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March 2, 2018


Varsity Blackhawk Cup Third Round Game

March 6 vs Loyola Academy 8:45 pm - The Edge - Bensenville


Video Replays of Recent Varsity Games



Hornets Sled Hockey Game Jan 7 2018

Hornets Sled Game 2018

JV Game Photos 2017 -18

11-25-17 JV Loyola Tournament vs Lane
11-24-17 JV Loyola Tournament vs Providence
11-24-17 JV Loyola Tournament vs Glenbrook South
11-12-17 JV at Glenbrook North
10-28-17 JV at St Viator
10-19-17 JV at Carmel Catholic 
10-14-17 JV vs Barrington 
10-13-17 JV at Providence 
09-24-17 JV vs Neaqua Valley

August 6, 2017


Welcome to the 10th season of Ignatius Hockey in the Chicago Catholic Hockey League.

The Ignatius Hockey Club and the school administration/athletic department have reached an agreement with the management of the Chicago Blackhawk’s new training facility for a multi-year rental to house the Ignatius Hockey program. The new training center presents a unique partnership opportunity for the Saint Ignatius hockey program and you will hear more about that from our Hockey Director, Matt Smith.

An overview of the upcoming season will be provided for all hockey players and their parents on Wednesday, August 16th at 7 pm at the school. This meeting begins with all sports in the gym at 7 pm and then individual sports break out to meet at about 7:45 pm.

The Blackhawk Training Center, located at 1801 W. Jackson Blvd, is due to be completed in November. From August until November, we will rent temporary ice from the Chicago Mission at the Odeum Expo Center. Round trip bus service will be provided from school to the Odeum on school days for practice during this phase of the transition. We anticipate the Odeum practice schedule to be: Tue. 4:10-5:10pm (JV only); Wed, 4:10-5:10 (Var only); Fri, 4:30-6pm (Var and JV) complemented by an enhanced off-ice program at / after school other weekdays. Weekend game and practice ice time will be utilized at the Odeum as well.

For your planning purposes, please make note of the following dates.

Tues. Aug 8               Clinic and Tryout Registration opens on the website.
On - line            
                                    (Renew your player’s USA Hockey# before registering)

Weds. Aug 16            Saint Ignatius Athletic Department Mandatory Meeting
7:00 pm                      Ignatius Hockey Meeting - School                                   

Sat. Aug 19                PreSeason Clinic at Odeum Sports & Expo Center
6:30 - 8:00pm                                             1033 N. Villa Ave. Villa Park 60181

Sun. Aug 20               PreSeason Clinic at Odeum Sports & Expo Center
6:30 - 8:00pm                                          1033 N. Villa Ave. Villa Park 60181

Sat. Aug 26                 Tryouts at The Edge (John Street) in Bensenville
4:10 - 5:25pm

Sun. Aug 27              Tryouts at The Edge (John Street) In Bensenville
7:30 - 8:45pm

Sat. Sept 9                  Season Opening Practices at Odeum

Tues. Sept 12            Weekly Practice Schedule Begins at Odeum
4:10 pm

Nov.  2017                  Transition to Blackhawk Training Center—date tbd

Consult the Ignatius Hockey Club calendar where you will find the most up-to-date information throughout the season.
Go Wolfpack!



2017 Summer Program Registrations

April 20, 2017

Summer On-Ice Program - Register by May  25, 2017 via website

Click HERE to register for the summer on - ice program. The on-ice program begins Monday June 5, 2017. Each ice time is from 6 to 7 pm at Johnny’s West ice arena. The program includes 10 weekly skates on Mondays and Wednesdays concluding on July 26. No ice time on Wednesday July 5.

The dates of each ice time are as follows:

Mon. June 5       Wed. June 7
Mon. June 12     Wed. June 14
Mon. June 19     Wed. June 21
Wed. June 28  
Wed. July 12
Wed. July 19  
Wed. July 26
 The website calendar is updated with the on ice schedule as well. The cost for the on ice program is $300. The program is led by the Saint Ignatius Hockey Club coaching staff.


Summer Off- Ice Strength and Conditioning Program - Register by May 25, 2017 via US Mail

 The program begins Monday, June 5, 2017 and concludes August 10, 2017 and occurs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at UIC. Registration for the summer off-ice program is separate from the on- ice program. Details regarding the summer off ice program registration can be found in the pdf file below. Please note that the off ice registration requires you to print the pdf file and mail the registration form in to Nick Zostautas of UIC / Titan Strength and Conditioning.

Please direct any questions to Head  Coach Matt Smith.  312-446-5763


March 21, 2017

This off season we have decided to wait until early June for any on or off ice training so that players can enjoy spring sports ( baseball / lacrosse) that they are participating in and finish off the school year strong. Similar to past off seasons we will offer both on ice and off ice training.
Spring/Summer On-Ice Program - Registration Opens April 20
The on-ice program begins Monday June 5, 2017. The program consists of ten on ice sessions led by varsity head coach / program director Matt Smith and his coaching staff.  Each ice time is from 6 to 7 pm at Johnny’s West ice arena. The dates for the on ice sessions are as follows:
Mon. June 5       Wed. June 7
Mon. June 12     Wed. June 14
Mon. June 19     Wed. June 21
Wed. June 28  
Wed. July 12
Wed. July 19  
Wed. July 26
 The website calendar at will be updated with this schedule as well. Registration for this program will begin April 20, 2017.
Summer Off- Ice Strength and Conditioning Program - Registration opens in late April
This program begins Monday, June 5, 2017 and concludes August 10, 2017 and occurs on every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Registration for the summer off-ice program is separate from the on- ice program and will open in late April as well. Similar to years past this program will be offered through the UIC Athletic Department - Strength and Conditioning Staff. Players will train together at UIC and then on Mondays and Wednesdays transport to Johnny's West to skate. Bus service from UIC to Johnny's West will be provided. Players are able to bring their gear to UIC
Please watch for email updates with regard to registration opening for these programs in the next few weeks. Also we plan a spring meet and great for new players. If there are any questions please contact head coach Matt Smith.
Matt Smith


February 11, 2017

Video Replays of Recent Games

September 1, 2016
Welcome to Wolfpack Hockey’s Ninth Season of CCHL Play!
Please take time to review the season calendar for upcoming events and the practice and game schedules. 
Thursday, September 8th 4-5pm Saint Ignatius College Prep track; workout with Coach Atsoff.
Coach Smith available for individual meetings with players who have questions about the roster.
Friday, September 9th 7:15am Holy Family Church (shirt & tie attire)
Saturday, September 10th 8-9am Saint Ignatius College Prep track/Coach Atsoff workout
Sunday, September 11th 1pm (immediately following freshmen mass) returning by 8:30pm to and from the student parking lot. 
The outdoor challenge day in Woodstock Illinois, mandatory for all Wolfpack hockey players, is coming up and we need to collect waivers and health forms for each participant.  
Weekly Practice Schedule times are from 3:50pm-4:50pm
Please note: A change in the practice days has been made from last year! 
Study the website calendar for details.
Please see pdf file below for the 2016-17 roster classifications for each player. 
Any questions please contact head coach Matt Smith

Summer Update 2016

July 27, 2016

Hello Players and Parents-

The Ignatius Hockey Club will enter its 9th season in the 2016-17 school year, fielding teams at both the Varsity and Junior Varsity level to compete in the 54th season of Chicago Catholic Hockey League for the coveted Kennedy Cup.

Hockey Director Matt Smith is the Head Coach of the Varsity team and Coach Matt Atsoff will return as Head Junior Varsity Coach. Planning, scheduling and staffing are underway with the intention of creating a season of unprecedented growth and development for players at both levels. The JV schedule will include competitive tournaments and exhibition games outside of the CCHL. Details to follow in late August.

The Hockey Club wishes to acknowledge the support of the Saint Ignatius College Prep school administration and Athletic Department as well as the management of Johnny’s Ice House for their commitment to Saint Ignatius High School Hockey.

Please be aware of the following important dates:

UIC Strength and Conditioning continues until August 11th

Wed July 27 - (Tonight!) Last summer skate at Johnny’s West
Parents are encouraged to attend and meet other parents, coaches and alumni players.
Cash bar and pizza available for players afterwards, courtesy of the Hockey Club.

Mon. August 8 – Season player registration opens on – line via the SICP Hockey website

Wed. August 17th -7pm at School Fall/Winter Mandatory Sports Meeting
Season details will be available and one parent must attend with each player.

Pre Tryout Conditioning Clinics- Tues August 23, Thurs. August 25, and Fri. August 26 – 3:50 pm Johnny’s West Ice Arena. Bus service to be provided.

Season Tryouts – Sun. August 28, 4:50 pm, Tues. August 30 and Wed. August 31 3:50 pm ( bus service provided). Johnny’s West Ice Arena.

Have a great rest-of-the-summer!

Summer Off Ice Training Information - Registration Deadline - May 27


The off - season training for the Saint Ignatius Hockey Club is underway. 
As previously mentioned, the Wednesday night on- ice program will be led by the following coaches 
Matt Atsoff (last year’s JV head coach)
Gavin Gretsky (last year’s Asst JV coach and goalie coach)
Larry Stercezek (past 8 seasons assistant Varsity Coach)
Pete Johnson (former Loyola Academy coach)
The off-ice conditioning program for summer of 2016 will be the same program as last year’s under the direction of Nick Zostautas, UIC Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Participation in the off-ice conditioning is strongly encouraged as it is designed to prepare the student-athletes for their 2016 -17 season. Attendance by all players is recommended as it is both a chance for new players to integrate into the program as well as an opportunity for all players to best prepare for next season. Please note that this level of conditioning will require the full attention of each athlete, and their respect and attention is expected. Cell phone use will not be permitted during the workouts.
Please see the attached pdf information below with further details regarding the program. Please print and fill out the application, waiver and the medical release and send via US Mail together with your athlete’s payment to 
Check payable to: Titan Strength & Conditioning LLC
c/o Nick Zostautas
5317 Johnson Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
Please note that registration for the off ice program can not be done via this website.

Video Replays of 2015 / 2016 Games

2015 / 16 Season Registration Now Open - August 15, 2015

Registration must be completed by September 3, 2015

Registration for the 2015 / 16 is now open via this website. Please go the registration page to complete the registration process. Please note that you will need an updated USA Hockey # for the upcoming season to complete registration. There is a link in the registration process for you to obtain an updated USA Hockey # for this season.

August 19 - Parent Meeting

Please remember that there is an August 19 meeting at the school at 7 pm for all parents with students participating in athletics this school year. We have been informed that this is a parent only meeting. No student / athletes are required to attend. The main meeting is in the gym. A hockey specific meeting will follow the main meeting.

Player Physical Forms

Completed player physical forms must be submitted to the hockey team registrar, Liz Fischer by all players. These forms can be turned in to Liz at the August 19 evening parent meeting at the school if you have not mailed them to her already. A pdf file of the forms can be found below.

2015 / 16 Season Tryouts

Hockey team tryouts are scheduled for Tuesday September 8 and Wednesday September 9. The time for each day is 3:50 pm at Johnny's West. There will be a bus leaving from school promptly at 3:10 pm to bring any player to Johnny's West that may need transportation. All players must be registered to try out.

Varsity Pre Season Tournament

The varsity team will participate in the Chicago Preseason High School Invitational Tournament from September 10 -13 at the Center Ice of DuPage Ice Arena. The website for the tournament is up and schedules posted. The tournament website is Games for Saint Ignatius are posted on our website calendar page.

First JV Practice

The first JV practice is scheduled for Friday September, 11. 3:50 pm at Johnny's West. Bus service to JV practices will begin that day.

Website Calendar Page

The calendar page of the website has been updated with some of the season practice and game schedules. Please understand that the season schedules are still a work progress at this point and will be updated numerous times in the coming weeks prior to tryouts and the season beginning.