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!