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.
Congratulations go out to Richard (Rocky) Araujo from Hinsdale Central High School, Luke Carter from carl Sandburg High School and Brett Wiseman from Mount Carmel High School on being named the recipients of the 2019 Blackhawk Alumni Association Scholarship.
The Blackhawk Alumni Association (BHAA) distributes college scholarships annually to the three most deserving high school hockey players in Illinois. Awards are determined from a candidate's level of community service, volunteerism, good citizenship, academic performance as well as the hockey talent of the individual who receives an annual $7,000.00 scholarship over four years.
These players will be honored at the Blackhawk Alumni Scholarship Luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, 2018 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. All of us here in Illinois are proud of their accomplishments in the classroom, in the community and on the ice.
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.