By Pam Flores
The tiering round in the Metro Girls High School season is well underway. So far two teams – Loyola Academy and Glenbrook – remain undefeated in the season with 4 games under their belt. Evanston, Fenwick and New Trier Varsity round out the current top five in the young season.
Our girls’ teams are very active in the community spreading love of the sport and supporting local charities.
On October 15, during Homecoming Weekend, the New Trier Girls teams joined forces with the boys’ program to support New Trier Hockey’s annual fundraiser, Bear Necessities. The joint charity collection supports the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. As in prior years, the girls and boys collected donations at various locations throughout the local township.
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation was founded in late 1992 by Kathleen A. Casey, in memory of her eight-year-old son, Barrett “Bear” Krupa, who died after a courageous five and a half year battle with Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer. Donations are used to support the many hidden needs of both patient, family members, and the needs of the hospital facilities as well. New Trier proudly supports this organization by collecting donations each year. The effort by the New Trier hockey team raised more than $16,000 this year alone!
Several other teams came together to support the growth of girls hockey in Illinois. The Loyola Academy team helped out at the “Girls Rule” introductory clinic that was organized by the Winnekta Hockey Club at the Winnetka ice rink on September 10. And, the Glenbrook girls team is helping spread the word about a free hockey lesson being offered for boys and girls ages 3-9 by the Northbrook Bluehawks. The event will be held Saturday, November 12, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Northbrook Sports Center (1730 Pfingsten Road). Click HERE to view the “Free Hockey Lesson” flyer.
Congratulations are in order for Fenwick and Sabre alum, Amanda Seltzer. Amanda was the recipient of a Manon Rheaume Foundation Scholarship which awards scholarship grants to girls under the age of nineteen (19) who have expressed a desire to pursue their dreams in athletics to further or enable their respective athletic careers. Amanda currently plays for the ACHA Division I Colorado State University Women’s Hockey team in Fort Collins, Colorado. Way to go Amanda!