By Pam Flores
Play continues in the tiering round of the Metro Girls High School season. Many games are yet to be played, but this season is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in recent years. All of the teams in the league have grown and added depth.
Scoring leaders to date include Valerie Caldwell (Loyola) and Kelsey Campbell (Warren) with a total of 8 points; Val Ruley (Evanston), Madeline Dunham (Glenbrook South), Charlotte Langill (Loyola) and Kaela Finnegan (Loyola) with 7 points; Elle Joubert (Loyola), Caitlin Schneider (Glenbrook South), Zoe Durston (Evanston) and Jordan Moore (Warren) with 6 points; Hannah Jensen (Glenbrook South), Jayna Park (Loyola), Tess Dettling (Loyola), Lily Cataldo (Glenbrook South), Katerina Poulos (Glenbrook South), Erin Proctor (Fenwick) and Isabella Talano (Loyola) with 5 points.
There is more good work to report regarding our girls’ teams helping support the community.
Fenwick’s Goal: Shoot Down Alzheimer’s: The Fenwick girls’ ice hockey team is planning a fundraiser to support research to combat Alzheimer’s disease. The idea for the event came from one of the Fenwick players who’s Mom was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. This disease has impacted several girls on the team and the girls’ – and the Fenwick boys’ teams – quickly embraced the idea. The event will be held on November 20, 2016, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. The girls face off against Lake Forest High School that night at 7 p.m. Can’t make the event, but still want to help? Click button below to donate!
During the event, the girls will be collecting donations, selling t-shirts and will have a raffle at the event. Raffle items will include a night-out basket to a Hawks game (2 tickets, a limo to the game, hotel and dinner), a high-grade hockey stick, a signed USA Hockey jacket, golf outing, and much more. Click HERE to view the flyer with all of the details of the event. Proceeds will go to the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Everyone is welcome!
Loyola Academy Supports Misericordia: Serving more than 600 adults with developmental disabilities, Misericordia has touched the lives not only of its residents, but of Loyola Academy. Each year the Loyola Academy athletic teams welcome the residents out for a night with the team and a night at the game. This is the second year the Loyola hockey program has participated. The event was held at Heartland Ice Arena on Saturday, October 29th. Misericordia residents were invited to see Loyola Gold face off against Glenbrook that evening.
All Loyola hockey teams participated in this fun and worthwhile event. The girls handed out goodie bags and t-shirts to the residents, took donations and sold t-shirts for the game, and the Maroon and JV boys’ hockey players helped the Misericordia residents up to Wally World at Heartland Ice Arena for dinner before the game. The hockey players sat with the residents cheering on the Gold team during the game. Loyola raised almost $600 dollars, and the Glenbrook hockey club generously donated $200 to the effort. All proceeds went to Misericordia.