Volume 1 Issue 5 | January 2019
AHAI NEWS & INFORMATION
2019 AHAI All-State Games
The 30th Annual AHAI All-State Games will be played on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Edge Ice Arena. The Girls game will start at 6:40 p.m. and the Boys game will begin at 8:35 p.m. Admission to the High School All-State Games is FREE. All-State players will be selected by the High School Varsity head coaches throughout the State of Illinois; rosters will be announced soon. Can't make the game? Watch the games live from The Edge with Game Time Broadcasting.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
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Tickets On Sale Now for the 2019 High School State Championships at the United Center!

AHAI, along with the Chicago Blackhawks, announce the 2019 Illinois State High School Hockey Championships, presented by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers, will be played at the United Center on Friday, March 22, 2019.
The Boys Red Varsity State Championship tilt, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be broadcast in high-definition on NBC Sports Chicago and streamed live on NBCSportsChicago.com. The event will feature a full day of action with the Illinois Girls State Championship at 4:30 p.m., the Boys Red Varsity State Championship at 7:30 p.m., and the Boys Combined Varsity State Championship at 9:15 p.m.
FORMAN'S TOP 20 RANKINGS
1. New Trier Green
2. Loyola Gold
3. Glenbrook North
4. Saint Viator
5.St. Ignatius
6. Stevenson
7. Providence Catholic
8. York
9. Benet Academy
10. Barrington
FORMAN'S VARSITY SPOTLIGHTS
Glenbrook South Looks to Silence Critics in Playoffs
It’s been a rebuilding season for Glenbrook South, which had to replace 13 graduating seniors from a final four team one year ago.

And injuries also have hampered the Titans, who skate in the state’s toughest league (Scholastic), along with defending state champion Loyola Gold and perennial powerhouses New Trier Green, Glenbrook North, Stevenson and others.
First-Year Head Coach Molly Wallner Leads Latin School
Latin School of Chicago is skating among the elite Metro Girls teams, eyeing the Scholastic Cup, with seven ties battling for bragging rights to the top-tiered playoff title. Fenwick and New Trier each have 8 points in Scholastic Cup action, while Barrington has 4. Latin School is 1-3 in Scholastic Cup play.
Revived LZMW Program Looks to Skate Deep in State Tournament
It was a nightmare start of the season for co-op LZMW under Mark Adler, who was named the club’s new director/head varsity coach in July – with no off-ice sessions planned and only a few scheduled on-ice sessions before tryouts.

LZMW – a mix of players from Lake Zurich, Mundelein and Wauconda High Schools – started the season 1-6, with penalty-filled games and multiple game suspensions.
FORMAN'S JV SPOTLIGHT
David Porter, Oswego Hockey Club
It’s been a rough season for the Oswego JV team, with its 1-23-0-1 record and 21-game losing streak. The lone victory, back on Nov. 4, was a 6-2 win over the Chiefs Red. Team captain David Porter had 2 goals in that game. “I’ve learned a few things about myself and have grown closer to my teammates (this season),” Porter said. “I want to work on the accuracy and reliability of my shot. Even though I play defense, I am not afraid to skate it up if the chance is there. And I am fairly physical.”
IHSHL LEAGUE REPORTS
Scholastic Hockey League
By Gary Larsen - Another brutally tough season in the SHL is ending and it’s exactly that brutality that readies every SHL team for the looming postseason. While New Trier Green, Loyola Gold, and Glenbrook North have taken turns beating each other at the top of the league standings, 7 SHL teams are ranked among Forman’s current Top 20, and 6 league teams are ranked in the top 10.
Metro Girls League
By Pam Flores - There are still many games to be played in the second half of the season, but currently Fenwick, New Trier and Barrington are on the top of the Scholastic Division, while Warren, Lake Forest and Glenbrook lead the Founders Division. Click button below to read more Metro Girls news like the latest college commitments, senior nights, community outreach and other league happenings.
North Central Division
By Christopher Waters - Regular season champs have been crowned! In what was one of the most exciting years in the short history of IHSHL North Central Division, New Trier had an epic come from behind victory against Lake Forest during their game in the last week of the season to overtake the Scouts for the top sport in the top varsity division!
Hayes-Suburban Division
By Steve Silvey - The Hayes-Suburban Division is excited to announce the new Board of Directors for the remainder of the 2018-19, and the entirety of the 2019-20 seasons. The Hayes Suburban Division represents one of the longest continuous high school leagues in the state, and the Cougar Cup Championship is in it's 46th season!
Illinois West Division
By Brian Meek - The Illinois West Varsity All Stars played the All Star game on Tuesday, January 15th at All Seasons Ice Arena. The visitors, Team Dyson, defeated the home squad, Team Hawkins by a score of 10 – 4. Everyone had a great time and all participants received an All Star T-shirt.  An All Star Goalie of the Game was selected. Jacob Grabarek of Oswego stopped all eight shots on goal. Jacob was the only goalie to finish his period with a 100% save percentage. Congratulations Jacob.
HOCKEY SENSE IS A VITAL SKILL
Hockey sense was once thought of something a player had or didn’t. It’s a vital skill for both performance and safety, but only 10 years ago training the brain was the stuff of dreams. Thankfully that’s changed. Enter Hockey IntelliGym, a gamified software program that focuses on improving hockey I.Q. through 30-minute computer training sessions, ideally used 2 times a week during the season for on-ice results after about 6 to 8 weeks.

The cognitive training program was originally developed by psychologists, computer engineers, and game theorists to help military fighter pilots develop precise instincts. It was then adapted for hockey via a collaboration between USA Hockey and the original team of scientists and researchers.