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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.
Since inception, eight New Trier hockey players, four girls and four boys, have received a scholarship!
Applications, which must be completed online, are currently available at www.blackhawkalumni.com. Fully completed applications including letters of recommendation, and scholar essays are due no later than February 1st.
READ MORE about this amazing opportunity.
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!”
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 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!
March 22nd at the United Center!
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!