Dear Benet Redwing Hockey Families,
What an exciting hockey season this has been. For the second consecutive year, we fielded three teams and continued to build upon the success and growth of our players and the club. We are all part of one of the top, most respected high school hockey programs in the state!
In CCHL league play, Varsity Red and JV teams competed hard against top competition to finish 17-2-1-0 (2nd) and 9-9-2-0 (6th), respectively, each making their Kennedy Cup/DiCristina Cup playoffs with JV, unfortunately, losing to Marist in the first round. Varsity Red completed a storied playoff run, capturing the coveted Kennedy Cup title in a hard-fought three-game series vs Providence in OT! It was the club’s third Kennedy Cup title. Varsity White, in their second year of IHSHL league play, fought hard and improved all season with a strong showing in their Thanksgiving tournament and playoff bracket. Closing out this season, our club will send two players, Liam Casto and Anthony Klos, to represent Benet and play for Team Illinois in America’s High School Showcase Tournament in St. Peters, MO. Good luck men!
On behalf of the Benet Redwing High School Hockey Club, I want to offer congratulations to our graduating Illinois State Scholars - Luke Christensen #90, Eric Gesior #60, Mason Kosowski #18, Patrick Leach #10, Varsity Red Captain Samuel Tumbali #7, Kyle Walch #15, Student Manager Fernando Lisboa and our graduating seniors – Varsity White Captain Tyler Balamut #19, Turner Channell #4, William Delaney #78, Caleb Jura #61, JT Kelly #92, Varsity Red Assistant Captain Tyler Kozminski #24, Anthony Rigitano #70 and Owen Vander Leest #8. We wish you all well in your future scholastic and hockey endeavors!
Lastly, thank you to the coaching staff, families, board members, and club volunteers who truly make Benet a great place for hockey. We’re fortunate to have all of you as a part of the Redwing High School Hockey Club!
President - Redwing High School Hockey club
Benet Varsity Red
Benet Varsity White
Benet Junior Varsity