Welcome to OUR PROGRAM
– Since 1956!
Our Program’s History
The Wissahickon Skating Club’s Youth Hockey Program is likely the longest standing hockey program in the greater Philadelphia area. In the early years, our Club operated as an independent organization competing against clubs similar in structure to WSC. Throughout the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s our club produced many of the area’s elite players. Many of these players advanced to prominent boarding schools and NCAA Division 1 hockey programs. Our program’s most notable Alumnus is two time Olympian and New York Rangers Stanley Cup Champion goaltender, Mike Richter.
In the early ’90’s, WSC became a member of the Delaware Valley Hockey League and has since represented the DVHL and the Atlantic District at local and national championships. For the past fifty years, WSC and The Merritton Athletic Association located in St. Catherine’s, Ontario have operated a Peewee and Bantam level exchange tournament (alternating as hosts). This is a truly remarkable event and one of the oldest American/Canadian hockey exchanges between two clubs in North America.