In conjunction with the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI), the Chicago Blackhawks will host the 2019 Illinois State High School Hockey Championships, presented by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers, at the United Center on Friday, March 22.
The event will feature a full evening of action with the Illinois Girls’ State Championship (4:30 p.m.), the Boys’ Red Division State Championship (7:30 p.m.) and the Boys’ Combined Division State Championship (9:15 p.m.). The first 10,000 fans to enter the United Center for the Illinois High School Hockey Championships will receive a Chicago Blackhawks expandable backpack.
Tickets for the event, which features three contests, will go on sale on Monday, January 28, at 10 a.m. General admission tickets are available for $5 and can be purchased online at chicagoblackhawks.com, in person at the United Center Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Parking for the event is free in all official United Center parking lots. For more information, including group offers, please contact the Chicago Blackhawks Ticket Office by calling (312) 455-7000.
The Boys State Championship tilt, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the United Center, will also be broadcast live on NBC Sports Chicago and will be available via live stream to authenticated subscribers at NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive.
This marks the 32nd year that AHAI will host their State Championship at the United Center/Chicago Stadium. The 2018 title was won by Loyola Academy in the Red Division, Buffalo Grove/Hersey/Wheeling High Schools in the Combined Division and New Trier High School in the Girls’ Division. For more information, please visit blackhawks.com/highschoolhockey.
Illinois Tier I Girls swept the Central District Kohlman Cup Championships which were held March 15-17, 2019, at the St. Peters Rec-Plex in St. Peters, Missouri. The Chicago Young Americans captured the Tier I Girls 14U title and Chicago Mission claimed titles in the Tier I Girls 16U and 19U divisions to advance to USA Hockey Nationals. Additionally, the Chicago Mission Girls 14U team received an at-large invitation to attend USA Hockey’s Girls Tier I National Championships.
The Chicago Mission also claimed Kohlman Cup victories at the Youth Tier I 15-Only and Youth Tier I 16U divisions. The Chicago Mission Youth 14U team also received an at-large invitation to compete at USA Hockey’s Tier I Youth National Championships. Click HERE for full Kohlman Cup game standings for both Youth and Girls.
Congratulations go out to these individuals in honor of
their special accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season.
JJ O’Connor Boys High School Player of the Year
Eamon O’Brien – Loyola Academy
Cammi Granato Girls High School Player of the Year
Madeline Babnik - New Trier
Disabled Coach of the Year
Rich Jecmen - Blackhawks Warriors
High School Coach of the Year
Matt Smith – Ignatius
Girls High School Coach of the Year
Lenny Munson - New Trier Girls
Boys Youth Coach of the Year
Chris Cimoch - Arctic Jr. Fury
Girls Youth Coach of the Year
Brit Volini - St. Jude
The following players have been nominated and selected to participate in the 2019 AHAI Player Development Tryout/Identification Camp for Midget and Bantam age players at the AHAI Hockey Center in Bensenville, Illinois, to be conducted the weekend of March 22nd – March 24th, 2019. Please click on image to enlarge or click HERE to print/download document.
This year’s team represented a wealth of talent, making it extremely difficult to choose players for the final 2019 America’s High School Showcase Illinois Team roster. Congratulations to the 20 players on their selection to represent Illinois at the America’s Showcase in St. Peters, Missouri, April 11-15, 2019.