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HP Giants Scholarship Fund Donations

Updated 02/15/18


As all of us know, playing hockey is an expensive endeavor.  We believe every Highland Park HS student should be able to play the sport he loves regardless of his family’s financial circumstances.  Our club has a well-established Scholarship Fund, which is administered by a third party review panel, to assist those in need.  Over the past number of years, we have helped over 20 families cover the costs to ensure that their son(s) has been able to play hockey for the Giants.


Recently an anonymous donor has stepped forward and offered us an exciting opportunity whereby the donor will match, dollar for dollar up to $10,000, every dollar we can raise between now and June 1, 2018!  The Giants Hockey Board has taken on the challenge and we are seeking your help.


So how do we get the funds we use?  Through the generous financial support of people like you.   As a hockey lover, we know you support keeping skaters on the ice and out of trouble. Please consider helping us meet this challenge through a tax deductible donation at one of the following levels:


$50 - Assist

$100 – Play Maker

$250 - Goal Scorer

$500 - Hat Trick

????  - Cup Champion


Through your generous donation, you will help keep the hopes and dreams alive of young men to enjoy this incredible game, build life long friendships, and stay focused in school.  Whatever you can afford, will help us to ultimately achieve the match of $10,000!!! 


An added benefit: for every $100.00 dollar increment of your donation will earn you an entry into a drawing for 1 of the 3 generously donated prizes listed below:


12 Tickets and 4 parking passes to a suite at a Hawks Game TBD 2018 – 2019 season

Donated by Banner Kitchen & Bath Showroom


12 Tickets and 4 parking passes to a suite at a Bulls Game TBD 2018 -2019 season

Donated by Banner Kitchen & Bath Showroom


1 Samsung 55” Black UHD 4K HDR LED Smart HDTV Donated By ABT Electronics and Appliances


You can either donate via Credit Card by requesting a pay-pal link from our treasurer Josh Gordon at  or with a check made out to "Highland Park Giants” mailed to:

HP Giants Hockey Assn. NFP
PO Box 558
Highland Park, IL 60035


We are a registered 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.

Thank you in advance and we truly appreciate your support.




Board of Directors

Highland Park Giants Hockey Association

Congrats to our Seniors!!

The HP Giants and their families celebrated our seniors and all of their accomplishments. 

HP Giants give back to the community.

Click here to read the HP Landmark article about the HP Giants Varsity Hockey team and giving back to the community.


Photo: Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media



​In a competitive game this past Wednesday evening, the GIANTS Varsity Hockey Team broke open a tight game midwaythrough the third period to beat the Deerfield Warriors 6-3.  In the victory, the GIANTS brought home THE CUP in this yearly rivalry game.  The electric atmosphere at the completely packed Glacier Ice Arena had both Student Bodies and Fans on the edge of their seats.  Both Teams were tied 2-2 after the first period.  In the second period, Michael Gallo scored his first of two goals on the evening to put the GIANTS up 3-2 after the second period.  Goals by Dylan Abt, Alec Powers and Michael Gallo in the third put the game out of reach.  Offensively on the evening for the GIANTS Ryan Genender, Dylan Abt, George Giese and Michael Gallo had two points each.  With Charlie Levine-Wolf, Sam Frazer, Sam Shachtman and Alec Powers contributing with a point each. Goaltender for the GIANTS Jack Manone, had a strong evening with 20 saves including a big save on a Penalty Shot.   It was very impressive seeing the Sportsmanship these young men displayed embracing each other and shaking hands after the game.  Most of them playing hockey with each other since they were very young.  



​Coach Freeman’s Varsity Hockey Team showed both determination and endurance this past weekend. The GIANTS traveled to Madison, WI. for the Mad City Veteran’s Cup Tournament.  They played five games in less than 48 hours, and won them all.  Once again, the Goaltending and Defense were tremendous.  Netminders Zach Gordon and Jack Manone just keep getting better.  The GIANTS offense also showed up in outscoring the competition 22-3 after four games.  In a fantastic Championship game, the GIANTS prevailed 1-0 against the pesky Barrington Bronco’s.  With many momentum changes throughout the game, Kyle Powers’ scored on a great assist from Sam Frazer with just 45 seconds left in the game.  Jack Manone was astounding in net for another one of his shutouts.  Mark your calendars for the big game against the rival DeerfieldWarriors on November 22 at Glacier Ice Arena.  

HP Giants are the Champions of the Mad City Veterans Cup!


On Sunday evening, the HP Varisty GIANTS Hockey Team welcomed our Local Chapter of the Tiger Scouts to take in a game. And what a game they saw! The GIANTS hosted the Evanston Wildkits at Centennial Ice Arena. Senior Michael Gallo got the GIANTS on the board with a crafty shot from the slot. The Wildkits tied the game early in the second. With the score tied for over thirteen minutes, Senior Defenseman Grant Silver landed a rocket in the back of the net for the game winner! Goalie Zach Gordon has been stellar for the GIANTS this season. Zach had another outstanding game with 17 saves against an aggressive Evanston Team. The win puts the GIANTS in a tie for first in the tough CHAMPIONS DIVISION. Thanks to the Tiger Scouts for their great spirit and support. We hope to have them back soon. The GIANTS are off to Madison, WI. this weekend for the Mad City Veterans Cup Tournament. COME OUT AND BE A PART OF GIANTS HOCKEY!


HP GIANTS HOCKEY is already getting ready for the BIG GAME against Deerfield next month    The GIANTS are excited about their SPIRIT WEAR for the big game.  Get your Hats and T-Shirt’s NOW!  Your order must be in by November 3rd.  The game is November 22.  Come out and enjoy some competitive Hockey!

This week in Giants hockey

10-19- 2017
The HP Varsity Team kicked off their league games this week. The GIANTS played a tough Loyola Maroon Team Sunday evening. The two teams battled to a 3-3 tie. Offensively the GIANTS had goals by Ryan Genender, Sam Fraser and George Giese with Kyle Powers adding a couple of assists. The GIANTS had another strong performance in net from Freshman Jack Manone with 24 saves. On Tuesday evening the GIANTS had another barn burner against New Trier White. The GIANTS played the Trevians to a 1-1 tie. The GIANTS had a great performance in net from Zach Gordon with giving up just one goal on 15 shots. The lone goal for the GIANTS was contributed by Gabe Schlussel. This will be an incredible series against the Trevians this coming season. The GIANTS have a very busy schedule coming up next week. With four games next week, 3 at HOME, the GIANTS will play next Monday, Wednesday and Sunday evenings at Centennial Ice Arena and an away game on Saturday evening in Rolling Meadows. COME OUT AND BE A PART OF GIANTS HOCKEY!


The  Varsity Team had another exciting week of Hockey.  Sunday the Team never quit and came back from being down 2-0 after to two periods to tie the #3 Glenbrook North Spartans 2-2. The action was outstanding from the outset.  After the Giants gave up a couple of power play goals, the goaltending and defense shut the Spartans down the rest of the way.   The Giants fought back with a beautiful goal from Ryan Genender early in the third period.  Then with an amazing effort from Dylan Abt in the offensive zone, Zach Chamberlin was able to score at the buzzer on a rebound from a Abt shot.  What a game!  Monday evening the Giants hosted New Trier Gray.  With Zach Gordon in net, the Giants dominated the play from start to finish putting up a 5-2 victory.  The Giants scoring came from Michael Gallo, who had two goals, Jordan Meek, Jack Elbaum and Sam Fraser.  The GIANTS schedule remains strong when they host Loyola on Sunday evening 7:10 PM and New Trier White on Tuesday the 17th at 9 PM.  Both games are at Centennial Ice.  COME OUT AND BE A PART OF GIANTS HOCKEY!    

Welcome to the newest member of the Giants family!

The Giants organization extends a big congratulations to Coach Dan and his wife Lindsay on the birth of their son. His name is Nolan John, and parents and baby are happy and healthy!

The Highland Park Giants Hockey Association’s third annual alumni game on June 24 at Centennial Ice Arena saw the Blue team defeat the White team 21-12. Players and fans enjoyed the game, and the funds raised supported the Scholarship Fund.

Message From Hockey Director Sean Freeman:

Please open and print the PDF file HP Giants Hockey Systems. Each player should add this to the three-ring binder that all players picked up at Coach Sean’s office last summer. 

In the event you joined the program after spring of last year, please contact your team manager and he will instruct you on how you can secure a binder.

Get in the Hockey Spirit with Giants' Spirit Wear!

Order your Giants' Spirit Wear today and help support the Highland Park Giants Hockey Association with the latest clothing and accessories. A variety of merchandise is available and ready for shipment.

Simply complete the order form below and give it with your payment to Lori Shachtman. 

Please contact Lori Shachtman at if you have any questions.

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