Ross Forman’s Top 25 Rankings (as of October 28th)

New Trier Green suffered losses on consecutive days in mid-October, but neither game was against an Illinois high school team.

The Trevians lost 2-0 to the U18 Amherst Knights, then 2-1 to the U19 Kingston Junior Gaels. Both games were during a tournament in Michigan.

Green recovered to topple Barrington 6-0 on Oct. 23, then slipped past Saint Viator, 2-1 the following night.

The Trevians remain the No. 1-ranked team in Illinois and, on Saturday, Nov. 9, they face longtime rival Loyola Gold for the first time this season.

Here’s a look at the current Top 25 rankings for Illinois High School Hockey Teams:

1. New Trier Green
2. Glenbrook North
3. Saint Viator
4. Providence Catholic
5. Glenbrook South
6. Loyola Gold
7. Stevenson
8. Barrington
9. St. Ignatius
10. Benet Academy
11. York
12. Maine Township
13. OPRF
14. Waubonsie Valley
15. Hinsdale Central
16. Carmel Catholic
17. Deerfield
18. Glenbard
19. Evanston
20. Naperville North
21. New Trier Blue
22. St. Rita
23. Wheaton West
24. New Trier White
25. Lake Forest

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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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