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Ice Chips thrill crowd at Winterfest

Ice Chips

UCC’s “Ice Chips” skate down the ice during the first intermission of the Jan. 24 varsity hockey game.

Upper Canada College’s varsity hockey team faced its cross-border rival from Nichols School to cap off Winterfest on Jan. 24 and, during the first intermission, boys in Forms 1 and 2 took to the ice for a seven-minute game.

The young athletes, nicknamed the Ice Chips, fed off the varsity energy and the action was end to end. The game featured excellent goaltending from Ryan Black and UCC mascot Cookie Monster and outstanding officiating from teachers Max Perren and Dave Bullock. Both teams had multiple chances and the crowd reacted to every shot and save.

It was a huge thrill for these young men to represent the Prep, and perhaps this was their first of many Winterfest games.

This year’s Ice Chips were J.P Mahony, Emerson McQeen, Zachary Ali Khan, Jordan Ali Khan, Dash McGregor, John Carmichael, Drake Bujouves, Pierce Lapham, Charlie Guilfoyle, Xavier DelZotto and Ryan Black.