Spring (3/9 - 5/26)
Teams will practice Tuesdays or Thursdays at West Meadows. There will be 8 practices. 4 will focus on small area games, battle drills, and team skills. 3 will be position “clinics,” and 1 will be a scrimmage. Each team will play 8 games vs. other area high school teams. Most games will take place at West Meadows on Saturday or Sundays evenings.
Spring hockey is way more relaxed and low pressure than Fall. For our new players and families, it is a great opportunity to meet the coaches, teammates, and other parents. For our returning families, it is way more laid back and gives opportunities for players to play up or work on skills they didn’t get to during the regular season.
Tryouts will be held on 8/20 & 8/22. Prior to tryouts we will be on the ice twice per week to work on individual skills, conditioning, small area games, battle drills, and team skills.
Players should take this time to have fun and spend time with friends and family. BG/H/W will not be having any organized activities during this time. If you insist on being on the ice, there a few opportunities we recommend. These will be posted on our website and shared via email.
BG/H/W will play PREP on 1/27, 7:10pm @ MPIA!!!
The series, which aims to promote community-based high school competitions across Chicagoland, includes six total matchups taking place over the course of three months. Each game is open to the public and free to attend. Those in attendance can expect a variety of Blackhawks fan-favorite gameday elements such as a live DJ, appearances by Tommy Hawk, giveaways, gameday merch and the opportunity to shoot the puck.
What a great start to the season! BGHW Varsity went up to Kalamazoo, MI from 10/6/23 - 10/8/23, and took on some of the top High School and U18AA teams from Michigan and Indiana.
Missing the football players for the Friday night tilt against 2023 Indiana 4A State Runner Ups, Fort Wayne Carroll High School, BGHW came out with a 4-1 victory! Elliott Drazin, in his first game this season, coming off an injury, had 2 goals and an assist to lead the team!
On Saturday morning, Varsity played a physical Little Caesars U18AA team. Little Caesars went up 2-0 in the first period before BGHW woke up and scored 6 unanswered goals. Logan Peterson lead the team with 2 goals and an assist, while Daniell Luska scored his first career varsity goal in the 7-3 victory!
Saturday afternoon, the boys had already clinched a birth in the semifinals and came out flat. Johnny Gatta scored the only goal on a nice pass from Logan Peterson in a 4-1 loss to the host team, Southwest Michigan Blades.
The next morning, in the very early semifinal game vs. Penn High School (IN), BGHW dominated much of the game, but couldn't get much past the Penn goalie. Eventually Logan Peterson and Johnathan Thompson scored big goals to secure the 2-1 win and a spot in the Championship.
In the Championship, BGHW had a rematch with the only team that beat them in the tournament, Southwest Michigan Blades! The Blades went up 1-0, and then Johnny Gatta tied it up in the 2nd. The team went into the locker room tied 1-1 going into the third period and Sam Levin gave an inspirational speech. After going down 2-1, Noah Loch scored a huge goal half way through the third period and Johnny Gatta scored 2 more to put the game away!
Great goaltending by Luke Fanella and Adam Krzyzanowski, stellar defense by all of defenders and timely offense by several players helped lead BGHW to its first tournament championship of the season! Johnny Gatta was named tournament MVP after his hat trick in the Championship!
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.