Hockey is red hot in these parts, thanks to the Hawks' historic start to the NHL season.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Junior Allison Kurek, of Chicago, is the starting goalie for the Roadrunners hockey team, continuing a legacy started by her older brother at Naz.
Nazareth Academy junior Allison Kurek has become the starting goalie for the Roadrunners' boys hockey team, a spot held by her brother Bronson a few years ago, The Doings La Grange reports. According the the paper, Kurek, also an all-Illinois lacrosse midfielder, played junior-varsity as a freshman and some varsity as a senior before landing the starting role this year, where she has racked up an 81 percent save percentage, including 42 in one game. “The boys kind of scratched their heads about having a girl on the team, but after a while Allison fits right in,” Naz coach Derek Gordon told the paper. “Allison is a very special athlete... It says a lot about her character that she comes out and competes in a couple activities every day. She…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
After a winter in which the park saw no skating, the Park District of La Grange has added a dedicated hockey rink, but the weather prognosis continues to be poor.
Although the Park District of La Grange has expanded its Gilbert Park ice-skating service to two rinks this year, neither is yet operational—and it appear that neither will be anytime soon, either. “Neither of them are frozen solid, so neither of them are open,” said the Park District’s Superintendent of Facilities Chris Finn. “It’s all dependent on the weather. We need several nights and days of below freezing for it to freeze completely, and they have to be 100 percent frozen.” Finn said that the Park District added the second rink due to popular demand and the need for safety. The larger east rink will be for general skating, while the smaller west rink closer to Gilbert Avenue is exclusively for hockey, keeping pucks and sticks far …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Despite a tiny roster and virtually no practices, the first-year team (with players from three schools) has been on a tear through their AHAI season.
The Lyons Township girls’ hockey club opened their 2011-2012 season with a 5-0 thumping from the Latin School of Chicago and a 6-2 loss to New Trier. After another five games, they were still below .500 at 3-4-1. And then they never lost another game for the rest of their 28-game regular season—and won 21 straight, a streak lasting from the first of November into late January. Not bad for a first-year team with a roster so small they required a special exemption to even play. “We weren’t expecting to do anything this season, because we came out with nine, 10 skaters,” said Lyons senior Anya Archer. “It wasn’t supposed to be anything serious. But after a couple games, we were kind of dominating!” In a state where hockey is not an ISHA sport…
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Not one, but two ice rinks will be available in La Grange Park this year. One for hockey and one for ice skating.
The Community Park District of La Grange Park and the La Grange Park Fire Department are working together to provide two ice rinks to the public this year. The Park District purchased the supplies needed for construction, while the Fire Department is primarily responsible for ongoing ice maintenance. The original rink at Memorial Park, 945 Oak Ave., offers a 115-by-55-foot rink, primarily for hockey play. The rink is on the roller-hockey court in the northwest corner of the park. New this year at the Memorial Park rink will be a nearby park building as a warming house and snack bar. This still is in the works and the park district hopes to have it available soon. This rink has been opened for the season. so look for the green flag, …