The Captain Spotlight is a new youth hockey initiative that features four local high school hockey captains per month. These captains are invited to a Blackhawks game and are interviewed on the defining characteristics of what makes a good leader. Congratulations Barrett Sullivan (NTGH), Crosley Duckmann, Matt Kinker and Mike Desalvo. Click on the link below for more information.
Team Central earned the title of Runner-Up in the Girls’ Division of the 2015 America’s Showcase at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center in Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday, April 12. The objective of America’s Showcase is to provide a highly competitive National event for those premier High School student athletes who play for USA Hockey registered High School teams and to provide the opportunity for these premier players (who may not be traditionally scouted) to be seen by major hockey programs in the United States.
The team included seven girls from Illinois, including two New Trier High School students (Meagan Hearn - NTGH Varsity and Amanda Pugliese - Team Illinois U16). Click on the link below for the full article, including game summaries
Click on the Spring Hockey tab at left for information including rosters and game schedule.
The 2015 AHAI Girls High School All-State game was played on Monday, February 9. It was a great opportunity to see the best Illinois girls high school hockey players in action. The two teams were very evenly matched. Grace Zarzecki of Latin scored in each of the first two periods to lead the Red team to a 2-0 victory. New Trier's Ivy Dynek had the lone assist on the second goal. Congratulations to the following NTGH players for their selection to the team:
Morgan Baird – Forward
Ivy Dynek – Forward
Johanna Glaaser – Forward
Taylor Munson – Defense
Isabelle Sennett – Forward
Barrett Sullivan – Defense
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 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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