INSIDE THE PRESS BOX: Boys Hockey
High fives to these guys.
Five players from both Loyola Academy Gold and New Trier Green earned all-state recognition from the Amateur Hockey Association-Illinois (AHAI).
The list also includes four players from Glenbrook North, two each from Highland Park and Lake Forest Blue and one from Glenbrook South.
Highland Park’s honorees include junior forward Dylan Apt and senior defenseman Aaron Hope.
LF Blue senior forward Jackson Barbour and Ryan Gattari made the squad as did GBS forward Joe Emme.
The AHAI all-state game is set for Feb. 13 (8:35 p.m.) at The Edge in Bensenville. HP, LA Gold and LF Blue will team up for the White Team. GBN, GBS and NT will represent the Red Team.
The White Team’s other all-staters include Crystal Lake South’s Josh Albrecht (goalkeeper); Oak Park-River Forest’s Ben Ostler (goalkeeper) and Liam Burns (forward); St. Rita’s Colan Fitzgerald (defenseman); Fenwick’s Louie Gomez (defenseman); Brother Rice’s Timmy Kirkwood (defenseman); BGHW’s Nicholas Christianson (forward) and Connor Kelly (forward); Benet Academy’s Matt Ernsting (forward); Neuqua Valley’s Ben Granato (forward) and Reid Martin (forward); and Carmel Catholic’s Aaron Stowe (forward).
The Red Team’s other all-staters include Maine Township’s Ryan Dyball (goalkeeper) and Anthony Reda (defenseman); Providence Catholic’s Ryan Iaciancio (goalkeeper), Jacob Rott (forward) and Jake Vennetti (forward); Naperville Central’s Andrew Maynard (defenseman); Glenbard’s Ryan Kelly (forward); Notre Dame’s Josh Hemmer (forward); Wheaton West’s Connor Quinn (forward); and Evanston’s Isaiah Ricketts (forward).