Attention Girls: Want to be a part of the 2018 Illinois Girls America's Showcase Team? Click HERE for more info.
Metro Girls Update: The first half of the Metro Girls High School League season is complete. The Scholastic Cup and Founders Cup divisions have been set. New Trier Varsity was the only undefeated team! The second half of the season is set to kick off with teams in both divisions battling for a top position to advance to the league playoffs that wrap up the Metro season. Click HERE for more info and some stats from the first half of the season.
The 2017 New Trier Girls Alumni Game on December 23rd at the Wilmette Centennial Ice rinks was fabulous! Over 30 Alumni whose high school playing careers spanned from the mid 2000's to last year played in the game. Many of these young women went on to play D1, D3 and club hockey. They were joined on the ice by some current NTGH players. Many family members and friends attended the game. It was a fun event that provided the players and their families the opportunity to reconnect with former teammates and other players of the great sport we love.
Our thanks to everyone involved for a very special evening of hockey fun and friendship.
2018 will mark the 3rd year that Illinois has fielded a Girls team for the America's Showcase. After 8 years in Pittsburgh, the Showcase is now coming back into the Central District and will be held in St. Louis, Missouri April 19-22, 2018.
The purpose of the event is to allow high school players from across the country who do not traditionally get scouted the opportunity to compete and be seen by college scouts. The Showcase is geared primarily toward juniors and seniors who have not yet committed to college, but they have taken sophomores in the past.
If you are interested in being a part of the 2018 Illinois Girls America's Showcase Team click HERE for complete details and registration.
The Blackhawk Alumni Association (BHAA) distributes college scholarships annually to the three most deserving high school hockey players. Awards are determined from a candidate's level of community service, volunteerism, good citizenship, academic performance as well as the hockey talent of the individual. Recipients will receive an annual $7,500 scholarship over four years for a total of $30,000.
Applications will be available starting December 1st and must be completed online by going to www.blackhawkalumni.com. Fully completed applications including letter of recommendations, and scholar essays are due no later than February 1st. READ MORE>>
Holiday Spirit Wear is now available for purchase. Click on the link below to order.
The New Trier Hockey Club and New Trier Girls Hockey joined together at area stores on Saturday, October 7th, to raise money for Bear Necessities, a Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Thank you to everyone who volunteered, and to everyone who contributed, to help make this year's project a huge success.
USA Hockey and Central District National Select Camp and Central District Development Camp Girl’s Tryout March 23-25, 2018 Blackhawks Community Ice Arena 1801 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago IL 60612 USA Hockey Central District Girl’s Tryout for 2018 will be held… Read More ›
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 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. 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 post-injury test. This provides objective data to better assess recovery from a concussion. It is our preference that this baseline test be performed prior to tryouts, but in any event it must be completed by October 1, 2017.
By Kim McCullough, MSc, YCS ~ I'm already seeing a disturbing pattern emerge with many of the girls' hockey players I am working with this season - and the regular season has just started. Whether during practices, games or off-ice training, every single day I hear players saying the most dangerous four-letter word in girls’ hockey - "can't." "I can't crossover that way". "I can't shoot a backhand". "I can't do push-ups". To be honest, "can't" is one of the most frustrating words to a coach. It's not that the players can't do the skills at all; they just can't do them as well as they would like to be able to quite yet. As soon as a player uses the word "can't," they are giving themselves permission to underachieve. After all, if they already know they can't do it, why even try? FULL ARTICLE>>
In an effort to help control inappropriate spectator behavior, AHAI has implemented a rule regarding parent/spectator behavior.
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.
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.
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:
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