On January 20th, between the first and second periods of the Blackhawks/Coyotes game, Ned Forsberg was presented with his award as the BMO Harris Bank-Youth Hockey Volunteer of the Month, for December. Click HERE for the video.
The Blackhawk Alumni Association (BHAA) distributes college scholarships annually to the three most deserving high school hockey players in Illinois. Scholarship awards of $7,500 per year for four years (up from $5,000 per year) are determined from a candidate's level of community service, volunteerism, good citizenship, academic performance and hockey talent.
There have been a number of winners from the New Trier Hockey program, including Grace Hwang who won last year!
The scholarship application is available using the link below. Fully completed applications, including letters of recommendation, original transcripts, and essays, are due no later than February 1, 2015. Once all of the forms are gathered, a selection committee from the BHAA will review all of the applications and then select the three recipients.
The family home of Nicole Diesing, the New Trier Girls Varsity Hockey goalie during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons, burned to the ground on November 3rd. The home, including all furniture, clothing, and personal belongings, was completely destroyed. Nicole was a special member of the New Trier Girls Hockey community and stood strong for two years in net, even when playing with a fractured wrist. We are confident that the Diesing family will show the same resilience and strength as they rebuild their home and their lives.
Just as the New Trier Girls Varsity team worked hard on the ice to protect their goalie, we hope that the New Trier hockey community will rally around the Nicole and her family in their time of need. A bank account has been set up to help out the family as they get back on their feet. Donations to help the Diesing family will be accepted at:
Fifth Third Bank
175 West Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
ATTN: Kyle Mooney for Diesing Family
The Diesing family has let us know that the friends, neighbors and hockey families reaching out to help them at this time has given them hope. We know that any and all donations no matter what the amount will be gratefully received and appreciated.
The Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame recently announced its 10th class of inductees. We are extremely proud to say that our very own Ned Forsberg is part of that class. Illinois hockey has a very long and rich history, due in large part to the foundation laid down by people such as Ned.
You may only know Ned as the President of the New Trier Girls Hockey Club, but his contributions to youth hockey in general, and girl’s hockey in particular, started more than 30 years ago.
Ned coached and managed many of the teams his children played on at Winnetka and New Trier and served as a director of the New Trier Hockey Club for 12 years. He helped start, and coached for, the Shooting Stars girl’s hockey program, which ultimately formed the core of the initial CYA girls program. Ned was one of three organizers of the New Trier Girls Hockey Program, which this year is celebrating its 16th anniversary.
He was a director of the Chicago Metropolitan High School Hockey League (“CMHSHL”) for seven years and was Vice-President Operations, Registrar, and Chairman of Rules and Ethics of the CMHSHL’s North Division for 13 years. He was a founder of the CMHSHL’s Girls Division in 2005 where he has been a director and Vice President Operations and Treasurer since inception. Ned is currently a member of AHAI’s High School and Girls committees. He also generously contributes his time to various AHAI events including the boys and girls All-State Games, which he has been coordinating for the past several seasons.
Ned's dedication and tireless efforts have extended long past the days his children played hockey because he truly cares and believes that all children who want to play the sport of hockey should be given the best chance to do so. Whether you know Ned or not, please make sure to say hello at the next NTGH game and congratulate him on this tremendous and well deserved honor.
We would also like to congratulate the rest of the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Please click HERE for a full list of this years and past inductees, and information on the induction dinner to be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015.
On Saturday, October 25th, the New Trier Girls Hockey Club, in cooperation with the New Trier Boys Hockey Club, collected money for Bear Necessities. Thank you to everyone who contributed and to those who volunteered. The day was a huge success.
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Click HERE for details.
2014 State Champions!
2012 State Champions!
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