I am excited to share that we have a new varsity assistant coach - Kris Tountas! Kris grew up playing hockey in the Chicago area for the Falcons and Chargers. After midgets, he left to play junior hockey in the WSHL. After 3 seasons in the WSHL, he made the USHL training camp in Green Bay and teams from the ECHL and SPHL expressed serious interest. Unfortunately injuries kept him from pursuing hockey any further. Kris is going to be a great fit for varsity and a great fit for the organization. If you see Kris around the rink, please make him feel welcome.
Harley grew up in Northbrook IL and played his youth hockey with Chicago Young Americans and Team Illinois. He led GBN to an undefeated regular season and semifinal finish as a sophomore. He was then recruited to play New Hampton Prep School in New Hampshire where he was a team captain and leader for 3 years. Harley then took his talents to the University of Illinois and played for four years. He was elected Assistant Captain his junior and Captain his senior years by his teammates and coaching staff. After graduation, Harley assumed a role as the Assistant Coach for the University of Illinois Hockey Program leading the team to the national championship game. After leaving Champaign- Urbana, he started his 15-year stint where he worked various positions for the Chicago Young Americans. These positions included head coaching, skill instructor, and Hockey Director. At the Tier 1 level, his teams have won many State Championships and had several National Championship Tournament appearances as a player and coach. Over his 15 years of coaching, Harley has had several players articulate to NAHL, USHL, ACHA, NCAA, EHAL , AHAL and NHL hockey leagues.
Harley resides in Vernon Hills and is married to his wonderful wife Andrea who is the matriarch of the Fisher Family. Together they have 5 children, 3 dogs, a cat, 2 Guinea Pigs, 1 Gecko, 2 frogs, and a fish named Gary.
Congrats to our Varsity Silver team for coming out on top in the 3v3 league this Summer! They came out on top of 15 other teams from around the Chicago area including top programs like: OPRF, Hinsdale, Maine, Barrington, York, Benet, D211, Brother Rice, Wheaton, and Evanston.
The team included: Dom Popperl, Frank Ban, Edgar Daugela, Patrick Hajduga, Armaan Mathew, Blake Perrault, Nichoals Rizzo, Peter Greenlimb, Johnathan Thompson, Adam Krzyzanowski, and timely support from Jonathan Wisniewski, Reid Gerjerts, and Daniell Luska.
Senior, Sean Fink was named to the 2021-2022 Illinois High School Hockey All State Team!!! Congratulations to Sean.
Congratulations to the following players for earning a spot on the IHSHL All Conference Team that will be playing against IHSHL West in a exhibition on 3/11, 6:30pm @ Fifth Third Arena:
Anthony DaSilva (G), Roberto Chetrosanu (F), Johnny Gatta (F)
Congratulations to the following players named to the IHSHL North Central Varsity All Star Team. They will play in an exhibition on February 4, 6:20pm @ West Meadows:
*Max Janczak (F), Nicholas Samson (D), Joe Forsberg (D)
* All Star Game MVP
Congratulations to the following players named to the IHSHL North Central JV All Star Team. They will play in an exhibition on February 4, 4:40pm @ West Meadows:
Adrian Chmielewski (F), Johnathan Thompson (F), Adam Kryzanowski (G)
Sean and Anthony were among the 55 players selected to tryout for the prestigious Illinois High School Showcase Team.
The Illinois High School Showcase Teams (1 Boys’ & 1 Girls’) will compete in the 2022 America’s Showcase April 20 - 25, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose of this historic event will be the continuation of traditions established over the past thirty-three years. The Showcase is designed to allow high school hockey players from around the country the opportunity to compete against the best of the best during this five-day period with the prospect of being seen by every major hockey institution in North America. Twenty-four boys' teams and ten girls’ teams from across the United States representing forty-three States will compete this year.
Congratulations to Sean and Anthony!
The 2021 Alumni game was a huge success! Thank you to the 30+ alumni that were there. It was great seeing you on the ice and catching up with you. Hopefully we'll see everyone back next year and a few more that were unable to make it this time.
The Veterans Shelter reached out to offer their gratitude and appreciation for being chosen by BGHW Stampede for the charity skate. They found the donation to be especially meaningful during this Thanksgiving season. The donation of $3,700 will support housing and job programs for veterans in northern Illinois. The hundreds of donation items will stock their outreach van and Freedom Commissary for the winter season. A shirt and basket of Stewart’s Stampede Coffee was also donated to the staff at the shelter.
Big thanks to all the players and families that contributed their time to make it happen.
Congratulations to the Loch family on the Blackhawk tickets raffle!
BGHW JV Dyer Indian Cup Champions. MVP Anthony DaSilva
I'm VERY PROUD to announce that our own CHRIS WATERS is
AHAI 2021 COACH OF THE YEAR !!!!
Chris has worked his butt off for our program and has gone above and beyond what was asked of him this(Covid) year to schedule, organize and offer what he did to everyone in our program was amazing!! AHAI recognition of him is well deserved!
On top of that...
Chris also was selected to coach
Team USA at the 2022 MACCABI GAMES in ISRAEL
The Maccabi Games are a "Jewish Olympics" and he will be coaching some of the best U18s in the United States. He will be coaching for TEAM USA!!!
CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS !!!!!!
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Congratulations to JV1 (Gold) for going 4-0 and winning the tournament this weekend.