Introducing the York Varsity Hockey Club Players:
Congratulations to our 2019 York Hockey alumni Billy Paschen and Chris Lee who are heading to Canada to play for the Cochrane Crunch Jr Hockey Club! Teammates came together to send them off and wish them well as they head to Canada in mid-August! Best of luck Billy and Chris from your York Hockey family!
York Hockey Club is happy to announce that Marc Kapsalis (York High School, Class of ’81) will be joining the club as an assistant coach at the Varsity level. “Kap” grew up in Elmhurst where he learned to skate and play hockey at the “Y”. He was a Duke “blueliner” under Coach Jerry Hughes for two seasons and says, “playing high school hockey with my friends those two years were, unquestionably, the most fun and rewarding years I had as a player. Nearly forty years later, my York Hockey teammates are still my best friends in life”.
The game of hockey allowed Kapsalis to continue his education after high school and he was recruited to play at the NCAA level for Army at West Point where he went on to letter all four of his years and was also named Captain. Marc served as an officer in the Army from 1985-1990 before returning to Chicago and beginning his coaching career. He held a number of coaching positions at different levels and age groups from 1990-2015. After a brief hiatus from the game, Kapsalis is excited to return to coaching at his alma mater. “I am thrilled Coach Turpin invited me to join the staff. They have obviously built something special at York and I look forward to being a part of it”, said Kapsalis. He went on, “I can honestly say that returning to coach at York, is one of the greatest opportunities I’ve had in the game”.
Kapsalis joins head coach Bruce Turpin, just a year after being named “Scholastic Hockey League Coach-of-the-Year”, and assistant coach Brian Finnerty. Junior Varsity coaches Matt Boeing and Nick Albergo guided the JV squad to a Scholastic League championship after the 2018-19 season and this group continues to look at building on the successes of the York Hockey program.
Please support York Hockey by having dinner at the Chick-fil-A located at 235 IL Route 83 on August 27, 2019, from 5-8 PM. A potion of the proceeds will be donated to the club. Please remember to mention YHC when ordering!
Coach of the Year - Bruce Turpin
1st Team Defense - Chris Lee
1st Team Forwards - Billy Paschen
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ALL SHL ACADEMIC TEAM
The SHL All Academic Team is made up of student athletes that have an accumulative 3.5 or better GPA. Dukes that have made the grade are:
Matt Anikiej, Tyler Bare, Nathan Kriz, Bradley Lynch, Declan Quinn, John Temple, Jack Timble, Troy Walker, Thomas Wesolowski
Jake Angelucci, Jake Barmada, Jackson Bonesteel, Ben Foley, Shane Gorski, Logan Maloney, Murphy McFarlane, Charles McPherson, Liam Moran, Brendan Quinn
Formerly called the Chicago Showcase and renamed to USA Hockey America’s High School Showcase will be conducted April 11-15, 2019 in St. Peters, Missouri.
Twenty-four boys’ teams from across the United States representing forty-three States will compete and showcase their talents to scouts from every major hockey institution in the country. The purpose of this prestigious event remains the same. It is designed to allow 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 every major hockey institution in North America.
During the past couple of months, coaches from Illinois High Schools have been rating players throughout Illinois. The players invited to tryout have been identified as one of the best players in Illinois High School Hockey. AHAI wishes to extend to them an invitation to ‘tryout” for the team that will represent Illinois at America’s High School Showcase. There will be three (3) tryouts for everyone to determine the final America’s High School Showcase Illinois team.