Ross Forman’s Top 20 Rankings as of October 24, 2018

By Ross Forman

New Trier Green is off to a 17-0 start, including a 3-2 win over arch-rival and defending state champion Loyola Gold on Saturday, Oct. 13 in Lincolnshire.

The Trevians have thus vaulted to the No. 1-ranked team in the state, while the Ramblers drop to No. 2.

Bobby Soudan has been the Trevians’ top offensive threat, with 14 goals, 14 assists. Dylan Kochman has 9 goals and a team-leading 16 assists. JT Travis is second on the team in goals (13), followed by Ryan Gallagher (12).

Goalies Owen Reger and Preston Watt have each allowed only 12 goals and boast impressive 1.67 and 1.65 goals-against averages, respectively.

Green has already defeated such state powers as Glenbrook North (5-0), Glenbrook South (7-0), Saint Viator (6-3 and 6-1) and St. Ignatius (5-3), among others.

Here’s a look at the Illinois High School Hockey Top 20 Rankings (as of Oct. 24):

  1. New Trier Green
  2. Loyola Gold
  3. Stevenson
  4. St. Ignatius
  5. Glenbrook North
  6. Saint Viator
  7. Glenbrook South
  8. Carmel Catholic
  9. Providence
  10. Wheaton West
  11. Barrington
  12. OPRF
  13. BG/H/W
  14. St. Rita
  15. Benet Academy
  16. New Trier White
  17. Maine Township
  18. Lake Forest
  19. Waubonsie Valley
  20. York

Others to watch: Notre Dame, Loyola Maroon, Libertyville

Ross Forman has written about Illinois high school hockey for more than 15 years and is the only sportswriter to have covered Illinois High School hockey every year during that stretch. He played locally and then at Indiana University before becoming a referee. Ross was a referee for the State Championship game several years ago at the United Center. Contact Ross by email at

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