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Once a Redwing

The Annual Alumni Game takes place during the Christmas/New Year holidays. Each year, graduates return to join their former teammates on the ice for a spirited game of hockey. Friendships are renewed as players once again put on their Benet sweaters


Redwing History

2018

2017

The Redwings had a great season  They finished the year without playing a full game with all players healthy but the never give up spirit endured.  After taking a year off, they once again captured the championship at the Belle Tire Back to School Classic tournament in Detroit.  They advanced to the semi-finals in the Kennedy Cup race after defeating Providence in a tough first round match-up.  The Redwings advanced to the Sweet 16 in the Blackhawk Cup.  JV lost in the semi-finals of the CCHL playoffs and advanced to the Sweet 16 in the state championships.


2017

2016

Varsity finished strong in the CCHL earning the 2nd place spot, but fell to a physical Br. Rice team in Kennedy Cup play. For the 3rd consecutive year, the Redwings advanced to the Final Four in the State Tournament with a big win over GBN. They couldn’t get past a faster and stronger New Trier Green team to make it to the Blackhawk Cup finals. JV began the year with the largest Freshman class in club history. They finished in 4th place in the CCHL and for the 5th straight year made it to the Sweet 16 in the Blackhawk Cup before falling to St. Viator in the Elite 8. 


2016

2015

The varsity team had a very successful season.  They posted the best record in the state and Benet Hockey history. They repeated as champions of the Belle Tire Tournament and went undefeated in winning the O’Grady Cup in the prestigious Loyola Thanksgiving Tournament. They had the unique opportunity to play the United States Women’s National Team and were the only team to beat them in an exciting overtime thriller.  They advanced to the Final Four of the Blackhawk cup for the second straight year.  They advanced to the Kennedy Cup finals where they lost a hard fought series 2-1.  The JV team advanced to the round of 16 of the Blackhawks Cup. 


2015

2014

 Varsity finished 1st in regular season and went on to recapture the Kennedy Cup from Providence. In the Blackhawk Cup the team lost a heartbreaker in OT to GBN in the championship game at the UC.  JV lost in the finals of CCHL playoffs after finishing 1st in the regular season and advanced for the second year in a row to the Final 4 in state.
 


2014

2013

Varsity fought hard to keep the Kennedy Cup at Benet but lost in finals to Providence. The Varsity team once again fell to Providence in the Final 8 in State. The Junior Varsity team lost in the first round of the CCHL playoffs but made a strong showing in the state tournament losing to Fenwick in OT in the Final 4. They were the first Benet JV hockey team to advance this far in the State playoffs. 


2013

2012

Varsity rallied to bring home the coveted CCHL Kennedy Cup for the first time in Benet history, defeating Fenwick. They made it to the Final 8 in the Blackhawk Cup State Championship.  The Junior Varsity team made the CCHL playoffs but lost in first round. They lost in the final 16 round of the State playoffs. 
 


2012

2011

The Redwings set attendance records and made history with their first appearance in the Catholic League championship. Varsity finished second in the Catholic League and made it to the Final 8 in state. JV also finished strong, playing in the ISHL championship game.
 


2011

2010

With 11 wins in league play, Varsity’s first year in the Catholic League was a success. 


 


2010

2009

The club entered the Catholic League with the JV team included formally and Varsity playing 10 games against League teams. The club was led by a new Director of Hockey, Jon Grzbek. Andrew Schlie joined the club as Associate Coach. The season ended with winning records for both Varsity and JV.
 


2009

2008

For the first time, the club fielded both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams. Both teams had winning records: Varsity 14-12-2 and JV 18-5-4. The coaching staff included two former Redwing players as assistant coaches: Greg Brouman and Drew Tierney.
 


  • 2007-2008
    The club fielded a competitive Varsity team with over 50% of the players underclassmen. The club’s website was also launched in 2007.
  • 2006-2007
    The team had a successful season, making it to the “Final Four’” of the ISHL playoffs and the “Final 8” of the BHC state playoffs.
  • 2005-2006
    The team finished in the “Final Four” of the BHC state playoffs.

  • 2004-2005
    The team finished in the “Final 8” of the BHC.

  • 2003-2004
    The Junior Varsity team finished in the “Final 8” of the BHC state playoffs.
  • 2002-2003
    The Varsity team played competitively in both the Illinois Suburban Hockey League and the Chicago Catholic League, and was ranked as a top state team.

  • 2001-2002
    The Varsity team finished in the “Final 8” of the BHC state playoffs and received the Varsity Sportsmanship Award voted by league referees.

  • 2000-2001
    The Varsity team finished in the “Final 8” of the BHC state playoffs and received the Varsity Sportsmanship Award voted by league referees.
  • 1999
    The Varsity team finished in the “Final 8” of the BHC state playoffs and received the Varsity Sportsmanship Award voted by league referees.