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Election Results

Member Election Results The results of our member election were announced at last night's Board of Director meeting. The winners are: Office of President, Board of Directors - Mike Zinkewich Office of Liaison, Vernon Hills High School - Scott Evans Congratulations to the both of you! Thank you to all who participated in this election process! Thank you. LHS/VHHS IceCats Election Committee

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IceCats' Plan for the Fall/Winter 2020-21 Season

IceCats Players and Families,

We are extremely grateful for your continued faith and support, as we plan for the upcoming season.  The IceCats organization is excited to create a memorable high school hockey experience for all our players.  We recognize that as an organization we have communicated only minimum information regarding Governor Pritzker’s orders, but we have been working diligently in the background trying to explore all possibilities for a way to play competitive hockey.

This is an unprecedent time and we recognize that it is a fluid situation and that we will need to adjust as government, AHAI and USA Hockey provides recommendations and policies that need to be followed.  Currently, we believe there will be a season with games and decisions are being made based on this belief.  The State of Illinois has a mandate regarding game play and at this time we are not allowed to have games, but that we can continue with practices and conditioning.  Our commitment is to provide the same amount of ice time that we have had in previous seasons and that we will utilize the ice time for practices and skill development until we can have games.  The coaches will work together to provide a competitive, controlled environment that helps each player grow.

We have had several questions asking why the fees continue at the same rate if there are no games.  As a reminder, the IceCats is a non-profit organization, and club fees go towards our top-level coaches and the cost of ice. These costs are fixed and do not change if there are / are not games being played.  No fees go towards administrative costs and everything is put towards making a great high school hockey experience.  Within the IceCats’ fee there is a $300 charge for volunteering which will be refunded to each family if there are no volunteering needs this year.  Also, if the worst-case scenario happens and we are required to stop practices and/or it is determined there will no games played this season, we will determine what type of refund may be provided to parents.

As an organization, we need to be as flexible as possible moving forward.  Our intentions are that we will have a season and that until we are allowed to play games, we will continue with our program and the coaches will design practices to position our organization to be game ready and to push our players to continue to develop their skills.  We believe that allowing the players an outlet for physical activity and some normalcy is of great benefit, along with the comradery, fun and friendships they develop while on the ice.

As government policies change, we will reevaluate and communicate to parents and players any changes.   We all need to work together to ensure that our players can have the best season possible in the current circumstances. The IceCats Hockey Board and coaches take the health and safety of all the players very seriously.  We are looking forward to an awesome year and can’t wait to get the players back out on the ice.  If there are any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at: icecats@d128.org

Thank you,

LHS/VHHS IceCats Board of Directors

Governor Pritzker's Sports Safety Guidance
IceCats Families,

As many of you are aware, the Governor and his administration announced a new set of parameters that youth sports need to abide by starting on August 15th.  These new guidelines limit hockey to skill sessions and practice with no contact/competitive drills, scrimmages or games.  At this point in time we are waiting for further guidance from AHAI (the governing body under USA Hockey for the state of Illinois) as to the potential impacts to the upcoming season.  As soon as we have additional information, we will provide further communication.

Thank you.
IceCats Board of Directors

 

 
There have been at least two petitions being circulated asking the governor to reconsider the classification of hockey as a high risk sport.  If you would like to review the petition and consider adding your support to it, follow the link below.  

https://www.change.org/p/governor-j-b-pritzker-restore-youth-hockey?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_23789654_en-US%3A2&recruiter=1136609454&recruited_by_id=1cd5feb0-d204-11ea-b9cb-377961ab4cba&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_abi

 

Sports Safety Guideline Note

Based on updated Illinois guidelines the IceCats will transition to skates with no-contact, skill based practices and trainings when the Illinois guidance is implemented on August 15th. We will continue to follow Glacier ice rinks safety requirements stated on their website which include wearing masks while not on the ice. All Hockey below college is under the same guidance including high school and travel. More information from AHAI and the league is expected next week and the IceCats will provide an update as soon as we have more information.

Thank you

IceCats Board of Directors

For more information on the new Governor Pritzger sports guidelines, follow this link.

Social Distancing Required

Players and parents,

Please remember that we are still in Phase 4 of our governor's COVID-19 plan.

Social distancing is still required and expected at the Glacier Ice Arena.

  • Masks are required to be worn by ALL players, coaches and parents entering and exiting the rink. Players may remove their masks when heading out to the ice if they would like.
  • Social Distancing while dressing is mandatory for our players
  • ALL players MUST bring their own water bottles and may only drink from their own. There is no sharing of water bottles allowed. Players wouldn't hit the ice without skates or a helmet, a water bottle is now part of their required equipment.

Please remember that we are renting our ice from Glacier and we MUST abide by the rules or we may be asked to leave the rink. We all want to have a fun and productive summer program and if we follow the rules we will.

Most importantly, we do not want to see any of our players, staff or parents test positive for COVID-19. This is for all of our safety.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

See you at the rink.

Thank you.

IceCats Board of Directors

 

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We are the Libertyville-Vernon Hills High School IceCats, a combined club high school hockey program that competes in the IHSHL North-Central Division.

We offer the opportunity to provide students the opportunity to play hockey at the highest level available for their age group while representing their schools. We train and strive to compete with any high school or midget program in the state. The IceCats Hockey Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is responsible for its own revenues and expenditures.


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Summer Scrimmage Wednesday Teams:

Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4
Benes Born Ciszewski Berigazzi
Binkley Brasky Cortesi Coury
Dobrin Burkhart Gromov Gaile
Goldberg D. Protus J. Anderson Loomstein
Knueppel Hyatt Kolb M. Braspennickx
Levy Irvin Long Mavilla
Losh Lis L. Kazian N. Braspennickx
Ramstedt Max M. Kazian Ori
Rootberg M. Brzezinski McDonnell Rossi
Rubin M. Protus Mulligan Shkap
Widman Paden Phillips Strauts
Weinstein Rebmann Tansey Evans
  B. Brzezinski Zinkewich Chaseley
    Syvrusis  
       
       
Schedule      
Wednesday, July 22 720-750pm Team 1 vs. Team 4  
  750-820pm Team 2 vs. Team 3  
       
Wednesday, July 29 720-750pm Team 3 vs. Team 1  
  750-820pm Team 4 vs. Team 2  
       
Wednesday, August 5 720-750pm Team 3 vs. Team 4  
  750-820pm Team 1 vs. Team 2  
       
Wednesday, August 12 720-750pm Consolation - 3rd place vs. 4th place
  750-820pm Championship - 1st place vs. 2nd place
       
       
Notes      
1 minute warmup, be ready to take the ice    
25 minute running clock game    
Regular rules apply, penalties result in penalty shot  
If a team scores they get the puck back    
First team listed wears white, second team wears dark (black or navy)  

Summer Scrimmage Wednesday Teams:

Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4
Benes Born Ciszewski Berigazzi
Binkley Brasky Cortesi Coury
Dobrin Burkhart Gromov Gaile
Goldberg D. Protus J. Anderson Loomstein
Knueppel Hyatt Kolb M. Braspennickx
Levy Irvin Long Mavilla
Losh Lis L. Kazian N. Braspennickx
Ramstedt Max M. Kazian Ori
Rootberg M. Brzezinski McDonnell Rossi
Rubin M. Protus Mulligan Shkap
Widman Paden Phillips Strauts
Weinstein Rebmann Tansey Evans
  B. Brzezinski Zinkewich Chaseley
    Syvrusis  
       
       
Schedule      
Wednesday, July 22 720-750pm Team 1 vs. Team 4  
  750-820pm Team 2 vs. Team 3  
       
Wednesday, July 29 720-750pm Team 3 vs. Team 1  
  750-820pm Team 4 vs. Team 2  
       
Wednesday, August 5 720-750pm Team 3 vs. Team 4  
  750-820pm Team 1 vs. Team 2  
       
Wednesday, August 12 720-750pm Consolation - 3rd place vs. 4th place
  750-820pm Championship - 1st place vs. 2nd place
       
       
Notes      
1 minute warmup, be ready to take the ice    
25 minute running clock game    
Regular rules apply, penalties result in penalty shot  
If a team scores they get the puck back    
First team listed wears white, second team wears dark (black or navy)  

Contact

LHS VHHS IceCats
P.O. Box 908
Libertyville, IL 60048
icecats@d128.org

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