By Pam Flores
With the tiering round complete, the first half of the Metro Girls High School league season is over. Competing in the Scholastic Cup will be Evanston, Fenwick, Glenbrook, Latin, Loyola and New Trier Varsity. The Founders Cup will include Barrington High School, Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest High School, Maine, New Trier Silver and Warren.
Games in the regular season will commence just after the New Year. The tiering round was very competitive and fun. The teams are coming together nicely and the girls enjoyed facing off against friends that they team up with in NIHL or the HPHL on other teams. Girls from Barrington and Fenwick that play together on Team Illinois took a few minutes to snap this photo (left) after they faced off against each other on December 18.
The Metro Girls teams continue to support the community and those who support them.
Loyola Teacher Appreciation Night: The Loyola girls’ team honored their teachers on December 11, making their game against Fenwick “Teacher Appreciation Night.” A total of 25 favorite teachers were invited and honored during the game with special treats. Parents brought in appetizers and drinks for teachers and the players made goodie bags that included a Loyola Academy cinch bag, t-shirt and pompom for cheering on their favorite LA hockey team – the Girls!
Loyola treated them to a fun game, beating the Friars 4-0. Goals were scored by Jayna Park, Kaela Finegan, Tess Dettling and Valerie Caldwell. All the Loyola Varsity Hockey teams including the Gold, Maroon and Girls participated in Teacher Appreciation Night. The Girls hockey team was the last to host their teachers. Being a club sport, this event is a great way to build a relationship with the school faculty and staff. The teachers also received a player picture on a lollypop stick that the teachers can keep in the classroom.
Fenwick’s Goal: Shoot Down Alzheimer’s: The Fenwick girls’ ice hockey team held a fundraiser on November 20 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. During the event, that was held in conjunction with a game against Lake Forest High School, the girls collected donations, sold t-shirts and conducted a raffle. Both teams sported purple tape on their sticks to get into the spirit and the very exciting game against the Scouts ended in a 0-0 tie. The event was a huge success, with the girls raising $6,000 that was given to the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Keep up all the good work ladies! Best wishes to all for a wonderful holiday season!