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Red loses heartbreaker to Evanston

The Red team ran out of steam Saturday night, falling to Evanston on the road, just 10 days after having defeated them at home.  Things started well for the Warriors, as Miles White lit the lamp 2 minutes into the game.  The play started with some wheeling and dealing by Noah Becker, who then passed the puck back to the point for Aaron Rubin.  The rookie defensemen sent it towards the goal where Miles was stationed, and he poked it back to Noah behind the net.  Noah returned the favor to Miles, who one-timed it home for the game's first goal.  

Deerfield held the lead until early in the 2nd period, when Evanston managed to tie the game at 1 .  The Red team then came roaring back late in the period, when Sam Cohen broke up a pass with a nice stick, which allowed Noah to corral the puck and streak up the ice.  Noah,  fresh from his first haircut in nearly a year, danced around the defenseman and cut toward the net.  He waited for the goalie to go down, and then lofted it in above him, setting aside any comparisons to Samson, and reclaiming the lead. 

The 2nd period ended with DHS up 2-1, but Evanston got the equalizer early in the 3rd, and then added a power-play goal mid-way through the period to go up 3-2.  With less than 5 minutes to go, Deerfield went on the power-play, but they got caught pinching, and Evanston scored on a breakaway.  The Warriors did manage to cut the deficit back to 1 in the last minute and a half of play.  Miles White started the play by dropping it back to the trailer, Zach Margulis, who then fed Dustin Zimberoff along the boards.  Dustin spun and sent it over to Josh Becker in front of the net, who gave it back to Zach, and the wily veteran finished.  Unfortunately, at that point DHS was running out of time and energy, and when they put out an extra attacker, Evanston scored on the empty net, ending the game at 5-3.

The Red team will play their final game of the spring Monday night at Glacier, against the New Trier Marauders.  Puck-drop will be at 8:50 PM, so come on out for the spring season finale, because spring or summer, it's always a great time to be a Warrior!

 

White Team Miracle on Evanston Ice

In an amazing reversal of fortune, the White team defeated Evanston Saturday night, in a comeback win that could not have been any more dramatic if it had been scripted.  Fans will recall that in the spring season opener, Evanston defeated DHS 7-1, in a lopsided game that was dominated by Evanston from the get-go.  Things started similarly in the rematch, as the home team struck first, scoring four and a half minutes into the game.  Evanston almost scored again, but AJ Friedman broke up a 2 on 1 with a nice stick, and sophomore goalie Roman Ghorbani took over from there.  Beans managed to hold off the dangerous Evanston offense and keep the deficit at one. 

Deerfield almost got on the board late in the second, when Ethan Schmidt fed Zach Winicour, but Zach's rocket sailed over the net.  The score then remained 1-0 until 9 minutes into the 3rd period, when Winicour, as he was being pulled down to the ice by an Evanston defenseman, managed to poke the puck up to Jackson Malk.   Jackson bolted up ice, and with an Evanston defenseman draped all over him, he ripped one over the glove of the Evanston netminder, tying the score at 1.

With a minute left in the game, it appeared that the White team was going to "kiss its sister," but Jack Weiss had other ideas.  The Evanston defenseman tried to clear it, but the captain somehow managed to bat it out of mid-air, keeping the puck in the offensive zone.  His head up the whole time, he then made a quick move to evade the defender, and put a crisp backhand pass right on the tape of Ethan Schmidt.  Schmitty completed the Hollywood finish by blasting a 20-footer past the stick-side of the Evanston goalie, bringing the Deerfield faithful to their feet.  Evanston then brought out the extra attacker and came at DHS with everything they had, but the steady defensive play of Ethan Platt and Reed Wolf kept them at bay.  When the final buzzer sounded, the Warriors skated away with an improbable 2-1 win. 

With Saturday night's dramatic victory etched in their minds, the White team will have a couple more practices, before hanging up their skates until Coach Shawn's summer sessions begin next month.  If you're not quite ready to be done with Warrior hockey, the Red team has a final game on Monday against New Trier, so be sure to check that one out.  If it wasn't clear before Saturday night's thrilling victory, it is certainly clear now - it's a great time to be a Warrior!



DHS Hockey Royalty in attendance to witness Red Team victory.

Red steamrolls New Trier

The Red team had one of it's most exciting games of the season Wednesday night, as they defeated New Trier 5-2, before a packed house which included several alumni from the past 2 seasons.  With DHS royalty such as Ryan Lutz, Thomas Komosa, Sulaiman Khan, Vaughn Frankel, Ryan Cappas, Mason Stormoen, and Zach Sweig in the stands, the Warriors knew they had to bring their A-game, and they did not disappoint.  DHS dominated the game from the start, scoring their first goal less than a minute and a half into the game.  The play started behind the New Trier goal, when Josh Becker sent it over to his brother Noah, who then passed it off the boards to rookie Sam Cohen.  Sam then sent it back to Noah in front of the net, who converted to make it 1-0. 

DHS continued to dominate for the next 5 minutes, until New Trier managed to solve rookie sensation Alex Richter, who was between the pipes for Deerfield.  With the game tied 1-1, the momentum shifted for a bit, and after being outshot 6-0 at one point, New Trier was suddenly outshooting the Red team 11-10.   Alex kept the game tied, stopping several New Trier bids, including a short-handed breakaway, but New Trier scored again early in the 2nd, to take a 2-1 lead. 

The New Trier lead didn't last long, as Alex got some help from his big brother Mason.  On the faceoff after the New Trier goal, Josh won the draw to the elder Richter, who streaked into the New Trier zone and left a drop pass for Noah.  Noah glided in towards the net and passed it to Josh in front, for an easy tap-in.  The BBC line struck again late in the second, when Cohen won a board battle and sent the puck to Noah in the slot.  Noah fed Josh in front of the net, and Josh's shot caromed to Noah, who pounced on it to recapture the lead at 3-2.  

After the third DHS goal, "Big Mo" switched back to Deerfield, and they never looked back.  New Trier started taking some frustration penalties, as Deerfield controlled the play.  DHS's 4th goal was created by Sam Shapiro, who stole the puck in the defensive zone, and headed up ice.  He powered through a New Trier check, and spotted Ryan Curry at the back door.  Curry then banged in a one-timer, to give Deerfield a 4-2 lead.  Sam's effort was all the more impressive, considering he had a huge gash under his chin, as a result of being high-sticked earlier in the game.  

Deerfield's fifth and final goal started with Miles White stealing the puck and making a nice move to get around a defenseman, and then ripping a short-range shot that bounced to Dustin Zimberoff.  Dustin's initial shot was also stopped, but Dax Greenberg managed to poke it out of a scrum, and Dustin corralled it and went top corner from a tough angle, to cap off the scoring.

The win puts the Red team at 6-4-2 for the spring, with 2 more games to go.  There will be a double-header Saturday night in Evanston, with White taking the ice at 4:30 PM, and puck-drop for Red at 7:20 PM.  So be sure and get to Evanston early; you never know who you may see in the crowd.  Because as Sulaiman and the gang know, it's ALWAYS a great time to be a Warrior!

Late goal results in Red tie with Notre Dame

The Red team skated away with only 1 point on Sunday, despite an amazing performance by Deerfield goalie Jake Lampert-West.  Lampy was on fire all afternoon, making save after save as he was peppered by the Notre Dame offense, especially in the 1st period.  On one occasion, after Lampy made the first save, a Notre Dame attacker let fly a hard shot that appeared to be ticketed toward an open side.  Lampy then came out of nowhere and flashed out the leather, drawing oohs and aahs from the crowd, as he made the save.

Spurred on by their goaltender's theatrics, the Warriors drew first blood, as defenseman Judd Blackstone sent the puck over to Tyler Corrigan, who continued the breakout by getting it up ice to Sam Shapiro.  Sam then charged into the Notre Dame zone, maintaining puck possession behind the net.  He then left it for rookie phenom Tyler Corrigan, who put it on the tape of Zach Margulis.  Zach's one-timer was stopped, but Shapiro was waiting at the doorstep, and he picked up the loose change, putting DHS  in front. 

Notre Dame opened the scoring in the 2nd period, but the game was tied for only 3 minutes, when the BBJ line struck.  After a near miss by the Becker brothers and call-up Eli Jacobs, Josh managed to steal the puck from the Notre Dame defenseman who was starting a rush up ice.  Josh fed Noah at the side of the net, who patiently waited until Josh was open, before completing the give-and-go.  Josh then tapped it in, putting Deerfield back on top. 

It looked like DHS was going to secure the win, but a couple of bad breaks late in the game factored into the outcome.  First, Judd was hog-tied behind the net, and he was assessed a misconduct penalty for expressing his displeasure about the no-call.  With the veteran defenseman in the box for the remainder of the game, the Warriors were put behind the 8-ball, as they tried to close it out.  The home team then put out an extra attacker and mounted a full-scale assault.  After a questionable icing call put the faceoff back in the Deerfield zone with just 20 seconds left, Notre Dame managed to notch the game-tying goal.  The game then ended in a 2-2 tie.

The Red team will have a rare spring practice Monday night, during which they will try to work out some of the kinks, and then they are back on home ice Wednesday night, when New Trier will attempt to avenge the home-ice loss that Deerfield handed them  last month.  You won't want to miss that one, so round up the kids and plan on being at Glacier for the 8:50 PM puck-drop, because it's a great time to be a Warrior!

White defeats rival HP!

Revenge is sweet, and the White team did the Red team a solid, by beating the Giants Saturday night in Highland Park, exactly 1 week after the Red team lost to HP's varsity squad.  Things did not start well for White,  when they were not able to convert on a 2-man advantage, after Eli Jacobs was boarded and Zach Winocour was tripped.  Deerfield kept fighting, however, and during a scrum in front of the Giants' net, Jackson Malk managed to bang in his 4th of the season, assisted by Eli.  Fueled by some good music at Centennial, the action then picked up, but neither team was able to score on back to back breakaways.  Eli got  pulled down on his, and DHS goalie Roman Ghorbani stoned the HP forward on his.

DHS kept the pressure on in the second period, and when they returned to the power-play, Eli fed Jack Weiss and the captain buried it.  HP scored a minute later to cut the lead in half, but Beans maintained the lead by stopping another breakaway, this time while HP was short-handed.  Less than 2 minutes after the home team scored to bring the lead down to 1 again, Ethan Platt let go a rocket from the point, and Ethan Schmidt continued his fine play, poking in the rebound, to bring the DHS lead back to 2.  Then mid-way through the 2nd, Trent Nervick sent the puck over to Noah Pockross, and the diminutive center put it home.  That got the fans going, but the goal by the "Pocket Rocket" turned out to be DHS's final tally of the night, as a Nolan Fettner goal was waived off on a controversial call.  The referee claimed that he had blown the whistle, though Amy Reeder and Dana Weiss, both known for their keen sense of hearing, insist that  they heard nothing.  It was all academic, however, as DHS held on for an exciting 4-2 win.

The White team's next tilt will be next Saturday night in Evanston, but the Red team is back in action this Sunday, when they will take on Notre Dame in Mt. Prospect, at noon.  Red then gets another crack at New Trier on Wednesday night, at Glacier.  Come on out; it's a great time to be a Warrior!

Mission Accomplished

Deerfield Hockey is proud to celebrate our senior class who worked hard and played hard over the past four years.   Good Luck in your College Experiences and remember you are Warriors 4 Life!   Wisconsin (x2), Minnesota, Ohio State, Illinois, Colorado, Colorado State, Arizona, Kansas and Western Michigan.


2022 Senior Class


Richter backstops Red to victory over Evanston

Freshman goalkeeper Alex Richter led the Red team to a 3-1 victory over Evanston Wednesday night, with help from a 2-goal performance from Zach Margulis.  Evanston outshot Deerfield 30 to 16 on the night, but it was DHS who struck first, after Zach and Sam Shapiro had been  buzzing around the visitor's cage.  The goalie made 2 nice saves, and then Zach buried the loose change.  The veteran scored again early in the 2nd period, with Sam getting his second assist of the night .  Tyler Corrigan also assisted on that goal. 

Evanston peppered Alex with shots throughout the night, but just as Lampy did Sunday night against St. Viator, the young netminder kept the visitors to 1 goal.  That came 5 minutes into the 3rd, when Evanston forward Will Wagener was allowed to roam unchecked in front of the Deerfield goal.  Fortunately, DHS added an insurance goal a minute and a half later, when Miles White scored, with the assists going to Dax Greenberg and Noah Becker.

DHS did spend too much time in the sin bin, as they were whistled for 5 penalties, while Evanston was only assessed 3.  That disparity will need to change, if the Red team wants to avenge their earlier loss to Notre Dame, this weekend.  The rematch against Notre Dame will be a rare Saturday matinee, at beautiful Mt. Prospect Ice Arena, at noon.  There are rumors that Charlie Dumo will be in the crowd, so come out and join him and support the team.  It's a great time to be a Warrior!

New Trier defeats White

The White team put forth a valiant effort, but it was not enough to beat the vaunted New Trier Green team, as they fell 6-2, at home.  Deerfield got off to a good start, when in the opening sequence, Ethan Platt put one off the boards to Eli Jacobs, who then stormed towards the New Trier net.  After executing a toe drag move, Eli sent the puck over to Jackson Malk, who buried it for the game's first goal.  Platt, who started the play, would make his presence known  again later in the game, when a New Trier forward got a little too close to goalie Roman Ghorbani for Ethan's liking, and he sent him to the ice with a good clean check.  

After DHS opened the scoring, New Trier scored the next 4, and things were looking grim until Zach Winicour intercepted a pass and took it in to score, unassisted.  After putting the biscuit in the basket, Zach delighted the DHS faithful by doing his version of the Griddy.  

DHS had some more chances, including a rush in which Eli, Trent Nervick and Noah Pockross worked some magic, but their bid came up just short.  Reed Wolf kept his team within striking distance late in the 2nd, when a good stick prevented New Trier from capitalizing on a 2 on 1 opportunity.  Shortly after that, Beans stopped a point-blank missile from one of the New Trier forwards.

Ghorbani provided another highlight near the end of the game, after a DHS defenseman was ruled to have covered up the puck in the crease.  On the ensuing penalty shot, Beans employed a little psychological warfare and started waiving his arms wildly as the New Trier shooter came streaking towards him.  The move appeared to confuse the New Trier shooter, and Beans made a nice save, keeping the score at 6-2, which is how the game ended.

The White team will have some time to regroup, before taking on the rival Highland Park Giants on Saturday night, at Centennial Park.  The Red team will be in action Wednesday night against Evanston, so come on out to Glacier for that one.  It's a great time to be a Warrior!

Red sweeps series against St. Viator

The Red team bounced back with a convincing 4-1 win over St. Viator Sunday night, after turning in a subpar performance the night before against Highland Park.  Mason Richter had a big game on the blue line,  keeping the St. Viator offense at bay, while also getting on the scoresheet with a nice assist on a Dustin Zimberoff tally.  Dustin had a big night, putting 2 past the beleaguered St. Viator netminder, who played well while facing 34 shots from a relentless DHS offense.

Noah Becker opened the scoring on a feed from Josh Becker, who got the puck from Sam Cohen.  The same trio figured in DHS's 4th and final goal, with Noah getting his second of the night, and Josh and Sam getting the assists.   Josh also assisted on Dustin's 1st goal of the game, capping off a 3-point night for the younger Becker.

Jake Lampert-West was solid in net, getting help from some strong defense by Aaron Rubin and Judd Blackstone.  Both defensemen prevented some good scoring chances by the visitors, and Judd showed his toughness by blocking shots and winning multiple board battles.

The Red team has a couple of nights off, and is then back in action Wednesday night against an always-tough Evanston team.  Puck-drop is at 8:50 PM at Glacier, so Thursday morning may not be such a great time to be a Warrior, but Wednesday night will be!

White loses to Lake Forest

The White team hit a bump in the road Sunday night, losing 6-1 to a very strong Lake Forest team, at Lake Forest College.  The home team jumped out to an early lead, but Deerfield had some good chances, including 2 bids by Jack Weiss, set up by Eli Jacobs, but the captain got robbed on one of them and clanked one off the post on the other.  Eli managed to score the lone DHS goal in the 3rd period, banging in a rebound after a Jackson Malk shot.  Eli almost had a second goal on a 2 on 1 with Trent Nervick, but after Trent gave him a great feed,  the Lake Forest goalkeeper slammed the door with an acrobatic save, much to the delight of the partisan home crowd. 

One bright spot from the game was the DHS penalty-killing crew, who successfully killed off several penalties, including a 2-man advantage for a minute and a half, midway through the 1st period.  The White team will need to crank up their offense, however, if they want to have a chance Monday night, when they take on New Trier on home ice.  Win or lose, it's a great time to be a Warrior!

HP bests red team

The Red team suffered a disappointing loss to Highland Park Saturday night, in front of a sellout crowd at Centennial Park Ice Arena.  The team looked a little flat in its first game since last Sunday, and they were not able to mount enough sustained pressure.  A plethora of penalties early on put the boys on their heels, and when the Giants opened the scoring on a power-play, things started moving in the home team's direction.  Fatigue eventually set in, and by the 3rd period, DHS seemed to be out of gas.  They were never able to recover, and a late HP goal, followed by an empty netter, sealed the 3-0 loss. 

Deerfield did have a few good scoring chances, but they got some bad bounces, and they were not able to dent the net.  The good news is that the boys get a chance to redeem themselves on Sunday night, as St. Viator looks to avenge their opening night debacle when the Red team beat them 7-1 in their own barn.  

Moms like nothing more than Sunday night hockey, so bring yours out to Glacier for the 6:30 PM puck drop, and when the final buzzer sounds, whisk her over to Lake Forest College, where the White team faces off against their neighbors to the north, at 8 PM.   As Mom always says, "It's a great time to be a Warrior!"

White takes New Trier to OT

Roman Ghorbani stood on his head Monday night, allowing his team to get to overtime, where they lost a thriller to a highly skilled New Trier Trevians Blue team.  The game was tied at 1 at the end of regulation, thanks largely to Beans, who stopped all but 1 of the shots he faced.  The White team did manage to tickle the twine in the second period, on a play that started when Reed Wolf sent the puck over to Jack Weiss.  The Captain's blast then hit the goalie's pads and bounced  to the waiting stick of Jackson Malk, who found the back of the net. 

The Trevians tied it in the 3rd, and then it was end to end action, with neither team able to secure the go-ahead goal.   Rookie Danny St. John had a bid after receiving a nice pass from Nolan Fettner, but the Trevian goalie was up to the task.  Fettner showed his good hands again a little later, when he blasted a one-timer off of a feed from Wolf, but Nolan's 40-footer was sticked aside by the Trevian goalie.   

The big and fast New Trier defensemen kept Deerfield's scorers at bay for the rest of the game, setting the stage for the dramatic overtime.  Beans then stopped 2 of the 3 shootout attempts, but the DHS sharpshooters were not able to dent the net.  Although the boys did not take home the win, they will gladly take the point against one of the top teams in their division.

Next up for the White team is a trip to Lake Forest on Sunday, at 8 PM, but if that is too long to wait, come check out the Red team, as they take on their rivals on Saturday night at Centennial, in a classic "Hockey Night in Highland Park" event.  Wear red and remember, it's a great time to be a Warrior!  

Red drops nail-biter to turbo-charged Kenosha team

The Red team lost a heartbreaker Sunday night before a home crowd, as Kenosha scored the game-winner in the last 30 seconds of an extremely physical game, in which DHS was missing several of its key players.  Deerfield opened the scoring as Josh Becker took a pass from his brother Noah, and managed to tuck it home as he was driven to the ice by a Kenosha defenseman.  Zach Margulis struck next for Deerfield, after Kenosha had mounted a 4-1 lead.  On a highlight reel tic-tac-toe play, Zach brought it up ice and dropped it for Noah, who went cross-ice to Josh, who went cross-ice back to Zach, who finished. 

In the 3rd, Noah cut the Kenosha lead to 1, with assists going to Josh and Sam Shapiro.  Credit to Nate Wolfe, who didn't get on the stat sheet for the goal, but who kept the puck in the zone, allowing Noah to send it to Josh, who set things in motion.  The BBS line struck again a short time later, as Noah and Sam worked hard behind the net, allowing Noah to find Josh in front, who tallied to tie the score at 4.  Unfortunately, Judd Blackstone broke a skate blade late in the 3rd, and Zach missed a couple of shifts after giving and receiving some big hits, which allowed Kenosha to recapture the lead. 

The 5-4 loss was still impressive, given Deerfield's short bench and the fact that Kenosha appeared to have an "enhanced" spring lineup.  The boys will now have some time to regroup before a rematch against the Giants on Saturday night, at Centennial Ice Arena, in Highland Park.  That should be a wild one, so come out and support DHS.  It's great time to be a Warrior!

Notre Dame completes sweep of White

In the conclusion of a "home and home" series against Notre Dame, the White team fought valiantly, but lost 3-0.  While Eli and others were touring the Washington Monument, a road-weary White team managed to keep the score close, but they could not light the lamp.  That didn't stop the boys from showing their DHS spirit, as Trent Nervick set the tone with a huge open-ice hit in the the 1st period.  A  few minutes later, the home team started the scoring with a shot through traffic, that seemed to change directions a couple of times before finding the back of the net.  Notre Dame added another one, and it was 2-0 after the 1st.

DHS did have some good chances, including when Ethan Schmidt batted the puck out of mid-air and let one go, but his shot sailed wide.  Reed Wolf also fired a high hard one wide, on the tail end of a Keegan O'Neal rush.  Other highlights included Schmitty unloading on a player, sending him flying, and Beans bringing the crowd to its feet with 2 spectacular saves late in the 3rd.

The White team is back at it on Monday, as they take on the Trevians at Glacier.  It's a great time to be a Warrior!

White falls to Notre Dame

The White team played Notre Dame Saturday night at Glacier, and they lost a hard fought battle, 3-1.  With their leading scorer in our nation's capital, and several other players out as well, Deerfield still managed to generate a good amount of offense,  but the only goal they could muster came in the third period, after a faceoff win by Zach Winicour.  Zach won the draw forward, and then battled a defenseman to kick it to the stick of Trent Nervick, who took it down ice and put it past the Notre Dame netminder.  

Notre Dame opened the scoring after a funny bounce resulted in the puck hitting the post and going straight to a waiting forward, who had Roman Ghorbani at his mercy.   A few minutes later, Beans got some help from defensemen AJ Friedman and Ethan Platt, both of whom intercepted would-be breakway passes.  Beans remained sharp, and he didn't allow another goal until the 3rd period, when Notre Dame managed to score from close range.

Deerfield had some good offensive chances, including a bullet from the point by Ethan Platt, with big Brandon Brown in front of the net giving the Notre Dame defense a problem.  Jack Weiss, Ethan Schmidt and Trent Nervick had the puck on a string for over half a minute at one point, and Schmitty also put his individual skills on display, as he danced around 2 defenders and came in all alone, only to be robbed by the Notre Dame goalie. 

In one of Winicour's many chances, he flew up the left side and let one go, but he just barely missed the far post.  Not to be outdone, Platt, fresh off yesterday's baseball heroics, let one fly through traffic, but Schmitty and Captain Jack's attempts to poke in the rebound were stymied.  Beans gave his team some life when he denied a short-handed 2 on 1 chance late in the game, but a Notre Dame empty netter took the wind out of DHS's sails, and the game ended 3-1. 

Both teams are back in action on Sunday, with White getting another crack at Notre Dame at noon, on the road, and Red hosting Kenosha, at 6:30 PM.  Come on out and support the boys!  It's a great time to be a Warrior!

Red comes from behind to beat New Trier!

In one of the most thrilling games in recent memory, a late surge from DHS Friday night sparked a come from behind win, as the Red team beat New Trier Blue, 4-2.  The 1st period ended without any scoring, thanks largely to the stellar performance of Deerfield goaltender, Alex Richter.   DHS got a bad break early in the 2nd period, when a shot by New Trier's Mason Redding bounced off a knee and went into the net.  DHS came roaring back a few minutes later on the power-play, when Mason Richter fed Nate Wolfe, who scored on a 30-foot rocket.  The secondary assist on the defenseman's goal went to centerman Josh Becker.  New Trier scored 3 minutes later, however, and the Trevians held on to the lead for the next 20 minutes.

Things were looking grim as DHS, who had several players out and several just coming back from illness, was still down late in the 3rd.  It went from bad to worse when the elder Richter, who was a physical force all night, got called for cross-checking with 3:30 left in the game.   But New Trier got a little too chippy, and when one of their players got the gate for interference, there were 4 skaters per side.  DHS took advantage of the open ice, when Josh fed his brother Noah, who tied the score at 2, with 3 minutes left to go.   Coach Shawn smelled blood, and he kept Zach Margulis, a forward, on defense as the 4 on 4 continued.  The move paid off, when 52 seconds after the tying goal, Noah found Josh, who made a quick move and buried it, giving DHS the lead.  The secondary assist on the goal went to Zach. 

Things got tense when New Trier pulled their goalie and started buzzing around the DHS net, but Alex, as he had done all night, kept them at bay.  The DHS fans remained on the edge of their seats, until Noah managed to find the empty net just before the buzzer sounded, capping off a 4-2 win that Deerfield players and fans will not soon forget.  It was a great night to be a Warrior!

White Team turns in gritty performance against New Trier Green

Game 1 of the Friday night double-header against New Trier did not quite have the same theatrics as the Red team's game did, but it did not disappoint.  New Trier peppered DHS goalie Roman Ghorbani with shots in the 1st, but "Beans" was perfect, and he kept the game  scoreless going into the 2nd.  New Trier finally managed to score, but Trent Nervick showed his blazing speed, as he beat 2 defenders to a loose puck, and tucked it past a startled New Trier netminder.  Trent almost scored again, when he was sprung by standout DHS defenseman Zach Winicour, but this time the New Trier goalie slammed the door.

New Trier came on strong in the second half of the game, but DHS defenseman Keegan O'Neal saved a goal after Beans made the first save, and the puck was briefly loose in front.  A few minutes later, Winicour split the defense, but his scoring effort was thwarted by another nice save.  New Trier then managed to take a 2-1 lead, but Beans kept his team in the hunt late in the 3rd, when he somehow managed to stop a shot that changed directions a foot in front of net, drawing oohs and aahs from the crowd.  Ethan Schmidt then broke through the New Trier defense with a nifty move, but the New Trier goalkeeper again stood tall.

Deerfield kept the deficit at 1 until late in the 3rd, when they pulled the goalie and New Trier scored on the empty net.  By that point, DHS was running on fumes, as they were missing multiple players, and New Trier scored a final goal with 15 seconds left.  All in all, it was a gritty performance by the White Team, who aside from being short-handed, was playing its second game in 3 nights, and the game was much closer than the 4-1 final would suggest.  It should also be noted that Trent Nervick and Reed Wolf both played for Red tonight too, and they did the White team proud, by playing well in their Varsity debuts.  Friday night was indeed a great time to be a Warrior!

Red Falls to New Trier in a Wild One

The Red team lost 6-3 on Thursday, in a rough and tumble road game against the New Trier Marauders.  The referees were "lettin' em' play," and the hitting was fast and furious, with more than a few extra-curriculars.  New Trier came on strong early, but Josh Becker managed to  answer the call on a feed from his brother.   After New Trier scored a few more, Noah got a goal of his own on a 2 on 1 with Zach Margulis, who drew the attention of the New Trier goalie.  Deerfield's final goal was scored by  defenseman Mason Richter, with Noah getting the assist to cap off a 3-point night.  The boys are right back at it tomorrow night, as they take on an even tougher New Trier Blue team.  Come on out to Wilmette for a Friday night double-header, as the White team plays New Trier Green at 7:35, followed by the Red game at 9:05.  It's a great time to be a Warrior!

Juggernaut Kenosha Defeats White

The White team took the ice Monday night, facing a powerful Kenosha Thunder team, who handed them a tough loss.  Deerfield couldn't get much going in the 1st, and they ended the period with a 4-0 deficit.  Beans buckled down in the 2nd, making some great saves and keeping the Thunder off the board, but Kenosha added 2 more in the 3rd, skating off with a 6-0 win.

Deerfield almost got some offense going when Trent Nervick tried to spring Eli Jacobs with a feed, but Eli just missed breaking through the Kenosha defense.  AJ Friedman also made some nice outlet passes, but Kenosha remained impenetrable through most of the night.  Coach Ted tried to get things going by starting the 3rd period with the powerhouse line of Captain Jack Weiss, Eli, and Trent, but they weren't able to dent the net.

There were some bright spots in the loss, most notably the high school hockey debut of Danny St. John, the younger brother of former DHS standout Matthew St. John.  Danny finally was cleared to play, after suffering a broken arm in January.  Other positives from tonight's game were a couple of huge 1st period hits by Jackson Malk, who also proved his toughness when he got right back up after Kenosha returned the favor in the 2nd period.  Reed Wolf and Ethan Schmidt were also physical presences, and rookie Keegan O'Neal was solid all night on the blue line.

The White team will only have a day to recover, as they take on New Trier Friday night, in Wilmette.  The Red team is back in action on Thursday night, facing off against New Trier's Marauders, in Wilmette.  Between the Red and White teams, DHS has 8 games over the next 7 days, so come out and support both teams.  It's still a great time to be a Warrior!

Red Team ties HP Rivals 3-3

The Red Team returned to action Sunday night after a 6-day layoff, taking on rival Highland Park, before a packed crowd at Glacier Ice Arena.  Some rust was apparent early, as HP jumped out to an early lead, but Deerfield battled back, as Eli Jacobs  scored in his Varsity debut to tie the game at 1, after a nice keep by Sam Shapiro, who got the assist.  Josh Becker then made it 2-1, on a short-handed goal assisted by Zach Margulis, who looked none the worse for wear after playing 4 games in 4 days, in a Showcase tournament in St. Louis.   Judd Blackstone preserved the lead by tying up an HP forward who appeared to have an open side after Alex Richter made a nice save, but HP tied the game early in the 3rd period.  Less than a minute after HP tied the game, Josh netted his second goal of the night, on a feed from his brother Noah, who showed some nice stick work in the corner.  Unfortunately, HP tied the game on a power play goal, and the game ended in a 3-3 tie.  The Red Team has 3 nights off, before they take on New Trier's Marauders on Thursday night in Wilmette, which should be an exciting game.  The White team is in action against Kenosha on Wednesday night at Glacier, so be sure to come out and support them.  It's a great time to be a Warrior!

Red Team Suffers First Defeat of Spring Season

The Red team lost a close game to Notre Dame on Monday night, despite outshooting them by a wide margin.   Deerfield had 2 goals on the night, the first of which was created by Dax Greenberg, as he fed Sam Shapiro, who lit the lamp to tie the game at 1-1.   The Becker brothers combined for Deerfield's second goal, as Noah assisted on Josh's 5th goal of the young season.  Some solid defense from Nate Wolfe and Aaron Rubin kept things close, but Notre Dame scored on a last-second empty netter, sealing the 4-2 loss.  The boys will have the rest of the week to regroup, and then they will take on rival Highland Park on Sunday night, at Glacier.  Puck drop at 6:30 PM, in Vernon Hills.  It's a great time to be a Warrior!

Warrior Train Keeps Rolling

The Red team cruised to its second straight win, with a 5-0 victory against Loyola Maroon.  Rookie netminder Alex Richter got his first high school hockey shutout, with help from a goal by his brother Mason and strong defensive play by blue line stalwart Judd Blackstone.  Freshman Josh Becker started the scoring with a goal 3 minutes in, assisted by 8th grader Tyler Corrigan and veteran Zach Margulis.   Sam Cohen scored in the 2nd on a feed from Noah Becker,  and Miles White netted 2 goals in the 3rd.  Zach and Noah each finished the night with 3 assists.   The Red team takes the ice again on Monday (4/18) against Notre Dame, so tell your friends to come out to Glacier and cheer them on.  It's a great time to be a Warrior!

Another Big White Team Win!

The White Team followed up their win over HP, by turning in another stellar performance against Evanston Monday night.  Eli Jacobs added 3 more goals for a team-high total of 5, while Jackson Malk tallied on a feed from Ethan Schmidt.  Some solid defense from AJ Friedman and Reed Wolf, and a monster hit by Jack Weiss, also played major roles in the 4-3 win, which took place before a home crowd at Glacier Ice Arena.  Last, but definitely not least, Roman "Beans" Ghorbani held off a 3rd period onslaught by Evanston, including stopping a breakaway with 23 seconds left in the game.  Keep up the good work, boys!  It's a great time to be a Warrior!

Warriors off to a great start!

The Warriors had a big  opening weekend of spring hockey.  The Red team opened their season with a 7-1 win over St. Viator, with goals by Margulis, Zimberoff, Noah Becker, Corrigan, and a hat trick by Josh Becker.  The White team rebounded after a tough loss against Evanston Saturday night, with a huge 3-2 win on Sunday over rival Highland Park.  Noah Pockross opened the scoring,  followed by Eli Jacobs (who also scored Saturday night).  Nolan Fettner capped off the scoring by banging in a rebound after a Winicour rush.  Congratulations to both teams!  It's a great time to be a  Warrior!

2021-22 Year-End Video


DHS Hockey Swag Store Open

Show your team spirit with DHS Hockey Swag.   If you order now, you will have it in time for the spring season.    Let's go Warriors!

Starting today, there is a 15% coupon on the DHS SWAG store through the end of February.

Use this coupon code, DeerfieldWarriors15, at checkout.


Spring Hockey Registration is open

Deerfield Hockey is pleased to welcome all our incoming players and all current non-seniors to register for our spring season.   Click the below link to get started.   You can use your current club hockey credentials to log in along with your current USA Hockey number.    For any new players, or those needing a larger jerseys or socks, registration will close on Sunday February 20th.    We will be hosting a jersey fitting at the end of the month on the 26th and 27th, time and location TBD.   Our home ice in spring is at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills.   A first skate skills session will be held Monday March 28th from 8:50 - 10:05 PM, and  player evaluations Wednesday March 30th at the same time.   Home practice/game ice is on Sunday's 6:30 - 7:50 PM, Monday's and Wednesday's 8:50 - 10:05 PM beginning April 3rd.   It is our intent to field two teams including a Varsity and JV.    Jersey numbers are on a first come, first serve basis depending on when you register so don't delay.    This is YOUR opportunity to play for your school and become a Warrior 4 Life.    Remember, it only lasts FOUR years.   #warriorpride


Deerfield Thanks our Educators

The Warriors were happy to invite our teachers to come out and watch a little HS hockey.    They came, they cheered and we appreciated them.    It was a great sign of the relationship Deerfield Hockey maintains with our school.    Thanks so much for all you do to teach and support us.   #warriorpride

IHSHL All Star Game

Deerfield Hockey sent 5 Warriors to the IHSHL North Central All Star Game on Sunday January 23rd.    Representing the White team in the JV division was Josh Becker and Nathan Wolfe.    Josh walked away with the game MVP honors.     Representing the Red Team in the Varsity Champions division were Ryan Cappas and Zach Margulis.     And our final Warrior was Zach Sweet who emceed the entire day by handling the clock, scoresheet, music and announcements.    We are so proud of all of our Warriors to be nominated to this prestigious event.     

Senior Night Montage

A lifetime of memories are captured in a 15 minute montage.  Congrats to all of our seniors.    This is why we play HS hockey.   It only lasts 4 years, but you become a Warrior 4 life!!!



Teacher Night Save the Date Flyer


Rivalry Game Highlights

Deerfield has the best fans.    Thank you Warrior Nation for your support!    This is why you play for your school.   We are Deerfield!


Future Warriors

Are you a current 7th or 8th grade hockey player who is planning to attend Deerfield High School?   You can register now to be a Future Warrior Insider by clicking the link below  You can log in using your existing club's same credentials.   It's a great time to be a Warrior.  


Future Warriors


New Deerfield Hockey Swag Store

Warrior fans check out our new team swag store online by clicking the below link.    It's filled with tons of great items to show team spirit.   Now's the time to shop for the holidays for your player, your family and even future Warriors.    Don't get caught in the cold this winter without new Deerfield Hockey spirit wear by shopping now.


Varsity Halloween Hockey Game

It's gonna be a frightful night for Kenosha as they will face off against the Red team at 6:50 PM, Glacier Ice Arena on Saturday Night October 30th.    Warrior Nation will be in costume to scare the competition and impress their friends.  There should be lots of Ghouls and Goals,  so  don't miss out  this Halloween eve in Vernon Hills.


Halloween Hockey Game


Ad Book Sales are Now CLosed

Deerfield Hockey is proudly accepting advertisements and player well wishes for our 2021-22 Season Program Book.    It has long been a tradition for our great sponsors to show their support of the teams in our annual printed/electronic book while in return our club and loyal fans patronize those business'.   Now is the time to work with your sponsors on their ads and turn in all the required information by the deadline.    Thank you to our club for their efforts and to our generous sponsors for their continued support.   



2021-22 Season Is Underway

Good luck to all the players this season as our 2021-22 regular season begins.   It's time to drop the puck on a memorable year for both our Red and White teams.    Be sure to download our calendar by syncing to your phone or home computer and that way you won't miss a second of exciting Warrior Hockey.   


Preseason Power Skates & Tryouts

It's time to get ready to lace them up for fall.    Our Warrior preseason power skates and try out dates have been posted in the calendar tab.   Check back regularly for updates to the schedule and additional conditioning opportunities.    Groups will be posted prior to each event.    There will be a parent meeting before our tryouts on Tuesday August 31st and the teams first practice will follow the next Thursday.   Get ready for some exciting Warrior Hockey this fall.


Join coach shawn brown for summer on & off ice conditioning

Calling all current, future and past warriors for a chance to train and skate with Deerfield Hockey head varsity coach Shawn Brown this summer.   See the attached flyer for details and dates.    These dates are a great way to get your player ready for fall tryouts.    Don't delay and sign up today.


2021-22 Fall Registration Closed

Warrior Families, we have just opened up our fall registration which you can access by clicking on the link below.   This registration is currently schedule to close on June 1st so that we can finalize all our ice, order uniforms, gear, etc. to be ready for mid August conditioning.  It's very important we have all this information so we can plan accordingly for fall.   So don't delay, and register today!


Season Ending Teams Montage

It's been a great 4 years seniors, we are sad to see you go, but wish you luck in your next endeavors.  #warriors4life


2021 Spring Hockey Details

Welcome to spring hockey at Deerfield HS.   Our website calendar has been updated and you can find all practices and games listed here.  Make a note our spring player evaluation will be held Wednesday March 31st, 9 PM at Glacier Ice Arena.   A brief meeting for new players and parents only will take place at 8:15 PM in the rink.  

If you still need to register your player, please click the link below and follow the instructions.   We look forward to having our teams back on the ice very soon.   


White Team Captures Mini Bubble League Title in Overtime Thriller

It was a great finish to a difficult season as the White team skated to a 2-1 OT win last night over rival Glenbrook South.    The game was knotted a 1 a piece for the last period and a half.   The shifts were long and the players legs were getting tired, until Benji Friedman broke free halfway through the overtime and found the twine to seal the victory.    Congratulations to all the players and coaches on all their efforts, and also to Brett Gerber for taking charge of organizing the playoffs.    #warriors4life


2021 League Champions - Deerfield White


Deerfield Hockey Senior Night

Deerfield Hockey will honor it's seventeen amazing seniors on this special night.    They've put in the time, they've worked hard all these years and now it's time to celebrate their success.    We can't forget to say thanks to their parents for all the sacrifices they made so their children could play hockey, be at practice, travel to tournaments, and of course buy all the gear that they constantly outgrow.    Watch for the live feed and telecast on our Deerfield Hockey Facebook page as fans inside the rink are limited to family only on this occasion.    #warriors4life


2020-21 Deerfield Warrior Senior Class


Rivalry Cup to stay in Deerfield

Despite all the challenges from Covid-19 this season, the Warriors and Giants managed their best to replicate the typically raucus and chippy Rivalry Game that is annually played on Thanksgiving Eve.    As part of our shortened regular season, the two teams agreed to have this league game count as the official  rivalry game for the 2020-21 season.    Then after a gritty performance by the boys in Red, and also finding the twine seven times, the Warriors prevailed by shutting out their district counterparts.    Veteran scorekeeper, announcer and team DJ, Sam Schwartz was on hand to enhance the fan experience in what could be his last time working this game.    The D113 Rivalry is known as the wildest and most exciting night of HS hockey for these two prestigious hockey clubs, and the teams never dissapoint.    Looks like it's still a great time to be a Warrior.    We are Deerfield!


2020-21 Season Program Book

Ad sales are now open for our annual club Program Book.    We are a little behind schedule this year and have extended our deadline again to February 28th for submitting your ad and final payment.    Please be respectful and understanding of all of our past sponsors and future supporters.    We are all doing our best to get through these tough times.    Please use the sales form and specification sheet below when submitting your ad.


Calling All Future Warriors

Want to play for Deerfield High School Hockey someday?    Click the below link to register for our insider newsletter and keep up on all things Warrior Hockey.    We look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming 7th & 8th grade skates.    Go Warriors!


Deerfield Hockey Swag store open

Congratulations to our 2020-21 Warrior Teams.   Want to update your wardrobe with new Deerfield Hockey swag?     The store will remain open and the product will be shipped directly to your home.  Watch for an introductory coupon being emailed to all Warrior families.   Click the link below to shop now.


Deerfield Hockey Covid-19 Procedures

Please see the tab above titled Covid-19 for our Deerfield Hockey Procedures and the attached pre-practice questionaire.


AHAI 2020: A Step Ahead Baseline Testing is Now Open

Deerfield Hockey requires a new test is performed every two years.   The AHAI sponsored testing program is free, but does require registration.   Please click the link below to make sure your test is up to date before the upcoming season.


2020-21 Registration Closes Friday

Warriors, click the link below to register for the upcoming season of Deerfield Hockey.   Friday 8/28 is the last day to register so don't delay.


Safe Sport Training Requirement 2003 or Earlier Birth Years

Please note, if you are a 2003 birth year or earlier, you will be required to take the SafeSport Core Training or Refresher Course prior to participation for the 2020-21 season.   Please click the link below to register and begin the course.   If you do not have a 2020-21 USA Hockey number, you will need to renew that in order to proceed.


Twin Rinks Covid Rules

Players and parents please be aware of the rink rules before coming to Twin Rinks.


Coach Brown's Summer Hockey Camp

Dry land 6:30 pm at Glacier (parking lot in the back)
Tuesdays June 30,
July 7, 14, 21, 28 Aug. 4, 11
On ice 7:30-8:30pm

Dry land 7:10pm at Glacier
Thursdays July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Aug. 6, 13
On ice 8:10-9:10pm
 


Coach Brown's Off Ice Challenge

OFF ICE CHALLENGE: Find a partner (another player/sibling/friend if you can to compete with)

3 sets per day:

  1. 25 Jumping Jacks
  2. 15 push-ups 
  3. Shuttle Run (sprint to 3 objects placed about the length of your driveway and back picking up one object at a time)
  4. 15 burpees 
  5. 1 minute plank
  6. 15 squats
  7. 30 sit-ups/crunches
  8. 1 minute high knees or mountain climbers 
  9. 15 lunges with each leg 
  10. 1:30 jump rope visualization (don’t use a rope, mimic the movement with your hands

White Team Coaching Slate

Please welcome back former Varsity coach, Scott McCandless, as your White team head coach for the upcoming season.   Scott will be joined by former Warrior Alumn and League MVP, Eddie Hein.    We are so excited to have our home grown coaches back and in addition they will get assistance from new coach Ari Aberman, who will assist both the Red and White teams.    Hockey will be back this fall and we are so excited about the team's potential under this staff.  #returntoplay2020


New Hockey Director & Head Coach

Your Board, and especially your coaches committee, has been hard at work searching for the next hockey director/coach for the Warriors.  We have found him and his name is Shawn Brown!   Shawn comes to us with plenty of High School coaching experience, most recently on the bench of New Trier Green.   Prior to NTG, Shawn was the Hockey Directory and Varsity Head Coach at Libertyville/Vernon Hills for 5 years.  He was also the head coach at NT White and Notre Dame for a couple of years prior to that.   In addition to Shawn's extensive coaching resume, he played at a high level as well.  As a youth, Shawn played at CYA for 4 years, 4 years at Loyola and 4 years at Northern Illinois University where he was the Captain for 3.  

Deerfield Hockey is proud to welcome Shawn to the Warrior Family!


Remembering the Good TImes

It was a memorable year for the Red and White teams as they both over achieved their goals.    A special thanks to Steve Becker for putting together this video montage that was shared with the Warriors at our season ending banquet.   

2019-20 Season Recap Montage




Welcome Incoming Warriors

Deerfield Hockey is excited to have seven new players join our roster this spring:  Jackson Frankel, Roman Ghorbani, Dax Greenberg, Ethan Schmidt, Matthew St. John, Jack Weiss and Nate Wolfe.   Be sure to say hello and welcome them to high school hockey.


Season Ending Teams Banquet

Sunday March 8th at 6:00 PM the Warriors will gather one last time this season to honor our teams, our coaches and our parents.   This annual event will be held at Bella Via in Highland Park.    It's a special night, especially for our seniors as we thank them for their contribution to Deerfield Hockey.   It is truly a special night.

blackhawk Cup STate Tournament

Red reaches the sweet 16 and will skate on state ice

Gate fees apply $5 adults, $3 senior, $2 kids

Follow all the High School State Tournament Scores:

Blackhawk Cup  http://www.ahai2.org/bhc/



Skate with the Warriors 12/2/19


White Team Teacher Night 12/12/19

Red Wins District 113 Rivalry Cup


Red Wins District 113 Rivalry Cup 7-1 over HP 11-27-19

White Gets the party started


White wins 5-1 over HP on Rivalry Night 11-27-19


Veterans Day double header

The Warriors and the Giants collided for back to back games to celebrate those who have served our country.     The pregame ceremony included a tribute to the vets in attendance, a puck drop by the Mayor of Deerfield, announcing by Sam Schwartz, and a national anthem.    Special jerseys were created and worn by both teams for this event.    Deerfield Hockey would like to thank all the real Warriors and we dedicate this night to you.    #warriorpride


Deerfield Hockey Service Project

At Cornerstone Community Outreach, the Warriors step up on weekend mornings to help prepare meals for those less fortunate.   The boys give up a little sleep, but work just as hard off the ice when it comes to volunteer work.   Coach Randy leads the charge with this mission to make the world a better place, one meal at a time.   

2019 Deerfield Hockey Teacher Nights

Join the Warriors on Tuesday October 22nd at 7:20 PM as Red plays host to PREP, and we honor our teachers.    Also, come back Thursday December 12th at 7:35 PM as White takes it's turn to thank our amazing teachers.     It's a great time to be a Warrior and an Educator!


New Deerfield Hockey Swag Store

Looking for some holiday gift ideas or a way to show your team spirit?   Check out the below link to our new Team Hockey swag store online.    It's loaded with tons of great items for your player, your family or even a future Warrior.    Don't get left out in the cold without the right team gear this season by shopping today.    

2021 Spring Hockey Registration Now Closed


Shawn Brown Summer Camp 2022

Here are the details for Coach Shawn's summer skates:

Dry land: 7:30 PM at Glacier (parking lot in back);                                      On ice: 8:30-9:40

Mondays: June 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15                            Wednesdays: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10.

$455 for all sessions (1 free session, if you sign up for all of them.)  $35 per session.  (Goalies $30 per session.)

Payment: Cash/Check made out to Shawn Brown, or Venmo @Shawn-Brown-206 (Please put "fun" where it says what this is for.)

Please sign up at psychicehockey@yahoo.com, and include the Player's name and dates attending.

Thank you! 

Coach Brown

The new Ad Book is Here


2021-22 Ad Book Cover Preview

Thank You Sponsors

The above advertising book is a reflection of the community’s support for our Program. We are extremely grateful for this support and ask the entire Warrior family to continue supporting our sponsors. Thank you.


Margulis plays in Showcase

Congratulations to DHS hockey player Zach Margulis, who  represented Illinois in America's showcase, in St. Louis this past April!