NTGH coaching staff will again be hosting a pre-season hockey clinic to prepare for tryouts and to help get layers into hockey shape. The clinic will consist of four sessions, beginning Sunday August 11, to be held at the Wilmette Centennial Ice Rinks. Click on the link below for more information, including the registration form.
Click on the link below for the NTGH calendar for August.
USA Hockey has adopted new policies and and procedures regarding SafeSport training for all players 17 years of age or older on or before December 31st of the playing season. Please read the article below for complete information on this change. Additional infomation regarding SafeSport can be accessed from the SafeSport tab on this site.
The goal of the A Step aHead Program, which is in its 9th Year, is to educate the youth hockey community on concussion awareness, prevention and treatment as well as to provide FREE baseline neurocognitive testing to AHAI members.
A Step aHead testing is available for AHAI members ages 11-18 (12U through 18U/High School).
This test is required to be taken prior to the commencement of a player's first season with NTGH and every second season thereafter. The test should be taken before tryouts, but in any event no later than October 1st. Click HERE for the NTGH A Step aHead flyer.
Please join us in congratulating Ned Forsberg, President of NTGH and a member of the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame, for being named one of three AHAI Volunteers of the Year. The three were recognized at the 2019 AHAI Affiliate Leadership Conference on June 1st.
The continued success and growth of AHAI would not be possible without the contributions of dedicated individuals like Ned. His selfless work and commitment over the past 35+ years has made a tremendous difference to the sport of hockey and in the lives of those who play it.
We are so proud of you Ned and can't thank you enough for all you do!
The fun starts Tuesday, June 18th on the main ice at the Wilmette Centennial Ice Rink with the beginning of our Summer Hockey Program! Run by our coaching staff, each session will begin with a combination of conditioning and skills drills as a warm-up to our traditional scrimmage. The focus is to provide a low key environment where the players can get to know one another and the coaches better.
Open to all USA Hockey registered players attending NTHS in the fall and all Alumni and friends of NTGH. For everyone’s safety, full equipment must be worn by all skaters, including mouth guard and neck guard.
Time: 7:50-8:50 PM
Cost: $10 per session – pay as you go!
Come and have lots of fun. Click on the link below for more information.
Please let others that may be interested in attending, know about these skates.
Click on the SPRING HOCKEY tab above for complete details, including the registration form and game schedule.
March 22nd at the United Center!
Please join us in congratulating Maddie Babnik and Lenny Munson for being named the AHAI Girls High School Player and Coach of the Year, respectively!
The 30th Annual All-State Games were played on February 11, 2019. In the girls game NTGH was well represented, with six players making the team. Congratulations to the following for their accomplishment:
Click on the link below for this years detailed rules.
Attention all high school sophomore, junior and senior girls! It's never too early to think about college and your desire to play hockey at the collegiate level. Click HERE for information, player requirements and registration form for the 2019 America's Showcase Illinois Girls' team. This year's America's Showcase will be held April 11-15, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri.
USA Hockey's Central District Girls' Tryout for 2019 will be held at the Fond du Lac Blue Line Family Ice Center in Fond du Lac, WI March 22-24, 2019. All USA Hockey registered female skaters that wish to try out for USA Hockey National Select Camps as well as the Central District Development Camp MUST attend this tryout to be evaluated. This is an OPEN camp; any female residing in the Central District is eligible to participate. Last year, over 395 girls participated in the tryout. Registration will take place February 1-15, 2019.Click HERE for complete details, including key dates for the 2018-19 season.
The New Trier Hockey Club and New Trier Girls Hockey will again join together to raise money for Bear Necessities, a Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
On Saturday, Saturday, September 29th, from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, the teams will collect donations at Starbucks (566 Chestnut Street, Winnetka), Once Upon A Bagel (1050 Gage Street, Winnetka) and other Winnetka, Wilmette, Northfield and Glencoe area stores. Donations can also be made online via the link above. Be sure to choose one of the 6 teams (5 Boys and 1 Girls) when donating as they will be "competing" to see which team can raise the most money. And please share this link with anyone who you think might want to help this great cause. Last year we raised over $10,000!
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation was founded in 1992 in memory of eight-year-old Barret “Bear” Krupa who died after a five and a half year battle with Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer. The mission of Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it. The funds collected by the New Trier hockey players will go to Bear Necessities’ Bear Hugs Program which supports cancer patients (ages 0-19) as well as their immediate families as they face the many challenges that accompany the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancer. A Bear Hug is a customized experience that brightens the life of a child going through cancer and helps him or her feel like a kid.
A Drop in the Bucket Makes a Bear Hug Come True
Thanks so much for your support.
Prospective Players, Parents, and Friends of NTGH:
The Board of New Trier Girls Hockey and I are pleased to announce that Lenny Munson has been appointed the Head Coach for Varsity, succeeding Bill Brush. We wish to thank Bill for his efforts this past year which contributed to Varsity’s success, including winning the Girls High School State Championship this past March.
Lenny has a long and distinguished hockey career as a player and high school coach. Growing up in Glenview, Lenny played for the Glenview All Stars through Bantam, Loyola Academy, and the Chicago Minor Hawk AAA team. He played Junior A hockey for the Chicago Cougars before going to the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point to play Division II hockey. Lenny was an assistant coach for New Trier Green for fourteen seasons during which they enjoyed much success, including winning a number of state championships. Lenny also served as the goalie coach for the New Trier boys program. Two years ago, he was our assistant Varsity coach and last year he was the girls goalie coach. Lenny and his wife Amy live in Wilmette with their three children who all play hockey: Dillon at Miami University in Oxford Ohio, Taylor at Colby College, and Cole is a squirt goalie.
The Board is very excited to have Lenny as the Varsity Head Coach and believe the program will benefit from his familiarity with high school hockey, the New Trier programs, and our players.
Ned Forsberg, President
New Trier Girls Hockey
Discover Card hosted an event for the Girls and Boys High School Champions on Monday, April 30th. The real guest of honor was the Stanley Cup! Both teams were able to have their picture taken with it. Phil Pritchard, the "Keeper of the Cup" was there with the cup. Enjoy the pictures!
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.
2018 State Champions!
2014 State Champions!
2012 State Champions!