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    New Trier Green defeats Glenbrook North in the Culver Academy Cornfield Cup

    By ahaiadmin on December 15, 2014

    Two Illinois teams played for The Culver Military Academy’s Annual Cornfield Cup,  New Trier Green and Glenbrook North.  In an epic game, New Trier Green defeated Glenbrook North by the score of 5-4.

    The 8 team field included Shattuck Saint Mary’s, St. Ignatius of Ohio, Carmel of Indiana, host Culver Academy, Gilmore Academy and Walsh Jesuit of Ohio.

    New Trier arrived at the Champions by defeating Gilmore, Walsh and Culver. While Glenbrook North defeated Shattuck, St. Ignatius and Carmel.

    In the Championship game, New Trier scored two  1st period goals. Brent Segvich put in a rebound goal at the 13 minute mark  and Cooper Johnson scored from the left point on a power play to close the scoring in the 1st.

    GBN cut the lead in half just a minute into the 2nd period when Spartan Chris Zhang while on a power play poked home a rebound to make the score 2-1.

    Green countered the Spartan goal at the 5 minute mark. While on a 5-3, Trevian  Graham Soman extended the Green lead back to two when he blasted a shot from just outside the right faceoff circle that Cohen had no chance with.

    Glenbrook North Chris Zhang scored a terrific individual goal when killing the back half of the 5-3 penalty he found a loose puck at red line and with a defenseman draped all over still found a way to beat Green goalie Jack Junge just 30 seconds after the Green’s goal.

    Spartan Chad Yale would tie the game with  2 minutes remaining in the 2nd period when his shot from the right point found the back of the Green net.

    The 3rd period was filled with up and down action and with the score tied at 3, Spartan Alex Merritt gave GBN their first and only lead of the game when he came in from the right side of the ice and his back hand shot flew over the shoulder of Junge with 4  minutes into the period.

    Green’s Colin McBride tied the game at the 10 minute mark when he out battled a GBN defender in front of Cohen and lifted a back hand shot into the net.

    With overtime looming Green’s Colin McBride attacked the middle of ice entered the Spartan zone where he was checked off the puck by a number of Spartans but the puck laid loose about 40 feet from the Spartan net where Matthew Kenyon picked it up at.  Kenyon took  a number of strides waited and roofed a shot that hit right under the cross bar and into the net for the winner with 18 seconds left to play.

     


    Varsity Defeats Loyola Gold in SHL Match-Up

    The Spartans took on rival Loyola Gold in an SHL game Wednesday and defeated the Ramblers 2-0.  The first period was scoreless but the Spartans generated plenty of scoring chances with 17 shots. A three way passing play between Chris Zhang, Logan Nein and eventually Alex Merritt, led to the first goal of the game as Merritt finished the play coming down the left side of the ice and beating LAG goalie Devin O’Brien. The rest of the period was scoreless with the Spartans outshooting Gold 11-3. Alex Merritt would set up Zhang for the second goal just seconds into the third period. Merritt picked off a clearing pass at the Gold blueline and found Zhang all alone with O’Brien. Zhang made one fake to his left and went to his right where O’Brien got a  piece of the shot but not enough of it to stop it from going in. Gold had its best period of the night in the third but Spartan goalie, Brett Zera stopped all 10 of the Ramblers shots and his way to the victory and his 5th shutout of the season.  For the game the Spartans outshot Gold 33-16. The Spartans head to Culver Academy for a weekend tournament starting Friday night.

     

    GBN Beats Stevenson Earning Their Seventh Straight Win

    Glenbrook North won its  7th straight game Sunday night by defeating Stevenson by the score of 4-1 in an SHL contest. The win pushed the Spartan record to 33-5-2-2. Jared Epstein, coming off the overtime game winner against Barrington in the Loyola Thanksgiving tournament, remained hot by scoring two goals.  Early in the first period, Epstein deflected a shot taken by Jake Rabin that beat Stevenson net minder Jacob Shellist.  With one second to play in the second period, Epstein let go with a high wrist shot that hit right under the crossbar and went in for the fourth Spartan goal of the game.  Alex Merritt and Chris Zhang teamed up for the second goal when Merritt drove the right side of the net and found Zhang on the back door and then Zhang released quickly to beat Shellist.  Logan Nein added the third goal in the seconnd period when he came off the left board around the faceoff circle and drilled  a 22 foot shot.  Alex Cacioppo made 24 saves and earned the win.  For the game,  GBN outshot Stevenson 38-25.



    Click on Image To View Varsity's Thanksgiving Tournament Win


    2014 GBN Alumni Game

    Registration for the 2014 GBN Alumni game is now open.  The date of the game is December 20th.  Please go to the Registration page and click on the link to register.


     

     


    GBN Varsity VS. GBS: Thanksgiving Rivalry Game (Click on Image to View)


    Varsity Spartans Have Much To Be Thankful For

    Loyola Academy 43rd Annual Thanksgiving Tournament Champions

    The Spartans had much to be thankful for during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  In the traditional rivalry game between Glenbrook South, the Spartans came away with a 6-2 victory in front of a sold out crowd in Glenview. Zach Knudson opened the scoring when his shot from the left point beat Titan goalie Matt Grinde and Spartans never looked back. Chris Zhang was magical, scoring 3 goals, 2 of which were on the power play.

     GBN spent the weekend by playing in the 43rd Loyola Gold Thanksgiving tournament.  The Spartans had played in the finals the past two seasons and this year would be no different.

     In the first game against Highland Park,  GBN spotted the Giants a 2-0 lead until late in the 1st period when Joe Day scored on a wraparound goal. That play seemed to wake the Spartans up as Alex Merritt led a charge into the 2nd period which found GBN scoring 4 goals in that stanza following up with 4 more in the 3rd period for a convincing 9-3 victory.

    In the 2nd game against Brother Rice the Spartans started quickly scoring four 1st period goals on their way to a 7-0 win. Alex Merritt again led the scoring with another 3 goal game.

    In order to advance to the Semi-Finals, the Spartans met up with Ohio power St. Edwards.  The Spartans were again led by Merritt with 2 goals while his linemates Logan Nein and Chris Zhang each chipped in one a piece. The power play scored two goals in the game and the team defense stifled St. Edwards from start to finish.

    Naperville Central was next up for the Spartans in the semi’s. Central defeated host Loyola Gold to reach the game.  The Spartans scored  30 seconds into the game by a goal from who else,  Alex Merritt. Central responded with two goals to open up the 2nd period. Chad Yale tied the game on a give and go play with Merritt midway the 2nd period.  Logan Nein would get the winner just a minute after Yale’s goal on a nice shot from in close.  The 3rd period was scoreless thus allowing the Spartans to reach the finals for the 3rd year in a row.

    GBN would face Barrington in the finals. The Broncos had a terrific tournament by winning their bracket and then by upsetting New Trier Green 4-3 in double overtime in the semi-finals. Logan Nein opened up the scoring as he attacked the net with a short side wrap around and beat Bronco goalie Marcus Kunzman. The Broncos tied the game with a power play goal that hit off a Spartan shin pad with 2:48 to play in the 1st period. Barrington took the lead on another power play goal from the left point with 11:48 to play in the 2nd period. It looked like the Barrington lead would last as Kunzman and the rest of the Broncos locked down the Spartans with some tight checking. With time ticking down, Alex Merritt dug a puck out to Logan Nein who found Chris Zhang slightly open to the left of Kunzman about 20 feet out. Zhang let go a hard high wrist shot that found the right side of the Bronco net tying the game with 1:42 to play. The first overtime was played as a 5 on 5 with the best scoring chance coming from a pass from Merritt to Zhang but the shot went wide. The second ot was played 4 on 4. The combo of Fisher and Epstein sustained pressure inside the Bronco’s zone where Epstein came off the right board and Fisher went to the net to set a screen.  Epstein let go with a high backhand shot that sailed over Kunzman with the game and tournament winner.  This Championship marks the second title in the last 3 years for GBN. Shots for the game were GBN 52 and Barrington 26.

     

     

     


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    Fenwick and Rockford Video Highlights (Click on Picture for Video)



    St. Rita and New Trier Green Video Highlights (Click on picture for video)


    Spartans Go 2-0-0-1 in Games Against Fenwick, Culver Academy and Rockford

    The Spartans finished last week going 2-0-0-1. GBN defeated Fenwick in a SHL game by the score of 3-1. Although dominate throughout, the Spartans could only find the back of the net twice leading into the 3rd period. Fenwick would score on the very first shift of the period cutting the Spartans lead in half. Chris Zhang would score the 3rd goal with about 10 minutes to play to restore the two goal margin and GBN was then never really threatened.

    Culver Military Academy from Indiana came into Northbrook Saturday and GBN defeated the Academy 5-2. The line of Kyle Fisher, Joe Day and Alex Crane did most of the offensive damage. Fisher and Day each had a goal and Crane added two assists. The power play also went 2-4.

    Sunday night, Rockford visited Northbrook in an SHL game and out dueled the Spartans 2-1 in a shootout. Rockford took a 1st period lead. In the second period, Logan Nein on a power play ( 5 against 3) one timed a shot to tie the game.  Rockford’s heavy checking disrupted the Spartan attack all night. The 3rd period was scoreless. Rockford would score the only goal in the 3 man shoot out giving the Icemen the extra point.

    Next up the traditional North South game at Glenview on Wednesday.

     

    New Trier Green Victorious After a Record 17 Round Shootout

    November 12, 2014

    Glenbrook North and New Trier Green faced each other for the first time since the state championship game last year, Wednesday night, in a SHL tilt. Green won in a record setting shoot out by the score of 3-2. The Spartans took a first period lead on a goal by Chris Zhang who was set up nicely by Alex  Merritt and Jared Epstein.  GBN added a power play goal when Kyle Slovis snuck in on the right side of the ice and received a back door pass from Chris Zhang.  With the game winding down, New Trier got on the board as a shot from the left point hit a Spartan defenseman and flew over the shoulder of goalie Garrett Cohen with 2:26 to play.  Green pulled its goalie and with 26 seconds left another shot from the left point was tipped and eluded Cohen to tie the game. The large boisterous crowd witnessed the longest shoot out in SHL history.  17 rounds later New Trier had a comeback victory with a 3-2 edge in shoot out goals and an eventual 3-2 victory.

     

    Two Successive SHL Wins for the Varsity Spartans as They Defeat Stevenson and Rockford

    This past week found the Spartans playing two SHL games, Stevenson Wednesday night and Rockford Saturday. GBN was a winner in both games by the scores of 3-1 and 3-0.

    In the Stevenson game, the score was tied heading into the 3rd period, when Alex Merritt’s shot from the lefts side of the ice was deflected past Stevenson goalie Arye Furman just minutes into the period.  Eric Doar would follow Merritt’s tally when he scored just 3 minutes later. Doar’s goal was set up by a rush provided by Kyle Slovis.

      GBN traveled to Rockford Saturday night and played maybe their most physical game of the season in handing Rockford a 3-0 loss. Defensively the Spartans were physical and their coverage spot on, limiting Rockford to just 15 shots for the game. Garrett Cohen best saves came in the 2nd period when a number of good chances by Rockford were blunted.

     

    Goals for the Spartans were provided by Chris Zhang, Logan Nein (PP) and Alex Merritt.




    Varsity Spartans with Three Successive Wins

    GBN had a nice week of hockey starting off with a 6-0 shutout win over St. Rita. Garrett Cohen back stopped the effort with his goaltending while 6  Spartans tallied 1 goal each.

    On Saturday the Spartans defeated Saint Viator to earn their first Scholastic win of the season by the score of 8-1. Kyle Slovis 2(G) 1 (A) and Alex Merritt 4 (A) led the GBN offensive attack.

    On Sunday GBN faceoff against the Northwest Chargers Midget Major team and defeated the Chargers by the score 5-3.  Joe Day and Logan Nein each had 2 goals.  Matt Rosen’s blast from the point which gave the Spartans the lead 4-3 midway through the 2nd, had the other score.

    The 3 wins pushes the Spartans record to 16-4-1 for the year.



    GBN Varsity Preseason Highlights: Click on picture to watch


    The Spartans Post Two Wins

    The Spartans posted two victories last week by defeating Sandburg by the score of 9-2 and Catholic league power Benet 3-1.  GBN wasted little time in the game against Sandburg by scoring (8) 1st period goals.  Eight different players tallied goals in the game with Logan Nein scoring two.  Again it was the first period scoring that did the damage against Benet. Goals by Chris Zhang and Jared Epstein gave the Spartans a two goal cushion in the first. Logan Nein would score a power play goal in the 2nd,  assisted nicely by Epstein to finish the Spartans scoring.  Benet broke the shutout bid of Brett Zera with a goal in the middle of the 3rd period but would never get any closer.  The win pushed the Spartans record to 14-4-1.


    Opening Season of the SHL: Rough Start for The Spartans

    The opening of the SHL season has not been kind to the Spartan Varsity team.  On Sunday, GBN traveled to Fenwick and again found themselves on the losing side of a 2-1 game while outshooting Fenwick 42-12.  Fenwick scored on a power play goal in the 1st period as a shot from the left point deflected off of multiple shin pads and found its way in behind Spartan goalie Garrett Cohen.  Spartan Chris Zhang had the best chance in the opening period as he took a cross ice pass from Chris Merritt while on a power play and with a somewhat open net rang the puck off the right post.  GBN kept the onslaught up but Fenwick goalie Pino Barker time in and time out throttled the effort. Finally in the 3rd period, off a faceoff, Zhang found Merritt going to the Fenwick net and Merritt tied the game on a tap in.  Just when you thought the Spartans would get going Fenwick answered just seconds later as the Spartans seemingly had control of the puck in their own end but misplayed it at their own blueline creating an odd man break to the Spartan net and the Friars made no mistake and finished the play to score the go ahead and eventual winning goal.


    GBN Varsity Upset by Barrington in Opening Game of the SHL Season

    October 1, 2014

    GBN was upset last night 3-0 by Barrington in the opening game of the 2014-15 SHL season.The goal keeping by the Broncos Marcus Kunzmann was spectacular at times,  turning away all 30 GBN shots, some from point blank range. Barrington took the lead in the 1st period as the puck came off the end board at a strange angle and was picked up by Bronco Will Hood who lifted a backhand shot over Spartan goalie Brett Zera.  The Spartans had constant pressure all night but could never dent the Broncos net.  Barrington would score a power play goal with 10 minutes left and an empty netter with less than a minute remaining.

     


    Attention All JV or New GBN Players:

    Please be at the rink at 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9th, to be sized for warm-ups for the upcoming year. 


    JV Meeting Tonight September 4th at 6:30

    All JV players need to attend the 6:30 meeting tonight at the Northbrook rink.



    GBN 2014/2015 Teams for JV and Varsity (Varsity Roster is tentative through September)

    Teams are now posted.  Please see below.  First ice time is as follows:

    Monday, September 1st:

    JV – 7:30-8:30 p.m.

    Varsity – 8:40 - 9:40

    Please check the Calendar frequently for updates


    2014-2015 Registration

    Registration for the upcoming season is now open.  Please click on the registration tab to the left for a link to the registration site.



    Fourth of July Parade

    All GBN and Bluehawk players are invited to join the NBHL in Northbrook's July 4th parade.  The parade is on Friday, July 4th at 2:30pm.  This year's float is being decorated by GBN players and will start at position 58 (west of Western Ave.) on Cherry Lane.  Please arrive by 2:15.

    GBN players are invited to help build the float Wednesday and Thursday night.  Float building will be located at Mark Zide's house, 3131 Toulon Drive and begin approximately at 5:30 on both nights.


    Summer Hockey Clinics for GBN Players

    Our program will be offering summer hockey clinics with Blackhawks skating and skills coach Kevin Delaney and University of Michigan skills coach John Boultbee.  Sign up asap if interested as clinics are filling up quickly. Information and link to sign up is on the Northbrook Bluehawks website.


    Click Photo Below to Watch GBN Defeat Loyola Academy Gold to Advance to the State Championship




    Click on the Image to See Highlights of the Championship Game Against Loyola Academy Gold!


    Watch Noozebox Interview with Coach Evan and Player of the Game Nate Berger


    Click on the Photo Below to Watch Highlights of Varsity's State Quarter Final Game Against Naperville Central


    Congratulations to the Varsity Spartans on their Scholastic Hockey League Championship Win!


    GBN Varsity vs. New Trier Blue in State Playoffs: Click Image to Watch


    GBN Varsity vs. Loyola Game 1 in SHL Finals: Click to watch


    Congratulations to Coach Evan for Being Selected as the AHAI Boys High School Coach of the Year!


    Spartan JV Team Wins The Scholastic Cup!



    Coaches Corner: Predictions for the Red Division


    Click on the Picture to Watch Video Highlights of GBN Varsity vs. Stevenson in the Semi-Finals


    Click on the Picture to Watch Highlights of GBN vs. Barrington in the SHL Playoffs


    2014 Spring Hockey Registration

    2014 Spring Registration is now open.  Click on the Registration tab and follow the link to the registration site.  You will need your players USA hockey number to complete registration.  You do not need to get a new number if you have a valid number for the 2013/2014 season.


    Congratulation to the Varsity and Junior Varsity Spartans for Both Winning the Scholastic Hockey League Title!


    Congratulations to the Following GBN Players Who Were Named to the Scholastic Hockey League All-Academic Team 2013-2014:

    Varsity Junior Varsity
    Alex Crane Jack Elowe
    Nick Day Dustin Epstein
    Jared Epstein Jonah Gould
    Noah Ginsburg Tyler Mulier
    Matthew Holly Jacob Rose
    Mitchell Kasselman Matthew Rosen
    Zach Knudson Justin Schoeneman
    John McNally Jason Spector
    Alex Merritt
    Jake Rabin
    Kyle Slovis
    Ryan Slovis
    Chris Zhang

    Glenbrook North defeats New Trier Green 3 -2

    Click to watch the video highlights!

    Spartans Selected to 2014 All-State Team

    Congratulations to Varsity Spartans Nick Day, Nate Harris and Chad Yale for being selected for the 2014 All-State Team. Come watch them play February 3rd, at the AHAI hockey center in Bensenville at 8:35 p.m. 

    Also, congratulations to Nick Day and Chad Yale for being selected for All-League as well. 


    (Photo Courtesy of the Northbrook Tower)

    Congratulations to Our Graduating Seniors! (Photo courtesy of the Northbrook Tower)


    Harris Has Kane Qualities

    Like Patrick Kane, Glenbrook North's Nate Harris hopes to bring home title

    12/18/2013, 6:45pm CST

    By Eli Kaberon

    Glenbrook North's Nate Harris swears he doesn't model his game after any NHL players, but he does have a favorite: Patrick Kane. And like the Blackhawks star, Harris hopes he can end his season as a champion.

    Ask Nate Harris if he models his game after any professional hockey players and he’ll say no. He watches a lot of guys in the NHL and tries to take parts from each of their styles, but there’s no player he has set out to become.

    Watch Harris zoom around the ice for Gelnbrook North and you’ll see otherwise. The end-to-end speed, the sharp stick-handling, the ability to put the puck in the net from a variety of angles, a willingness to take on defenders to give a teammate an open shot. All of it reminiscent of a specific player, one who has earned some hardware for his skills on the ice.

    Then look at the back of Harris’ jersey: No. 88, of course.

    Harris is a Patrick Kane clone, with the ability to change the game on both ends of the ice. His skills as a goal-scorer, passer and defender, are a primary reason the Spartans are the Sun-Times’ No. 1 team.

    “Yeah, he’s my favorite player,” Harris said of the Blackhawks star.

    Like Kane, Harris has many responsibilities for his team. The main one is to create offense, something he does quite well. According to the team’s official web site, Harris has scored 35 goals to go along with 31 assists, both of which lead the team. A strong work ethic and attention to detail are responsible for his impressive play.

    “I work on my shot a lot in practice, trying new things, seeing what works best,” Harris said. “I’ve been trying to strengthen my hands, because that will improve my stick-handling ability even more.”

    The Spartans are more than a one-man team. Glenbrook North coach Evan Poulakidas says that the team has four lines that can score and pass with skill, a rarity among the high school ranks. More importantly, the team defends as well as any in the state.

    “We are really skilled and really fast, but not as physical as some other teams,” Poulakidas said. “What sets us apart is the way we can play defense and set the tempo of the game. If we play the tempo we want to, we are tough to beat.”

    The depth on the Spartans roster will come in handy, after Harris broke his scapula last Saturday. Out for at least a month, the team’s top player reluctantly will be forced to the sideline.

    The injury doesn’t change Glenbrook North’s big picture. It still has the most talented team in Illinois, with its top scorer hoping he can duplicate a feat of his favorite player and bring home a championship.

    “Sitting out won’t be fun,” Harris said. “But if we play our game, and play the way we know we’re capable of, we can accomplish our goal, which is a state title.”

     

     

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    Ask Nate Harris if he models his game after any professional hockey players and he’ll say no. He watches a lot of guys in the NHL and tries to take parts from each of their styles, but there’s no player he has set out to become.

    Watch Harris zoom around the ice for Gelnbrook North and you’ll see otherwise. The end-to-end speed, the sharp stick-handling, the ability to put the puck in the net from a variety of angles, a willingness to take on defenders to give a teammate an open shot. All of it reminiscent of a specific player, one who has earned some hardware for his skills on the ice.

    Then look at the back of Harris’ jersey: No. 88, of course.

    Harris is a Patrick Kane clone, with the ability to change the game on both ends of the ice. His skills as a goal-scorer, passer and defender, are a primary reason the Spartans are the Sun-Times’ No. 1 team.

    “Yeah, he’s my favorite player,” Harris said of the Blackhawks star.

    Like Kane, Harris has many responsibilities for his team. The main one is to create offense, something he does quite well. According to the team’s official web site, Harris has scored 35 goals to go along with 31 assists, both of which lead the team. A strong work ethic and attention to detail are responsible for his impressive play.

    “I work on my shot a lot in practice, trying new things, seeing what works best,” Harris said. “I’ve been trying to strengthen my hands, because that will improve my stick-handling ability even more.”

    The Spartans are more than a one-man team. Glenbrook North coach Evan Poulakidas says that the team has four lines that can score and pass with skill, a rarity among the high school ranks. More importantly, the team defends as well as any in the state.

    “We are really skilled and really fast, but not as physical as some other teams,” Poulakidas said. “What sets us apart is the way we can play defense and set the tempo of the game. If we play the tempo we want to, we are tough to beat.”

    The depth on the Spartans roster will come in handy, after Harris broke his scapula last Saturday. Out for at least a month, the team’s top player reluctantly will be forced to the sideline.

    The injury doesn’t change Glenbrook North’s big picture. It still has the most talented team in Illinois, with its top scorer hoping he can duplicate a feat of his favorite player and bring home a championship.

    “Sitting out won’t be fun,” Harris said. “But if we play our game, and play the way we know we’re capable of, we can accomplish our goal, which is a state title.”

    - See more at: http://www.highschoolcubenews.com/news_article/show/320974?referrer_id=676981#sthash.OgQ5Jd27.dpuf
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    Ask Nate Harris if he models his game after any professional hockey players and he’ll say no. He watches a lot of guys in the NHL and tries to take parts from each of their styles, but there’s no player he has set out to become.

    Watch Harris zoom around the ice for Gelnbrook North and you’ll see otherwise. The end-to-end speed, the sharp stick-handling, the ability to put the puck in the net from a variety of angles, a willingness to take on defenders to give a teammate an open shot. All of it reminiscent of a specific player, one who has earned some hardware for his skills on the ice.

    Then look at the back of Harris’ jersey: No. 88, of course.

    Harris is a Patrick Kane clone, with the ability to change the game on both ends of the ice. His skills as a goal-scorer, passer and defender, are a primary reason the Spartans are the Sun-Times’ No. 1 team.

    “Yeah, he’s my favorite player,” Harris said of the Blackhawks star.

    Like Kane, Harris has many responsibilities for his team. The main one is to create offense, something he does quite well. According to the team’s official web site, Harris has scored 35 goals to go along with 31 assists, both of which lead the team. A strong work ethic and attention to detail are responsible for his impressive play.

    “I work on my shot a lot in practice, trying new things, seeing what works best,” Harris said. “I’ve been trying to strengthen my hands, because that will improve my stick-handling ability even more.”

    The Spartans are more than a one-man team. Glenbrook North coach Evan Poulakidas says that the team has four lines that can score and pass with skill, a rarity among the high school ranks. More importantly, the team defends as well as any in the state.

    “We are really skilled and really fast, but not as physical as some other teams,” Poulakidas said. “What sets us apart is the way we can play defense and set the tempo of the game. If we play the tempo we want to, we are tough to beat.”

    The depth on the Spartans roster will come in handy, after Harris broke his scapula last Saturday. Out for at least a month, the team’s top player reluctantly will be forced to the sideline.

    The injury doesn’t change Glenbrook North’s big picture. It still has the most talented team in Illinois, with its top scorer hoping he can duplicate a feat of his favorite player and bring home a championship.

    “Sitting out won’t be fun,” Harris said. “But if we play our game, and play the way we know we’re capable of, we can accomplish our goal, which is a state title.”

    - See more at: http://www.highschoolcubenews.com/news_article/show/320974?referrer_id=676981#sthash.OgQ5Jd27.dpuf
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    Ask Nate Harris if he models his game after any professional hockey players and he’ll say no. He watches a lot of guys in the NHL and tries to take parts from each of their styles, but there’s no player he has set out to become.

    Watch Harris zoom around the ice for Gelnbrook North and you’ll see otherwise. The end-to-end speed, the sharp stick-handling, the ability to put the puck in the net from a variety of angles, a willingness to take on defenders to give a teammate an open shot. All of it reminiscent of a specific player, one who has earned some hardware for his skills on the ice.

    Then look at the back of Harris’ jersey: No. 88, of course.

    Harris is a Patrick Kane clone, with the ability to change the game on both ends of the ice. His skills as a goal-scorer, passer and defender, are a primary reason the Spartans are the Sun-Times’ No. 1 team.

    “Yeah, he’s my favorite player,” Harris said of the Blackhawks star.

    Like Kane, Harris has many responsibilities for his team. The main one is to create offense, something he does quite well. According to the team’s official web site, Harris has scored 35 goals to go along with 31 assists, both of which lead the team. A strong work ethic and attention to detail are responsible for his impressive play.

    “I work on my shot a lot in practice, trying new things, seeing what works best,” Harris said. “I’ve been trying to strengthen my hands, because that will improve my stick-handling ability even more.”

    The Spartans are more than a one-man team. Glenbrook North coach Evan Poulakidas says that the team has four lines that can score and pass with skill, a rarity among the high school ranks. More importantly, the team defends as well as any in the state.

    “We are really skilled and really fast, but not as physical as some other teams,” Poulakidas said. “What sets us apart is the way we can play defense and set the tempo of the game. If we play the tempo we want to, we are tough to beat.”

    The depth on the Spartans roster will come in handy, after Harris broke his scapula last Saturday. Out for at least a month, the team’s top player reluctantly will be forced to the sideline.

    The injury doesn’t change Glenbrook North’s big picture. It still has the most talented team in Illinois, with its top scorer hoping he can duplicate a feat of his favorite player and bring home a championship.

    “Sitting out won’t be fun,” Harris said. “But if we play our game, and play the way we know we’re capable of, we can accomplish our goal, which is a state title.”

    - See more at: http://www.highschoolcubenews.com/news_article/show/320974?referrer_id=676981#sthash.OgQ5Jd27.dpuf
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    Ask Nate Harris if he models his game after any professional hockey players and he’ll say no. He watches a lot of guys in the NHL and tries to take parts from each of their styles, but there’s no player he has set out to become.

    Watch Harris zoom around the ice for Gelnbrook North and you’ll see otherwise. The end-to-end speed, the sharp stick-handling, the ability to put the puck in the net from a variety of angles, a willingness to take on defenders to give a teammate an open shot. All of it reminiscent of a specific player, one who has earned some hardware for his skills on the ice.

    Then look at the back of Harris’ jersey: No. 88, of course.

    Harris is a Patrick Kane clone, with the ability to change the game on both ends of the ice. His skills as a goal-scorer, passer and defender, are a primary reason the Spartans are the Sun-Times’ No. 1 team.

    “Yeah, he’s my favorite player,” Harris said of the Blackhawks star.

    Like Kane, Harris has many responsibilities for his team. The main one is to create offense, something he does quite well. According to the team’s official web site, Harris has scored 35 goals to go along with 31 assists, both of which lead the team. A strong work ethic and attention to detail are responsible for his impressive play.

    “I work on my shot a lot in practice, trying new things, seeing what works best,” Harris said. “I’ve been trying to strengthen my hands, because that will improve my stick-handling ability even more.”

    The Spartans are more than a one-man team. Glenbrook North coach Evan Poulakidas says that the team has four lines that can score and pass with skill, a rarity among the high school ranks. More importantly, the team defends as well as any in the state.

    “We are really skilled and really fast, but not as physical as some other teams,” Poulakidas said. “What sets us apart is the way we can play defense and set the tempo of the game. If we play the tempo we want to, we are tough to beat.”

    The depth on the Spartans roster will come in handy, after Harris broke his scapula last Saturday. Out for at least a month, the team’s top player reluctantly will be forced to the sideline.

    The injury doesn’t change Glenbrook North’s big picture. It still has the most talented team in Illinois, with its top scorer hoping he can duplicate a feat of his favorite player and bring home a championship.

    “Sitting out won’t be fun,” Harris said. “But if we play our game, and play the way we know we’re capable of, we can accomplish our goal, which is a state title.”

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    Ask Nate Harris if he models his game after any professional hockey players and he’ll say no. He watches a lot of guys in the NHL and tries to take parts from each of their styles, but there’s no player he has set out to become.

    Watch Harris zoom around the ice for Gelnbrook North and you’ll see otherwise. The end-to-end speed, the sharp stick-handling, the ability to put the puck in the net from a variety of angles, a willingness to take on defenders to give a teammate an open shot. All of it reminiscent of a specific player, one who has earned some hardware for his skills on the ice.

    Then look at the back of Harris’ jersey: No. 88, of course.

    Harris is a Patrick Kane clone, with the ability to change the game on both ends of the ice. His skills as a goal-scorer, passer and defender, are a primary reason the Spartans are the Sun-Times’ No. 1 team.

    “Yeah, he’s my favorite player,” Harris said of the Blackhawks star.

    Like Kane, Harris has many responsibilities for his team. The main one is to create offense, something he does quite well. According to the team’s official web site, Harris has scored 35 goals to go along with 31 assists, both of which lead the team. A strong work ethic and attention to detail are responsible for his impressive play.

    “I work on my shot a lot in practice, trying new things, seeing what works best,” Harris said. “I’ve been trying to strengthen my hands, because that will improve my stick-handling ability even more.”

    The Spartans are more than a one-man team. Glenbrook North coach Evan Poulakidas says that the team has four lines that can score and pass with skill, a rarity among the high school ranks. More importantly, the team defends as well as any in the state.

    “We are really skilled and really fast, but not as physical as some other teams,” Poulakidas said. “What sets us apart is the way we can play defense and set the tempo of the game. If we play the tempo we want to, we are tough to beat.”

    The depth on the Spartans roster will come in handy, after Harris broke his scapula last Saturday. Out for at least a month, the team’s top player reluctantly will be forced to the sideline.

    The injury doesn’t change Glenbrook North’s big picture. It still has the most talented team in Illinois, with its top scorer hoping he can duplicate a feat of his favorite player and bring home a championship.

    “Sitting out won’t be fun,” Harris said. “But if we play our game, and play the way we know we’re capable of, we can accomplish our goal, which is a state title.”

    - See more at: http://www.highschoolcubenews.com/news_article/show/320974?referrer_id=676981#sthash.OgQ5Jd27.dpuf

    Varsity Spartans Repeat as Wolves Cup Champions

    Spartans Off to A Promising Start!

    The Varsity Spartans participated in the Central States Showcase and defeated three out of the four teams they played.  Come out and support them on Saturday night, November 2nd, when they face Scholastic Hockey League opponent Stevenson. 

    Former GBN Player Scores His First NHL Goal


    Former Spartan and current Pittsburgh Penguin Jayson Megna.

    Former Spartan and state champion Jayson Megna, scored his first goal and got an assist in his second NHL game for the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 28, 2013.