The Silver team will take on Lake Forest Academy today at 4:00 PM at Lake Forest Academy in the Metro Silver Division Championship Game. Please come out and support the girls in their quest to bring home the Championship trophy!
The 2017 Girls High School All-State game was played on Monday, February 13, at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. One of the largest crowds ever watched some great hockey.
We would like to once again congratulate the seven NTGH players who participated. They were:
Maddie Babnik – Defense
Julia Laden – Forward
Tay Munson – Defense
Mae Olshansky – Forward
Isabelle Sennett – Forward
Hayden Snow – Goalkeeper
Claire VanDamme – Forward
Photos of the Girls and Boys teams can be downloaded from the AHAI e-News site (www.ahaienews.com).
Thank you to everyone came out to cheer on the players. It was an exciting night!
HOCKEY FANS SAVE THE DATE!
NEW TRIER SENIORS ON SLEDS
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 5:30PM
NORTH SHORE ICE ARENA
The New Trier High School Boys and Girls Hockey Programs are excited to announce an upcoming Sled Hockey Event, Seniors on Sleds, to raise money for, and awareness of, the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association - GLASA (www.glasa.org). On March 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm, our New Trier Hockey Club Seniors will meet the GLASA athletes on the ice for an Exhibition Game at the North Shore Ice Arena. Join us for what promises to be an uplifting and spirited event for the entire New Trier community.
The New Trier hockey players and GLASA sled hockey athletes will be combined into two teams and will play a three period hockey game. All players will compete using sled hockey equipment that includes specialized ice sleds and hockey sticks with picks that enable the athletes to move around the ice.
The March 19 Sled Hockey Event will include:
The GLASA organization strives to ‘Let No One Sit on the Sidelines’ and operates under a mission to promote and support the optimal development and well-being of youth, adults and military veterans who have a physical or visual disability through the provision of inclusive recreation, fitness and competitive sports activities.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Patricia Talbot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you all in advance for supporting this inaugural event and learning more about the incredible opportunities GLASA provides sled hockey athletes. See you on March 19!
Bob Graves, President NTHC and Ned Forsberg, President NTGH
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>>
On Thursday, December 22nd, NTGH held its annual Alumni Game. Click on the Multimedia tab for pictures.
Click on the link below for a recent North Shore Weekend article on Varsity captain Isabelle Sennett.
NOVEMBER CAPTAINS SPOTLIGHT
The Captain Spotlight is a 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 to Isabelle Sennett (New Trier), Zack Meeker (Marist), Jack Connolly (St. Ignatius) and Mark Young (St. Viator)! MEET THE CAPTAINS>>
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.
In what has become a Homecoming weekend tradition, New Trier hockey players once again joined forces with the local communities in the fight against pediatric cancer. On Saturday, October 15th, players from the boys’ and girls’ teams spread out in Winnetka, Glencoe, Wilmette and Northfield to collect donations for the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Established in 1992 and named in memory of eight-year-old Barrett "Bear" Krupa, who died after a courageous five-and-a-half-year battle with Wilms Tumor, the Foundation’s mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it. Through its “Bear Discoveries” and “Bear Hugs” programs, the Foundation funds cutting-edge research and provides for the immediate needs of the children and families battling the disease.
New Trier Hockey’s efforts on October 15th, combined with an online challenge (won by the Blue Team!), raised a remarkable total of $16,500, which easily surpassed last year’s record total. One hundred percent of the money collected went directly to Bear Necessities and will be used to brighten the lives of Chicago area pediatric cancer patients and to provide essential support for their families.
As in prior years, the success of this year’s fundraising event would not have been possible without the generous support of residents in the New Trier communities, players’ families and friends, and the following local businesses where players collected donations on October 15th: Dunkin Donuts in Glencoe, the Wilmette French Market, the Grand Food Centers in Winnetka and Glencoe, No Man’s Land Pizza & Grill in Wilmette, Once Upon a Bagel, Panera Bread in Wilmette, Ridgeview Grill, Starbucks in Winnetka, Glencoe and Wilmette, Three Tarts Bakery and Café, and Walker Bros. Original Pancake House in Wilmette. Please remember to support those who support the Club and its philanthropic activities!
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, a total of $16,500 was raised! Thank you to everyone who volunteered, and to everyone who contributed, to help make this year's project a huge success.
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:
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.
2014 State Champions!
2012 State Champions!