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Amy Griffin Commits to Play Field Hockey at Middlebury

The New Trier Girls Hockey team is proud to announce that defenseman Amy Griffin (#17) has committed to play NCAA Division III field hockey at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.

“I started playing travel field hockey for Windy City Field Hockey when I was 12. Since then, I have participated with them for the indoor and outdoor seasons. I took part in USA Field Hockey’s futures program as a U14 and U16. Mark Morgan and Katie Beach have both been incredible coaches and have supported me throughout my process. I had thought that I wanted a big school in a city, and I actually only visited Middlebury as an option without ever thinking I’d end up there. However, from the first time I played on their field, I fell in with the team and the campus. I can’t wait for to head to Vermont in the fall!” 

Congrats Amy!

USA Hockey Increases Penalty for Making a Racial/Derogatory Slur

Effectively immediately by Presidential Directive, USA Hockey has increased the penalty for making a Racial/Derogatory Slur from a Game Misconduct to a Match Penalty.  Click on the link below for details.

USA Hockey


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, October 5th, from 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, the Girls teams will collect donations at Starbucks, 566 Chestnut Street, Winnetka. The Boys teams will be collecting at a variety of other locations in Winnetka, Wilmette, Northfield and Glencoe. Donations can also be made online via the following link: 


Be sure to choose the Girls teams when donating as they will be "competing" against the Boys teams 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.

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

Thank you so much for your support.

AHAI's College Night set for Monday, October 8th

AHAI is presenting the 30th annual series of Seminars on the opportunities in ice hockey on Monday, September 30, 2019, at the Woodfield Hyatt in Schaumburg. There will be talk about Men's and Women's NCAA Division I and Division III hockey, ACHA club hockey, Junior College, Prep Schools and Junior Programs. A wide array of topics will be discussed that will include: Making a College Hockey Team, Financial Aid, How to Pick the Right School for You, Making the Grade and much more! Additionally, there will be an Open House with more than 20 colleges and Junior teams present. Attendance is a must for all players (male & female) born in 2003 through 2006. Parents are also invited and encouraged to attend. Registration opens on Monday, September 17th. COMPLETE DETAILS>>

SafeSport Training Update

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.

SafeSport Training Flyer

A Step aHead Program-Concussion Awareness, Prevention & Treatment

  • 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).

  • Click HERE to learn more about the A Step aHead Program, brought to you by the Chicago Blackhawks, AHAI, Athletico Physical Therapy and NorthShore University HealthSystem

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.

Congratulations Ned!

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!

4:30 PM Friday, March 22 @ The United Center

March 22nd at the United Center!

Our Day with the Stanley Cup

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!

AHAI Parent/Spectator Suspension Rule

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.

AHAI Parent/Spectator Suspension Rule

AHAI Parent Video

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.

Parent Video

2018 State Champions!

2014 State Champions!

2012 State Champions!

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