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AHAI Participation Form

All players must complete the AHAI Participation form PRIOR TO TRYOUTS. Click on the link below for more information. The form can be accessed via the AHAI/USA Hockey tab at left.

2014-15 AHAI Participation Form Flyer

Base Line Concussion Testing

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, 2014.   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 fourth 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.

NTGH Concussion Baseline Testing Info

Summer Training Manual

Coach Carla Pentimone has created a “Summer Training Manual” for New Trier Girls Hockey.  The manual was designed not only to prepare everyone for the upcoming season, but also to establish a foundation for development of each player’s continuing strength, fitness, endurance, and general health and wellness.  The manual includes 2 body weight circuits, 2 core circuits, and 4 dumbbell complexes, along with a schedule for the summer months.  Lastly, it includes on-ice and off-ice testing.  Each player is required to supply her own pair of either 5 or 10 pound dumbbells.   

At the second of the summer skates held each Tuesday from 7:50-8:50 PM at Centennial Ice Rinks in Wilmette, we completed a baseline test for the on-ice portion.  We will be completing the off-ice portion before the Tuesday night skate on July 7th beginning at 7 PM at Wilmette.  We will complete the on-ice and off- ice testing again later in the summer for comparison to the baseline test results.  Do not worry too much about the testing; this is more for your personal knowledge to see how far you’ve come after all the healthy effort you put in over the summer!  A bound copy of the manual was handed out at the second summer skates, and they will be available at the remaining summer skates while supplies last.  For those who cannot make the summer skates, you can download a copy of the training manual using the link below.

Please do not hesitate to contact Coach Carla with any questions or concerns.

Summer Training Manual

2014/2015 Coaches

We are pleased to announce our coaches for the 2014/2015 season. Thank you to our coaches selection committee for helping us assemble this fine lineup of coaches for our program. Select the Coaches 2014/2015 tab at left for detailed information on the coaches and e-mail links.

Summer Hockey Program-Starts June 17

Join in some summer fun! Scrimmage with your NTGH teammates past, present and future. Sessions are open to incoming freshmen, current players and alumni. This is a fun way to see friends and stay hockey ready for next season.

The fee is $10/session, pay as you go. All participants must wear full equipment and be registered with USA Hockey.

Click on the link below for more information.

Summer Hockey Program Flyer

NTGH Varsity Wins 2014 State Championship!!

The Varsity team beat Loyola 3-2 in a thrilling double overtime game to capture the 2014 Illinois High School Girl's Hockey Championship. Click on the link below for more information on the game.

Trib Article

New Trier Boys Capture State Title and Second Place Finish

Congratulations to the New Trier Boys Varsity Green team for winning the Red Division Illinois High School Hockey Championship.They beat Glenbrook North 2-1, their second straight title, and third in four years, all over GBN.

Kudos to the Boy's Varsity White team for a great year also. They lost the White Division championship game to top seeded Loyola Maroon 2-1 in overtime.

Way to go boys!!

Nicole Diesing and Ivy Dynek Receive Awards

We are very proud to announce that two NTGH Varsity players were recognized at the recent Blackhawk Alumni Scholarship Luncheon for their selection to the Blackhawk Alumni Association High School Girls All-Star Team. Please join us in congratulating Nicole Diesing, goalie and Ivy Dynek, forward.

Nicole was also recently named the Cammie Granato Female High School Player of the Year by AHAI.

Both Nicole and Ivy have worked hard and are well deserving of these awards.

Varsity Team Wins Scholastic Cup Championship!

The Varsity team beat Barrington in convincing fashion, 6-1 to win the Scholastic Cup Championship. Congratulations TREVS! Click on the link below for pictures of the team and this year's seniors.


Grace Hwang Awarded Blackhawk Alumni Association Scholarship!

Congratulations to Grace Hwang, a senior forward for the NTGH Silver Team, on being named a recipient of a 2014 Blackhawk Alumni Association (BHAA) Scholarship. Grace is the eighth New Trier Hockey player, fourth girl’s player, to receive this award.

The BHAA distributes college scholarships annually to the three most deserving high school hockey players in Illinois. Awards are determined from a candidate's level of community service, volunteerism, good citizenship, and academic performance as well as their hockey talent. The scholarship is $5,000 annually, for four years. Congratulations also go out to the other two recipients, Elek Wellman of Sacred Heart/Griffin High School in Springfield and Daniel Lorden of Jones College Prep in Chicago.

It is not hard to see why Grace was chosen for this prestigious award, once you learn a little more about her life outside of hockey. For the past three summers Grace has traveled to Costa Rica, Tanzania, and Bolivia, each for four weeks doing community service. Some of her volunteer work includes rebuilding and landscaping a primary school, building an orphanage, organizing HIV/AIDS awareness workshops for locals, and (Grace’s personal favorite) herding llamas. Domestically, she volunteers at a homeless shelter with her church and she tutors underprivileged children through a New Trier High School club.

Outside of hockey and community service, Grace’s favorite hobby is music. She has played piano since she was four years-old and has been playing the guitar for the past four years. She has used these talents for the past three years to work with autistic children, providing music therapy.

After graduating from New Trier this spring, Grace will be attending Middlebury College in Vermont.

The NTGH family is proud of Grace’s accomplishments in the classroom, in the community and on the ice. Please join us in congratulating her on this amazing and well deserved honor

Girls' Central District Tryout Registration is Open!

Online registration for the Central District tryouts for both USA Hockey National Development Camp (1997-98, July 9-15 and 1999-2000, July 18-24) hosted in St. Cloud, MN, and the Central District Development Camp (1996-2000, June 22- 27) hosted in Green Bay, WI, is now open through March 15, 2014. Tryouts are open to ALL registered players in the Central District. The cost of the tryout will be $125. Players wanting to be considered for an invitation to the USA Hockey National Development Camp and/or the Central District Development Camp MUST register.


The Central District tryout will start after 5:00 pm on Friday, April 25 and conclude by 3:30 pm, Sunday, April 27. All evaluators are Division 1, Division 3 and College Club hockey coaches. Please click on the logo at left to register or HERE for camp details and hotel accommodations.

AHAI All-State Game-2/3/14

The 2014 AHAI Girls High School All-State game was played on Monday, February 3. It was a great opportunity to see the best girls high school hockey players in the state in action.  The two teams were evenly matched and after 2 third period goals by the white team the game ended in a tie. Congratulations to the following NTGH players for their selection to the team:

Nicole Diesing – Goalie
Ivy Dynek – Forward
Molly Klare – Defense
Becca Lindblad – Forward
Tay Munson – Defense
Isabelle Sennett – Defense
Carla Zalesky – Forward

Klare Going to Colgate

Senior Molly Klare has committed to Colgate University where she will play field hockey for the Division I Raiders beginning in the fall of 2014. Molly played field hockey at New Trier all four years and was a member of the Varsity team beginning her sophomore year. She helped the team to a first place finish in State in 2011 and a second place finish this past year and was named to the All State and All Academic teams. Molly also plays for the Windy City Club team this year and played in the 2013 National Club Championships in July. Molly has played ice hockey on the New Trier Girls Varsity team all four years, won the State Championship in 2012, was named to the All-State team her sophomore, junior and senior years and is the Varsity Captain this season. Molly also played for CYA her first three years of high school and played in the USA Hockey National Championships in 2012 with CYA. Good luck to Molly at Colgate!

Lindblad Commits to UCONN

We are pleased to announce that Rebecca Lindblad has committed to play Division 1 hockey for the University of Connecticut beginning with the 2015-2016 season. Rebecca is currently a junior on the New Trier Girls Varsity team and will graduate in June, 2015. She has played on the Varsity team since her freshman year and also currently plays on the Chicago Young Americans U19 team. She was selected for the AHAI Girls High School All-State team her sophomore and junior years and for the USA Hockey national development camp at St. Cloud State University last summer. Rebecca is committed to our program and works hard every practice and every shift she is on the ice. We are proud to have her in our program.

Varsity Team Wins Loyola Thanksgiving Tournament!

The Varsity team went 2-0 in preliminary round play, outscoring their opponents 12-2 in the process. The third game, a 4-1 win against Loyola, was originally scheduled as a preliminary round game. But since both teams were making it to the championship game regardless of the outcome, they agreed to count it as the championship game.

The following NT Varsity players,were named ot the all-tournament team:

F-Ivy Dynek
F-Carla Zalesky
D-Tay Munson
G-Nicole Diesing

Congratulations to the entire team!

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2012 State Champions!