unprecedented fourth consecutive season in the always fiercely competitive Frozen Four championship tournament.
In the semifinal game, WSC (#2 seed) notched a gritty 9-6 victory over long time cross city rival The North East Philadelphia Lubers (#3 seed). In the championship game, WSC would face a familiar foe in a powerful #1 seeded Wilmington team. WSC rose to the occasion in this affair and played their best and most complete game in recent memory, shutting out Wilmington by a score of 5-0 and ensuring that the MASAL Cup will reside in Chestnut Hill for yet another season.
This was a total team effort by the Senior “A” team in every sense, from stellar goaltending by Tournament MVP John Chain (University of Connecticut – NCAA D1), to rock solid defense, to a group of talented forwards who dominated the offensive zone. Over the two games, standout offensive performances were turned in by Ryan Frain (Temple University – ACHA D1), James Cody (Brockport – NCAA D3), John Williams (Curry College – NCAA D3, WSC youth alumni), Mike McMullen (Penn State – ACHA D1), and Carey Bell (Penn State – ACHA D1).
This was the fourth straight title for the WSC Senior “A” Team and the 6th overall since the inception of the league in 2007. Congrats to the WSC Senior “A” Team!