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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 GIANTS KEEP ROLLING!

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!    


This week in Giants hockey:

10-03-2017

This past Sunday, the New Trier Team, #7 in the State, came to Centennial Ice Arena to face the #8 GIANTS.  After 45 minutes of thrilling Hockey, in a squeaker, the Trevians came away with a 4-3 win.  Zach Gordon, the GIANTS Goaltender had a solid night in net with 17 saves.  Offensively the GIANTS had goals from Sophomore Josh Velick, Seniors Dylan Abt and Michael Gallo.  With the largest crowd of the year, the GIANTS HOCKEY TEAM had a fund raiser for Cancer Awareness Month.  Thanks to the fans, the GIANTS sold 110 T-Shirts and raised $1,110.00. A large portion of the money raised will go to the ILLINOIS BREAST CANCER ASSOCIATION.  Once again, the GIANTS want to thank all their great supporters.  The crowds have been fantastic all season.  The GIANTS schedule doesn’t get any easier when they travel to Northbrook Sports Center on Sunday afternoon to play the #3 Glenbrook North Spartans.  To follow GIANTS HOCKEY, check out the Website:  http://www.hpgiantshockey.org/page/show/53052-welcome


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!


Big Week for the Giants

9-22- 2017
It was a big week for the Highland Park Giants Hockey Team. Coach Freeman’s Varsity Team collected
three wins against some of the top teams in our area. On Sunday evening, they played well in a 5-0
shutout against Loyola Academy. They were led by a strong Defense and Freshman Goaltender Jack
Manone. Manone had a busy evening with 30 saves. The well-balanced offense had goals from Tyler
Wiesman, Gabe Schlussel, Sam Frazer, Alec Powers and George Giese. Tuesday evening the Giants
prevailed against a Senior laden Latin Team 7-1. The Giants scoring barrage was helped by Michael
Gallo’s hat trick and four assists by Kyle Powers. Once again, the Goaltending and Defense came to play.
And to finish up the busy week, the Giants faced off against an extremely talented Lake Forest Scout
Team on Thursday evening. The Giants held back the aggressive Scouts in a 3-1 final. This was a
physical game with the Giants Defense and Goaltending coming up big time after time. Sam Frazer had
the game winning goal to lead the Giants. The Giants Varsity Hockey Team has been pulling solid
crowds ever since the season started. Come out and enjoy some competitive Hockey! For more on the
Highland Park Giants Hockey Program please visit their Website: http://www.hpgiantshockey.org/

PRE-SEASON INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

1-Sep-17                            

                              

    The 2017 - 2018 Giants Hockey Season is upon us.  Coach Sean Freeman, returning for his 19th season, is taking his Senior laden team into the PRE-SEASON INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT next weekend.  The Giants will be competing against some of the top Teams in the State.                        

The Giants will be starting out Thursday evening with the Providence Catholic Celtics. The Celtics were the State runners up in 2016 and 2017. Followed with two games on Saturday against Glenbard and finishing with the Renegadees of AWFM.  The Renegades were last years Varsity Combine State Champions with the Glenbard Team runners up the past two years in the Combine Division.                             

GIANT NATION is wishing Coach Freeman and his team a successful season.  GO GIANTS!!!                        

                              

TOURNAMENT LINK                       http://preseasoninvite.com/



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 lshachtman@bcapltd.com if you have any questions.



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