Very impressive wins. New Trier is the best team in Illinois and beat the Cats last year.
As a parent of a PW aged player the question is "will he be good enough to play at Ignatius" and he has played consecutive years of AA hockey. It isn't a bad thing that the bar has been set so high in sports other than football. CYO football which has always been the feeder system for football in Catholic High Schools has lost 400 participants in the 7th/8th grade age from where they were in 2015. The environment for kids and High Schools is competitive in all regards sports and academics.
This is a very impressive team this year. Next year will be the year I'm interested in seeing what happens. This senior class is special and has been so for 3 or 4 years depending on the kid. So talented!
Coaching plays a role, and hopefully we've got our man in Sullivan, but it seems to me that the Jimmy's and Joe's over on Lorain are just better across the board right now.Ed’s hockey program has never been the same since coach Whidden retired. He always seemed to get the most out of his players. Back in those days, the fourth line was just as good as the first line for successful programs like US, Shaker Heights, BG, etc...
Prep team out of Ontario I believe. They handled Ed's. Very good wins for the Cats, who look like they may have their most impressive team to date.Ignatius wins two over the weekend against A21 prep (Ihave no idea what that is or where it is located, though the games were played in Michigan.)