For the second consecutive year, New Trier Green and Providence Catholic will square off in the state title game of the Illinois State High School Hockey Championships at the United Center on Friday at 7 p.m.
The game will be live streamed on CSNChicago.com with WGN Radio's Judd Sirott and CSN's Steve Konroyd on the call, and a re-broadcast will air Sunday at 4 p.m. on CSN.
In the 2016 championship match, New Trier Green came out on top 5-2 thanks to a four-goal effort by forward Jack Raith, who's now a senior.
He ranks second on the team with 118 points in 75 games, and is one of three players on the Trevians that has compiled at least 100 points this season, along with Charlie Burton (102 points in 67 games) and leading-scorer Tommy Cahill (125 points in 71 games).
Burton was recently named the JJ O'Connor Male High School Player of the Year for his terrific senior campaign, and will look to cap off his high school career by helping his school win its fourth title in five years.
Jake Rott took home the player of the year honors last season, and leads the way for the Celtics as they seek their first-ever high school hockey state championship.
He has 61 points in 22 Catholic League regular-season games this season, with senior forward Jake Vennetti right behind him at 58 points.
The No. 1-seeded Trevians cruised past No. 5 Benet Academy 8-2 in the semifinals of the Red Division while the No. 2-ranked Celtics blanked No. 3 Loyola Gold 5-0 to advance to the championship.
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It's been a good winter for Glenbard North junior three-star ranked defensive back Tyrik Henderson (5-foot-10, 165 pounds). Henderson, who added his latest offer on Saturday from Minnesota, has continued to pile up multiple scholarship offers at an impressive rate heading into the all important spring evaluation period.
Henderson, who also has been playing travel 7-on-7 this winter for Boom Midwest, is a fierce competitor took time from his busy schedule to take part in the annual Dodgeball Madness charity tournament along with some of his Glenbard North teammates. Henderson fills us in on some of his recent offers along with some recent college visit.
I caught up with Tyrik Henderson at the Fifth Annual Franklin Dodgeball Madness Tournament at Franklink Middle School in Wheaton. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the school, the DuPage Hundred Club, Team Red, White and Blue and The Pat Tillman Foundation.
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Everyone who took part in the recently-held fifth annual Franklin Middle School Dodgeball Madness charity tournament played for various charitable reasons. The Lake Park Lancers football team chose to honor a person who embodied the true meaning of service and sacrifice.
Lake Park junior linebacker Gino Romano took a few minutes to explain why they decided to play in honor of fallen Bloomingdale police officer Raymond Murrel, the first ever officer who died in the line of duty for the village.
Romano also discussed the Lancers’ offseason and the team’s overall preparation for the upcoming 2017 football slate.
I caught up with Romano at the tournament in Wheaton. Proceeds benefited the school, the DuPage Hundred Club, Team Red, White and Blue and The Pat Tillman Foundation.
Watch the following video above.