The New Trier Hockey Club is looking forward to another season. The tryouts will begin on August 21st. The registration is now LIVE (direct link!)! You may use this as well: https://newtrierhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/995158573
Prior to registering your player, please read the following information as it pertains to this season:
Number of teams:
The New Trier Hockey Club has a history of offering a high quality experience to all players and their families. Working diligently over the last few months, the recommendation is to move forward with FIVE teams. Although we were strongly hoping to come to a different conclusion, several key factors made it very difficult to satisfy the main condition stated above.
1. We simply do not have enough goalies to roster 2 per team.
2. Challenges with securing a full roster of coaches for all teams therefore, a "shared" coach between several teams was deemed suboptimal for the overall club.
3. Difficulty in securing additional ice at times and at distances advantageous to high school students, thus impacting other teams.
4. Finally, the Club has a general policy to roster JV with freshmen and sophomores even though competition is typically upperclassmen. We are concerned that size and skill differential would not be ideal. It's possible for those skaters to play in a more age and skill appropriate level at Wilmette or other clubs.
New Trier Hockey Club will have a two-part registration process. The first step is the tryout registration and its designated as a non-refundable fee ONLY. This allows families to tryout without further financial commitment. Once a player is offered a roster spot, the player has 24 hours to accept the roster spot via a second registration. The first installment of the full season dues will be collected during the second registration. As in prior years, the second installment will be due in early October and the third installment will be due in early January.
All relevant information will be collected in the first tryout registration including documents. This includes the player AHAI form (signed by player, parent and physician), Concussion screening and SafeSport completion, if age appropriate. Many of you have already submitted. Thank you! For the purposes of a complete player record, we kindly ask you to upload those documents into the registration. Should you have any issues, please contact Judie Sibell.
Instead of a mandatory pre-season meeting, the New Trier Hockey Club will post on its website a presentation containing several pieces of information. You are welcome to contact the NTHC Board President.
Tryouts and Welcome Back BBQ:
The groups will be posted on the NTHC website by Friday, August 20th. Tryouts begin on Saturday, August 21st with the first group beginning at 4:10p. Please note the groups have been carefully crafted and any changes make things rather challenging. However, if there is a significant conflict, issue or illness (see below), please contact Judie Sibell.
Safety & Rink Protocols:
With the recent guidance for masks regardless of vaccination status, we expect masks will be required to be worn into the rink. We will communicate additional COVID rules as they are updated by the Winnetka Park District. Generally, if your player does not feel well, KEEP THEM HOME and notify Judie Sibell.
The pre-season clinics are now completely full and unable to accept any further registrations.
Our registration is in progress and we'll send out another email when it is LIVE.
We look forward to being back on the ice soon!
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 2019-20 is William Trukenbrod.
Daniel Walcott is in the lineup tonight for the Tampa Bay Lightning versus Florida Panthers tonight. ESPN+. We are proud of Daniel's hard work and determination to making his goal come true to the NHL! We wish him the best!!!
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!
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.
|Acri||Sauer, B.||Smith, T.||Dishner||Friedman||Burnstine|
|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
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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!