The Rockford Icemen JV team won it's third straight Illinois State High School Junior Varsity Combined Championship with a 7-3 win over Plainfield Wednesday night. The Icemen fell behind 2-0 after the first period but 2 Michael Butera goals and one each from Brendan Schoonover and Sean Daily put the Icemen up 4-2 after two periods. Butera wasn't done yet and added another 2 goals in the third period to take the Icemen home to a third straight title.
On a side note: four Icemen players have been a part of those three straight titles - Brandon Needham, Lou Gilbert, Chase Glidden, and Sean Daily have all raised the Blackhawk Cup three times in their careers! Congratulations to these fine boys and to the whole Icemen IV team!!!! THREE-PEAT!
Hockey camps and sessions conducted by Icemen Coach Tim Matilla.
The four high schools feeding the Icemen Varsity and Junior Varsity for the 2013-2014 season will be Hononegah, Harlem, Lutheran, and Boylan high schools.
The Eddie Olczyk Award is given out by the Blackhawks Organization. This award is given to young hockey players in Illinois to help cover their hockey fees. Cameron Hudson has been selected to receive the Eddie Olczyk Award. Congratulations Cameron.
President: John Menzies
VP of Coaching: Sol Schmidt
NIHL Rep: Dennis Riemer
Supervisor of Officials: Ron Hart
In House Coordinator: Bill Hintz
Members at Large: Jeff Hill and Greg Padron