August is upon us at New Trier Girls Hockey as we approach a new, exciting season. The last open summer skate is Tuesday, August 9th from 7:50 – 8:50 PM at the Wilmette Centennial Ice Rinks, 2300 Old Glenview Road in Wilmette.
Our pre-season clinics start on Sunday, August 14th at Centennial in Wilmette. Click HERE for a copy of the registration form.
Tryout packages for the 2016-2017 season have been mailed. Registration is due by Saturday, August 13th. If you are interested in playing and you did not receive a package, please contact Stephanie Snow or Ned Forsberg using the links below. Tryouts will be held at from 7:45-9:15 PM at Centennial in Wilmette as follows:
There will be a brief meeting for players and parents at 6:40 PM immediately preceding the first tryout to go over our procedures, provide last minute information, and answer questions. In accordance with our policies, tryouts are closed to all except the players and the coaches. The only exceptions will be those few individuals who are directly involved in the administrative functions surrounding tryouts, and then only when required.
The website calendar page has been updated to include all events currently scheduled. Please remember to update the “tags” on the calendar page to the current year’s teams.
The safety and well being of each student athlete is the number one concern of New Trier Girls Hockey. In keeping with that philosophy, and because of the increase in recent years of concussions connected to ice hockey, mandatory baseline concussion testing is required for each NTGH player. This test is required to be taken prior to the commencement of a player’s first season with NTGH and every second season thereafter. It is our preference that this test be performed prior to tryouts, but at a minimum it must be completed prior to October 1, 2016.
Baseline cognitive testing provides information on a child’s brain function prior to an injury. If an athlete were to receive a concussion, the baseline test can then be compared to a post-injury test. This provides objective data to better assess recovery from a concussion. For the sixth consecutive year the Chicago Blackhawks, NorthShore University HealthSystem, AHAI, and Athletico Physical Therapy have teamed up to offer FREE baseline concussion testing through the "A Step aHead" program. Click on the links below for more information and to register for testing.
Events for June through September have been posted to the Calendar page. Click HERE for a PDF version.
We look forward to seeing at the rink soon!
Games have been scheduled and rosters chosen. Click HERE for information.
Aurora University is establishing a Varsity level Girls hockey program beginning with the 2017-18 season. Aurora expects to field three mens teams next season, an NCAA DIII team and ACHA club teams at the Division II and III levels. Click HERE for the announcement. Contact the Director of Athletics for more information:
The 27th Annual Girls High School All-State game will be played on Monday, February 8th at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. The game starts at 6:40 PM. Admission is FREE! The Boys game begins at 8:35.
The team has been announced and we're excited and proud to report that nine NTGH players were selected to participate. Please join is in congratulating the following girls:
Morgan Baird – Forward
Addie Budington – Defense
Johanna Glaaser – Forward
Emma Katzman – Forward
Tay Munson – Defense
Liz Parsons – Forward
Amanda Pugliese – Forward
Isabelle Sennett – Forward
Hayden Snow – Goalkeeper
Parents, teammates and friends are encouraged to attend the game and support our players. Congratulations again to this well deserving group.
On Wednesday, December 23rd, NTGH held its annual Alumni Game. Click on the link below for an article about the game.
Please click HERE to view important dates for the 2015-16 Season. For additional information about USA Hockey/Central District Player Development Camps, contact Mary Ann Robinson at 920.758.3063. Players must be born between the years of 1998-2002 to be eligible for camps listed.
The New Trier Hockey Club and New Trier Girls Hockey joined together at area stores on Saturday, October 3rd, to raise money for Bear Necessities, a Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Through their efforts, and online donations, this year's fundraising goal of $10,000 was achieved! Thank you to everyone who volunteered, and to everyone who contributed, to help make this year's project a huge success.
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation was founded in 1992 in memory of eight-year-old Barret “Bear” Krupa who died after a five and a half year battle with Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer. The mission of Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it. The funds collected by the New Trier hockey players will go to Bear Necessities’ Bear Hugs Program which supports cancer patients (ages 0-19) as well as their immediate families as they face the many challenges that accompany the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancer. A Bear Hug is a customized experience that brightens the life of a child going through cancer and helps him or her feel like a kid.
A Drop in the Bucket Makes a Bear Hug Come True
Thanks so much for your support.
To help membership understand just who AHAI is and the many benefits offered through its affiliation with USA Hockey, AHAI has created a "Parent Video". Please click on the link below to view this informative video.
In an effort to help control inappropriate spectator behavior, AHAI has implemented a new rule effective immediately.
Any time the on ice officials stop a game due to a spectator displaying disruptive or inappropriate behavior, the violator will receive a minimum mandatory 3 game suspension from that team's games, and may be subject to further disciplinary action. Click on the link below for more information.
2014 State Champions!
2012 State Champions!