After our boys hockey team won their first state championship since the team's inception in 1993, they continued their winning streak at the National Championships in Dallas where they took second overall.
The Stevenson Boys Ice Hockey team (45-15-0) concluded its magical season with a trip to the USA Hockey National Tournament. The Patriots went up against the top High School teams in Massachusetts, Utah, Texas, Colorado, Arizona and Minnesota. After losing a tight game versus Pope Francis Prep (MA) 2-1 in the opener, Stevenson made a run of 4 wins in a row taking them all the way to the Nationals final defeating before losing to the one of the most storied hockey programs in the country, Shattuck St. Mary's (MN). For the tournament, Stevenson's leading scorers were Davis Jegers with 7 goals, 3 assists, Dylan Jette with 3 goals and 7 assists, Cam Schneider with 9 assists and Will Harlow with 2 goals and 4 assists.
This was a season of firsts for the Boys Hockey Program, with their first-ever Illinois State Championship, first-ever appearance and runner-up finish in USA Hockey Nationals and, on top of that, their first ever Stevenson Community Service award.
Special thanks go to our seniors Nolan Jones, Raffi Biedron, Jonathan Adler, Brody Stokes, Cam Schneider, Mac Fitzpatrick, Beckett Cole and Tuggy Erdenebat. We wish them well in their future both on and off the ice. We would also like to thank Stevenson High School faculty and staff, Stevenson Athletics, the Boosters and especially our student fans whose support and enthusiasm helped to carry us through this amazing season.
With a thrilling 7-5 victory over Loyola Gold last night, your SHS Patriots play for the State Championship on Sunday.
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES: Since the game is on a Sunday, there will be a "send-off" at school for the hockey team tomorrow during fifth-period lunch. PatRiot will lead the "Parade Of Players" through the halls, starting in the Wood Commons. There will be no Pep Bus to the state championship. Tickets to the game are available for purchase at the door and are $3 with a Student ID. The team will leave Stevenson in a coach bus from Parking Lot B (by the Pointe) and parents are invited to come early (1:30 p.m.) to help decorate the bus, which departs for Bensenville at 2:15 p.m.
Your SHS JV Gold Patriots took the banner and trophy over MLK weekend. Playing in the Windy City Classic, JV Gold marched to championship where they beat out Jackson Melling Performance in a rematch of their round robin game with an exciting 3-2 OT winner.
Congratulations to players and coaches for a great weekend of hockey.