Troy Carroll was selected to play for the Illinois team in USA Hockey’s America’s High School Hockey Showcase in Pittsburgh, PA, April 13th through the 17th. Formerly called the Chicago Showcase, it will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center.
There are 22 boys’ teams representing 43 States competing. The purpose of this prestigious event is to allow the nation’s premier high school hockey players from around the country, who do not traditionally get scouted due to geographic and budgetary constraints within the scouting circles, the opportunity to compete against the best of the best during a five-day period and be seen by major junior and college hockey institutions in North America.
There were 120 players invited to try out for the Illinois team, including 12 goalies. Troy was one of two goalies eventually selected to make the trip and is the only representative from Metro North. We wish him well in the tournament. You can follow the tournament through this link: America’s High School Hockey Showcase
After defeating #4 Loyola Gold 5-4 in a thrilling triple overtime quarter-final game and #1 seed Fenwick 3-2 in the semi-finals, GBN earned a spot in the 2011 Illinois State High School Hockey Championship Game against New Trier at the United Center on March 13th.
The game was GBN's third appearance in the State Championship in the last five years. The Spartans beat Fenwick in 2007 and New Trier in 2008. This year the Spartans gave it their all but came up just short, suffering a 3-2 defeat. This in no way took away from an excellent season that saw GBN win the Stevenson Thanksgiving Tournament and place 2nd in the National Invitational Scholastic Showcase in Jamestown, NY.
The Spartans would like to thank all their fans for the tremendous support during the State Tournament and throughout the season. you are the best fans in the hockey.
Tommy Washburn; Troy Carroll; Kevin Wijas; Sam Katz
Glenbrook North took home 5 trophies at the annual Metro Banquet:
Troy Carroll-Goalie of the Year
Sam Katz-Defenseman of the Year
Tommy Washburn-Forward of the Year
Kevin Wijas-Sportsmanship Award
Mark Brunner-Coach of the Year
Congratulations to everyone for their well-deserved honors.
Tommy Washburn, Jack Day, Sam Katz, Troy Carroll
Congratulations to the following GBN players for being selected as Metro North All-Stars.
Please feel free to contact any of the individuals below for more information about the GBN Varsity team.
High School Director/Manager