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MARCH 2012 PUBLISHED BY THE AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION ILLINOIS, INC. VOLUME 10 ISSUE 7

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Opening Faceoff 2012 NTDP EVALUATION CAMP ROSTER ANNOUNCED Six Illinois Raised Among 53 Top USA Hockey 1996 Born

National Team Development Program 2012 Evaluation Camp Invitees

- F Christian Dvorak - Frankfort, IL - Chicago Mission Midget Minor - F Seamus Malone - Naperville, IL - Chicago Mission Midget Minor - D Adam Baughman - Chicago, IL - Chicago Mission Midget Minor - D Louis Belpedio - Skokie, IL - Culver Academy (Ind.) Midget Minor - D Duncan MacIntyre - Chicago, IL - Notre Dame (Sask.) Academy - D Peter Tischke - Hinsdale, IL - Chicago Mission Midget Minor ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Fifty-three of the top American players born in 1996 have been invited to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program Evaluation Camp, it was announced today by USA Hockey. The camp, which is held to help select the 2012-13 U.S. National Under-17 Team, will take place March 19-23 at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. "We have a terrific group of players and look for the talent level and competitiveness to be high,” said Peter Ward, the NTDP’s director of player personnel. The players will be divided into three teams - Red, White and Blue and will participate in on-ice practices, off-ice training, four 30minute games and two full games. Each team will consist of nine forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders. NTDP alum Brett Henning (Buffalo Grove, IL/1997-98) will serve as a coach at the camp, guiding Team Blue. In addition, NTDP assistant coaches Matt Curley and Tyler Eaves will guide Team White and Team Red, respectively. NOTES: The 53 players on the NTDP Evaluation Camp roster represent 17 different states. Minnesota leads the way with seven natives on the roster, while Illinois and New York each boast six.

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Paul Bittner Anders Bjork Blake Clarke Kyle Connor Christian Dvorak Scott Eansor Jack Eichel N. Jared Fiegl Dylan Gambrell Shane Gersich Will Harrison Ryan Hitchcock Laythe Jadallah Alex Jasiek Dylan Larkin Ryan MacInnis Nick Magyar Seamus Malone Sonny Milano Tyler Nanne Dylan Pavelek Liam Pecararo J.J. Piccinich P Nolan Stevens Ryan Tait Alex Tuch Joe Wegwerth

Hometown

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Crookston, Minn. Mequon, Wis. Wildwood, Mo. Shelby Township, Mich. Frankfort, Ill. Englewood, Colo. Chelmsford, Mass. Parker, Colo. Colorado Springs, Co. Chaska, Minn. Springfield, Va. Manhasset, N.Y. NJ Raleigh, N.C. St. Louis, Mo. Waterford, Mich. St. Louis, Mo. Mentor, Ohio Naperville, Ill. Massapequa, N.Y. Edina, Minn. Marysville, Mich. Canton, Mass. Paramus, N.J. NJ Manhattan Bch, CA Santa Clarita, Calif. Baldwinsville, N.Y. Brewster, N.Y.

Crookston (Minn.) High School Chicago Mission Midget Minor St. Louis Blues Midget Major Belle Tire (Mich.) Midget Minor Chicago Mission Midget Minor Culver Academy (Ind.) Midget Minor Boston Jr. Bruins Jr. B (EMJHL) Colorado Rampage Midget Minor Colorado Thunderbirds Midget Minor Holy Family (Minn.) High School Washington Little Caps Midget Minor Rockets Jr. B (EMJHL) The Gunnery School (Conn.) St. Louis Blues Midget Minor Belle Tire (Mich.) Midget Minor St. Louis Blues Midget Minor Cleveland Barons Midget Minortt Chicago Mission Midget Minor Cleveland Barons Midget Minor Edina (Minn.) High School Belle Tire (Mich.) Midget Minor Boston Advantage Midget Major Avalanche Midget Minor LA Jr. Kings Midget Minor Shattuck-St. Mary's (Minn.) Syracuse Stars Jr. B (EMJHL) Brewster Bulldogs Jr. B (EMJHL)

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Hometown

Chris Wilkie Omaha, Neb. Adam Baughman Chicago, Ill. Louis Belpedio Skokie, Ill. Nathan Billitier Spencerport, N.Y. Ryan Bliss Bedford, N.H. Brandon Carlo Colorado Springs, Co Ryan Collins Bloomington, Minn. Luke Davison De Pere, Wis. Jack Glover Golden Valley, Minn. Joshua Jacobs Shelby Township, Mi. Kevin Kerr Bensalem, Pa. Jake Linhart Brookfield, Wis. Duncan MacIntyre Chicago, Ill. Johnathan MacLeod Dracut, Mass. Ryan Mantha Clarkston, Mich. Blake Siebenaler Fort Wayne, Ind. Peter Tischke Hinsdale, Ill. Jack Walker Edina, Minn. Cooper Watson Appleton, Wis. Joshua Wesley Raleigh, N.C. Chris Birdsall Glen Rock, N.J. Logan Halladay Holly Springs, N.C. Joseph Lissak New York, N.Y. Ed Minney Wind Gap, Pa. Chase Perry Andover, Minn. Blake Weyrick Ojai, Calif.

2011-12 Team Omaha Lancers Midget Minor Chicago Mission Midget Minor Culver Academy (Ind.) Midget Minor Rochester Stars Jr. A (EJHL) St. Paul's (N.H.) School Colorado Thunderbirds Midget Minor Benlide-St. Margaret's (Minn.) School Notre Dame (Wis.) High School Benlide-St. Margaret's (Minn.) School Honeybaked (Mich.) Midget Minor Team Comcast (Pa.) Midget Minor Chicago Mission Midget Minor Notre Dame (Sask.) Academy Kimball Union Academy (N.H.) Belle Tire (Mich.) Midget Minor Cleveland Barons Midget Minor Chicago Mission Midget Minor Edina (Minn.) High School Appleton (Wis.) High School Carolina Jr. Hurricanes (NAPHL) NJ Avalanche Midget Minor Carolina Jr. Hurricanes (NAPHL) Ramapo Saints (N.Y.) Midget Minor Washington Little Caps Midget Minor Andover (Minn.) High School Shattuck-St. Mary's (Minn.)

THEY SAID IT

“Norm and I were standing on the top of the Chicago Stadium stairs leading to the ice and watching Illinois high school players take the ice for the very first time. We both looked at each other and said “wow.” - Amateur Hockey Association Builder Jim Smith on the first great Blackhawks-AHAI relationship moment.

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THE CONSTANT CONTACT: In 25 Years, the Blackhawks-AHAI Relationship has become the best in sports. Jim Smith has been there since the start and he tells the inside story. The Chicago Blackhawks/Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois relationship is not only the longest relationship between a NHL team and its respective amateur hockey organization; it may be the best pro/amateur relationship in all of professional sports. It’s taken more than 25 years to develop this multi-tiered relationship. The Chicago Blackhawks have changed owners, leadership and coaches. The Amateur Hockey Association has a new generation of leaders. Despite the leadership changes, the Chicago Blackhawks/Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois relationship has pressed forward with great results. Jim Smith, current USA Hockey Treasurer, former AHAI President and long time Illinois Hockey advocate has been the hands-on manager of this relationship during its entire 25 years of development. While a few others have been involved throughout the years, Smith has endured and been the Chicago Blackhawks’ key contact for nearly every program developed from the relationship. Smith has uniquely qualified to comment on the relationship’s evolution. Here, he shares his thoughts on what Blackhawk-AHAI relationship means—well beyond the ice. THE EARLY DAYS In terms of numbers and organization, where was Illinois hockey 25 years ago? Illinois hockey had a much different landscape 25 years ago. Although there were fewer youth organizations, most of the youth organizations had large house leagues as part of their association so there was a natural feeder system into what at that time was only “A” and “B” divisions at the travel level. There was no “AAA” hockey in Illinois so the better players gravitated to these travel “AA” and “B” teams, albeit many less in numbers. High school was not as prevalent in those days and we only had two levels – Varsity and Junior Varsity. Junior hockey had not come onto the scene as of yet so most players stopped playing or went into adult hockey after they finished their high school playing days. Today the youth hockey scene has become, in many ways, more complicated and yet easier at the same time to administrate. By this I mean today we have more technological advantages such as computers, laptops, wifi at rinks, smart phones, etc. to run teams and organizations so it is much easier to produce game and practice schedules, assign referees, develop practice plans and player evaluations, immediate of contact players and their families, etc. What has become more difficult is that today we have more focus on skill development and less of a game only mentality which is much more work for the coaches. We also have a much stronger emphasis to create and develop a safer game for our kids to enjoy so playing rules and equipment is constantly undergoing change. At the time, what were Illinois Hockey’s most essential needs? What was missing? I would say the most important element that was lacking was the ability to promote our players at the national and international levels. 25 years ago if you played hockey in Illinois through your high school years, your chances of going onto to play at a higher level were much more diminished than let’s say if you were from one of the Big 4 — Minnesota, Massachusetts, Michigan or New York. Today, the hockey scouting circles have changed

(Above) Glenbrook North hockey players on the ice before the High School Championship game at the old Chicago Stadium. (Right) Stan Mikita, Keith Magnuson and Cliff Koroll, presenting an award.

dramatically as players from Illinois as well many other states such as Wisconsin, California, Colorado, the sun belt states, etc. are appearing regularly on college and pro rosters. This wasn’t because we didn’t have quality players in those days, it was because the scouting circles didn’t have the budgets to travel to places like Illinois or the culture was that there just wasn’t any good players from these other areas. That thinking has finally changed for the better as we see more kids from Illinois appearing on these higher level rosters regularly. Who were the first Chicago Blackhawks officials you met? Do you recall what the first conversations were about and how the Blackhawks received your ideas? The first meeting took place down at the old Chicago Stadium with William Wirtz Sr., Keith Magnuson, Jim DeMaria, Norm Spiegel and myself. Our first conversations involved looking at ways the Chicago Blackhawks could help youth hockey and, in return, how could amatuer hockey help the Blackhawks. I really didn’t have any ideas at that time. I don’t think any of us had a magic bullet. We just talked about the ways to get more youngsters interested in the game and how the Blackhawks could help in promoting some of our players at the next levels. What came out of that first meeting, on the suggestion of Mr. William Wirtz, was to have the high school championships played down at the Chicago Stadium. As a result of the first year of the high school Varisty and Junior Varsity games being played at the Stadium, this tradition is this year celebrating 25 years. Imagine the thrills of these hundreds of players who have been able to experience playing for the high school state championship on the same ice the players who won the Stanley Cup played on. That’s awesome! What was the first “big moment” and how did that feel? Do you remember a moment when we said “this relationship has big potential?” The first big moment that I knew we had something special was standing at the top of the stairs from the basement of the Chicago Stadium and watching the high school players take the ice for the very first time. You could feel the excitement in the air that these players were feeling. It was a very special moment in time for me.

Norm Spiegel was with me and we both looked at each other and said – wow – how can we get any better than this? Little did we know the countless programs and initiatives that would follow over the next 25 years from this special day. THE NEXT STEPS Mr. William Wirtz and his son Peter Wirtz were integral parts of the next steps. How did the working relationship grow as ambition increased and things became more formal? The biggest step was the development of Chicago Blackhawk Charities and their grant program. When the financial assistance was provided to AHAI by Blackhawk Charities, we were able to begin to implement many programs which had been on the drawing board but lacked the financial resources to get them started. Programs such as the STOP patch program, the coaching Education Program, the Learn-to-Skate program began to expand. We started the Blackhawk Charities Holiday Hockey Tournament shortly thereafter and it remains one of the premier high school hockey events in Illinois today. In addition, whenever a new initiative came up, the Blackhawks were right there asking what do we need to do to get this implemented. Some of these programs included the JuniorHawks, RollerHawks, StreetHawks, FloorHawks, Diversity Program (now called Hockey is for Everyone), TomaHawks, the Hornets Youth Sled Teamand the RIC Blackhawks Adult Sled team. With each new program instituted, the relationship between the

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TEAMMATES FOR 25 YEARS Blackhawks Coach and Player of the Month Award

Chicago Blackhawks Charities

Chicago Tomahawks

As the official charity of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Blackhawks Charities pledges to support programs and institutions throughout Illinois that work towards creating a better tomorrow. Chicago Blackhawks Charities focuses on health and wellness, education and homelessness, striving to serve local citizens and impact the lives of youth in and around the city of Chicago. None of our players made it to the National Hockey League alone. It is our duty and pleasure to assist young people in reaching goals of their own. The Chicago Tomahawks are dedicated to providing children and adults with developmental disabilities an opportunity to play Hockey! The Tomahawks were founded in the year 2000 and are supported by the NHL Chicago Blackhawks and the American Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI). They currently have over 100 participants and range in age from 5 to 59 years old. The team is comprised of players that have Autism, Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities. Tomahawks strive to promote and emphasize the development of sportsmanship, team spirit, increased confidence, pride, and team unity while having a great time in the process!

(from left to right) Terry Jenkins, Executive Vice President, BMO Global Private Bank U.S., Jason Krasavage, Player of the Month, Jimmy McKeague (Naperville resident), Coach of the Month, and Annie Camins, Director of Youth Hockey for the Chicago Blackhawks. December 2011. The Chicago Blackhawks and BMO Harris Bank are committed to honoring the hockey community by congratulating each month during the season, a: - Youth Hockey Player (Includes youth, girl, disabled, travel and house players)

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Blackhawk Coaches Club

A Letter from the Organization Since its inauguration in 1993, Chicago Blackhawks Charities has granted over $9 million to local non-profit organizations that focus on any of the three pillars of our mission: homelessness, health and wellness and education. Our philanthropic endeavors with organizations such as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Common Threads and the Nettelhorst Community Group have truly showed us the success of our efforts and the immense impact we can have in the community. We seek not only to grow together from within the organization, but to grow together with pre-existing and newly established partnerships, without which we could not find such success. A main focus of Chicago Blackhawks Charities is to further our prosperous relationship with the McCormick Foundation in hopes of more greatly impacting organizations befitting of our beliefs.

The Blackhawks are proud to introduce a new tool for AHAI Coaches: the Chicago Blackhawks Coaches Club. The Coaches Club was created to give you, the coach, an inside look into the NHL coaching ranks. Membership includes quarterly emails, coaching clinics / seminars, special ticket offers and more! This program is designed to improve coaches of every level, from Learn to Skate through High School, by providing practice drills, game management advice, nutritional tips and off-ice training information.

To date, Chicago Blackhawks Charities has positively impacted nearly 1 million children throughout the Chicagoland area. These events are so meaningful to our organization because they benefit great causes while nurturing the relationship between the entire Blackhawks organization, the players and coaches, fans, donors and the community. The Chicago Blackhawks organization is thrilled to continue growing together internally, with our partners and with our proud community. On behalf of the entire organization, thank you for your continued support of these meaningful ventures. --------------------------------------------------------------------

Special needs players make Tomahawks No. 1 By Paul LaTour Special to USAHockey.com No mystery surrounds why J.P. Bordeleau wanted to get involved with the Chicago Tomahawks, a special needs hockey team serving the entire Chicago area. But it was a case of fate intervening. Bordeleau, the son of former Blackhawk Jean-Pierre Bordeleau, wanted to get involved in coaching about seven years ago. But by the time he expressed interest, the youth season had already begun. That’s when he heard about the Tomahawks and decided to give it a shot. He hasn’t looked back since. “I went out the first time and I was hooked -- that was it,” Bordeleau said. “They were in the locker room and they were all screaming and they couldn’t wait to get onto the ice. I didn’t know what to expect, so they get out on the ice and they can’t skate worth a lick. They’re falling all over the place. But they were the happiest bunch of kids to be out there. They didn’t care how bad they were, they just love to play hockey.” The program has come a long way since Bordeleau’s first days. Today the Tomahawks have more than 80 skaters, making it the nation’s largest special hockey organization. But back then there were only about 12 players and even that was up from the previous year when Amy LaPoe started the team with five skaters. LaPoe and her family moved to the Chicago area from St. Louis eight years ago. Her oldest son, Spencer, had played

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TEAMMATES FOR 25 YEARS continued from page 8 hockey with a special needs team in St. Louis, but no such opportunity was available in Chicago. So LaPoe went to work organizing the Tomahawks. “It was not too difficult because we had the magic key to help it fall into place. The magic key was the Chicago Blackhawks,” LaPoe said. “From the moment they heard what I wanted to do, they have been completely supportive. They introduced me to the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois. Those two organizations are the backbone for making the Tomahawks an absolute success.” Perhaps the biggest challenge LaPoe faced in the early days was getting people to understand what the Tomahawks were doing. Instead of grouping players by ages, the Tomahawks – who have players ranging in age from 5 to their late 40s – split into teams based on skill levels and abilities. There are three levels, A, B and C. A-level players are selfsufficient skaters, while Bordeleau said the B-level skaters fall down a bit more. C-level players need one-on-one attention, meaning the Tomahawks utilize nearly 40 coaches to make sure all the players get the instructions they need. “We may have some really big adults and we may have some younger players skating side by side,” LaPoe said. “So when you take a look at us from the outside, that’s about the only thing that strikes you as different. All you see is a bunch of hockey players. You’re not judging those kids on whether they are autistic or have Down’s syndrome. Some people have a preconceived idea about what these kids can and can’t do. I think we shatter that.”

The Tomahawks meet every Saturday from September through March using facilities at McFetridge Sports Center in Chicago’s California Park, Center Ice of DuPage County in west suburban Glen Ellyn and Arctic Ice Arena in south suburban Orland Park. The highlight is the annual National Disabled Festival, being held this year in Boston from April 4-6. The team also schedules games against area high school club teams, but spends most of the time practicing.

Diversity Task “Hockey is for Everyone"

Bordeleau has changed his coaching philosophy as the organization has grown and become more established.

WHAT IS NHL DIVERSITY?

“The past couple years we’ve been doing a lot of tough love, making the younger kids do drills,” Bordeleau said. “They’ve shown a huge improvement. They can do it. It was just a matter of us focusing and implementing it.”

NHL Diversity is a part of the NHL Foundation, the National Hockey League's charitable and community relations organization, and a major component of the league's "Hockey is for Everyone" initiative.

Bordeleau’s commitment to the Tomahawks is impressive. He volunteers his time once a week, trying to fit it around a schedule that includes being a physical trainer, a mortgage broker and a coach at Loyola Academy in Chicago.

Founded in 1995, NHL Diversity provides support and unique programming to not-for-profit youth hockey organizations across North America that are committed to offering economically disadvantaged boys and girls of all ages opportunities to play hockey. Since its inception, NHL Diversity has exposed more than 40,000 boys and girls to unique hockey experiences.

Still, the Tomahawks have become a part of his life. As evidence, Bordeleau might not even be married without the help of the Tomahawks. During a Thanksgiving exhibition in Orland Park a few years back, Bordeleau had eight players holding up a sign that read: “Jen, will you marry Coach J.P., please?’ “Fortunately, she said yes,” Bordeleau said. “Hey, she can’t say no to special needs kids.”

Willie O'Ree is the National Hockey League's Director of Youth Development and hockey ambassador for NHL Diversity, a post he has held since January 1998. A former Boston Bruin, O'Ree's first game on January 18, 1958 against the Montreal Canadiens was marked with historic content as he became the first black person to play in the NHL.

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TEAMMATES FOR 25 YEARS continued from page 9 The 2007-2008 season will mark the 50th anniversary of O'Ree's NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. To commemorate his work and recognize this milestone, O'Ree and the National Hockey League will host numerous initiatives throughout the season at both the local and national levels-including events celebrating the diversity of the game and the "Hockey is for Everyone" initiative.

Girls Hockey

Hornets Sled Hockey

From club teams to high school teams, girls hockey is thriving around Illinois. Girl’s hockey is made possible by the Chicago Blackhawks charities who donate through the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) to provide marketing, coaching, equipment, and support. AHAI, along with Tony Cachey (the girls committee chair) is pushing each and every day to improve the player division and grow the area of the sport. Hopefully in the future more schools can expand their programs and add a girl's hockey team. Keep it up girls! The following high schools currently have girls programs:

Hornet’s sled hockey is made possible by the Chicago Blackhawks charities who donate through the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) to provide marketing, coaching, The equipment, and support. Illinois Hockey Officials Association (IHOA) took on the Hornets Youth Sled Hockey team as part of the Hockey Weekend Across America celebration at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois. While the referees did the best they could in their new environment, they were no match for the Hornets (some of the Hornets were more than 40 years younger than some of the referees) as the Hornets won the game handily.

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PROGRAMS There are approximately 30 inner-city, volunteer organizations in various stages of development that receive support from the National Hockey League. The Chicago Blackhawks are dedicated to supporting programs that promote teamwork, a healthy lifestyle and a positive learning environment. That commitment is seen through Blackhawk Charities funding of programs such as Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois’ Diversity Task Force which brings the sport of hockey to individuals who might not otherwise have the chance to play or participate. The Hawks have celebrated such diversity events at Millenium Park where they teamed up with the Inner-City Education (ICE) Program. Hawks players met with the kids and signed autographs. "It is a great opportunity for us to encourage these kids to work as hard off the ice, in the classroom, as they are on the ice," stated Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jim Vandermeer. "These kids come from tough backgrounds and have proven that with a little commitment and dedication they can achieve anything. We just want to congratulate them and push them to reach even higher." Because of the generosity of the Chicago Blackhawks players, coaches, management and fans, Chicago Blackhawk Charities has contributed over $5 million to the community. Each year the Chicago Blackhawks and Blackhawk Charities impact over 350,000 children throughout Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. --------------------------------------------------------------------

A special congratulations to the Girls IL High School AllState Teams:

(Left) Jack Lyle and JJ O’Connor accept the donation of a new sled from Jack and John Raslawski in honor of their recently deceased father, Ted Raslawski. (Right) Action from the Hornets youth sled game against the referees at the Edge Ice Arena as part of the Weekend Across America celebration. While everyone had a great time, we are not quite sure how many of the referees made it into work on Monday morning. In addition to celebrating this special hockey weekend, it was also a day of giving back to the game. IHOA presented one of the new Hornet Sled players, Jack Lyle, with a brand new sled in memory of Ted Raslawski, long time IHOA volunteer who died recently after a lifetime of service to hockey. We congratulate everyone who participated in this wonderful event. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ho Ho Tournament

Floorhawks

18TH ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL

For Hockey Skills, Hockey Sense and Hockey Fun! FloorHawks is a skills camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 years old. The camp is made possible by the Chicago Blackhawks charities who donate through the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) to provide marketing, coaching, equipment, and support. The camp teaches the essential hockey stick skills every player must know, including stickhandling, passing, shooting and team play. Additionally, the camp teaches kids how to play the game and what it takes to be the best. And most important, the kids have a blast doing it! Worried about equipment? Don't. All camp equipment is provided! --------------------------------------------------------------------

HOLIDAY HOCKEY CLASSIC

Illinois Ice Magazine The Official Magazine of the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois, Inc.

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The Annual Chicago Blackhawks Charities High School Hockey Classic, presented by Coca-Cola Zero and supported by Comcast SportsNet takes place at the Edge Ice Arena located at 735 Jefferson Street in Bensenville, Illinois. This tournament features twenty (20) high school teams. All Tournament proceeds benefit Chicago Blackhawk Charities which supports amateur hockey as well as underprivileged and abused children. It is fun high school hockey action for family and friends around the holidays! Congratulations to the 2011 Champion- St. Viator! --------------------------------------------------------------------

"Dedicated to the development of today’s youth through Athletic and Academic excellence." Illinois Ice is made possible by the Chicago Blackhawks charities who donate through the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) to provide marketing, resources, and support. Illinois Ice is published once every month for the enjoyment, education, and benefit of the Illinois Young Hockey Community. The goal of the magazine is to improve the grassroots foundation for the growth and development of USA hockey and its members, creating a positive atmosphere for everyone involved. From the Around to the Boards section to the Readers Sound Off section, it makes a good read for everyone. --------------------------------------------------------------------

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TEAMMATES FOR 25 YEARS continued from page 10

Junior Hawks

StreetHawks

Juniorhawks games, presented by Meijer, occur prior to a Blackhawks game and require a 200 ticket purchase for the ice slot. If you’d like to split with an opponent please find a team to participate along with you. Teams may host a clinic, practice or game during their time slot.

The Blackhawks and the NHL are proud sponsors of the StreetHawks hockey program. StreetHawks provides children ages 6-16 the opportunity to participate in sneaker hockey in a safe, supervised environment. StreetHawks is great fun and a good change of pace off the ice!

Long Term Care and Support

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J.J. O'Connor: Hockey Player to Everyday Mentor As chair of USA Hockey's disabled section since 2003, O'Connor has been integral in the growth of disabled hockey across the country. During his tenure, he has served on USA Hockey's board of directors and spearheaded growth in all four disciplines of disabled hockey. He championed adding an Under-20 team as an integral part of the development process for USA Hockey's sled hockey program. After breaking his neck playing hockey at age 16 in 1995, O'Connor continued to follow the game and became involved with disabled hockey after graduating from Lake Forest College in 2001. His life changed drastically that fateful day at the Skokie ice rink. There was both a mentally and physically grueling road ahead of him. Instead of self pity, O’Connor has built for himself a reason to live through the sport that almost took it all away. With the help of good friend Jim Smith, he has been able to accomplish an extraordinary amount so far in his life. Smith has been by his side every step of the way, from helping him through college to being his transportation. O’Connor started the Hornets sled hockey team for children with disabilities. The 26 individuals come from all-around the Chicago area to practice weekly. The Hornets often challenge able-bodied players in sleds showing their competitiveness and athleticism. USA Hockey has found sled hockey to be its fastest growing discipline. On top of all of this, he is the co-owner of two Sports Clips franchises in Wrigleyville and Round Lake. He is improving people's lives each and every day through the very sport that stole his mobility. One of his greatest accomplishments so far was leading the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, as general manager, to Olympic gold in Vancouver in 2010. He hopes to do the same in 2014. O'Connor dreams that stem cell research will help him walk again someday. He said he will never take an elevator again. He will climb the stairs even in the tallest building in the world. But until then, he is going to stay positive and keep changing lives every day. Thanks to good friend, Jim Smith, this becomes a reality. O’Connor receives much appreciated support from the Chicago Blackhawks Charities who donate to the Rehab Institute of Chicago who are vital in dealing with hockey and other sorts of catastrophic rehab. --------------------------------------------------------------------

Stadium Day State Championships

HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS In conjunction with the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI), the Chicago Blackhawks will host the 2012 Illinois State High School Hockey Championships at the United Center on Friday, March 23. Tickets for the event, which features three contests, are on sale now. For the third consecutive year the Boys State Championship tilt will be broadcast live in high-definition on Comcast SportsNet Chicago at 6:30 p.m. with Judd Sirott and Steve Konroyd on the call. March 23 at the United Center will feature a full day of action with the Illinois Girls State Championship (4:00 p.m.), the Boys State Championship (6:30 p.m.), and the Boys Combined Division State Championship (8:45 p.m.). This marks the 25th year that AHAI will host their State Championship at the United Center/Chicago Stadium. The 2011 title was won by New Trier in the boy’s division, and Lake Forest in the girl’s. --------------------------------------------------------------------

Stan Mikita Hearing Impaired Hockey School

The American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to instill confidence and self esteem in deaf and hard of hearing individuals through the Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Hearing Impaired. The school teaches deaf and hard of hearing young people how to gain confidence and build life skills through hockey. When Stan Mikita was asked by close friend, Irv Tiahnybik, to help start a hockey school for hearing impaired youngsters, Mikita could not say no. Mikita enlisted in help from the Chicago Blackhawks, who he was currently playing for, in an effort to form a team for the hearing impaired. The school has been a tremendous success. A number of AHIHA "graduates" have gone on to successful playing careers at high schools, colleges, and have played in tier one and tier two junior hockey leagues. Mikita deserves a lot of credit for helping put the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association on the map! --------------------------------------------------------------------

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JIM SMITH Q&A continued from page 6 Blackhawks and AHAi became even stronger as we both had a vested interest in making sure all of these programs were successful. I can honestly say each of these has been extremely successful. This Blackhawks certainly gain from this relationship. What were essential things you needed to deliver to the Blackhawks to make this relationship feel like a complete team effort? Since the early days of this relationship, AHAI realized we were dealing with professionals and we needed to step up our game. We needed to develop an on-going long term plan for AHAI and start to think 3-5-7 years out. We needed to deliver on promises made. I think we did this through our strong core of volunteers. As example of this was the first few years we had the High School Red Varsity and Junior Varsity games held down at the old Chicago Stadium. The Blackhawks, in those early years, basically just opened up the building for us. They provided the ticket takers and the concessions but AHAI staff the rest of the building. We provided everything from goal judges, penalty and timekeepers, announcers, locker room ersonnel, security, etc. We probably had 75+ volunteers work this special day. As the event grew in popularity, the Blackhawks now staff the day as a regular game day operation. I think our commitment of making sure everything ran smoothly helped grow our relationship. As the relationship matured, how has this Blackhawks/AHAI relationship been viewed on a national level? I think this is one of the proudest relationships AHAI has ever been involved in. Through the visionary efforts of the Blackhawks 25 years ago, AHAI has been able to rise to a leadership position on the national level. Many NHL clubs today have created their own youth departments to work closely with their amateur counterparts. This is a good thing and everyone will benefit. However, AHAI has a great advantage as they have worked with the Blackhawks youth department for 25 year and thus have been able to develop so many programs and initiatives that have been in place for years. As we move onto the next 25 years, I believe we will continue to be the leader in all of sports when it comes to pro/amateur relationship. What was the breakthrough moment---what event or program went live that caused you to say “I think we may have the best relationship in all of amateur sports.” Number one has to be when the Blackhawks decided to televise the High School Red Varsity game. It was then that we (AHAI) realized this was the real deal. To have our Varsity High School game on television was huge. THE PRESENT With Rocky Wirtz and John McDonough now leading the Blackhawks, there are new opportunities and some different ideas. Has the focus changed and/or are you rededicated to some different areas under this new Blackhawks leadership? The focus hasn’t changed. We are following the same protocol as we did when this partnership began. The mission has always been a simple one — if a new idea or program comes about, we discuss the validity, long term effectiveness, cost and how will it help our youth players and then determine which is the best way to proceed. An example of this is the A Step aHead Concussion Awareness initiative we discussed previously. The need was there, the resources and information was available so the decision was made to move forward and get the word out to all of the Illinois hockey community. Since the Blackhawks have changed management new programs have been developed and implemented. Some of these include the Blackhawks Coaches Club, the Coach and Player of the Month Award, the Ice Rink Partnership initiative, an AHAI presence at all home games with the AHAI booth on the concourse level adding another division of the Illinois State High School Championships being played at the United Center. THE FUTURE With a tough economy, ADM implementation, no-check hockey and new concussion awareness issues, hockey today faces a number of core challenges. How are you working with the Blackhawks to overcome those challenges? We just keep pressing forward. Even with a tough economy the last few years, Illinois has led the nation in total enrollment for the 8 & Under category and moved into being the largest District within USA Hockey. The reason is simple – strong leadership from the Blackhawks from Rocky Wirtz and John McDonough on down the line and an unbelievable strong core of volunteers throughout Illinois who put the programs in place. Since you have had tremendous success developing this relationship, nobody would doubt you can take it to yet an even higher level. What is the “next big thing” you would like to see develop in 3-4-5 years from now? I think the biggest single challenge facing Illinois hockey is changing the culture of a “Game Mentality” to that of “Skill Development and FUN for the kids”. Programs such as the American Development Model, Red, White & Blue hockey (Cross-ice), focusing on

Players getting ready for the championship game in the old Chicago Stadium locker room.

skill development at the younger age levels is catching on but a lot more education has to be done. The Blackhawks and AHAI both believe this is the path for everyone to enjoy the game more and will continue to work towards this end. Another development we both would like to see is growing our great game. While we have had success with growth in the last few years, the potential to bring more players into the game at all levels still exists. FINALLY Your only set-back has been your inability/failure to get a convertible Corvette on the ice during the High School Finals and have a paper airplane toss competition into the car to determine the winner of the car. Why have you failed so dramatically to make that happen? I really don’t think anything is over until the fat lady sings as they say. I have brought this fund raising and marketing idea up to whomever will listen for the past 25 years. Hopefully, we can get it implemented at least once before we go off to the big rink upstairs (or maybe downstairs in my case). I know once people see it in action they will become big believers and we can grow the concept from there. I’ll just keep trying and we’ll see what happens . . .I am looking forward to the next 25 years . . .


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TEAMMATES FOR 25 YEARS continued from page 11

Youth Hockey Concussion Initiative

“A Step aHead” Baseline ImPACT testing is available, at no cost, to AHAI players ages 13-18. To schedule your child’s test at AthletiCo, visit www.athletico.com/impact. There is no such thing as a minor head injury. The Chicago Blackhawks, Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI), AthletiCo Physical Therapy and the Midwest Center for Concussion Care have come together to create A Step aHead, an initiative to combat one of the most common head injuries: concussions. These four groups pledge to educate the Illinois youth hockey community on the importance of concussion management and to be proactive with implementing baseline testing. Through A Step aHead we will offer free baseline concussion testing, as well as educational programs, to youth hockey players in the AHAI program. This program offers complimentary baseline concussion testing to all AHAI members as well as educational programs. The testing is used to establish a baseline of normal cognitive function for each individual athlete, the results of which are then used as part of comprehensive clinical evaluation following any head trauma. The issue of concussion is so severe today that AHAI and the Blackhawks are dedicated to a safe environment for the players. The Chicago Blackhawks are committed to increasing the awareness, enthusiasm and participation in amateur hockey in the Midwest. Through our initiatives, we hope to supply the resources to allow EVERYONE to play hockey. The Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) was founded as the governing body of Illinois amateur hockey in 1975. AHAI and the Chicago Blackhawks have been partnering in numerous programs for over 25 years. There are over 25,000 registered players and coaches in Illinois youth hockey. The clinicians at the Midwest Center for Concussion Care have specialized training in the assessment and treatment of individuals with concussion. We provide individualized assessment of the medical and cognitive effects of concussion, as well as treatment for both the physical and emotional problems related to these injuries. We provide an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to the care of injured athletes and patients to aid the recovery process. There is no other program in the Chicago area that offers the same level of expertise in the management of concussive injuries.

AthletiCo’s Head Injury and Concussion Management Program benefits individuals suffering from ongoing concussion symptoms. As the largest provider of athletic trainers in the United States, AthletiCo recognizes the importance of providing concussion management training to its athletic trainers, who are often the first to come in contact with athletes who sustain concussions. AthletiCo also employs vestibular therapists who are trained in concussion management and can evaluate and treat patients with complaints of dizziness, balance deficits and motion sensitivity if symptoms persist 7-10 days after sustaining a concussion.

• Recovery is different for every person who sustains a concussion, thus recovery time cannot and should not be predetermined until after medical evaluation and postconcussion evaluation by an appropriate, trained healthcare provider. Concussion myths: • Myth: You have to lose consciousness to have sustained a concussion. Reality: Studies show that less than 10 percent of concussions result in loss of consciousness. • Myth: Concussions are only a result of a direct blow to the head. Reality: A concussion can be sustained by a sudden, violent movement of the head caused by an unexpected external force to the body. • Myth: You need to wake someone with a concussion every 20 minutes. Reality: Though it is important to check on someone periodically, once every 2-3 hours is sufficient. • Myth: You need to check pupils with a flashlight to see if they are dilated or uneven. Reality: Any response to the pupils is indicative of a much more serious brain injury. Typically, this is only present when the injured individual is unconscious. Therefore, if the athlete is coherently speaking to you, there is no need to check their pupils.

In order for equipment to protect you, it must be: • The right equipment for the game, position or activity • Worn correctly, fit well and used every time you play

Concussion Facts and Myths: Concussion facts: • Symptoms can be subtle, such as a headache or feeling sluggish. • Symptoms may not surface until 48 to 72 hours after the injury.

In summary, each concussion should be treated individually. No one guideline will work for each patient. The general public, physicians, coaches, athletic trainers, parents and athletes themselves must be educated about the signs, symptoms and treatment of concussions. Generally, the athlete may be unaware that they have sustained a concussion. In order to prevent poor outcomes from concussions, education is crucial. IT’S BETTER TO MISS ONE GAME THAN THE WHOLE SEASON!


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AROUND THE BOARDS LAKE FOREST'S INAUGURAL "THE SLEDS ARE COMING" EVENT WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS

Photo by Scott Stanford

Photo by Scott Stanford

Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse was the site of a fun event for the Lake Forest College Community and local supporters of the College and the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA). Approximately 400 people were in attendance and nearly $1,800 was raised for the organization. The purpose of the event was to bring campus and community exposure to GLASA and showcase its sled hockey program. The competition on the ice consisted of two 15-minute periods of 8-on-8 sled hockey played by members of the GLASA Falcons and two 10-minute periods of 16-on-16 sled hockey played by teams made up of the Falcons and various members of the College community. A puck toss competition was held and several great raffle prizes (donors listed below) were awarded between the games. An exciting Boomer's Ice Race (mascot race on skates) concluded the evening's activities. ________________________________________________________________ 3 CHICAGO BRUINS TEAMS QUALIFY FOR NATIONALS The Chicago Bruins will be well represented at the USA Hockey National Championships with three teams qualifying. The teams include: Midget Major, Peewee AA, and U16 Girls. This tremendous accomplishment is tops in Illinois. Midget Majors – Lansing, MI 3/28/2012 - 4/1/2012 Peewee AA - Ashburn/Reston, VA 3/28/2012 - 4/1/2012 U16 Girls - Frisco, TX 3/28/2012 - 4/1/2012 Best wishes to all of the players and coaches!! ________________________________________________________________ CHICAGO HAWKS SQUIRT 1 FINISHES 2ND IN PRESIDENT'S CUP Congratulations to Squirt 1 on their second place finish in the President's Cup tournament in Nashville. The team went undefeated in round robin play and had an awesome opportunity to play one game at the Bridgestone Arena defeating the Nashville Jr. Predators. They met the Nashville Jr. Predators again in the championship game. Unfortunately, in the championship game, Squirt 1 didn't come out on top. Although the team came in second, the players and families had a fun filled weekend in Nashville that they will never forget. ________________________________________________________________

CYCLONE PEEWEE NIHL TAKES 2ND PLACE IN BLACKHAWK CUP STATE TOURNEY Congratulations to Coach Todorov and the PeeWee NIHL team on their 2nd place finish in the Illinois Blackhawk Cup State Tournament. Coach Todorov's team began their quest in the PeeWee B Division as the #4 seed and faced Rockford in their tournament opener. After settling down the nerves in the first period, the Cyclones rolled on to a decisive 11-1 victory to earn a birth in the Final 8 Round Robin. As they advanced to the Round Robin, the Cyclones would first face the #5 Northwest Chargers. The Cyclones came out strong in the first period, opening a 3-0 lead. The Chargers gained momentum in the second period and took the lead 4-3 after 2 periods. The Cyclones would not let the Chargers get the best of them and roared back in the third period to a 7-4 victory. Game 2 would bring the #8 Hoffman Estates Wolfpack. After a very tight game for two and a half periods, the Cyclones took a 1-0 lead early in the third period. Two penalties by the Cyclones late in the 3rd period proved to be costly, as the Wolfpack capitalized on both opportunities and won the game 2-1. The Cyclones were down but certainly not out, going into day 3 of the Round Robin. With a victory by the Chargers over the Wolfpack and a Cyclones win, they could force a 3-way tie, of which the Cyclones had the advantage. The Chargers helped the Cyclones early in the evening with a 1-0 victory, which left everything up to the Cyclones in order to gain a birth in the State Finals. The Cyclones delivered a commanding performance against the #16 St. Jude Knights, with a 3-0 victory, limiting St. Jude to a minimal amount of offensive opportunities. The Cyclones would find themselves in the State Finals against a familiar foe, the #2 Chicago Blues. The Cyclones had played the Blues five times previously, with the Blues having a slight upper hand, after 4 of the 5 games being decided by 2 or fewer goals. The Cyclones turned out a strong performance for two and a half periods, dominating a majority of the game, when the Cyclones appeared to have finally broken the scoreless tie half way into the third, burying the puck in the net. Unfortunately, the referees waived the goal off for an apparent violation. This seemed to have taken all the steam out of the Cyclones sail, as the Blues took advantage of the game changing call and scored shortly thereafter, and finished the game with a 4-0 Blues victory. The Cyclones can be very proud of their efforts and accomplishments, as they performed to the best of their abilities and never gave up during the long and trying season. Way to go Cyclones! ________________________________________________________________ CHICAGO YOUNG AMERICANS UNDEFEATED IN LAST 2 HPHL SHOWCASES The CYA U16 team, who was undefeated in last two HPHL Showcases, topped off their weekend with a convincing win over highly ranked Culver Academy. ________________________________________________________________

GLENVIEW STARS FLYING HIGH Stars Teams in State Championship Games This Week: Squirt AA, Girls U10 and Girls U12 Playing for State Champion Flags. The Glenview Stars are very proud to send four teams to State Championship and 3rd Place games this week in the AHAI Blackhawk Cup. The Squirt AA CSDHL team, Girls U10 and Girls U12 teams all advanced to the State Championship game in their divisions and the Squirt A team is playing for 3rd Place in State. ________________________________________________________________ LEAFS TAKE 1ST PLACE IN STATE

The Squirt A team, led by Coach Jason Gagliano, really used their determination to beat the Blues by a whopping 7 - 0 on Sunday and take home the 1st place banner in the Blackhawk Cup! What a huge accomplishment! We are so proud of your hard work! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all of the players and coaches! ________________________________________________________________ LAKE FOREST COLLEGE BRENDAN SULLIVAN NAMED MCHA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR 2ND TIME Lake Forest College men's hockey player Brendan Sullivan of Fall River Massachusetts was named Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association Defensive Player on February 20th for the 2nd time this season. Sullivan ended the season with a save percentage of .906. Congrats Sully on a stellar performance! ________________________________________________________________ "TOMORROW FOR TAMARA" WRISTBANDS AVAILABLE

Huskies are looking for your support! They are selling wristbands to support mother, Tamara, who was severely hurt by a drunk driver. The wristbands are $2 each. The money raised will go into the "Tomorrow for Tamara" fund. If you have any questions or want to purchase wristbands for your entire team, please contact Patty Meyer at pcmeyer1@comcast.net. Please help support one of your own........hockey families "stick" together. ________________________________________________________________


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AROUND THE BOARDS CHICAGO JETS ARE DETROIT MOTOWN CLASSIC CHAMPION Four Chicago Jets Teams bring home Championship trophies! Congratulations to all of the Chicago Jets Teams for participating in the Detroit Motown Classic over President's Day weekend. 4 of their teams won the championship in their divisions. Squirt 1, Squirt 3, PeeWee 2, and Bantam 1 all came in 1st Place and brought home the championship trophy for the organization. After a tough fought weekend, the Bantam 2 team also came out winners by taking 2nd in their respective division. ________________________________________________________________ MAULER MITE BRONZE AND SQUIRT SILVER TAKE 1ST PLACE AT DELLS TOURNAMENT

GLENVIEW STARS GIRLS WIN BIG!

The Glenview Stars U12 girls team won the Blackhawks Cup and NIHL Presidents Cup! Hats off girls! The girls won their 2nd state Blackhawk Cup in Bensenville and will head to the Midwest Regionals in St. Louis. The Stars beat the Crystal Lake Yellow Jackets, 7-1, on March 1 for the title. ________________________________________________________________ RATTLERS WIN CHICAGO METRO HS GIRLS FOUNDERS CUP CHAMPIONSHIP!

Congratulations to the Mite Bronze and Squirt Silver teams for winning their Division Championship at the Dells Waterpark Classic Tournament in the Dells over the President's Weekend! ________________________________________________________________ PREP HOCKEY CLUB REACH OUT TO COMMUNITY

The PREP Hockey Club (Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Elk Grove & Prospect High School) participated in a community service project at Feed My Starving Children recently. It is awesome that giving back to the community is a big part of their club! Way to go boys! ________________________________________________________________

The Andrew Rattlers defeated the Warren HS Blue Devils 2-1 in the finals of the Chicago Metro League’s Girls Varsity Founders Cup playoffs to win their second Founders Cup in three years! The Rattlers (6-0-1 in the playoff round-robin) and the Blue Devils (5-1-1) were the #1 & #2 seeds coming out of the Founders Cup round-robins. Warren’s only loss in the playoffs was a 3-2 decision to the Rattlers on the 21st, and both teams came into the Founders Cup final riding win streaks. Victorious Rattlers Head Coach Ed Wagner said “It was a gritty game, we have played each other close all year (1-1 tie & three 1-goal Rattler wins). Both teams have similar styles and played hard to the finish. We couldn’t have asked for a better send-off for the seniors than this victory!” The victory is, in fact, bittersweet for the Rattlers as they are graduating “The Original Eight” seniors, who are the first class of full 4-year players since the club’s inception in 2008/09. Three of this year’s seniors, who started with the club in ’08, had never skated nor played organized ice hockey. While several players are waiting to hear from their colleges of choice, two have been able to commit. Team Captain Karyn Schmaltz will be playing for Grand Valley State University and Alternate Captain Emily Wagner will be staying local to skate with Robert Morris University-Chicago. Coach Wagner added “Our seniors will definitely be missed, it’s going to be sad to see them go. Yet, we have a great group of core players coming back and talented new recruits, so next year will be exciting as well.” The Rattlers draw from high schools from the South and Southwest suburbs and is the only Girls High School Hockey program in the Southland. ________________________________________________________________

CHICAGO BRUINS U16 GIRLS TEAM WIN 2011-2012 MWGHL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Chicago Bruins U16 Girls Team won the 2011-2012 MWGHL Championship in St. Louis on March 4th, going 5-0 and beating Cedar Rapids, Columbus, and Springfield through 3 seeding round games. They beat the Columbus Blue Jackets in the semifinal game 3-0 and then shut out the Michigan Ice Breakers in the Championship Game by a score of 3-0. In the Championship game against Michigan, Kendall Turro scored on the Power Play at the 11:00 minute mark of the first period on a rebound from Colleen Mandell. The defensive corp of Katie Spreitzer, Toni Von Aulock, Anna Modrich and Gaby DiMonte held off aggressive offensive attacks from a well coached Michigan team and turned the play quickly into the neutral zone for the offensive skills of Jess Meluch, Michelle Cottrell, Savannah Faber, Katie Londoli and Sydney Cihak. The Bruins openned the lead to 2-0 late in the 2nd period on a beautiful "no look" pass from Anna Modrich to Ally Zachwieja who went forehand-backhand and roofed a shot over the sprawling Taylor Reeves-Carson, the Michigan goaltender. Michigan fought hard and put 35 shots on the Bruins goalkeeper, Jamie Meroz, during the contest but was unable to score, allowing for Jaime's third shutout of the week. Michigan pulled Reeves-Carson with 1:10 to go in the game, continuing to pepper shots at the Bruins, until Michelle Cottrell intercepted a pass and fed Jess Meluch for the empty netter to seal the victory. Throughout the weekend, the Bruins relied heavily on goaltender Lauren Bennett who also notched a shut-out and gave up only one goal in the seeding round. Maggie Conroy made contributions at both defense and center as the need arose, adding points from both positions, as neither Cheyenne Tuttle or Emily Zelko were able to make the trip to St. Louis. ________________________________________________________________ RAMPAGE WOMEN'S HOCKEY TEAM BATTLE FOR LEMIEUX'S CAUSE The Rampage Women’s Hockey Team will be hosting their third annual Mario Lemieux Foundation Fundraiser featuring a hockey game against the men of the Old Duffers on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Canlan Sports Arena, located in Romeoville, IL. Admission for the game is a donation to the Mario Lemieux Foundation. The event kicks of at 7 p.m with an all ages open skate and will include a silent auction, numerous raffles and a BBQ on the patio. The Rampage will be raffling a LCD Flat Screen TV donated by Al Marasco of Sound Design, Inc. and much more. Event photos by Mike Baron of MUB Images. The Rampage will also be hosting a Heroes Helps day at Heroes West on Monday, April 2nd. Go into Heroes West any time on April 2nd and tell them that you are there for Rampage Hockey and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the Rampage. Heroes Helps was developed as a way in which Heroes West Sports Grill could give back to the community that has always been so supportive of Heroes West.


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AHAI ANNOUNCES 2012 BOYS ILLINOIS SHOWCASE TEAM

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Congratulations to the following who have been selected from tryouts to be on the 2012 Illinois Showcase team participating in America's Showcase, April 11-15, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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2012 BOYS ILLINOIS SHOWCASE TEAM GOALIES Martin T Dignan Jr Sandburg Mike Gordon Sr Highland Park David A Krienke Sr Rockford DEFENSE Patrick J Biewald Jr Prairie Ridge Michael W Decker Jr St Viator Ryan A Santorsola Sr St Viator Brett M Connaughton Sr Loyola Academy Gold Zachary A Kalter Sr Highland Park HS Teddy Parsons Sr Hinsdale Central Daniel Walcott Sr New Trier Green FORWARDS Keith W Burchett Jr St Rita Christopher M Coyne Sr Benet Daniel R Easley Sr BGHW Lynden L Fields Sr Stevenson

Jeremy J Gaddo Sr Rockford Jason D Kuta Sr Wheaton/Warrenville S Jeremy W Linzing Sr St Viator Richard Molnar Sr Hinsdale South Shawn S Nelson Sr Naperville Cen James C Philbin Sr Glenbrook South Nicholas J Riscossa Jr Glenbard Garrison J Sanipass Jr Glenbrook N Eric A Saulters Jr Sandburg Jack R Soneson Sr Naperville Central GENRAL MANAGER Terry Stasica AHAI COACHES Brian Noonan Naperville North Tim Mattila Rockford Jeff Nelson Naperville Central TRAINER Karen Hyde

METRO WEST ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Presidents award for community service: Becky Cizek (Naperville North) Wendy Marotta (Lincoln Way) Metro West Scholastic Achievement Award: Matt Reich (Hinsdale South) Brian O'donnell (Lincoln Way) John Rouck (Neuqua Valley)

Metro West Community Service Award: Evan Lutz (Fenwick Hockey Club)

Metro West Leadership /Scholastic Award: Teddy Parsons (Hinsdale Central Hockey Club)

Metro West Sportsmanship Award: Andrew Mccatty (Sandburg Hockey Club)

Metro West Leadership /Community Service Award: Reece Stoneberner (Bartlett/Wheaton West Hockey Club)

Metro West Junior Varsity Player of the Year: Scott Dunsire (Naperville Central Hockey)

Metro West Scholastic /Leadership Award: Isabele Smith (Naperville North Hockey Club)

METRO WEST HIGH SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT The following players reach high scholastic achievement during the past high school hockey season within Metro West. The West Division of Chicago Metropolitan High School Hockey League would like to recognize the following players: YORK John Harrell Michael Ross Thomas Gnadt Daniel Kastholm Michael LeDonne Justin Schwarz Tyler Winker Paul Restivo Slav Stefanyshyn Alex Guzman Andrew Garcia Cormac O'Halloran Matt Bogdanovicz Colin Davis Brandon Fuchsen Grayson Zubradt Sam Carson Liam McFarlane Matt Sabatini Mitch Kurzweil Mitchell Hovorka LINCOLN WAY David Bolek Garrett Deegan Graeme Deegan Garrett Flesch Jarod Glawe Kyle DeVries Nicholas Dudczyk Nathan Layman Daniel Brtis Jason DeGrado

Kyle Coda Clarence DeGroot Alexander Strack Brandon Brusca Michael Kopak John Sanfilippo Kevin Beebe Adam Tourlakes Anthony Domalewski James Domalewski Brian O'Donnell Dylan Murphy Dominic Witkowski OPRF Brian Cassidy Will Ferdinand Connor Flynn Tyler Haas Pat Heyboer Daniel Javor Brian Kostecka Wiley Laueman Emery Lehman Ian Mahanes Jack Mueller Kevin Rogers Nicholas Rorres Ian Sutherland Zach Walch Brian Wilson Daniel Wojak Isaac Boyer

Nick Dealba Eric Decaro Matt Filek Matt Javor Chris Montroy Nolan McNally Jason Ruff Nathan Sacks Matt Schmidt Jack Thompson Bryan Mooney Jack White BARLETT Jason Weidmeyer Kyle Florian Brad LLyjack Jacob Stair Caleb Stair Nick Wilson Jacob Somen Alex Kerr Lawrence Caputo Michael Flight Zachary Lenning Daniel Klien Matthew Klein Kyle Nielson Nikko Ebbole Christian Kumpf PJ Preusser Charles DeWitt Michael Modugno

Austin Cooper Ryan Cooper Antonio Mastrodomenico Nick Wilson Patrick Ummel Bradley Addante Nicolas Modugno Eric Bacon

Alex Szybowicz James Oggerino Evan Warder Doug Smart Mike Laterno Evan Lutz Jack Van Ermen Keith Weissman Christian Lockefeer

MARIST Ryan Knightly Anthony Zervos Hannah Stevnson Jimmy Medrano Nick Sohl Ryan Loizzo

NAPERVILLE CENTRAL Shawn Nelson Alec Kapicak Greg Bedigian Tommy Terrance Kevin Sheridan Kyler Wujciga Chapman Curtis Gerik Lybik Joey Schick Eric Flakus David Skurti Kurt Oswalt Jack Soneson Scott Dunsire Matt Mullally

SANBURG Andrew McCatty Nathan McCatty Troy Dignan Connor Tietz Ryan Giere Rob Maxfield David Christel Corey French Oliver Krammer Michael Ferrino FENWICK Jack Walsh Patrick Szybowicz

WAUBONSIE Chirag Sachar Justin Rubinstein Adam Schaefer Ben Vietri

Jordan Atkins Anthony Svac Jeff Eckert Mike Steele Alex Crowe Kyle Matus Kyle McMauley Louie Storto Brad Niketopoulos Michael Fort Andrew Taylor Sean Curran John Hill HINSDALE CENTRAL Teddy Parsons Philip Abate Cody Melin Matthew Johnson Lucas Enright Seamus O'Kane Mike Levine Alex Blacketor Kurt Eckroth Carl Lamoureux Jack Buczkowski Abdeljami Tefridj Kayle Van de Bovenkamp John Weinzelbaum Patrick Arbor

NAPERVILLE NORTH Nick Cohen JT Lacorte James Maynard Quentin Cizek Ryan O'Connor Jake Novack Zach Abrams Sean McDonnell Matt Bloodgood Peter Stachowicz Izzy Smith Paul Mascitti Shusaku Asai Joe Collins Eric Lesage HSDGS Robert Yonkee Thomas Roberts Benjamin Coulliard Matthew Reich Dylan Pacion NEQUA VALLEY Tyler Kukla Patrick Malone Trevor Bales John Rouck Joe Kinsella Tyler Cahanin Andrew Amoroso Nick Larounis


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COLLEGE HOCKEY NEWS NCAA USCHO.COM DIVISION I MEN'S POLL

Boston College keeps their No. 1 ranking after sweeping Vermont last weekend. Boston College goes on to play Massachusetts March 9-11th in the Hockey East Quarterfinals. The NCAA Championships ‘Frozen Four’ will be held on April 5th in Tampa, Florida (Teams TBA). Lake Superior moved into the rankings at No. 20, while previously No. 17 Northern Michigan dropped out.

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Boston College (50) Ferris State Minnesota-Duluth Michigan Minnesota Boston University Massachusetts-Lowell Union Denver Maine Miami (Ohio) North Dakota Cornell Merrimack Michigan State Western Michigan Notre Dame Colorado College Air Force Lake Superior

25-10-1 22- 9-5 22- 8-6 21-11-4 24-12-1 21-12-1 22-10-1 20- 7-7 21-11-4 20-11-3 21-13-2 20-12-3 15- 7-7 17-10-7 19-13-4 17-13-6 19-16-3 18-14-2 17- 9-7 18-15-5

1000 904 846 821 792 776 703 697 591 526 508 419 409 366 347 249 171 155 71 39

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Dropped Out: No. 17 Northern Michigan. Others Receiving Votes: Harvard 10, Providence 4, Robert Morris 2.

NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S POLL

The University of Wisconsin, defending national champion, earned the No. 1 seed to lead the field into the 2012 NC Women’s Ice Hockey Championship. They will go on to play Mercyhurst on March 10th for the NCAA Quarterfinals at Kohl Center. Minnesota-Duluth moved into the top 10 by upsetting No. 1 Wisconsin over the weekend to keep their season alive. The NCAA Frozen Four, to be determined, with be held on March 16-18 in Duluth Minnesota. Harvard, previously No. 8, dropped out of the standings.

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Boston University

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North Dakota

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St. Lawrence

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Northeastern

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Minnesota-Duluth

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2011 HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES HONORED 6TH CLASS OF ILLINOIS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES HONORED IN ELK GROVE Over 325 people were present as the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame (IHHF) recently inducted its 6th class of inductees into its Hall of Fame. The honored inductees included: Kevin Mann, Scott Zelkin, Al Stensland, Jack O’Callahan, DJ Lavarre, Jim Campbell, Dan Englebright, Mickey Norton, Annie Camins, Gene Ubriaco, Jeff Rohlicek, and Blake Sloan. The Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame welcomes everyone here tonight to join in honoring our special group of inductees who have demonstrated, through their actions over the years, their personal commitment in making a difference in the lives of thousands of Illinois youth. The mission statement of the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame is as follows:

“To honor the excellence of those individuals

(Left to Right) Back row: Kevin Mann, Scott Zelkin, Al Stensland, Jack O’Callahan, DJ Lavarre. Front row: Mark Campbell (son of Jim Campbell-deceased), Don Englebright, Mickey Norton, Annie Camins, Gene Ubriaco, Jeff Rohlicek. Blake Sloan (not pictured).

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES MANN AND CAMINS

who, through their exceptional endeavors both on and off the ice, have contributed in an extraordinary way to enhance the sport and image of hockey in Illinois.”

Illinois hockey has a very long and rich history, due in large part, to the foundation laid down by tonight’s inductees. Their tireless dedication in making sure every individual who had a desire to participate in this great sport had the opportunity to do so. As we listen to their accomplishments, let us remember their contributions individually and collectively, and implement these values into our daily lives as we carry the torch to take this great game to the next level. On behalf of everyone involved in the game of hockey, we admire and thank each of our inductees into the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2011. They truly are in a class of their own. Sincerely, Board of Directors Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame

Kevin Mann Builder Category Kevin has been involved in hockey virtually all his life. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Kevin played his youth and junior hockey in Canada under current Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson and current AHL president Dave Andrews. Kevin then went on to attend the University of Maine on an athletic scholarship playing varsity hockey for legendary coach Shawn Walsh, including serving as captain his senior year, when he was also named Hockey East Academic Player of the Year. Following a stellar playing career at Maine, Kevin spent five (5) years coaching at the collegiate level, assisting Walsh at Maine before joining Jerry York’s staff as a Graduate Assistant at Bowling Green. He eventually arrived at the University of Illinois – Chicago where he assisted Val Belmonte. It was while at UIC that Kevin met Mary, his wife of seventeen years, and the reason he settled in the Chicago area. In 1990, Kevin left the college coaching ranks and began conducting youth hockey training programs, a career move that eventually led him into rink management, rink ownership and consulting. Kevin and his rink management company helped bring new arenas into existence, including Johnny’s Ice House, the Glacier and the Edge Arenas in Bensenville which also became the home offices for AHAI and its coaching education programs. For the last twenty-four (24) years, Kevin has coached at every level of youth hockey, from Learn to Skate programs up through midget AAA hockey. Kevin’s influence within Illinois youth hockey has

Annie Camins Player Category Annie graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where she was captain and led her team to the NCAA National Championship beating Providence College in 5 OT’s, the longest recorded college game in hockey history. After being named a finalist for the 1998 Olympic Hockey Team, Annie moved to California and began coaching hockey, while working in Fan Development for the Los Angeles Kings Hockey Team. As a member of the first Women’s Inline National Team in 2002, the team captured a silver medal against arch rival Team Canada. In 2003, Team USA challenged Canada in Czech Republic and won in overtime. Annie was thrilled to be named to the All-Tournament Team. Again, in 2004 and 2005 Team USA met team Canada in the

been far-reaching, and goes well beyond his service as a coach. His accomplishments as an administrator are perhaps even more impressive. He either created or helped to create: a) the Chicago Blues Tier 2 program; b) the Chicago Steel USHL Jr. Team; c) the Chicago Mission AAA Hockey Club; d) the Mid America Hockey League (for midwest Tier 1 teams); e) the Bauer International AAA Invite (the largest AAA hockey tournament in the world); and f) the Bresy Chi-Town Shuffle (a prominent spring tournament also held in the Chicago area each year). All these accomplishments have brought tremendous recognition and prestige to Illinois hockey over the years, and Kevin takes great pride in all the players who played for him or his programs, many of whom have gone on to play junior hockey, earn college scholarships, and even play professionally. As Kevin became more and more active in advancing Illinois hockey, it was only natural that he would become active with AHAI and USA Hockey. He served AHAI as a board member from 1997-2000 and also co-chaired AHAI’s Coaching Education Program and Adult Hockey Committee for three (3) years. His involvement with USA Hockey includes serving as a member of USAH’s Adult Council and also as an Executive Director of USAH’s STAR (Serving the American Rinks) Council. Since 2007, Kevin has served as a member of USAH’s International Council, a position he maintains to this day. Kevin’s influence in youth hockey has become international. He runs events not only in Illinois, but also in Europe and Russia. He also helped to found and oversees the Bauer Russia and Bauer Stockholm Invite. Over the years, he has assisted and worked with hockey federations in Sweden, Germany, Russia, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria.

finals but captured Silver both years. In Annie’s last year as an Inline member, Team USA prevailed over Team Canada, to capture another Gold medal. A native of Winnetka, IL, Annie played hockey for the Winnetka hockey club and New Trier high school boy’s team before attending Tabor Academy in Massachusetts for her Junior and Senior years. She excelled in hockey, lacrosse and soccer before choosing to play ice hockey in college. Annie hockey involvement includes being head coach of the Loyola girls hockey team (2005-08), head coach and girls hockey director for Evanston Youth hockey (2005-07), head coach and girls hockey director for Winnetka Hockey Club (2007-08), team member and captain of team USA Inline National team (2002-06) and captain of the University of New Hampshire Women’s Ice hockey team (1992-06). Annie is thrilled to be back in Chicago and working for her hometown team, the Chicago Blackhawks. As the Director of Youth Hockey, it is her goal to increase the participation and awareness of amateur hockey in Illinois and across the country.


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2012 BLACKHAWK CUP PHOTOS

Winnetka – Squirt B

Leafs – Squirt A

Falcons – Squirt AA

Chicago Young Americans – Squirt AAA Major

Blues – Pee Wee B

Blues – Pee Wee A

Bruins – Pee Wee AA


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Mission – Pee Wee AAA Minor

Mission – Pee Wee AAA Major

Northbrook – Bantam B

Blues – Bantam A

Blues – Bantam AA

Mission – Bantam AAA Minor

Mission – Bantam AAA Major


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Sabres – Midget AA Minor

Bruins – Midget AA Major

Mission – Midget AAA Minor

Fury – Midget AAA Major

Bruins – Girls U10 A

Stars – Girls U12 A

Chicago Young Americans – Girls U12 AA


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Falcons – Girls U14 A

Chicago Young Americans – Girls U14 AA

Chicago Young Americans – Girls U16 AA

Mission – Girls U19 AA


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League Standings Bantam - Bronze - Bronze Team Name GP W Vikings #2 16 13 Huskies #2 16 11 Ice Dogs #3 16 11 16 11 Jets #2 Maulers #1 16 9 Redwings #2 16 6 Sabres #3 16 3 Glenview #3 16 2 Jaguars #2 16 0

L 3 4 4 4 6 9 11 11 14

T 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 2

PTS 26 23 23 23 19 13 8 7 2

GF 77 53 69 61 44 42 27 29 25

GA 31 30 47 30 43 51 61 59 75

+/- GFA 46 4.81 23 3.31 22 4.31 31 3.81 1 2.75 -9 2.62 -34 1.69 -30 1.81 -50 1.56

GAA 1.94 1.88 2.94 1.88 2.69 3.19 3.81 3.69 4.69

AVG 1.62 1.44 1.44 1.44 1.19 0.81 0.50 0.44 0.12

Bantam - Girls - Gold Team Name GP Yellowjackets #1 20 Falcons #1 20 Winnetka #1 20 Wilmette #1 20 Bruins #1 20 Jaguars #1 20

W 16 14 14 8 4 0

L 3 2 5 11 15 20

T 1 4 1 1 1 0

PTS 33 32 29 17 9 0

GF 69 59 72 33 10 0

GA 16 18 28 74 87 20

+/- GFA 53 3.45 41 2.95 44 3.60 -41 1.65 -77 0.50 -20 0.00

GAA 0.80 0.90 1.40 3.70 4.35 1.00

AVG 1.65 1.60 1.45 0.85 0.45 0.00

Bantam - Gold - Gold Team Name GP 20 Express #1 Ice Dogs #1 20 Jaguars #1 20 Sabres #1 20 Skokie #1 20 Winnetka #1 20 Chargers #1 20 Huskies #1 20 Leafs #1 20 Bloomington #1 20 Bruins #1 20

W 18 15 11 9 7 8 5 5 5 5 2

L 2 3 6 7 5 8 10 11 11 12 15

T 0 2 3 4 8 4 5 4 4 3 3

PTS GF 36 110 32 71 25 64 22 63 22 47 20 55 15 35 14 46 14 37 13 51 7 44

GA 25 23 59 54 49 53 57 66 71 94 72

+/- GFA 85 5.50 48 3.55 5 3.20 9 3.15 -2 2.35 2 2.75 -22 1.75 -20 2.30 -34 1.85 -43 2.55 -28 2.20

GAA 1.25 1.15 2.95 2.70 2.45 2.65 2.85 3.30 3.55 4.70 3.60

AVG 1.80 1.60 1.25 1.10 1.10 1.00 0.75 0.70 0.70 0.65 0.35

Bantam - Elite - Elite Team Name GP Northbrook #1 18 Yellowjackets #1 18 Glenview #1 18 Peoria #1 18 Rockford #1 18 Wolf Pack #1 18 Redwings #1 18 Irish #1 18 Wilmette #1 18 Vikings #1 18

W 15 11 11 9 10 5 7 2 2 1

L 2 4 5 4 5 5 9 13 13 13

T 1 3 2 5 3 8 2 3 3 4

PTS 31 25 24 23 23 18 16 7 7 6

GF 82 97 65 49 49 42 43 34 38 38

GA 21 41 35 38 49 55 57 78 79 84

+/- GFA 61 4.56 56 5.39 30 3.61 11 2.72 0 2.72 -13 2.33 -14 2.39 -44 1.89 -41 2.11 -46 2.11

GAA 1.17 2.28 1.94 2.11 2.72 3.06 3.17 4.33 4.39 4.67

AVG 1.72 1.39 1.33 1.28 1.28 1.00 0.89 0.39 0.39 0.33

Bantam - Silver - Tier 1 Team Name GP W Blues #1 18 15 Jets #1 18 13 Komets #1 18 11 Blues #2 18 8 Wildkits #1 18 6 Wilmette #2 18 6 Northbrook #2 18 5 Maniax #1 18 5 St. Jude #1 18 4 Skokie #2 18 5

L 1 3 2 9 8 10 10 10 12 13

T 2 2 5 1 4 2 3 3 2 0

PTS 32 28 27 17 16 14 13 13 10 10

GF 76 81 50 59 41 54 57 46 57 39

GA 22 29 30 75 47 74 65 49 91 78

+/- GFA 54 4.22 52 4.50 20 2.78 -16 3.28 -6 2.28 -20 3.00 -8 3.17 -3 2.56 -34 3.17 -39 2.17

GAA 1.22 1.61 1.67 4.17 2.61 4.11 3.61 2.72 5.06 4.33

AVG 1.78 1.56 1.50 0.94 0.89 0.78 0.72 0.72 0.56 0.56

Bantam - Silver - Tier 2 Team Name GP W Yellowjackets #2 16 14 Glenview #2 16 13 Falcons #1 16 11 Ice Dogs #2 16 9 Rockford #2 16 9 Cyclones #1 16 8 Irish #2 16 7 Winnetka #2 16 7 Leafs #2 16 7 Peoria #2 16 6 Hawks #1 16 3 Bruins #2 16 5 Sabres #2 16 4 Wolf Pack #2 16 3 Admirals #1 16 4 Express #2 16 3 Bulldogs #1 16 3

L 1 3 2 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 10 9 9 11 12 12

T 1 0 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 6 1 3 4 1 1 1

PTS 29 26 25 21 20 19 17 17 16 15 12 11 11 10 9 7 7

GF 92 60 65 61 45 54 44 49 32 42 35 32 37 39 43 39 29

GA 28 33 36 40 32 45 54 40 41 40 44 47 56 62 90 56 54

+/- GFA 64 5.75 27 3.75 29 4.06 21 3.81 13 2.81 9 3.38 -10 2.75 9 3.06 -9 2.00 2 2.62 -9 2.19 -15 2.00 -19 2.31 -23 2.44 -47 2.69 -17 2.44 -25 1.81

GAA 1.75 2.06 2.25 2.50 2.00 2.81 3.38 2.50 2.56 2.50 2.75 2.94 3.50 3.88 5.62 3.50 3.38

AVG 1.81 1.62 1.56 1.31 1.25 1.19 1.06 1.06 1.00 0.94 0.75 0.69 0.69 0.62 0.56 0.44 0.44

Midget - Major - A Team Name GP Komets #1 18 Cyclones #1 18 Jaguars #1 18 18 Peoria #1 Skokie #1 18 Bloomington #1 18 Rockford #1 18

W 14 11 10 10 5 5 1

L 2 5 5 6 11 12 15

T 2 2 3 2 2 1 2

PTS 30 24 23 22 12 11 4

GF 76 68 62 56 49 48 32

GA 38 50 50 37 66 73 77

+/- GFA 38 4.22 18 3.78 12 3.44 19 3.11 -17 2.72 -25 2.67 -45 1.78

GAA 2.11 2.78 2.78 2.06 3.67 4.06 4.28

AVG 1.67 1.33 1.28 1.22 0.67 0.61 0.22

Midget - Major - B Team Name GP Huskies #1 18 Chargers #1 18 18 Sabres #1 Wolf Pack #1 18 Peoria #2 18 Express #1 18 Monroe #1 18 Komets #2 18 Cyclones #2 18 Skokie #2 18

W 13 13 12 11 9 7 7 4 1 1

L 1 3 4 3 7 5 11 12 15 17

T 4 2 2 4 2 6 0 2 2 0

PTS 30 28 26 26 20 20 14 10 4 2

GF 93 88 70 65 63 64 55 42 21 21

GA 28 30 32 37 43 45 75 88 97 107

+/- GFA 65 5.17 58 4.89 38 3.89 28 3.61 20 3.50 19 3.56 -20 3.06 -46 2.33 -76 1.17 -86 1.17

GAA 1.56 1.67 1.78 2.06 2.39 2.50 4.17 4.89 5.39 5.94

AVG 1.67 1.56 1.44 1.44 1.11 1.11 0.78 0.56 0.22 0.11

Mite - Bronze - Red Team Name GP Maulers #1 12 Winnetka #4 12 Glenview #3 12 Skokie #2 12 Winnetka #5 12 Wilmette #4 12 Express #2 12

W 12 8 8 7 3 2 1

L 0 3 4 4 9 10 11

T 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

PTS 24 17 16 15 6 4 2

GF 72 47 61 35 29 22 18

GA 15 33 27 21 75 46 67

+/- GFA 57 6.00 14 3.92 34 5.08 14 2.92 -46 2.42 -24 1.83 -49 1.50

GAA 1.25 2.75 2.25 1.75 6.25 3.83 5.58

AVG 2.00 1.42 1.33 1.25 0.50 0.33 0.17

Mite - Bronze - White Team Name GP Hawks #3 12 Admirals #1 12 Peoria #1 12 Bloomington #2 12 St. Jude #3 12 Huskies #2 12 Vikings #3 12

W 10 6 5 5 4 2 2

L 2 5 5 5 4 6 7

T 0 1 2 2 4 4 3

PTS 20 13 12 12 12 8 7

GF 41 44 32 33 29 22 26

GA 19 31 31 33 36 37 40

+/- GFA 22 3.42 13 3.67 1 2.67 0 2.75 -7 2.42 -15 1.83 -14 2.17

GAA 1.58 2.58 2.58 2.75 3.00 3.08 3.33

AVG 1.67 1.08 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.67 0.58

Mite - Bronze - Blue Team Name GP Rockford #2 12 Cyclones #2 12 Chargers #2 12 Blues #3 12 Admirals #2 12 Jaguars #3 12 Redwings #2 12

W 9 9 7 6 4 4 1

L 2 3 5 5 7 7 11

T 1 0 0 1 1 1 0

PTS 19 18 14 13 9 9 2

GF 54 59 32 41 31 25 10

GA 12 20 24 32 38 45 81

+/- GFA 42 4.50 39 4.92 8 2.67 9 3.42 -7 2.58 -20 2.08 -71 0.83

GAA 1.00 1.67 2.00 2.67 3.17 3.75 6.75

AVG 1.58 1.50 1.17 1.08 0.75 0.75 0.17

Mite - Gold - Gold Team Name Ice Dogs #1 Glenview #1 Cyclones #1 Wilmette #1 Express #1 Sabres #1 Bruins #1 Huskies #1 Skokie #1

GP 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

W 13 10 10 9 9 6 5 3 0

L 1 4 5 5 5 9 8 12 16

T 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 1 0

PTS 28 22 21 20 20 13 13 7 0

GF 84 71 79 53 45 52 60 31 29

GA 37 42 58 49 26 65 60 56 111

+/- GFA 47 5.25 29 4.44 21 4.94 4 3.31 19 2.81 -13 3.25 0 3.75 -25 1.94 -82 1.81

GAA 2.31 2.62 3.62 3.06 1.62 4.06 3.75 3.50 6.94

AVG 1.75 1.38 1.31 1.25 1.25 0.81 0.81 0.44 0.00

Mite - Elite - Elite Team Name Hawks #1 Falcons #1 St. Jude #1 Leafs #1 Winnetka #1 Jaguars #1 Blues #1 Vikings #1

GP 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

W 13 11 8 8 7 2 1 2

L 1 2 4 6 6 10 11 12

T 0 1 2 0 1 2 2 0

PTS 26 23 18 16 15 6 4 4

GF 86 72 54 56 56 51 38 19

GA 30 37 47 42 41 92 83 60

+/- GFA 56 6.14 35 5.14 7 3.86 14 4.00 15 4.00 -41 3.64 -45 2.71 -41 1.36

GAA 2.14 2.64 3.36 3.00 2.93 6.57 5.93 4.29

AVG 1.86 1.64 1.29 1.14 1.07 0.43 0.29 0.29

Mite - Silver A - Red Team Name GP Chargers #1 14 Northbrook #1 14 Redwings #1 14 14 Wilmette #2 Falcons #2 14 Winnetka #2 14 Ice Dogs #2 14 Glenview #2 14

W 12 12 7 5 6 4 2 2

L 1 2 5 6 7 9 9 11

T 1 0 2 3 1 1 3 1

PTS 25 24 16 13 13 9 7 5

GF 48 69 46 44 27 38 30 28

GA 23 23 32 53 30 47 64 58

+/- GFA 25 3.43 46 4.93 14 3.29 -9 3.14 -3 1.93 -9 2.71 -34 2.14 -30 2.00

GAA 1.64 1.64 2.29 3.79 2.14 3.36 4.57 4.14

AVG 1.79 1.71 1.14 0.93 0.93 0.64 0.50 0.36

Mite - Silver A - White Team Name GP Vikings #2 14 14 Rockford #1 Leafs #2 14 Hawks #2 14 Sabres #2 14 St. Jude #2 14 Blues #2 14 Bloomington #1 14

W 9 8 8 7 5 2 2 1

L 3 2 4 3 4 7 9 10

T 2 4 2 4 5 5 3 3

PTS 20 20 18 18 15 9 7 5

GF 35 39 44 37 39 18 24 17

GA 19 20 25 34 35 34 45 41

+/- GFA 16 2.50 19 2.79 19 3.14 3 2.64 4 2.79 -16 1.29 -21 1.71 -24 1.21

GAA 1.36 1.43 1.79 2.43 2.50 2.43 3.21 2.93

AVG 1.43 1.43 1.29 1.29 1.07 0.64 0.50 0.36

Mite - Silver B - Red GP Team Name Leafs #3 14 Yellowjackets #1 14 Wildkits #1 14 Wilmette #3 14 Falcons #3 14 Northbrook #2 14 Winnetka #3 14

W 13 10 6 6 5 2 1

L 1 4 4 5 8 8 13

T 0 0 4 3 1 4 0

PTS 26 20 16 15 11 8 2

GF 76 53 43 55 36 28 25

GA 19 33 35 56 52 52 69

+/- GFA 57 5.43 20 3.79 8 3.07 -1 3.93 -16 2.57 -24 2.00 -44 1.79

GAA 1.36 2.36 2.50 4.00 3.71 3.71 4.93

AVG 1.86 1.43 1.14 1.07 0.79 0.57 0.14

Mite - Silver B - White Team Name GP Bulldogs #1 14 Jets #1 14 Jaguars #2 14 Bruins #2 14 Maniax #1 14 Sabres #3 14

W 9 9 8 6 5 0

L 3 4 4 6 7 13

T 2 1 2 2 2 1

PTS 20 19 18 14 12 1

GF 41 53 50 45 46 24

GA 23 22 31 37 53 93

+/- GFA 18 2.93 31 3.79 19 3.57 8 3.21 -7 3.29 -69 1.71

GAA 1.64 1.57 2.21 2.64 3.79 6.64

AVG 1.43 1.36 1.29 1.00 0.86 0.07

Peewee - Girls - Gold Team Name GP Glenview #1 12 Yellowjackets #1 12 Sabres #1 12 Wilmette #1 12

W 11 4 4 1

L 0 4 6 10

T 1 4 2 1

PTS 23 12 10 3

GF 94 28 22 9

GA 7 34 42 70

+/- GFA 87 7.83 -6 2.33 -20 1.83 -61 0.75

GAA 0.58 2.83 3.50 5.83

AVG 1.92 1.00 0.83 0.25

Peewee - Gold - Gold Team Name GP St. Jude #1 16 Bruins #1 16 Express #1 16 Peoria #1 16 CYA #1 16 Jets #1 16 Glenview #1 16 Sabres #1 16 Winnetka #1 16 Wolf Pack #1 16 Falcons #1 16 Glenview #2 16 Ice Dogs #2 16 Mission #1 16 Sabres #2 16 Leafs #2 16 Blues #1 16

W 10 11 11 9 9 8 8 7 6 6 6 5 6 5 4 3 2

L 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 5 6 7 7 8 10 11 13 12

T 3 1 1 3 2 3 2 3 5 4 3 4 2 1 1 0 2

PTS 23 23 23 21 20 19 18 17 17 16 15 14 14 11 9 6 6

GF 45 53 74 56 35 49 50 50 42 41 41 41 42 34 38 25 16

GA 28 37 43 37 29 39 51 49 46 42 40 41 48 41 53 58 50

+/- GFA 17 2.81 16 3.31 31 4.62 19 3.50 6 2.19 10 3.06 -1 3.12 1 3.12 -4 2.62 -1 2.56 1 2.56 0 2.56 -6 2.62 -7 2.12 -15 2.38 -33 1.56 -34 1.00

GAA 1.75 2.31 2.69 2.31 1.81 2.44 3.19 3.06 2.88 2.62 2.50 2.56 3.00 2.56 3.31 3.62 3.12

AVG 1.44 1.44 1.44 1.31 1.25 1.19 1.12 1.06 1.06 1.00 0.94 0.88 0.88 0.69 0.56 0.38 0.38


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League Standings Peewee - Elite - Elite Team Name GP Bloomington #1 20 Ice Dogs #1 20 Leafs #1 20 20 Irish #1 Chargers #1 20 Rockford #1 20 Huskies #1 20 Northbrook #1 20 Wilmette #1 20 Yellowjackets #1 20 Hawks #1 20

W 14 10 12 12 11 9 10 7 4 4 1

L 2 3 5 6 5 8 10 11 12 16 16

T 4 7 3 2 4 3 0 2 4 0 3

PTS 32 27 27 26 26 21 20 16 12 8 5

GF 76 49 66 57 73 51 46 50 46 31 22

GA 30 38 55 32 52 48 58 53 59 79 63

+/- GFA 46 3.80 11 2.45 11 3.30 25 2.85 21 3.65 3 2.55 -12 2.30 -3 2.50 -13 2.30 -48 1.55 -41 1.10

GAA 1.50 1.90 2.75 1.60 2.60 2.40 2.90 2.65 2.95 3.95 3.15

AVG 1.60 1.35 1.35 1.30 1.30 1.05 1.00 0.80 0.60 0.40 0.25

Peewee - Bronze - Tier 1 Team Name GP W Bloomington #2 18 15 Winnetka #4 18 14 Peoria #2 18 11 Sabres #3 18 10 Leafs #3 18 10 Rockford #2 18 5 Maulers #1 18 6 18 5 Vikings #2 Huskies #3 18 5 Winnetka #3 18 1

L 0 3 5 6 8 9 11 11 12 17

T 3 1 2 2 0 4 1 2 1 0

PTS 33 29 24 22 20 14 13 12 11 2

GF 79 65 68 52 53 41 35 37 29 11

GA 21 29 42 37 55 44 45 59 38 100

+/- GFA 58 4.39 36 3.61 26 3.78 15 2.89 -2 2.94 -3 2.28 -10 1.94 -22 2.06 -9 1.61 -89 0.61

GAA 1.17 1.61 2.33 2.06 3.06 2.44 2.50 3.28 2.11 5.56

AVG 1.83 1.61 1.33 1.22 1.11 0.78 0.72 0.67 0.61 0.11

Peewee - Bronze - Tier 2 Team Name GP W St. Jude #3 16 14 Glenview #3 16 9 Northbrook #3 16 9 Wilmette #3 16 9 Wildkits #2 16 9 Falcons #3 16 8 Sabres #4 16 6 Jets #3 16 6 Sabres #5 16 3 Bulldogs #2 16 3 Jaguars #2 16 1

L 0 2 5 6 6 8 7 8 9 13 13

T 2 5 2 1 1 0 3 2 4 0 2

PTS 30 23 20 19 19 16 15 14 10 6 4

GF 64 36 48 55 58 51 41 40 22 22 17

GA 13 30 28 28 30 37 36 39 46 71 96

+/- GFA 51 4.00 6 2.25 20 3.00 27 3.44 28 3.62 14 3.19 5 2.56 1 2.50 -24 1.38 -49 1.38 -79 1.06

GAA 0.81 1.88 1.75 1.75 1.88 2.31 2.25 2.44 2.88 4.44 6.00

AVG 1.88 1.44 1.25 1.19 1.19 1.00 0.94 0.88 0.62 0.38 0.25

Peewee - Silver - Tier 1 Team Name GP Wildkits #1 18 Bulldogs #1 18 Vikings #1 18 Northbrook #2 18 Winnetka #2 18 Huskies #2 18 Hawks #2 18 Blues #2 18 Cyclones #1 18 Jaguars #1 18

W 14 12 9 8 7 8 7 7 6 4

L 0 3 8 9 8 10 10 10 12 12

T 4 3 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 2

PTS 32 27 19 17 17 16 15 15 12 10

GF 67 54 55 52 39 35 34 41 48 37

GA 20 33 47 53 48 52 41 52 57 59

+/- GFA 47 3.72 21 3.00 8 3.06 -1 2.89 -9 2.17 -17 1.94 -7 1.89 -11 2.28 -9 2.67 -22 2.06

GAA 1.11 1.83 2.61 2.94 2.67 2.89 2.28 2.89 3.17 3.28

AVG 1.78 1.50 1.06 0.94 0.94 0.89 0.83 0.83 0.67 0.56

Peewee - Silver - Tier 2 Team Name GP Bruins #2 18 Chargers #2 18 Admirals #1 18 Wilmette #2 18 Maniax #1 18 St. Jude #2 18 Irish #2 18 Hawks #3 18 Jets #2 18 Falcons #2 18 Ice Dogs #3 18 Wolf Pack #2 18 Yellowjackets #2 18 Skokie #1 18 Express #2 18 Bruins #3 18

W 15 11 10 10 9 8 9 8 7 7 8 4 4 2 4 1

L 2 5 5 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 8 8 12 10 13 14

T 1 2 3 2 4 5 3 4 5 5 2 6 2 6 1 3

PTS 31 24 23 22 22 21 21 20 19 19 18 14 10 10 9 5

GF 69 47 51 54 36 52 55 42 40 45 50 28 24 35 30 25

GA 22 35 32 38 32 44 41 35 36 37 50 40 50 64 66 61

+/- GFA 47 3.83 12 2.61 19 2.83 16 3.00 4 2.00 8 2.89 14 3.06 7 2.33 4 2.22 8 2.50 0 2.78 -12 1.56 -26 1.33 -29 1.94 -36 1.67 -36 1.39

GAA 1.22 1.94 1.78 2.11 1.78 2.44 2.28 1.94 2.00 2.06 2.78 2.22 2.78 3.56 3.67 3.39

AVG 1.72 1.33 1.28 1.22 1.22 1.17 1.17 1.11 1.06 1.06 1.00 0.78 0.56 0.56 0.50 0.28

Squirt - Girls - Gold Team Name GP Bruins #1 12 Glenview #1 12 Wilmette #1 12 12 Winnetka #1 Bulldogs #1 12

W 11 10 6 3 0

L 1 2 6 9 12

T 0 0 0 0 0

PTS GF GA 22 105 11 20 109 11 12 32 50 6 19 96 0 16 113

+/- GFA 94 8.75 98 9.08 -18 2.67 -77 1.58 -97 1.33

GAA 0.92 0.92 4.17 8.00 9.42

AVG 1.83 1.67 1.00 0.50 0.00

Squirt - Gold - Gold Team Name GP Redwings #1 16 Hawks #1 16 Irish #1 16 Express #1 16 16 Wilmette #1 Bulldogs #1 16 Peoria #1 16 Leafs #2 16 Blues #1 16 Falcons #1 16 Chargers #1 16 Blues #2 16 Winnetka #1 16 16 St. Jude #2 Ice Dogs #1 16 Leafs #3 16 Sabres #2 16

W 13 11 12 10 8 10 9 8 7 5 5 5 3 4 3 2 2

L 2 1 3 4 4 6 6 6 6 8 9 9 9 11 11 10 12

T 1 4 1 2 4 0 1 2 3 3 2 2 4 1 2 4 2

PTS 27 26 25 22 20 20 19 18 17 13 12 12 10 9 8 8 6

GF 79 58 52 53 54 42 54 45 32 46 47 25 29 28 23 19 22

GA 27 23 35 31 42 30 52 43 30 54 46 45 51 56 39 51 53

+/- GFA 52 4.94 35 3.62 17 3.25 22 3.31 12 3.38 12 2.62 2 3.38 2 2.81 2 2.00 -8 2.88 1 2.94 -20 1.56 -22 1.81 -28 1.75 -16 1.44 -32 1.19 -31 1.38

GAA 1.69 1.44 2.19 1.94 2.62 1.88 3.25 2.69 1.88 3.38 2.88 2.81 3.19 3.50 2.44 3.19 3.31

AVG 1.69 1.62 1.56 1.38 1.25 1.25 1.19 1.12 1.06 0.81 0.75 0.75 0.62 0.56 0.50 0.50 0.38

Squirt - Elite - Elite Team Name GP Falcons #2 16 Bloomington #1 16 Leafs #1 16 Yellowjackets #1 16 St. Jude #1 16 Jets #1 16 Northbrook #1 16 Rockford #1 16 Cyclones #1 16

W 15 12 10 7 7 7 4 2 3

L 0 3 5 7 7 9 11 12 13

T 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 2 0

PTS 31 25 21 16 16 14 9 6 6

GF 69 65 61 41 49 42 42 28 29

GA 14 25 33 49 51 47 62 74 71

+/- GFA 55 4.31 40 4.06 28 3.81 -8 2.56 -2 3.06 -5 2.62 -20 2.62 -46 1.75 -42 1.81

GAA 0.88 1.56 2.06 3.06 3.19 2.94 3.88 4.62 4.44

AVG 1.94 1.56 1.31 1.00 1.00 0.88 0.56 0.38 0.38

Squirt - Bronze - Tier 1 Team Name GP W Pekin #1 16 13 Jets #3 16 10 Wilmette #3 16 10 St. Jude #3 16 9 Winnetka #3 16 8 Redwings #2 16 6 Falcons #4 16 3 Jaguars #2 16 2 Peoria #2 16 0

L 1 3 4 4 6 10 8 13 12

T 2 3 2 3 2 0 5 1 4

PTS 28 23 22 21 18 12 11 5 4

GF 57 46 44 43 43 47 25 15 16

GA 26 23 29 32 36 47 42 55 46

+/- GFA 31 3.56 23 2.88 15 2.75 11 2.69 7 2.69 0 2.94 -17 1.56 -40 0.94 -30 1.00

GAA 1.62 1.44 1.81 2.00 2.25 2.94 2.62 3.44 2.88

AVG 1.75 1.44 1.38 1.31 1.12 0.75 0.69 0.31 0.25

Squirt - Bronze - Tier 2 Team Name GP W Chargers #2 16 12 Wolf Pack #2 16 11 Huskies #1 16 10 Glenview #3 16 10 Express #2 16 5 Ice Dogs #3 16 3 Vikings #2 16 2 Winnetka #4 16 1

L 1 2 3 5 10 10 11 12

T 3 3 3 1 1 3 3 3

PTS 27 25 23 21 11 9 7 5

GF 46 50 42 48 25 23 23 24

GA 15 17 27 32 40 45 45 60

+/- GFA 31 2.88 33 3.12 15 2.62 16 3.00 -15 1.56 -22 1.44 -22 1.44 -36 1.50

GAA 0.94 1.06 1.69 2.00 2.50 2.81 2.81 3.75

AVG 1.69 1.56 1.44 1.31 0.69 0.56 0.44 0.31

Squirt - Bronze - Tier 3 Team Name GP W Rockford #2 16 14 Winnetka #5 16 12 Sabres #4 16 9 Admirals #2 16 9 Wildkits #2 16 7 Bulldogs #2 16 5 Northbrook #3 16 4 St. Jude #4 16 2 Wilmette #4 16 2

L 1 2 4 4 6 10 11 13 13

T 1 2 3 3 3 1 1 1 1

PTS 29 26 21 21 17 11 9 5 5

GF 66 58 45 39 32 25 30 20 18

GA 26 25 29 26 32 37 49 48 61

+/- GFA 40 4.12 33 3.62 16 2.81 13 2.44 0 2.00 -12 1.56 -19 1.88 -28 1.25 -43 1.12

GAA 1.62 1.56 1.81 1.62 2.00 2.31 3.06 3.00 3.81

AVG 1.81 1.62 1.31 1.31 1.06 0.69 0.56 0.31 0.31

Squirt - Silver - Tier 1 Team Name GP Bruins #1 16 Glenview #1 16 Sabres #1 16 16 Wolf Pack #1 Falcons #3 16 Winnetka #2 16 Hawks #2 16 Vikings #1 16 Wilmette #2 16 Jets #2 16 Cyclones #2 16 Northbrook #2 16 16 Maniax #1 Admirals #1 16 Wildkits #1 16 Bruins #2 16 Glenview #2 16

W 15 12 11 8 8 9 7 8 7 6 4 4 4 3 4 3 1

L 0 3 4 3 4 6 6 7 7 7 8 9 9 8 10 12 11

T 1 1 1 5 4 1 3 1 2 3 4 3 3 5 2 1 4

PTS 31 25 23 21 20 19 17 17 16 15 12 11 11 11 10 7 6

GF 77 61 62 47 48 49 41 45 43 35 39 33 36 39 44 33 23

GA 13 27 33 41 35 41 29 47 45 37 59 47 51 57 71 58 64

+/- GFA 64 4.81 34 3.81 29 3.88 6 2.94 13 3.00 8 3.06 12 2.56 -2 2.81 -2 2.69 -2 2.19 -20 2.44 -14 2.06 -15 2.25 -18 2.44 -27 2.75 -25 2.06 -41 1.44

GAA 0.81 1.69 2.06 2.56 2.19 2.56 1.81 2.94 2.81 2.31 3.69 2.94 3.19 3.56 4.44 3.62 4.00

AVG 1.94 1.56 1.44 1.31 1.25 1.19 1.06 1.06 1.00 0.94 0.75 0.69 0.69 0.69 0.62 0.44 0.38

Squirt - Silver - Tier 2 Team Name GP Bloomington #2 16 16 Ice Dogs #2 Sabres #3 16 Hawks #3 16 Yellowjackets #2 16 Leafs #4 16 Jaguars #1 16 Huskies #2 16 Cyclones #3 16 Maulers #1 16 Blues #3 16

W 12 10 10 10 9 5 7 6 5 3 0

L 1 3 5 5 5 6 9 8 10 10 15

T 3 3 1 1 2 5 0 2 1 3 1

PTS 27 23 21 21 20 15 14 14 11 9 1

GF 76 47 56 48 42 34 46 48 33 29 11

GA 37 33 27 33 30 38 53 47 40 66 66

+/- GFA 39 4.75 14 2.94 29 3.50 15 3.00 12 2.62 -4 2.12 -7 2.88 1 3.00 -7 2.06 -37 1.81 -55 0.69

GAA 2.31 2.06 1.69 2.06 1.88 2.38 3.31 2.94 2.50 4.12 4.12

AVG 1.69 1.44 1.31 1.31 1.25 0.94 0.88 0.88 0.69 0.56 0.06



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