Interested in exploring hockey after high school? For any of our players looking to continue playing after HS, please consider skating in JOG College Showcase. This is a great opportunity to meet coaches and learn about available opportunities. Also, if you already gained acceptance to a college and interested in playing there make sure you reach out to Coach Cheris so he can help you connect to your future school's Coach. See details below and the link to sign up!
Fifth Third Arena will be hosting the JOG Athletics College Prospects Showcase. This event takes place May 5-7, 2023.
Information can be found on their website:
Link to register:
We are in the process of finalizing our Spring Hockey opportunities. Registration will be posted on the home page along with the details/outline of the program. Please continue to visit our website as we will post all of the information here.
Congratulations to the SHL All Star team including three of our very own! New Trier Green players, Aleks Cheris, Will Cusick and Tyler Smith participated in the event at Allstate Arena. SHL came away with a 6-2 victory!
Thanks to so many of you for reaching out to me. I am grateful for your support and I simply could not be any more excited about the future of NT Hockey.
As the new Hockey Director, my mission is to make our club the best Tier 2 high school program in North America. To reach that goal we, of course, need our players playing their best hockey with dedicated coaches encouraging and guiding them along the way. Our Coaching staff will be a cohesive unit that shares ideas, systems and drills to have all teams developing and reaching their potential. Our goal is to prepare each player for their next step, whether that’s at New Trier, college or elsewhere.
To reach our goal we also need to build our culture as a club, that means every player, coach and family. My objective is to create a culture where players and families are in this together, as one club; a culture where we support one another and value being a part of our community; a culture that is built on hard work and combines winning, sportsmanship and conduct on and off the ice. A culture that values dedication, integrity and teamwork as much as it does “winning.”
New Trier has had some of the winningest teams and coaches in Illinois and playing for our club is a badge of honor. The memories and friendships that our players develop last forever. I will do everything in my power to make sure each of you has an experience that you will cherish.
I will be conducting one on one preseason player meetings leading up to tryouts. These are for all players who intend to tryout this season. A signup sheet will be posted shortly with dates and times.
Also, many of you have already signed up for the New Trier conditioning clinics. If you have not yet done so, please make sure you get your registration in before July 31st as we cannot accept players after that.
While I know most of you, if we have not yet met, please introduce yourself when the opportunity presents itself. I look forward to seeing you all around the rink soon.
Enjoy your summer and GO TREVS!
Dear New Trier Hockey Families:
We are excited to announce that Adam Cheris has accepted the offer to be our next hockey director and coach. For those of you that do not know Adam, you can ask your hockey player about him. Adam has coached travel teams at Winnetka and Wilmette and every team at New Trier from Junior Varsity to Green over the last five years. Adam also played for Winnetka Warriors, New Trier, Avon Old Farms and played college hockey at D-III Skidmore from 1989-1993. In addition to this impressive hockey background, Adam is a high-integrity person who will lead by example as he promotes a healthy hockey culture founded on principles of hard work, accountability, excellence, dignity, and respect on and off the ice.
We would also like to thank the members of the search committee (John McAdams, Mindy Douthit, Phil Olson, Nancy Glass, and Chip Kenyon) and Mitch Ornstein for their diligence in this process in which they considered more than eighty candidates, conducted forty interviews, and presented the entire board with a slate of excellent candidates for final consideration.
Please join us in congratulating Coach Cheris on this fantastic opportunity.
New Trier Hockey Club, President
The Heart of the Team Award. This award was established to honor Ellery Stern, a New Trier Hockey Player who tragically lost his life in a car accident. It is designed to recognize a senior who stands out as an example of dedication, motivation, desire, and courage. This senior leads by example, pushing his teammates to be the best on the ice as well as in the classroom and in life. The Heart of the Team Award recipient for the 2021-22 season is Owen Walker.
The Bill Saunders Memorial Award. This award was established in 1991 to honor the memory of Bill Saunders. Bill loved hockey and devoted countless hours to the New Trier Hockey Club. This player demonstrates strong leadership and achievement both on and off the ice. He’s committed not only to his team but also to the New Trier Hockey Club and his school. The recipient of this award exemplifies good sportsmanship and respects his teammates. The recipient of the Bill Saunders Memorial Award for the 2021-22 season is Brennan McDonald.
The Dr. Richard Renn Scholastic and Academic Excellence Award. Dr. Richard Renn was one of many founders of the Winnetka and New Trier Hockey Club programs. He was very involved, not only in the successful development of these programs, but also in the health and safety of the individual players. This award was established in recognition of his commitment to the New Trier Hockey Club, and is given to the senior who has earned the highest academic achievement while at New Trier High School. The recipient of the Dr. Richard Renn Scholastic and Academic Excellence Award for the 2021-22 is Nicholas Bunge.
NTHC is excited and proud to report that three New Trier Boys Hockey players were selected to the 2022 Illinois All State High School Hockey Team. Please join us in congratulating the following players:
Danny Balz Will Kroeger Butler Chessen
Congratulations to NTG for winning the SHL's Coaches Trophy
Regular Season Champions (21-5-1, 43 pts, .796)
Congratulations to our New Trier Green and Junior Varsity players:
Danny Balz, Joe Buddington, Butler Chessen, Landon Douthit, Drew Durdov, Vincent Enright, Blake Faulkner, Henry Flettwood, Jack Hawkins, Will Kroeger, Henry, Miller, Jayson Rabinowitz, Jaden Sauer, Kitchel Snow, Owen Walker, Alexs Cheris. Colter Scherb, Mark Pauly, Luke Dillig, Harrison Miller, John Curry, Isaac Goldstein, Jack Henry Olson, Asher Waimon, Charles Flanigan, Charlie Morse, Kai Bandari, William Knight, Noah Toma, Kyle Wolf, Jon Olson, Gunther Hutchen, Patrick McGreal, Andy Finger.
Congratulations to our IHSHL All Stars!!!
2022 ALLSTARS CHAMPIONS VARISTY
New Trier Blue 79 Ian Finger
New Trier Blue 52 Alex Furton
New Trier Blue 21 Cole Ouyang
New Trier White 47 Ashton Freel
New Trier White 65 Aidan Nolan
New Trier White 90 David Wolff
New Trier White 31 Wyatt Schmidt
2022 ALLSTARS GOLD VARSITY
New Trier Gray 94 Oliver Banks
New Trier Gray 20 Brennan McDonald
New Trier Gray 88 Brandon Soble
The Heart of the Team Award. This award was established to honor Ellery Stern, a New Trier Hockey Player who tragically lost his life in a car accident. It is designed to recognize a senior who stands out as an example of dedication, motivation, desire, and courage. This senior leads by example, pushing his teammates to be the best on the ice as well as in the classroom and in life. The Heart of the Team Award recipients for the 2020-21 season is Leo Karp.
The Bill Saunders Memorial Award. This award was established in 1991 to honor the memory of Bill Saunders. Bill loved hockey and devoted countless hours to the New Trier Hockey Club. This player demonstrates strong leadership and achievement both on and off the ice. He’s committed not only to his team but also to the New Trier Hockey Club and his school. The recipient of this award exemplifies good sportsmanship and respects his teammates. The recipient of the Bill Saunders Memorial Award for the 2020-21 season is Tyler Nolan .
The Dr. Richard Renn Scholastic and Academic Excellence Award. Dr. Richard Renn was one of many founders of the Winnetka and New Trier Hockey Club programs. He was very involved, not only in the successful development of these programs, but also in the health and safety of the individual players. This award was established in recognition of his commitment to the New Trier Hockey Club, and is given to the senior who has earned the highest academic achievement while at New Trier High School. The recipient of the Dr.Richard Renn Scholastic and Academic Excellence Award for the 2020-21 is William Trukenbrod.
New Trier Green Varsity finished in 2nd place in Division I of USA Hockey's High School National Championship on Monday, April 19. They went 3-0 in pool play and moved on to the quarterfinals to beat Jesuit College Prep, (Texas), Next, they faced off the semifinals versus Santa Margarita (California) and won 7-1 to advance to the championship game against the Springfield Cardinals of Massachusetts. It was a tough fought battle and unfortunately they came up short 0-3 to the Cardinals. Congratulations to our players and we are proud of your accomplishments this season!
The 2020-21 New Trier Hockey Club players are wearing amber ribbons on their helmets to show support for appendix cancer in memory of Thomas Sampson, father of Carter (Green) and Matthew (Gray), who passed away on November 19, 2020. His courage and strength were an example to all who knew him. His competitive spirit and pride for New Trier hockey lives on through his boys. Rest in peace, Tom.
Despite the COVID pandemic New Trier Hockey Players rallied together (social distancing and masks in all) to continue an 11-year tradition. New Trier Hockey players enjoyed a beautiful fall day scattered across the local community in an effort to fight pediatric cancer. Due to social distancing guidelines collection day locations were cut in half. Players from all six teams – Green, Blue, White, Gray, Junior Varsity 1 and Junior Varsity 2, - helped to raise both funds and awareness on behalf of the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Cash donations, both collected at various local merchants throughout the community, as well as an online campaign, totaled $12,730 this year (and over $67,000 to date). The money raised will help to make Bear Hugs and other great programs for kids and their families fighting cancer, possible across Illinois.
Thank you again to those NT Hockey families that supported our endeavor and to the local business which graciously allowed us to solicit funds outside of their venues.
Grand Foods Glencoe and Grand Foods Winnetka
Hometown Coffee & Juice
Once Upon a Bagel
Congratulations to JV2 who took first prize in overall collections followed by White. Both will receive a team pizza party.
The New Trier Hockey Club provides student-athletes with opportunities to participate at the highest level of high school hockey in an environment which promotes development of skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, and competitiveness, while recognizing a commitment to academic success.
The New Trier Hockey Club has a Policies and Procedures tab on the website to give you year round access to this valuable information, and to keep you up to date on improvements.
Also available for you easy access is the NTHC social media policy. This policy encompasses all of the NTHC community (coaches, players, parents and board members) and make us one of the most progressive programs in the state in this regard. Click Here to learn more!
🟢NT Green hosts St Viator tonight at NSIA starting at 8pm. Let's go!
Please join us in congratulating Coach Cheris on this fantastic opportunity! GO NEW TRIER HOCKEY!