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Metro League Champs Awarded

By Pam Flores 02/16/2022, 9:10am CST

Another Metro League season is complete!  A big congrats to all the girls on a great season. As the regular season has officially ended, the Chicago Romans Orange won the Scholastic Cup Regular Season Title, and Upper Fox Valley won the Founder’s Cup Regular Season Title!

 

The Scholastic Cup semi-finals featured two very exciting, close games – one low-scoring, the other quite the opposite. In the first game, the Chicago Romans Orange faced off against Loyola in a game that went back and forth the entire time. In the end the Romans came out victorious with a score of 1-0. In the second game, New Trier Blue and Barrington battled hard and New Trier took the win with a score of 6-4.  In the Founders Cup semi-finals, Upper Fox Valley beat the Grizzlies 6-1, and Lake Forest High School beat New Trier White in a thrilling game that was decided in the last seconds of the game. The final score was 3-2. Lake Forest killed a 5 on 3 penalty and then scored the GWG with 37 seconds left in the game.

 

The championship games were held on Sunday, February 13 at Lake Forest Academy. The Chicago Romans Orange took the Scholastic Cup, beating New Trier Blue 1-0. In the Founders Cup, Upper Fox Valley topped Lake Forest High School, winning the championships 6-2.

 

Congratulations to all on a wonderful season! Now we are onto State!

 

Academic Award

 

Congrats to all our super smart hockey girls! Over 170 athletes qualified this year for the Metro Academic Award! It is clear that our athletes are second to none when it comes to the academic side, putting an exclamation point on the Student in Student Athlete. So impressive!

 

All-State

 

Congratulations to all the girls named to the 2022 Girls High School All-State team – what a wonderful accomplishment! More to come on how these ladies will be celebrated.

 

 

College Commit

New Trier

The New Trier Trevians are pleased to announce several college commits, including:

  • Senior Emili Haratani to Nazareth
  • Senior Courtney Schumacher to Colby
  • Junior Margot Norehad to Brown
  • Junior Callista Chong to Princeton

 

Fenwick

The Fenwick Girls team is proud to announce that Junior Brynne West and Senior Cuora Sullivan have announced their college choices. Sullivan will play for Hamilton College in the Fall and West will play at Quinnipiac University, starting with the 2023-2024 season.

Chicago Romans

The Chicago Romans are pleased to announce several college commits, including:

  • Senior Goaltender Maya Gonzalez, Miami of Ohio
  • Senior Goaltender Quinn Eatinger, Arizona State University
  • Junior Martha Mobarak, University of Connecticut
  • Junior Rosie Klein, Princeton University
  • Senior Margot Bettman, Gustavus Adolphus College

 

Upper Fox Valley

Upper Fox Valley is excited to announce two college commits. Senior Ashley Bialas has committed to play hockey at the University of Maine starting in the fall of 2022 and Senior goaltender Marissa Paaske has signed with Augsburg University starting in the fall of 2022.

Congrats ladies!

 

Celebrating our Seniors

 

New Trier

 

New Trier Girls Hockey celebrated its 2022 Senior Night on Sunday, January 30th. Graduating seniors include:

 

  • Madeleine Arend
  • Sophie Baird
  • Camryn Browne
  • Emili Haratani
  • Brynn Levinson
  • Elizabeth McLane
  • Mia Moline
  • Courtney Schumacher

 

Chicago Romans

 

The Chicago Romans celebrated seven seniors during its 2022 Senior Night on Sunday, January 23rd Graduating seniors include:

 

  • Jessica Allen
  • Margot Bettman
  • Pickle Coleman
  • Quinn Eatinger
  • Maya Gonzalez
  • Emma Heinig
  • Annabelle Merkel

 

Upper Fox Valley

Upper Fox Valley celebrated the contributions of 4 seniors, including:

  • Ashley Bialas
  • Sarah Bialas
  • Sydney Bialas
  • Marissa Paaske

Other Interesting Tidbits

 

Upper Fox Valley reported that they had two players who are full-time goaltenders on their club teams skate out for the season. This is impressive in and of itself, but they both racked up some impressive stats as well! 

 

Each took a turn or two in net when the primary goalie (freshman Allison Hojek) was unavailable, but they spent the majority of the season skating the length of the ice.  Senior Marissa Paaske minds the net for Chicago Mission U19, where she has played for the past two seasons.  She started her hockey career at 5 years old playing for the Crystal Lake Yellowjackets until she became the starting goalie for the D155 Predators her freshman and sophomore years.  This season was Marissa's first with Upper Fox Valley, where she managed to rack up an impressive 4 goals and 4 assists.  Sophomore Annabelle Bergman tends goal for the West Dundee Leafs U16 Central States Prospects team.  Annabelle has been a goaltender for the past five years, joining UFV just this season.  Annabelle, also, has found success as a skater, posted 2 goals and 4 assists for UFV this season. 

 

Stay tuned for more news on the Metro Girls league!

2022 Playoff Semifinal / Championship Details

Division Date / Time Location
Founders Semi 1 Fri Feb 11 - 6:00pm Lake Forest Academy
Founders Semi 2 Fri Feb 11 - 7:30pm Lake Forest Academy
Scholastic Semi 1 Fri Feb 11 - 7:00pm Carol Stream (tentative)
Scholastic Semi 2 Fri Feb 11 - 8:20pm Carol Stream (tentative)
Founders Championship Sun Feb 13 - 7:00pm Lake Forest Academy
Scholastic Championship Sun Feb 13 - 8:20pm Lake Forest Academy

Metro Girls Hockey League

The mission of the Metro Girls Hockey League is to provide high school aged girls in the Chicagoland area the ability to continue to play hockey and develop as competitive hockey players at the high school level. The goal of the league is to maintain the spirit of hockey, sportsmanship, good character, teamwork, and to preserve the love of the game among all teams, coaches and players.

Metro Girls News and Updates

 Welcome Back! The Metro Girls High School League is excited to be back after a year away due to the pandemic. The league is back strong with 15 teams competing in the 2021-2022 hockey season. We are pleased to announce the addition of a newly formed team: the Burlington West Grizzlies. The team meshes players from high schools in the western suburbs including Downers Grove, Hinsdale and Willowbrook. 

The Metro Girls league will start off with a preseason tiering round the first few months of the season. Teams will then be placed into two divisions based on standings: the Founders Cup or Scholastic Cup. It should be an exciting and competitive hockey season.