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Spring Season Registration will open on 2/21!

Our playoff run is over, and we've yet to play our first state tournament game, but it's time to start thinking about the Spring season!  Registration for the Spring will start on Wednesday, February 21st, and run for 1 week.  Watch this space...

Zimberoff and Richter make All-State!

Congratulations to Dustin Zimberoff and Alex Richter, for being selected to the High School All-State Team!  The All-State game will be played on March 9th, at 5 PM, at Fifth Third Ice Arena.

Schmidt named to Gold Division All-Star Game

Senior Ethan Schmidt received the honor of being named to the Gold Division All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, February 4th, at 1:20 PM, at West Meadows Ice Arena, in Rolling Meadows.  All told, between the Gold Division game; the Championship Division intra-league game; and the North-Central Division v. West Division inter-league game, the Warriors have 7 All Stars.  Congratulations to the players, the coaching staff, and the organization!

Ethan Schmidt was recently chosen to represent DHS in the Gold Division All-Star Game.

Red Team Beats PREP - Finally!

You could excuse Warrior Nation for not being particularly optimistic, heading into Monday night’s game against PREP.  After all, none of the current players on the Red Team had ever beaten the powerhouse combined team, which consists of players from high schools in Prospect, Rolling Meadows, and Elk Grove.  In fact, PREP went undefeated during the last two seasons, and although they have shown some cracks in their armor this season, they still went into Monday night’s contest with an impressive 11-6-3 record.  History aside, DHS had reason to be confident, having played PREP close this season, losing the opener 2-1, and then going down in a shootout last week, in Michigan.  Perhaps the disappointing shootout loss provided the Red Team with some extra incentive, or perhaps they were just tired of losing to the perennial north-central division favorites.  Whatever the reason, the Warriors had had enough. 

Monday night’s game started out as a defensive battle, with neither team being able to dent the net during the first 7 minutes of play.  PREP then struck first, and it seemed like déjà vu all over again.  Then, with 6 and ½ minutes remaining in the 1st period, Josh Becker took a feed from Tyler Corrigan and went streaking up the left wing.  He sent it over to Eli Jacobs, whose shot deflected to Ryan Curry.  Curry, a versatile 2-way player, pounced on the rebound to tie the game at 1.  A couple of minutes later, Josh stole the puck behind the PREP net and fed Keegan O’Neal at the point.  Keegan sent it toward the goal, where a nice deflection by Corrigan put the Warriors out in front, 2-1.  Then, with less than a minute to go in the period, Sam Shapiro won a board battle, taking a hit in the process, but getting the puck over to Josh, behind the net.  Josh fed Corrigan in front, and he one-timed it home, for his second straight goal.

In the 2nd period, it was the famed ZWC line’s turn to create some offense, as Sam Cohen got the puck to Dustin Zimberoff, who led the rush up ice.  Dustin spotted Miles busting toward the net, and after accepting the spot-on pass, the captain deked the PREP netminder and tucked it home, giving the Red Team a 4-1 lead.   The Warriors knew better than to rest on their laurels, especially when PREP scored with 4 minutes left in the period, putting them within 2.   A couple minutes later, Eli won a faceoff to Josh, who took the puck the length of the ice, splitting the defensemen in the process, and beating the PREP goalie to the stick side.  The goal capped off a 4-point night for Josh, who this season has stepped out of the shadow of his older brother, Noah.

The Warriors started the 3rd period with what appeared to be a comfortable 5-2 lead, and thanks to some stellar play from defenseman Aaron Rubin, and the usual superb goaltending from Alex Richter, the score remained 5-2 for the next 11 minutes.  PREP then scored on a breakaway, and all the momentum shifted to the visitors.  They started peppering Alex with shots, but the Vezina Trophy candidate was up to the task.  Reed Wolf, who almost scored a goal earlier in the game, despite being known as a stay-at-home defenseman, helped kill off a late PREP power play, and the Warriors were finally able to remove the monkey from their collective backs.

With the win, DHS leap-frogged over Highland Park in the standings, and if they can somehow manage to defeat the highly skilled Libertyville IceCats on Wednesday, they will be back in second place.  After they take on the IceCats, the Red Team will finish the regular season Sunday night, when they take on New Trier Blue, at Northshore Ice Arena.  The White Team’s two final games are Wednesday night against Loyola, and then Thursday night against the Chicago Central Romans.  Good seats are still available for all remaining games.

2 Warriors Named to Intra-League All-Star Game!

Sam Shapiro and Tyler Corrigan will represent DHS in the North-Central division's Intra-League All-Star Game.

Junior Sam Shapiro and Sophomore Tyler Corrigan will represent Deerfield in the IHSHL's North-Central Division Intra-League Varsity All-Star Game, which will take place on February 4th, at 3 PM, at West Meadows Ice Arena.  All told, between the Inter-League and Intra-League All-Star Games, the Warriors will have 6 players  competing.  Congratulations to Shaps, Corrie, and the Warriors!

Warriors represent in MLK Tournament!

Helen may not have been in Troy this weekend, but the Red Team was, as both they and the White Team represented in their respective Michigan MLK tournaments.  The Red Team came within inches of winning their second straight tournament, while the White Team went 2-2 and ended the tournament with a measure of vengeance, defeating the USA Patriots 6-2, after succumbing to them in the opening game of the tournament.

The Red Team entered the Motor City first, and promptly made their presence felt, by beating the West Niagara Flying Aces, a Canadian team known for their size and physical play.  The BSJ line led the way, with Eli Jacobs and Josh Becker picking up 4 points each, and winger Sam Shapiro notching 3, in route to a 6-3 win.  Sophomore defenseman Keegan O’Neal also had a big game, not only patrolling the blue line, but also contributing 3 assists in the win.  Tyler Corrigan, Sam Cohen, and Nate Wolfe also picked up a point each in the opener, while Ryan Curry was a physical force, and Zach Winicour was steady all night on the blue line.

In Game 2, the Red Team took on the Talbot Trail Blazers, who hail from Essex, Ontario, across the river from Detroit.  The Trail Blazers were no match for DHS, who controlled the play all night and came away with an 8-0 win.  There were numerous stars in the game, none of whom shined brighter than Roman “Beans” Ghorbani, who backstopped the win and earned his first shutout of the season.  Josh Becker had his first hat trick of the season and finished with a 5-point night, while Sam Shapiro had 4 points, Eli Jacobs had 3, and Dustin Zimberoff, Aaron Rubin, and Keegan O’Neal each had 2 points.  Miles White, Sam Cohen, Reed Wolf, Zach Winicour, and Jackson Malk also had points in the lopsided win. 

Game 3 against Glenbard, a combined-school team consisting of students from Glen Ellyn and Lombard, proved to be a much tougher contest, but the Warriors were up to the challenge, thanks in no small measure to the excellent goaltending of Alex Richter.  “Tech” limited the vaunted Glenbard offense to 2 goals, setting the stage for a 5-2 Deerfield victory.  Dustin Zimberoff led the offense with a goal and an assist, while Aaron Rubin picked up 2 assists from the blue line.  Josh Becker also had a goal and an assist, and the captain, Miles White, scored on an impressive coast-to-coast rush.  Eli Jacobs and Sam Shapiro also notched a goal each, and Reed Wolf and Keegan O’Neal each picked up an assist.  Alex was awarded his 3rd assist of the season on Eli’s goal, and his 3 assists are the most by a Deerfield goalie since 2019.

The Warriors knew that Sunday’s championship game against PREP, a 4-school conglomerate who also entered the game with a perfect 3-0 record, would be their toughest contest.  The atmosphere was tense, and it remained so, even after Josh Becker opened the scoring, capitalizing on a rare PREP miscue.  PREP scored the next 2 goals, but Dustin Zimberoff evened the score, assisted by defensemen Aaron Rubin and Zach Winicour.  After PREP regained the lead, Josh scored on a breakway, having been sprung by Tyler Corrigan and Keegan O’Neal.  PREP again went out in front, and they held a 4-3 lead with 1:19 left in the game, when Deerfield was awarded a penalty shot, due to a PREP player throwing his stick at the puck.  All eyes were on Dustin, as he methodically made his way toward the PREP net.  Zimbo dipsy-doodled until the PREP netminder committed, and he then pulled the puck back and fired it home, tying the game and sending it into overtime.  Alex kept PREP at bay in OT, and the game headed to a shootout.  Alex managed to stop the first 2 out of 3 PREP shooters, but unfortunately, the Warriors were not able to convert on any of their chances, and PREP took home the coveted trophy.  Despite the heartbreaking loss, Deerfield should be proud of their 2nd-place finish against some very tough competition.

The White Team did not finish quite as high as the Red Team, but they played well, especially after a 6-3 travel day loss to a well-rested USA Patriots team.  Brody Siegel scored the Warriors’ first goal, with assists going to Danny St. John and AJ Friedman.  Ethan Schmidt netted the second goal, assisted by McKinley Houston and Noah Pockross.  The "Pocket Rocket" and Schmitty then reversed roles, with the former scoring the 3rd goal, and the latter getting the assist.

The Warriors achieved a better result in Game 2, eking out a 5-4 victory, which featured stellar goaltending by Freshman Nathan Curry, good defense and physical play by Cole Childers, and a hat trick by Max Chudnovsky.  Chud ended up with a 4-point night, as he and Simon Willis assisted on a goal by Alex "Mac" McManamna.  Mac, Schmitty, McKinley, and Nolan “Fetzky” Fettner all had 2-point nights, while AJ and Big Brandon Brown also had assists in the win.

The White Team did not fare as well in Game 3, against Evanston, losing 4-2 to their near-northside neighbors.  The first DHS  goal was scored by Chud, assisted by Mac and the Pocket Rocket, and the second goal was scored by Schmitty, with assists going to Fettzky and McKinley.

In their final game of the tournament, the White Team took on the Patriots for a second time.  A good night’s sleep proved to do the trick, as the Warriors got their revenge, with a 6-2 win.  Nathan Curry was again sensational in net, and defenseman Will Battaglia had a monster game, notching a goal and 2 assists.  Jackson Malk, running on fumes after a 4-game stint with the Red Team, dug deep and managed a goal and an assist.  Schmitty, the Pocket Rocket, Simon Willis, and Graham Nervick rounded out the goal-scoring, with Graham also showing some late-game grit, resulting in him spending 4 minutes in the sin bin.  Chud had 2 helpers in the game, and additional assists went to Jason Lubeck, Mac, McKinley, and Fettzky.

Both teams will get some practice time in this week, before the Red Team returns to the ice in a big game against rival Highland Park, Saturday night (1/20), at Twin Rinks.  The White Team's next game is next Tuesday night (1/22), against the Libertyville IceCats, at Glacier Ice Arena.  Come out and support your Warriors!

The Red Team celebrates one of its wins, in Troy Michigan, over MLK weekend.

The White team celebrates Teacher Night, before Tuesday night's game against Highland Park.

4 Warriors named to IHSHL Travel All Star Team!

Alex, Josh, Miles, and Dustin pose with Aaron Rubin's disembodied glove, in celebration of making the IHSHL North-Central All Star team.

The All Star Selection Committee for the Illinois High School Hockey League's north-central division recently selected its slate of All Stars, who will take on the top players from the Illinois West league.  Out of the 13 teams in the north-central's top-tiered Champions Division, Deerfield will be sending the most players - 3 forwards and a goalie - to the game, which will take place on March 8th, at 8 PM, at West Meadows Ice Arena, in Rolling Meadows.  Congratulations to Josh Becker, Dustin Zimberoff, Miles White, and Alex Richter, for being selected to represent the north-central division.

This is the second year of the "east-west" game format, and the rivalry between the two divisions has already made the event a must-see classic.  Warrior fans are encouraged to come out and support the north-central division team, and to cheer on the DHS All Stars.  For more information and the full roster of north-central All Stars, click on the link below.

In addition to the inter-division travel All Star game, there will also be an intra-division north-central All Star game, which will take place on February 4th, also at West Meadows.  Players for that game have not yet been selected, so watch this space for updates.

DHS Hockey gives back to their community, on and off the ice.

The Warriors give back to their community, delivering goods for local senior citizens, so they will be comfortable during the holidays.

Teacher Appreciation Night

Thank you to all the teachers and staff that came out for Teacher Appreciation Night. DHS Hockey appreciates you!

Captain Miles White takes the draw, as math Teacher Kaitlin Geissler drops the ceremonial first puck, on Teacher Appreciation Night.

Red Team Defeats 1st Place Chicago North

Perhaps it was due to the motivational tactics of new head coach, Will Dodge.  Or perhaps they didn't want to be shown up by the White Team, who are riding a 3-game win streak and playing their best hockey of the season.  Or maybe they simply had something to prove, after their subpar play in the last 3 games.  Whatever the reason, the Red Team turned in one of their best efforts of the season Monday night, skating away with a convincing 5-1 win over division-leading Chicago North.

Chicago North, who sits atop the Championship Division of the IHSHA's north-central conference, is a combined team, fielding players from 8 different high schools, Lane Tech and DePaul Prep among them.  They boasted a 15-2-1 record going into Monday night's play, and they were the heavy favorites.  DHS apparently did not get the memo.

The Warriors came charging out of the gate, as the BSJ line scored 50 seconds into the game, and then added another one 30 seconds later.  Sam Shapiro scored the opener, assisted by Josh Becker, and Josh netted the second goal of the shift, assisted by Eli Jacobs.  Eli has been on a tear of late, averaging nearly a point per game in the second half of the season.

After DHS's 2-goal adrenaline rush started to fade, it looked as if the momentum might shift to the visitors.  Chicago North started peppering the Deerfield cage with shots, but phenom goalie Alex Richter would not yield.  Alex showed why he is considered the league's top goaltender, turning away numerous point-blank shots, and frustrating the north siders at every turn.  The dynamic duo of Alex and Roman "Beans" Ghorbani in net is a big reason that DHS is now nipping at Chicago North's heels in the standings.

In the second period, the BSJ line picked up where they left off, when Eli lit the lamp just 58 seconds after the opening faceoff, with Josh getting the assist for his third point of the game.  Chicago North finally managed to dent the net midway through the period, bringing them to within 2.  That would be all they would get, as Alex was perfect the rest of the night, turning away a total of 41 shots.  Alex was also aided by some outstanding defensive play from alternate captain Aaron Rubin, the first underclassman since 2018 to wear a letter on his jersey.  Keegan O'Neal and Zach Winicour also turned in solid performances on the blue line.

Deerfield entered the third period up 3-1, and they readied themselves for what they knew was going to be an all-out attack from Chicago North.  Dustin Zimberoff set the tone, tickling the twine early in the period, with assists going to the Warriors' two elder statesmen, Miles White and Nate Wolfe.  Miles, a crafty centerman, and Nate, a versatile defenseman, are also the team's two fastest skaters, and their speed and skill were on display throughout the game.

With DHS maintaining their 4-1 lead late in the third period, the Warrior faithful started to relax a bit.  Things then got a little tense, however, when Chicago North went on the powerplay and pulled their goalie.  Alex held them at bay for the first minute of the 6 on 4 disadvantage, and Dustin then launched a long-range empty netter, putting the game away and sealing the improbable 5-1 win.

Things do not get any easier for the Red Team, as they take on 3rd place Evanston Thursday night (12/14), at Twin Rinks.  This will be a key contest, as the Wildkits trail DHS by 2 points in the standings, but they have 2 games in hand.  The Warriors will honor their teachers before the game, and they hope to impress them with a big "Teacher Appreciation Night" win.  Rumor has it that Student Activities Director, Brian Verisario, will be attending the game, as well.  The festivities start at 7:15 PM, so come out and cheer on the Warriors, and say hi to the DHS staff!

White Team Wins Third In a Row

The White Team is on a roll, having won 3 straight games, and 4 out of their last 5.  They completed the trifecta on Saturday, by defeating the Renegades before a stunned crowd at Center Ice, in Glen Ellyn.  The Renegades, a conglomerate of 4 different high schools from the western suburbs, had only lost once in their previous 10 games, and they had not lost on home ice since September 24th. 

Deerfield struck early, when AJ Friedman corralled the puck in his own zone, and sent an outlet pass to Noah Pockross. The "Pocket Rocket" then took it up ice and dished to McKinley Houston.  Houston did not have a problem, as he walked in and beat the Renegade netminder top shelf, from close range.  

The Warriors added an insurance goal early in the 3rd, when AJ led the rush up ice and then won a board battle behind the net, getting the puck to Preston Sanders.  The freshman forward's backhander from a tough angle was stopped, but the puck then squirted to McKinley, who was waiting behind the net.  McKinley's return pass to Preston threaded the needle, and the former Falcon, recently obtained on waivers from the Israeli league, buried it for his 9th goal in 7 games.

Nathan Curry was sensational in net, sealing the victory  and earning his first shutout of the season.  The win keeps DHS in the playoff hunt.  

The White Team will get some practice time in over the next week, before they hit the books and get ready for final exams.  Their next game will be after winter break, when they take on rival Highland Park, at Twin Rinks, on January 9th.

The Red Team has not fared quite as well as the White Team lately, having managed to salvage only 2 out of a possible 6 points, in their last 3 games.   Notwithstanding this recent slide, their 10-4-4 record in league play remains impressive, and they are currently in 3rd place in the north-central division of the IHSHL. 

The Red Team has 2 more games before the break, and they will have their work cut out for them.  They take on 1st place Chicago North, on Monday (12/11), and they will then battle 2nd place Evanston, on Thursday (12/14).   Good seats are still available for both games, which will take place at Twin Rinks, in Buffalo Grove.

The Warriors welcomed their junior high prospects, at "Skate with the Warriors" night.

Thank you to everyone who came out to "Skate with the Warriors!" It was a great night, and we can't wait to welcome everyone to our program over the next few years!

White Team Back in the Win Column

The White Team had been slumping a bit, heading into Tuesday Night's home contest against the D211 Chiefs.  The slump is now officially over.  Backstopped by freshman goaltender Nathan Curry,  whose play has been stellar, despite the team's recent cold streak, DHS defeated the Chiefs 4-2, leap-frogging over them and Highland Park in the standings, and putting themselves only one game out of a playoff spot - at least for the time being. 

Jackson Malk started things off with a workmanlike goal, halfway through the 1st period.  Jackson, one of the more physical players on the team, pounced on his own rebound to light the lamp on a powerplay.  After the Chiefs tied it early in the 2nd, McKinley Houston put the Warriors back in front, with a tally assisted by veteran defenseman, AJ Friedman.  Two minutes after McKinley's go-ahead goal, freshman Simon Willis, whom the organization expects big things from in the years to come, netted his first goal of the season, on a nice feed from blueliner Cole Childers.  What Childers lacks in size, he makes up in grit, and word is already spreading throughout the league about his physical play.

In the 3rd period, the Chiefs cut the Warrior lead in half,  but that lasted only 45 seconds, before Preston Sanders - obtained by  DHS at the trade deadline - put the Warriors ahead 4-2, sealing the win.  Preston's goal was assisted by freshmen Edwin Houston and Alex McManamna.

The White Team will be back on home ice on Saturday, 12/2, at 4:30 PM, to take on Fox Valley.  They will have their work cut out for them, as Fox Valley has only lost one league game this season, boasting a 7-1-3 record.  The Red Team's next game is Thursday night, 11/30, when they face off against BGHW, at Twin Rinks.  The Red Team asks Warrior Nation to fill the seats for that game, as the Buffalo Grove faction of BGHW is expected to come out en masse, given their geographical proximity to the rink.

Red Team Wins Rivalry Game

After suffering ignominious defeats in the last two rivalry games, the Red Team skated away with a thrilling come-from-behind win before a standing-room only crowd, in this year's Thanksgiving Eve contest against their lakefront neighbors.  Things looked bleak when Highland Park opened the scoring late in the first period and then held a 2-0 lead late in the second.  Sam Shapiro got DHS on the board with 3 minutes to go in the period, with assists going to Josh Becker and Aaron Rubin.  A minute later, Tyler Corrigan let go a blistering 40-foot wrist shot through traffic to tie the score at 2, with assists going to Sam Cohen and Dustin Zimberoff.

The Warriors' late second period surge brought life to their fans, but the euphoria was short-lived, as HP scored halfway through the third to crawl back on top.  The atmosphere was tense as the clock whittled away, but Deerfield got the equalizer with 4 minutes to go, when Eli Jacobs lit the lamp on a feed from Josh Becker.  Zach Winicour also assisted on the goal.

The Warrior win almost came at a heavy price, when star forward Dustin Zimberoff was cross-checked to the ice late in the second period, and remained there for several minutes.  But in true Deerfield hockey fashion, Dustin returned in the third period, and just 34 seconds after Eli's dramatic game-tying goal, he netted the game-winner.  The goal, which was assisted by Sam Shapiro, was Dustin's 21st of the season.

The White Team did not fare as well, falling to the Giants by a score of 5-2.  Max Chudnovsky and AJ Friedman had the Warrior goals, with the assists going to Will Battaglia and rookie Preston Sanders.  Preston has breathed new life into the White Team since they obtained his rights from the Israeli Elite Hockey League, several weeks ago.  AJ's play was no doubt inspired by his father's stirring pre-game rendition of the National Anthem. 

Both teams will get a chance to eat some turkey and have some rest and relaxation, before the White Team returns to the ice on 11/28, to take on the D211 Chiefs.  The Red Team will be back in action on 11/30, when they will try to complete the season sweep against BGHW.  Both games will be on home ice, so come on out to Twin Rinks and support your Warriors!

The Red Team celebrates their Rivalry Game win against HP.

DHS Phenom goalie ties Chicago North

Alex Richter gets a short breather, as the play leaves the DHS zone.

The Red Team knew they were in for a tough night, when they entered Heartland Arena to face 1st place Chicago North, who is ranked 5th in the state, and who entered Wednesday night's contest with an 11-1 record in league play.  To make matters worse, they have outscored their opponents 90-20 this season, and they have 46 more goals then the next-highest team.  None of that phased junior Alex Richter, who was calm and cool all night in the net, and who showed why he is considered the league's top goalie, turning away 34 of 35 shots, while backstopping DHS to an improbable 1-1 tie against their much-feared opponent.

Alex faced an early onslaught, and he made save after save, leaving the home team wondering what they had to do to put one past him.  Alex stopped everything that came his way in the first half of the game, including breakaways, deflections, odd-man breaks, and point blank shots, which allowed the Warriors to actually jump out to a 1-0 lead, 5 minutes into the second period.  Some hard work by Sam Cohen and Sam Shapiro resulted in the puck deflecting to the front of the Chicago North goal, where junior Dustin Zimberoff pounced on it for his 18th goal of the season.

It took 22 minutes for the home team to finally solve Alex, and that one bit of daylight was all they got for the evening.  When the final buzzer sounded, "Tech," as Alex's teammates call him, received a standing ovation from both sides of the aisle, as DHS skated away with a much-needed point, leap-frogging past the IceCats into 3rd place, behind only Chicago North and Evanston.  The Warriors take on Evanston next Saturday night (11/18), on the main rink of the new and sparkling Robert Crown Ice Arena.  Good seats are still available, and Deerfield fans  are encouraged to attend, as the Wildkit fans usually show up en masse for Saturday night games.

If you can't wait until 11/18 to get your fix of DHS Hockey, then Mt. Prospect Ice Arena, where the White Team takes on PREP Gold Friday night (11/10), at 8:40 PM, is just a short 15-minute drive away.  The Red Team also takes on the Barrington Broncos, on Wednesday (11/15), at 7:20 PM, in Crystal Lake.

Red Team Wins the Gopher State Tournament for 2nd Straight Year!

The DHS Varsity Hockey Team stormed into Minnesota this weekend, and skated away as Champions of the Gopher State Outdoor Veterans Cup Tournament, for the second straight year.  Despite being short-handed due to illness and injury, DHS gutted it out and won the Championship game against the Belvidere Fury, who had gone undefeated in their first 4 tournament games.  Congratulations, boys!

The Red Team proudly displays its banner, after its second straight tournament victory in Minnesota.

The Red Team celebrates its championship win under the stars, after the final buzzer sounds at the Gopher State Outdoor Veterans Cup Tournament.

Red and White Teams on a roll!

Both teams are cruising along. The Red Team is 4-1 in league play, and the White Team is now undefeated in the last 5 days, after defeating rival Highland Park 3-1, on Wednesday night.

The White Team celebrates after a big victory against rival, Highland Park.

DHS Hockey is back!

Both teams will be back on the ice for a series of practices this week, while also undergoing extensive training for Sunday's Car Wash/BBQ.  Bring your cars to the DHS parking lot between 10 AM and 2 PM on 9/10, where for only $10 your car will become glistening clean.  And for a few extra dollars, you can get a hot dog or hamburger to boot!

The Red Team then opens its season on the road on 9/13, taking on New Trier White, in Winnetka.  The home opener is the following night, at 8:50 PM against Lake Forest, at Twin Rinks.  The White Team opens its season at home on 9/18, when they take on PREP, at 7:40 PM.  Get in on the action from the beginning!

Red Team Ends Spring Season with 5-2 Win over New Trier White

The Red Team ended the Spring season with a bang Monday night, defeating New Trier White on Trevian ice, and finishing the season with an impressive 7-5-1 record. 

DHS got things going 4 minutes into the game, when Reed Wolf, from the defensive zone, spotted Dustin Zimberoff streaking through the neutral zone.  The stretch pass connected, and Dustin cruised in and scored on the ensuing breakaway.  Later in the 1st period, Dustin fed Tyler Corrigan, who worked a nice give-'n-go with Miles White, before tallying the game's second goal. 

New Trier managed to cut the lead in half early in the 2nd, but the Warriors came charging back after New Trier took an ill-advised penalty.   Deerfield had good puck possession on the powerplay, and when Miles was able to elude his man in front, Corrigan's pass was spot on.  Whitey buried it to reclaim the 2-goal lead, and that was how the period ended.

In the 3rd, Miles fed Dustin for another Warrior goal, making it a 3-point night for each player.  Sam Shapiro closed out the scoring a few minutes later on a nice feed from Aaron Rubin, sealing the 5-2 victory for Deerfield.

While the Red Team had things well in hand in Wilmette, things were a bit more dicey 20 miles to the north, where the White Team came within inches of defeating New Trier's JV Blue team, at Glacier.  Regulation ended in a 2-2 deadlock, thanks to a pair of goals by rising star, McKinley Houston.  Brody Siegel and Alex McManamna assisted on McKinley's first goal, and Big Brandon Brown and Miles Goldman got the helpers on the second one.

The atmosphere in Vernon Hills was tense when the game went into a shootout, and things looked promising when Noah Pockross lit the lamp after putting a nice move on the New Trier netminder.  Unfortunately, the Pocket Rocket's goal wasn't enough, and New Trier eked out a shootout win, scoring on 2 of their 5 chances.

The fact that the Red Team ended their season winning 3 out of their last 4 games, combined with the White Team playing neck and neck with the powerhouse New Trier Blue team, is cause for optimism, and it bodes well for the coming Fall season.  Both teams will now hit the books for final exams, and they will then take in a little rest and relaxation before getting back on the ice for Coach Shawn's summer skates. 

We'll see everyone in the Fall!

Nate Wolfe looks on as Keegan O'Neal heads toward a loose puck, in the season-ending win against New Trier White.

Depleted Red Team Comes Up Short on Prom Night

It's not easy facing your cross-town rivals at full strength, let alone when you're missing two of your top players.  But that was the situation the Red Team found themselves in against Highland Park  Saturday night, when they were missing veteran Miles White and budding young superstar, Tyler Corrigan.  Despite the less than ideal circumstances, the Warriors showed a lot of heart, and Alex "Tech" Richter's great goaltending kept them in the hunt.  There were some other bright spots as well, including the return of Sam Cohen to the lineup and a breakthrough performance by Reed Wolf on defense, but there was no Prom Night fairytale ending for Deerfield. 

DHS got off to a rough start, and after a few lapses at both ends of the ice, the Giants had a 2-0 lead at the end of the 1st period.  The Warriors finally got something going two minutes into the 2nd, after an HP defender overskated the puck.  It appeared that the miscue was going to result in a breakaway for Josh Becker, but when the Giant blueliner tripped him out of desperation, Dustin Zimberoff grabbed the biscuit and headed up ice.  Josh got up and joined the play, and Dustin, after drawing the defenseman to him, fed Josh in front of the goal.  Josh's one-timer was stopped by J.C. Aguilar, a former classmate who was terrific all night in the Giants' net, but for the second straight game, Josh was able to bang in his own rebound. 

Highland Park scored the next two goals, and it looked like things might get out of hand, but with 5 minutes left in the 2nd, the Giants got caught in a bad change, allowing Dustin to bank the puck off the boards to Sam Shapiro.  Shap, who had missed 3 of the previous 4 games with an undisclosed injury, used his fresh legs to beat everyone to the puck, and he then cut to the center and tucked it home, bringing DHS to within 2.  

Things got interesting again midway through the 3rd, when Josh intercepted a Giants clearing attempt and, after getting around a defender, sent it over to a waiting Ryan Curry.  Curry lit the lamp, making it a one-goal game.  Tech kept the Giants at bay for the rest of the game, but by that point the short bench took its toll on DHS, and there wasn't much left in the tank.  HP added an empty net goal, and the Warriors succumbed, 5-3.

The Red Team hopes to go out with a bang, as they wrap up their Spring season Monday night on the road, against New Trier White.  The White Team gets their shot at Highland Park on Sunday, and they also wrap up their season on Monday Night, when they host New Trier's JV Blue team, at Glacier.  Big crowds are expected at all of the remaining games, so fans are encouraged to arrive early.

The Pocket Rocket, J. Malk, and Corrie Corrigan prove that hockey players are the best all-around athletes, as they celebrate a win in lacrosse.

Red Team Beats Lake Forest 6-3

The Red Team took on their neighbors to the north Wednesday night, and they came away with their second straight win, beating Lake Forest, 6-3.   The Warriors scored early and often, starting with a goal in the first minute of play.  Aaron Rubin was the spark, as he fed Miles White in the defensive zone.  Miles then spotted Dustin Zimberoff at the red line, and the stretch pass connected, springing Dustin for the breakaway goal.   

Miles got things going again midway through the 1st period, when he fed Dustin behind the Lake Forest goal.  Dustin sent the puck to AJ Friedman on the blue line, and the sophomore defenseman let go a  rocket.  The Lake Forest netminder made a nice save, but he couldn't control the rebound, and Zimbo pounced on it, for his second straight goal. 

DHS wrapped up the 1st period scoring when Keegan O'Neal came away from a scrum with the puck on his stick, and he threaded the needle to a streaking Josh Becker.  Josh toe dragged the Lake Forest defenseman at the top of the circle, and then ripped a 15-footer past the goalie, giving the Warriors a 3-2 lead.

DHS struck first in the 2nd period, when Ethan Schmidt won a race to the puck and, after sidestepping a hit, headmanned it up to Ryan Curry.  The freshman got around a defenseman and, from the bottom of the circle, hit Josh in front of the net.  J. Becks made a quick move and then buried it for his second straight goal.  A few minutes later, as the Warriors were working on killing off a 2-man disadvantage, Josh stole the puck at the blue line and took it all the way in, scoring on a breakaway to complete the natural hat trick.

The Warriors added some insurance late in the 2nd, when Miles hit Aaron with a cross-ice pass.  The freshman defenseman saw nothing but daylight, as he took it up the left-wing boards and let go a blazing wrist shot from the dot, notching his second point of the night.  Aaron's goal ended the scoring, and after some solid goaltending from Roman "Beans" Ghorbani, the Warriors skated away with an impressive 6-3 victory. 

Both teams head east this weekend, as the Red Team takes on the Highland Park Giants Saturday night at Centennial, and the White team will ride the caboose in on Sunday afternoon.  Both games should be very entertaining, as DHS will be looking to even the score with their crosstown rivals.  Good seats are still available.


Red Team Defeats Evanston 4-1

The Red team skated away with a big win over the Evanston Wildkits Saturday night, getting some revenge against their longtime divisional foe.  Evanston, who has given the Warriors fits over the last few years, came into Glacier as the heavy favorite, especially after having won an early Spring contest, 6-2.   DHS did not let that history faze them, and after a somewhat sluggish start, they stepped up their game and took home a 4-1 victory.

After a scoreless 1st period, Freshman phenom Tyler Corrigan started the scoring early in the 2nd, after the puck fluttered on the Evanston goalie as he was trying to clear it.  Corrigan stole the puck and, from a tough angle, somehow managed to find the corner of the net.  That goal gave Deerfield some momentum, and they struck again less than 2 and a half minutes later.

Deerfield's second goal came as Trent Nervick pressured the Evanston defenseman at the Warrior's blue line, allowing Miles White to steal the puck and take it for a solo rush up the left wing side.  Whitey let go a blazing wrist shot from the dot, beating the Evanston goalie glove-side, to make it 2-0.  The Wildkits managed to pull within one late in the period, but Alex Richter, who has been superb all season, kept Evanston off the scoresheet for the rest of the night.

In the 3rd period, sophomore Sam Shapiro let his presence be known, after missing the last few games with an undisclosed injury.  After Keegan O'Neal rang the puck around the boards, Shap corralled it and spotted Josh Becker in front. Evanston's netminder made a nice save on the initial one-timer, but Josh poked home his own rebound to give Deerfield a 3-1 lead.

The Warriors got some added insurance late in the 3rd, when Miles stole the puck from an Evanston defenseman and led the charge up ice.  His shot was stopped, but Shapiro was waiting at the doorstep, and he pounded home the rebound to close out the scoring.  The win brought the Red Team back over .500, as they are now 5-4-1 for the Spring.

On the other side of town, the White Team did not fare as  well, losing 8-1 to Evanston's lauded JV team.  The White Team's only goal was a pretty one, scored by 8th grader McKinley Houston, on a nice feed from Noah Pockross.  The "Pocket Rocket" showed good patience from behind the net, waiting for a lane to open up.  When it did, he put the puck on McKinley's tape, and "Houston did not have a problem" putting it into the far side of the Evanston goal.  

The White Team will have a week off to regroup, before they take on the Giants in Highland Park, next Sunday afternoon.  The Red Team is back in action this Wednesday night, as they take on the formidable Lake Forest Scouts, at Glacier.

Trent 'n Beans Catapult Red Team to Victory over GBS

It sounds like a canned lunch from Chef Boyardee, but Trent and Beans shared "star of the game" honors Tuesday night, as both boys turned in magnificent performances to get the Red Team back on track, after disappointing losses against New Trier and Highland Park, and a lackluster tie against St. Viator.  The first period ended without any scoring, but early in the 2nd period, DHS's Josh Becker batted a puck out of mid air and poked it past a Titan defenseman.  With the goalie and the other defenseman focusing on Josh, he slid it over to a waiting Trent Nervick, who tallied the game's first goal.

DHS's second goal came after some good puck movement, starting with Josh carrying the puck into the GBS zone, and then winning a board battle to get the puck to Trent.  Trent then gave it to Reed Wolf at the point, and the sophomore defenseman rang it around the boards, where it was collected by Dustin Zimberoff.  Zimbo completed the cycle by bringing it out front and going top shelf.  

Miles White led the charge on DHS's third goal, with a speedy rush up ice and a nice move to get around the defenseman.  His shot was deflected wide, but as GBS started their breakout, Trent picked the defenseman's pocket and gave it back to Miles.   Miles then fed Tyler Corrigan with a no-look backhand pass, and "Corrie" one-timed it home.  Trent's assist marked his third point of the game, as he notched a point on all 3 Deerfield goals.

It was good to see the reappearance of the Warrior offense, after having managed only 2 goals in their previous 3 games, but the real story, other than Trent's 3-point night, was the goaltending of Roman "Beans" Ghorbani.  With Alex Richter unavailable for the night, Beans knew that an off night was not an option, and he did not disappoint.  Pucks were flying at him from every angle, and he made save after save,  including several on rebounds, when he seemed to be down and out after having made a first save on the opposite side of the net.  Beans was peppered all night, and the only goal he gave up was on a GBS breakaway late in the game.  By that time the story was all but written, and the Warriors skated off with their fourth victory of the Spring. 

The Red Team is now 4-3-1, as they look forward to their rematch against New Trier Blue, Monday night at Glacier.  On Tuesday, it's the White Team's turn to take on Glenbrook South, as they head to the beautiful new Glenview Community Ice Center.  Warrior fans will be looking for a victory, and they will also be hoping  that Glenview's in-rink Joe Donuts will be open for business that night.  Come cheer them on and find out!

Red Team Falls Flat Against HP

The Red Team took on their rivals from Highland Park Wednesday night, and turned in a dismal performance, managing only 1 goal.   Alex Richter managed to fend off an early Highland Park onslaught, but the Giants opened the scoring with 6 minutes left in the first period.  DHS evened it up 17 seconds later, when Tyler Corrigan batted an HP clearing attempt out of mid-air.  He then made a nifty backhand pass to Miles White, who scored.   The game remained tied at 1 apiece until HP scored on a re-direction, in the last minute of play.  DHS hopes to rebound from its lackluster performance, when they take on St. Viator Sunday night, in Mt. Prospect.

The graduating seniors came to cheer on their former teammates, in Wednesday's disappointing loss to HP.

Curry Shines in JV Loss to New Trier

The White Team fell to New Trier White on Monday night, but the story of the game was rookie goalie, Nathan Curry.  Curry, an 8th grader who looked like a wily veteran, turned away shot after shot, keeping his team in the hunt early.  The young netminder made acrobatic saves with his glove, pads, and blocker, as he stopped a breakaway, a 2 on 1, and a close-range deflection - and that was all in the first 4 minutes of the game.   Curry also kept New Trier at bay during a 5 on 3 power play, and his stellar play allowed the first period to end in a scoreless tie.  

The Trevians finally solved Curry halfway through the 2nd period, on a bang bang play with an open man in front.  They eventually added another before the period came to a close.   By the 3rd, the Warriors had little left in the tank, and New Trier netted 3 more, to wrap up a 5-0 victory.

DHS did have a few highlights other than Curry's goaltending, including defenseman Will Battaglia breaking up a 2 on 1 with a good stick, and Ethan Schmidt somehow intercepting a centering pass  from behind the net to a Trevian forward camped out in front, preventing a New Trier scoring chance in the process. 

On the offensive side of the ledger, although DHS was not able to dent the net, big Brandon Brown created some open ice for his teammates by throwing his weight around, and 8th grader McKinley Houston showed a willingness to take a hit to make a play.  The Warriors' best scoring opportunity came with 3 and a half minutes left in the 3rd, when Danny St. John knocked a man off the puck and charged up ice.  He then put it on McKinley's tape, and the rookie let go a laser beam, but he was robbed by the New Trier goalie.  

The White Team will have a chance to regroup, as they will get some practice time in before taking on Evanston at home, Sunday night.  The Red Team is back in action Wednesday night, taking on rival Highland Park, at Glacier.

Red Defeats New Trier

The Red Team turned in a stellar performance Monday night, besting New Trier White, 6-2.   Roman "Beans" Ghorbani was outstanding in net, holding Isaac Goldstein and his New Trier teammates to only 2 goals.  Ryan Curry had a breakthrough performance, splitting his time between the first 2 lines, and racking up 2 goals and 2 assists, for the first 4-point night of his high school hockey career.

Dustin Zimberoff, Miles White, and Tyler Corrigan also had big nights, each racking up a goal and 2 assists.  Josh Becker also had a goal and an assist, and Nate Wolfe, who is known primarily for his speed and solid defensive play, joined the party, with 2 helpers.  It was Nate's first 2-point night since November 19th. 

The Red Team is back in action on Thursday night, when they will take on the highly skilled New Trier Blue team, and they will have to do so without the services of Josh Becker.  Josh will be cheering on his brother, DHS Alum Noah Becker, who will be playing for the Illinois High School Showcase team, in the America's Showcase Tournament, in St. Louis. 

The White Team returns to the ice on Monday, against the New Trier White JV team.

Spring Season is under way!

Both teams are off to a great start, with the Red Team winning their opener against St. Viator, and the White Team falling to the dangerous Evanston Wildkits by only 1 goal.  The White Team opener featured a 2- point night by defenseman AJ Friedman, who took a feed from Graham Nervick and then dished to Nolan Fettner.  Nolan banged it home, picking up right where he left off from his red hot Fall season.   AJ joined the play again in the 2nd period, tallying to tie the game, with assists from rookies Brody Siegel and Max Chudnovsky.

The Red Team came charging out of the gate with a 4-1 win over St. Viator, taking a measure of revenge against the Lions, who effectively ended the Warriors' Fall Season playoff run last month.  Sam Shapiro netted 2, as both he and Josh Becker had 3-point nights.  Defenseman Aaron Rubin had a goal and an assist, while Alex Richter limited St. Viator to only 1 goal.  The game also featured a nice goal by defenseman Zach Winicour, who stole the puck from a St. Viator forward in the neutral zone.  Winnie then took it all the way in himself and tucked it past the startled St. Viator netminder.

After a subpar performance against Evanston on Wednesday, the Red Team came roaring back with a gritty 4-3 win over Lake Forest, in a prime time Saturday night contest.  Despite some questionable officiating and an uncredited goal that the Warrior faithful were sure crossed the line, phenom goalie Alex Richter kept his team in the hunt, allowing defenseman Aaron Rubin to secure the win with a dramatic 30-foot bullet, after the Scouts had tied the game at 3.  Rubin, a solid defenseman whose mother gave him the last-minute green light to play despite family obligations, now has 4 points in 3 games.  Sam Shapiro and Josh Becker each had a goal and an assist, and Miles White and Dustin Zimberoff rounded out the scoring with a goal and an assist, respectively.  Dustin, a rising star on the Red team, gave the fans a scare when he briefly left the game with a lower body injury.  Preliminary reports indicate that he will not miss any action. 

The White Team is back in action Monday night, taking on New Trier White at Glacier, and the Red Team travels to Wilmette to take on New Trier Blue on Thursday night.  DHS Hockey is back!

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The Warriors' 2022-23 Season is a wrap!

With the banquet held on Sunday, March 12th, the 2022-23 season officially came to an end.  Both teams had incredible seasons, with the White Team going 3-2 in the playoffs, and the Red Team advancing to the Final 16 in the State Tournament.  The Red Team also finished first among  non-combined teams (second overall) in the IHSHL Champions Division,  with a league record of 18-6-4.  That is the highest finish for a Warrior hockey team since the glory days of 1996.  Congratulations, boys!

The seniors wish a fond farewell to departing coach, Johnny Lenzi.

Senior Night

DHS paid tribute to its graduating seniors last week, in a heartfelt ceremony before the game against St. Viator.  A big thank you to all who worked on Senior Night to make it so special.  And of course, a big thank you to Zach, Judd, Noah, Mason, Dax, Owen, Jake, and Jackson, all of whom have been a key part of our program for the past 4 years.  Playoffs and the State Tournament are around the bend, so enjoy every minute of it!

Top row: Zach Margulis, Judd Blackstone, Noah Becker; Bottom row: Mason Richter, Dax Greenberg, Owen Battaglia, Jake Lampert-West,, and Jackson Frankel

All-Star Selections

Congratulations to the following players, who will be representing Deerfield Hockey at the IHSHL All Star Games:

Jackson Frankel
Mason Richter
Zach Margulis
Noah Becker
Josh Becker
Alex Richter

Red Sweeps Series against Rival HP

Although the Red Team suffered an ignominious defeat to Highland Park in the much ballyhooed "rivalry game," on Thanksgiving Eve, they won the games that counted, beating HP convincingly (7-1) on December 8th,  and in a squeaker (3-2), on December 15th.  In the latter game,  the Warriors took a 3-0 lead into the 3rd period and then managed to stave off a late Giant onslaught, in order to skate away with the victory. 

Red heads into the break undefeated in their last 12 league league games, and their 15-5-3 record is the best among all single-school teams.  They trail only PREP (a team consisting of players from 3 schools) in the standings, and Red's overall record is an impressive 27-10-5.

The White team also closed out 2022 on a high note, once again playing even with 1st-place PREP through most of Friday's contest, before succumbing to the league leaders late in the game.  In their previous 8 games, with the exception of their tilt against power- house Stevenson, the White  team either finished on top, or they lost by 2 goals or less.

Both teams can now enjoy the holidays with a well-deserved rest, before resuming practices on January 9th.  White then heads towards the Gateway Arch, for a tournament in St. Louis.  Red will be spending MLK weekend in the City of Brotherly Love, where they expect to face stiff competition in Philadelphia's annual "Winter Whiteout" tournament.

Both Warrior teams wish their fans Happy Holidays!

The Red Team awaits the National Anthem, as a throng of fans looks on.

Sophomore Nolan Fettner gets accolades after scoring a goal to cap off a 2-point night against PREP.

Red Team Undefeated in Last 8 Games

The Red Team took care of business last week, defeating 3 of their arch rivals: GBN Gold, New Trier White, and Highland Park.  The 7-1 win over HP was sweet, coming on the heels of the disappointing Rivalry Game loss 2 weeks earlier.  The current 7-0-1 stretch puts the Warriors in 2nd place in the Champions Division, with a league record of 14-5-3, and an overall record of 25-10-5. 

The Red Team is now set to start a grueling stretch, in which they play 5 games in 7 days, starting with the rubber match against Highland Park Thursday night at Twin.

The White Team is back in action Friday night in  Mount Prospect, against undefeated PREP.   White shocked the hockey world earlier this month, when they almost became the only team to beat the division leaders, eventually falling in a squeaker, 2-1.

Photo courtesy of Nolan Fettner

Warriors Win on Teacher Night!

The Red team racked up another victory Tuesday, as they defeated the Kings 2-0, on Teacher Appreciation Night.  Ms. Burnetti and Mr. Rogers got things off to a good start, dropping ceremonial "first pucks," and the Warriors did the rest.   Red's fifth shutout of the season brought their overall record to  20-10-4, and their record in league play to 9-5-2.  The Warriors want to thank all the teachers who came out to show their support and to let the boys show their appreciation!

Next up is Chicago Central, Saturday at Twin Rinks, at 4:30 PM.  The White team takes on undefeated PREP, Thursday night at Twin Rinks, at 7:35 PM.

It's On.

Rivalry Night v. HP...Glacier...Wednesday night...White team at 6:10 PM...Red team at 7:40 PM.  Be there, or...

Mason "The Red Baron" Richter starts a rush up ice. (Photo courtesy of Jurga Tapio.)

Ice Hockey and Field Hockey come together for School Chest

The ice hockey boys squared off against the field hockey girls, Friday night in the exhibition gym, before an enthusiastic crowd.  The hockey boys prevailed in the game, but both teams got the win, as a good time was had by all, and the gate proceeds went to School Chest - The Dragonfly Foundation and HP Community Fund.

The Red Team's championship banner being proudly displayed in the halls of DHS.

Bodies were flying everywhere, as the Red Team eked out a 2-1 win against the Kings, a combined team consisting of 7 high schools from the northwest suburbs.

DHS Hockey's thoughts are with St. Ignatius's JV team.

Once a Warrior, always a Warrior.

Brady Conway took a study break from the University of Minnesota, to hang with his former teammates and to cheer them on en route to their Gopher State Veteran's Cup Outdoor Tournament championship.

Brady Conway poses with the Red team, after their championship game win against the Current River Comets, from Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Pictured above: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss.

Warriors Back on Track

The Red team got back on track Saturday night, defeating Loyola Maroon 6-0, after losing the previous 2 games against St. Rita and PREP, respectively.  The Red team is getting ready for a grueling stretch in which they will play 6 games in 5 days, starting Wednesday night in Rolling Meadows.  They then return home to take on Evanston Thursday night at Twin Rinks, before hitting the road for a tournament in Minnesota. 

The White team is currently riding a 2-game winning streak, which included a convincing 6-2 win over Nazareth, in Franklin Park on Friday.  They will be back on home ice Tuesday night, as they take on the Chiefs, a conglomerate of 5 schools out of District 211.

Jake Lampert-West stares down his opponents. (Photo courtesy of N. Fettner)

Roman Ghorbani takes a break from the action for a quick photo op, before a big game at the recent Ann Arbor tournament.

Red Loses Rematch to St. Rita

In an uncharacteristically subpar performance Tuesday night, the Red team dropped just their 3rd game of the season, falling to St. Rita, 4-0.  Making matters worse,  notable DHS alumni parents,  including the Lutzes, Cranes, Conways, Friedmans, and Stormoens were in attendance to witness the game.  (Fortunately, Chris's videography contract expired at the end of last season, so he did not film the debacle.)

The Warriors won't have much time to dwell on the shutout defeat, as they take on the mighty PREP team Thursday night, at Twin Rinks.  PREP is currently 10-0-1, and they have not lost a league game in 2 seasons.

The White team takes on the Nazareth North Stars Friday night, at Franklin Park Ice Arena.

Freshman Keegan O'Neal made his varsity debut Tuesday night, in a disappointing 4-0 loss to St. Rita. (Photo courtesy of N. Fettner)

Red Team Tops GBN Gold

The Red team beat GBN Gold 5-1 on Sunday, bringing their record to 3-1-1 in league play, and their overall record to 8-2-2.  Red takes on St. Rita of the Chicago Catholic Hockey League, Tuesday night at home.  St. Rita will be looking for revenge, after the Warriors handed them a narrow  2-1 defeat on the Mustangs' home ice, just 10 days ago.

Meanwhile, the White team, fresh off a solid 2-2 performance in Ann Arbor this past weekend, has a couple of practices and a day of rest, before they take on Nazareth in Franklin Park, Friday night.

Freshman Tyler Corrigan celebrates with his teammates, after a DHS goal.

Frosh sensation Eli Jacobs charges up ice, in route to a 5-4 victory over the Mud Dogs, in Ann Arbor this weekend.

White Team Wins 3 Straight!

The White Team is steadily rising up the ranks, as they defeated Loyola 8-5, on Tuesday.  The win was their 3rd in 4 nights, coming on the heels of victories over Highland Park and the D211 Chiefs.

Meanwhile, the Red Team is still going strong, tying the powerful Carmel Catholic High School team, Monday night.  That brings the Warriors' record to 7-2-2, on the season.

The Red team is now getting set for its much-anticipated game against GBN Gold, which will take place this Saturday, at 4:30 PM, at Twin Rinks.   Tickets will be in short supply for that one, so you may want to come early.  White will be seeing Maize and Blue this weekend, as they head to Ann Arbor for their first tournament of the year.

Alternate Captain Judd Blackstone kneels in prayer, before taking on the vaunted Carmel Catholic High School team, Monday night.

Big Night for Warrior Hockey!

The White Team defeated their crosstown rivals, the Highland Park Giants, Saturday night, in a come from behind 5-3 victory, on home ice.  Two hours later, the Red Team also staged a come from behind win, beating St. Rita of the Catholic League, 2-1.  Thanks to Dumo and Cohan for making the 48-mile journey to Crestwood.  The Red Team is now 7-2-1 on the season.

White is back in action Sunday night against the D211 Chiefs, in Rolling Meadows.  The always dangerous Chiefs are a combined team with players from 5 different schools, in Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and Palatine.  Red is back on home ice Monday night, as they take on Carmel High School and their star defenseman, Michael Huffman, at 7:40 PM at Twin.

Skates Before Dates!

The Red team celebrates Homecoming by ditching their dates and hanging with their teammates..

Pictured from top left: Dax Greenberg, Sam Cohen, Noah Becker, Dustin Zimberoff, Josh Becker, Sam Shapiro, Miles White, Ryan Curry.  From bottom left: Judd Blackstone, Zach Margulis, Mason Richter, Jake Lampert-West, Aaron Rubin.  Not pictured: Tyler Corrigan, Alex Richter, Nate Wolfe, 

Red Team Still on a Roll; White team off to a solid start.

The Red team is now 6-2, after a big win over St. Viator on Sunday.  The team is  2-1 in league play, and their only losses so far were in close games against powerhouse Lake Forest and defending champion PREP.  Red will be put to the test next Thursday (10/13), as they take on New Trier Blue, at 8:50 PM, at Twin Rinks.  A big crowd is expected, so come early!

The White team has also been solid, despite their 1-3 record.  Their losses were against very tough teams, and they have yet to lose a game by more than 2 goals.  Their victory was in convincing fashion, as they trounced their opponent, 6-0.  White plays Fox Valley at home on Tuesday at 7:20 PM, and they are on home ice again Saturday, when they will face arch rival Highland Park, in a 4:30 PM matinee.

Warriors win 4-3 on the road, in first league game of 2022-23 season

Deerfield Red remains must-see hockey, as they defeated the Ice Cats, before a throng of screaming fans at Glacier Ice Arena.  The win in their first league game of the season brought the Red team's overall record to 5-1, thanks in no small part to the energy provided by the DHS Boosters, led by Charlie Dumo, Johnny Raye, Nathan Delman, and dozens of other DHS fans who made the journey to Vernon Hills on Wednesday night.  The Boosters have been present at nearly every game this season, and the Red team showed their appreciation with another exciting, hard-fought victory.  Next up are last year's league champions, the undefeated PREP team, on Saturday night at 8:50 PM, in Mt. Prospect.

The Red team huddles up to talk pre-game strategy. (Photo courtesy of N. Fettner.)

The Boosters pack the crowd at Lake Forest. (Photo courtesy of N. Fettner)

White Team Starts Season Strong

The White team came charging out of the gate, winning their home opener against Belvidere last week in league play.  On Friday, they lost a close game against the vaunted Lake Forest team, bringing their record to 1-1.  White has a rematch against Lake Forest tonight at 7:35 PM,  at Twin Rinks.

Rookie Will Battaglia gets ready to take the puck away from a Lincoln Way forward.

Red Team off to best start since 1992

The Red team has become the hottest ticket in town, thanks to their 4-0 start, much of which they owe to this dynamic duo.  Come watch them battle Lake Forest on the road this Friday night, at Alumni Memorial Stadium, located off Sheridan Rd, on the south end of the beautiful Lake Forest College campus.

Lampy and Tech celebrate the Red Team's 4th straight win, to start the season.

DHS Hockey on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!

The White team has their first league game of the season Thursday night,  when they take on the Belvidere Fury, on home ice.  Puck drop is at 7:35 PM, so come out to Twin Rinks and support the JV team!

The Red team is in Lake Forest Friday night, and then will be back on home ice Saturday afternoon, against St. Rita.

(We ask that all fans please cheer respectfully.)

Zach, Miles, and Dustin, mentally preparing for a recent game.

Noah Becker and Zach Margulis will be this year's captains, while Judd Blackstone and Mason Richter will each wear the "A" this season. Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who supported today's DHS Hockey Car Wash. It was a great day, and a big success! Check out more pictures on the DHS Hockey Facebook page.

Great to see everyone back together, for the pre-season picnic!

Pre-Season Skate, Car Wash, and Other Info

With tryouts around the corner, Coach Shawn's last pre-season conditioning skate is Monday night (8/29), from 7:25 to 8:40 PM, at Twin Rinks.  This is on-ice only, and it is included with your registration for the Fall season.  Tryouts are Wednesday night (8/31), at 7:25 PM, at Twin Rinks.  There will be a short parent-player meeting before the tryouts, starting at 6:30 PM.  The Board will be happy to answer any questions you may have, at that time.

Also, don't forget that the DHS Hockey Car Wash is this Sunday (8/28), from 10 AM-2PM.   The players are currently selling tickets, and we will also accept cash at the car wash.  The boys have been undergoing extensive white glove training for weeks, so tell all your friends to come out and support the team.  If you are not completely satisfied with how your car looks after the wash, we will give you 4 free tickets to our first home game.

Lastly, when viewing the calendar page on this website, please remember to set the "tag menu," by scrolling down to the lower portion of the screen.  You should then click on "Select All Tags."  Once the rosters are posted after tryouts, you will have the option of selecting only the "tag" for your team, e.g., "Deerfield White (2022-23)" or "Deerfield Red (2022-23). "

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, and include the Player's name and dates attending.

Thank you! 

Coach Brown

Baseline Concussion Testing

Click on the above link for information on how to schedule baseline testing at Athletico.

Fall Player Registration

Ready to play high school hockey this fall?  If you have not registered, and you would like to play in the fall, please e-mail Rory Margulis, at  Deerfield Hockey is fielding 2 hockey teams, a varsity (Red) team and a Junior Varsity (White) team.  Both of our current teams had a great spring season, and we can't wait to see our players back on the ice in August.   It's a great time to be a Warrior!

DHS Hockey Swag Store

Show your team spirit with DHS Hockey Swag.   If you order now, you will have it in time for the Fall season. 

Use coupon code "DeerfieldWarriors15" at checkout, for a 15% discount.  Let's go Warriors!

Red caps off season with upset win over New Trier White

In a dramatic finish to the 2022 spring season, the Red team defeated New Trier White 2-1, in a white-knuckle battle that was as tense in the crowd as it was on the ice.  Both teams were very physical, as evidenced by the 9 penalties assessed against the 2 teams, but DHS goalie Alex Richter was able to stave off a late New Trier onslaught, including a 6 on 5 attack, when New Trier pulled their goalie at the end of the game.  All told, Alex stopped 21 of New Trier's 22 shots - no small feat, considering the dangerous New Trier offense.

Deerfield was first to get on the board, when Jackson Frankel banged in the rebound of a Josh Becker shot, following a cross-ice pass from Josh's brother, Noah.  New Trier then tied the game a minute and a half later, and the game remained deadlocked for the next 34 minutes.  Then, with less than 4 minutes remaining,  New Trier had the puck behind the Deerfield net, when rookie DHS defenseman Aaron Rubin separated his man from the puck with a nice hit, allowing Zach Margulis to take possession.  Zach headed up ice, and gave it to Freshman Sam Shapiro, who entered the zone and then dropped it back to Zach.  Zach let go a rocket that the New Trier netminder stopped, but the rebound squirted back to Sam, and he one-timed it home.  The goal put DHS back on top, and then it was a matter of hanging on for dear life for the next 3 minutes and 53 seconds.  An ill-advised New Trier penalty helped Deerfield's cause, but the stellar play of the vaunted DHS defense, combined with some big saves by Alex, preserved the win.

With both the Red and White teams pulling off upset victories in their final games, the spring season ended on a high note, and the boys will now enjoy some well-deserved rest, before hitting the ice with Coach Shawn for his summer skates, next month.  With no more games until the regular season starts in September, both teams will be able to look back with pride at the progress they made during the spring, knowing that expectations will now be high for the fall.  Based on the skill, grittiness, and determination shown toward the end of the season, all indications are that those expectations will be met, because, as Warrior nation knows - it's a great time to be a Warrior!

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

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!

Recently discovered video of the famous 2021 "Covid Game"

Tap on the above photo, to catch all the exciting action.

Can't get enough DHS hockey?  Re-live one of the most thrilling Warrior games in history.  On February 10, 2021, in the middle of the pandemic, the Red team took on the vaunted Lake Forest High School team.  Lake Forest did not allow fans, so there was no one there to witness a game that has since become the stuff of legend.  Thankfully, a broadcasting crew caught all the action, including a brilliant performance by DHS goalie Jake Lampert-West and, of course, Jack Gerber's famous overtime goal.  Video of the game was thought to be lost, but a construction crew recently unearthed a print of the original game film.  Click on the above picture or the link below to view the game.

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Gamesheet Training Video

Illinois High School Hockey League

MYHockey Rankings

Opening night for Red is 9/14; White opens on 9/15!

Baseline Concussion Testing

Click on the above link for information on how to schedule baseline testing at Athletico.

Tryouts are on Wednesday, 8/31. Good luck!

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.

Becker plays in Showcase

Congratulations to DHS hockey player Noah Becker, who  represented Illinois in America's High School Hockey Showcase, in St. Louis this past April!