IHSHL Illinois West Division March Update

By Brian Meek


Illinois West State Champions

Illinois West High School Hockey produced two State Champions. Congratulations to Waubonsie-Metea Hockey for winning the Combined Varsity State Championship. Waubonsie-Metea defeated Glenbard Hockey 4 – 3 in double overtime at the United Center last Friday.

Congratulations to Wheaton West Combined Junior Varsity for repeating as State Champions. Great job by all involved. Wheaton West defeated Prairie Ridge 2 – 0 to claim the 2019 title.

Illinois West Final Four Teams

Illinois West placed two teams in the final four for the Junior Varsity Combined division. In addition to the Champions, Wheaton West and Maine reached the final four. Maine was defeated by the ultimate champs 4 – 3 in a hard fought game. Congratulations to Maine for reaching the final four.

In the Varsity Combined division, Illinois West placed three of the final four teams. In addition to the ultimate Champions, Waubonsie-Metea, Glenbard and Maine also reached the final four. Glenbard fell to Waubonsie-Metea in the final as Maine fell to Glenbard in the semi-finals. Congratulations to all three teams for reaching the final four.

In all, Illinois West placed five of the eight final four teams in the Combined Junior Varsity and Varsity State tournament.

Illinois West Final Standings

The Illinois West 2018 – 2019 standings reflect our overall strength in the State Tournament.

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Varsity West Cup – Waubonsie-Metea Hockey
Varsity Scholastic Cup – Sandburg Hockey
Varsity Founders Cup – Oswego Hockey
Junior Varsity West Cup – Wheaton West
Junior Varsity Scholastic Cup – Hinsdale Central
Junior Varsity Founders Cup – Neuqua Valley Hockey

Illinois West Announces League Awards for the 2018 – 2019 Season

2018/2019 All Conference Players

Zachary Lupori – Glenbard Hockey
Jack Ferrino – Hinsdale Central Hockey
Richard Araujo – Hinsdale Central Hockey
Anthony Salemi – Maine Township Hockey
Jack Blanchard – Neuqua Valley Hockey
Joseph Dalton – OPRF Hockey
Jacob Grabarek – Oswego Hockey
Maxwell Dukovac – Oswego Hockey
Connor Fullick – Sandburg Hockey
Zach Pearce – Waubonsie / Metea Valley Hockey
Jacob Baxter – Wheaton West Hockey
Tyler Kuta – Wheaton West Hockey
Nathan Rutledge – Wheaton West Hockey (repeat)

Varsity Top Line

Brett Quinn – Glenbard Hockey
Jimmy Nelles – Maine Township Hockey
Cameron Moore – Naperville Central Hockey
Frank Novak – Naperville Central Hockey
Daniel Boscarino – Naperville North Hockey
Owen Metric – OPRF Hockey
Justin Howard – Waubonsie / Metea Valley Hockey

Varsity Goalie Most Shots Faced

Liam Casto – Benet Redwings Hockey

Junior Varsity Leading Scorer

Jason Kliment – Glenbard Hockey

Junior Varsity Top Line

Jelani Wilson – DuPage Stars Hockey
Alex Montanile – Maine Township Hockey
Nicholas LaValle – Maine Township Hockey
Patrick Burke – Naperville Central Hockey
Jake Bajusz – Naperville North Hockey
Callum Dickel – OPRF Hockey
Michael Lena – Wheaton West Hockey

Junior Varsity Goalie Most Shots Faced

Keegan Alvis – Oswego Hockey

Illinois West Scholastic Achievement Award

Fernando Lisboa – Benet Redwings Hockey
Kyle Dingle – Lincoln-Way Hockey
Anders Lempia – OPRF Hockey
Luke Carter – Sandburg Hockey
Nathan Rutledge – Wheaton West Hockey

Illinois West Humanitarian Award for Community Service

Cole Goggio – Waubonsie / Metea Valley Hockey

Illinois West Community Service Award

Owen Metric – OPRF Hockey
Nick Johnson – Oswego Hockey
Jake Elliott – Sandburg Hockey
Ryan Elliott – Sandburg Hockey

Illinois West Leadership Award

Harrison Proctor – OPRF Hockey
Jackson Cushing – OPRF Hockey

Illinois West Sportsmanship Award

Aidan Honan – Maine Township Hockey
Brendan Whelan – Naperville Central Hockey
Michael Lena – Wheaton West Hockey

Illinois West Dedication to Hockey Award

Sam Guillot – OPRF Hockey

Illinois West Presidents Award for Community Service

Ben Baker – Waubonsie / Metea Valley Hockey
Matt Baker – Waubonsie / Metea Valley Hockey

Illinois West Presidents Award for Perseverance & Dedication

Elliot Villeneuve – Waubonsie / Metea Valley Hockey

Illinois West Presidents Award for Club Involvement

Patti McDonnell – Neuqua Valley Hockey
Therese Rath – Wheaton West Hockey

Illinois West Presidents Award for Club Dedication

Jayne Kill – Naperville Central Hockey

Illinois West Varsity Coach of the Year

Greg Mrofcza – Maine Township Hockey

Illinois West Junior Varsity Coach of the Year

Brendon Austin – DuPage Stars Hockey

Illinois West Dedication Award – Recognition for Building and Growing the Hockey Club

Steve Climo – Naperville North Hockey
William Driscoll – Naperville North Hockey

Illinois West President Award for Club Leadership

Mike Cipra – DuPage Stars Hockey

Illinois West Goalie Clinic for 2019 – 2020 Season

Illinois West will again hold our annual Goalie Clinic in late July / early August at All Seasons Ice Arena. Please check the Illinois West Website to ensure your participation. Illinois West will update the specifics as the time draws nearer.


Enjoy the off season. See you in the Fall!



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