Spring hockey is right around the corner! We would like to make you aware of some outside opportunities for current and prospective New Trier hockey players to skate. Consistent with prior years, Coaches Melton and Malstrom will be forming teams to compete in spring hockey leagues. They will decide the total number of spring teams and the placement of players on those teams based on overall interest. A player's placement on a particular spring team is solely at the Coaches' discretion and has no impact on their placement the following fall.
These are independent programs run by each coach. They are in no way affiliated with the New Trier Hockey Club and are therefore not covered by the Club's insurance or operating policies. Participation in these programs is voluntary and does not impact a player's position within the New Trier Hockey Club.
Please see below for programs offered.
Bob Melton Spring Clinics
Spring High School Hockey Clinics - Practices
(At the Winnetka Ice Rink)
Clinics conducted by NTG, NTW and NT Gray Varsity Coaches Bob Melton-Chad Bidwell-Adam Cheris
14 hrs of ice per group * Priority given to players signing up for both days* Limited to 35 skaters - 4 goalies. GOALIES 1/2 PRICE. Players will receive email notification. First paid, first served. Clinic not affiliated with NTHC. All questions directed to Coach Melton. Late registrations not accepted after filled. Groups A & B divided up by age and ability at Coach Melton's discretion.
Fun! High Speed! Individual and Team Drills! Small Area Games! Improve your skills and show off your talent! Space is limited!
Rob Malstrom’s Trevian Spring Hockey Program
Teams will be formed to play competitive high school spring hockey games at both the Varsity and JV levels!
Get to see what high school hockey is all about while receiving instruction and tips for next year’s tryouts from NT Varsity and JV coaches!
Great way for 8th graders, or other new players to the program, to get to know their NT teammates before tryouts in the fall!
10 games, a few practices, and a lot of fun!
Registration materials and check are due by March 1st
Home Ice is busy getting holiday orders completed & ready for pick up.
While most of the items have arrived Jeff is waiting for 1-2 more items to be delivered (hopefully by this Friday).
If you are traveling for the holidays and would like to pick up your items early please call Jeff at Home Ice (224)255-6805 to confirm your order is filled before going to the store.
Extended store hours at Home Ice Winnetka this Friday 10-8PM
COVID friendly pick up is available.
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.
Warm Up & Fan Gear is ready for pick up!
Home Ice - Winnetka
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.
New Trier Hockey Club
New Trier Hockey Families,
Yesterday we were informed by the Wilmette Park District that Centennial Ice Arena will be imposing certain restrictions for all hockey players. Players will be required to wear either a full plastic face shield or a cloth mask that covers their nose and mouth while on the ice. In addition, there will be no locker room access available so players must enter the rink dressed. As always, please bring your own water bottle to the rink and fill out our online screening questions.
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|Paul||Voycey, L.||Cheris, A.||Finger||Curry||Chesney|
|O'Flaherty||Roeser, W.||Scarsella||Furton||Olson, Jon||Hughes|
|Sampson, C.||Glass||Nolan, A.||Goldburg||Wanzenberg||McDonald|
|Boyle, R.||Walker, S.||Budington, J.||Sampson, M.||O'Toole||Morse|
|Marino||Cadden||Voycey, S.||Preda||Wolff, K.||Macika|
|Budington, D.||Seifert, J.||Fleewtood||Fabes||Seifert, M.||Pauly|
|McCarrthy||Morgan||Rabinowitz, Joe||Carroll||Trukenbrod, C.||Carlson|
|Chong||Cheris, L.||Sibell||Levy||Wolff, D.||Hundley|
|Nolan, T.||Enright||Guryan||Ellis||Savino||Olson, Jack|
|Trukenbrod, W.||Bunge||Baker||Smith, E.||Randle||Redding|
|Kroeger||Greenberg-Goldsmith, N.||Lawrence||Ouyang, C.||Cannon||Smale|
|Martin, J.||Reinhard||Radu||Karp||Reger||Roeser, R.|
|Martin, G.||Veenstra||Ross||Boyle, A.||Duncan|
Please remember to respect the 24 hour policy when contacting coaches about any roster decisions.
Tryout Jerseys must be turned in to Lapels Dry cleaners in Wilmette after your player's tryouts are complete. Tryout jerseys not returned to Lapels by Wednesday, 9/2 will incur a $50 replacement fee.
The New Trier Hockey Board and coaches take the health and safety of all of the players very seriously. The following procedures and policies are based on CDC guidelines, policies from other similar organizations and input from medical and legal professionals. While these procedures and policies have been put in place to do our best to maintain an environment where our players and coaches can participate in the sport they love as safely as possible, we can only, as an organization, attempt to mitigate risk – we cannot eliminate the risk associated with COVID-19. Ultimately, as always, the players, with the advice and consent of their families, choose to play at their own risk of sustaining injury and, now, of also contracting diseases like COVID-19. Players and families will choose to participate at their own risk. Please note that this is a fluid situation and thus our policies and procedures may change during the season.
For the regular season:
Non-COVID Season Info:
The New Trier Hockey Club is looking forward to the season, no matter what shape it may take!
Questions? Email Michelle Paul, Registrar.
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 2019-20 season is Trevor Jones .
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 recipients of the Bill Saunders Memorial Award for the 2019-20 season are Brian Dolby and Will Free.
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 2019-20 is, Teddy Hines.
Today the Club honored its Seniors by posting their Senior photos on the wall at Winnetka Ice Arena. Special thanks to Melinda Baldwin for designing and creating the posters and to Jackie Kadin & Betsy Lewis for helping her put them up!
NEW TRIER HOCKEY CLASS OF 2020
New Trier Green Varsity won the SHL with a 7-1 Victory over St. Viator on February 27. On February 23, Blue Varsity won the IHSHL Champions League Playoffs. And Gray Varsity won their IHSHL Varsity Gold league championship on Sunday, February 23, with a 2-1 over Leyden. Congratulations to all three Champion Teams! Onto the State Playoffs!
AHAI announced that New Trier seniors Brian Dolby and Magnus Sivertson and juniors Charlie Acri, John Babnik and Preston Watt were selected to the All-State team. Congratulations, players, for that terrific achievement! Link: https://twitter.com/AHAI_1/status/1223443252470329344/photo/2
Congratulations to these New Trier Green Players and to Coach Bob Melton for being designated All-Stars by the Scholastic Hockey League (SHL):
Player of the Year: Brian Dolby
1st TEAM FORWARD: Charlie Acri
1st TEAM DEFENSE: Brian Dolby
2nd TEAM GOALIE: Preston Watt
Coach of the Year: Bob Melton
On January 11th the White team came together to support Bernies's Book Bank in their mission to support communities in need. Players each donated bags of books and spent the morning organizing and packing books that were sent to at-risk children in the Chicagoland area.
Shortly before Christmas, the Grey team adopted a family from Northwest Settlement House. The family included a single mom and 4 children, two boys, 12 and 8 and two girls , 6 and 4. They bought board games, art supplies, playing cards, lots of clothes and shoes. They were excited to find a ‘Baby Alive’ for the youngest daughter! They also got sheets, towels and house supplies for the mom. Then they wrapped and labeled all the gifts while enjoying pizza and football!
New Trier Gray has chosen to serve breakfast monthly at A Just Harvest soup kitchen in Rogers Park. Roughly 200 people are served meals daily, 7 days a week. Each month four Gray players provide a hot meal for children and adults. It's a humbling experience for the players to cook and serve meals to people from all walks of life, who are confronted with the choice between paying the rent, putting food on the table or paying for medication. Congratulations to the Gray Team and Alison Walker for serving this organization. For more info: https://ajustharvest.org/volunteer/serve-community-kitchen/
New Trier Junior Varsity Hockey team and The Winnetka Schools collected 763 pounds of Halloween candy which were donated to McClellan Orthodontic’s Annual Halloween Candy Drive. McClellan will be donating $1,525 to Lurie Children’s Hospital in honor of the winning team. and WE WON. Lurie will be presented a check at their annual Winter Wishes party. It is All for the Kids!
Big thank you to New Trier JV Hockey for collecting and transporting the candy.
Congratulations to Players selected for our 2019-2020 Teams. Team Rosters have been moved to the page marked "Boys Teams".
Congratulations New Trier Green!!!
New Trier Green players Mark Ashmore, Tommy Kempf and Bobby Soudan represented Team Illinois in America's Showcase.
The New Trier combination was the top scoring line on the Illinois team and Bobby Soudan was awarded Most Outstanding Forward of the tournament.
As part of our yearly tradition, New Trier Hockey Club collected gently used coats during the holiday season through the One Warm Coat drive. This year we were able to donate 125 coats to Cornerstone Community Outreach in Chicago, which is committed to providing shelter and finding homes for families and individuals who are at the greatest risk of being excluded from necessary services.
New Trier Hockey player Cray Taylor and Loyola player Patrick Weimer present a check to Misericordia.
Proud of all the players from New Trier Hockey Club & Loyola Academy Hockey Club for raising over $15,000 for Misericordia Heart of Mercy at the annual Quadheader.
“It’s a great cause,” said New Trier Green head coach Bob Melton. “Any time we can raise money for something like Misericordia it’s terrific".
Misericordia supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and is located in Chicago.
Thank you to all for supporting a great organization.
2017-2018 New Trier Hockey Season
Illinois All State Team Selections - John Robinson, Connor Baldwin and Bobby Soudan
Champions of Chicago Blackhawk Charities Holiday Hockey Classic with win over Stevenson 6-2
NT GREEN WINS PREP HIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL
2016-2017 New Trier Hockey Season
See the link below to access the video highlights shown at the banquet.
NT Green beat Providence Friday night in front of a record breaking crowd of 11,192 people with a score of 4-2.
It was a remarkable season for Green who won the Nike Bauer Invitational Tournament, the Chicago Showcase, the Loyola Thanksgiving Tournament, the Hoosier Cup, the SHL President's Cup and finally the State Championship.
"With a 67-9 overall record and no losses to any Illinois team, this will go down as one of the best seasons ever for an Illinois hockey team." - Brad Burton, team manager.
Last Sunday, March 19th, the New Trier Boys and Girls Hockey Clubs hosted an inaugural exhibition sled hockey game at the North Shore Ice Arena to raise awareness and funds for the Great Lakes Adaptive Sport Association (GLASA). New Trier Hockey’s seniors and the GLASA Falcons players entertained the fans with their spirited play and athleticism. After the game, many New Trier players talked about how much fun it was to play sled hockey, and how hard it was compared to their more familiar game. Those in attendance were impressed with GLASA’s mission and the wide-ranging programs it offers for disabled athletes. (Please visit www.glasa.org for more information about this incredible organization.) The family-oriented fundraiser, which included Blackhawk Alumni, Chuck-A-Puck contest, Silent Auction, Raffle & Bake Sale, raised $8400 for GLASA and created lasting memories for all participants.
The success of this event would have been possible without the enthusiastic attendance of our fans and families, the help of our many volunteers, and the support of our generous sponsors: Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Blackhawk Alumni, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Wilmette Bike Shop, @properties, Lou Malnati’s, Stormy’s Tavern and Grille, The Grand Foods, Spynergy Cycling Studio, Creative Promotional Products, Smith Design Co., Eggemeyer and Graham Orthodontics, Oak Technical Sales, Face Forward Medical Spa, and the Baillos, Graves, Marshall, Melgard, Mulhern, Pavlopoulos, Peter Raith, Snow, Solberg, Talbot, Tragos and Womsley families. Thank you!
Thank you also to the staff at GLASA, and the GLASA Falcons players, for making this event possible and showcasing the amazing sport of sled hockey!
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 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!