6:20 p.m. Tryout Session:
New players, 8th graders and current JV players should attend this tryout session.
7:30 p.m. Tryout Session:
Returning Varsity players should attend the 7:30 p.m. session. Players from the 6:20 p.m. session may be asked by the coaches to stay and attend the second tryout session.
Spring Player Fee: $400 (due at tryouts).
USA Hockey Registration: All players must have current USA Hockey Registration number. New players can register at USA Hockey. Please bring a copy of your registration number to tryouts.
The Gators JV Team Holds the Championship Banner, Feb. 23, 2014
CL South Hockey Club tryouts for the spring season. New players, 8th graders and current JV players should attend the 6:20 p.m. tryout session.
Returning Varsity players should attend the 7:30 p.m. tryout session. Some players from the first session may be asked by the coaches to stay and attend the second tryout session.
Players must bring current USA Hockey Registration #s and a check for $400 to tryouts.
Crystal Lake South Hockey Club will host its annual end-of-season Awards Banquet in the Community Room at Home State Bank in Crystal Lake. Players will be honored and recognized for their achievements during the 2013-2014 season.
Food and beverages provided. All Gator hockey players and their families are invited to attend this special event.
Senior Class of 2014. L to R: Shane Gustafson, Sean O'Neil, Dave Nicholas, Connor Hudak, Max Rudolph, Cory Wasilewski, Cory Lamasky.
The Crystal Lake South Hockey Club honored its senior players from the Class of 2014 on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Leafs Ice Center in West Dundee.
The Gators held a special ceremony recognizing the players and their parents.
Gator Student Managers, also Class of 2014
Connor Hudak has been named to the Illinois High School All-State Team for the 2013-2014 season.
Hudak is one of only 12 defensemen from the Illinois High School Hockey League selected to participate in the All-State game scheduled for 8:35 p.m. Feb. 3, at AHAI Hockey Center at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville.
High school varsity hockey coaches from throughout the state select the top 40 players to participate in the annual All-State game. Scouts and representatives from college and junior teams attend the game in search of new players.
Hudak is senior at Crystal Lake South and has skated with the Gators all four years of his high school hockey career, three of those on the club's varsity team.
"Connor is an active defenseman. He reads the plays as they're happening and is able break up the opponent’s offense and jump up to make it a Gator scoring opportunity. Connor served as the team’s alternate captain as a junior and co-captain this season," Varsity Coach Rich Perillo said.
Hudak was selected to the Junior Varsity All-Conference team as a freshman and the Varsity All-Conference team as a junior and senior. He also was selected to try out for Showcase as a junior.
As of this past Friday, the defenseman had 24 career goals, 73 assists and 97 points making him the all-time leading scorer among Gator defensemen.
For the past 24 years, the Amateur Hockey Association Illinois has been conducting high school All-State games for varsity divisions statewide.
Gator Varsity All-Stars: Connor Hudak, Matt Kinker, Max Rudolph, Shane Gustafson (left to right). Jan. 5, 2014.
Gators' JV All-Stars: Benny Price, Eric Helm (left to right). Jan. 5, 2014.
Crystal Lake South Hockey Club participated in the 2014 Illinois High School Hockey League's 2014 All-Star games on Sunday, Jan. 5, at West Meadows Ice Arena in Rolling Meadows.
The Gators compete in the IHSHL's North Central Division.
CL South Hockey Club was well represented by seniors Connor Hudak, Max Rudolph, Shane Gustafson, and junior Matt Kinker for the Varsity All-Star game. Freshmen Benny Price and Eric Helm represented the Gators in the JV All-Star game.
Kinker was named MVP of the varsity game, and Helm earned MVP honors for the junior varsity game.
"This is the first time Crystal Lake South has earned MVP in both the JV and Varsity games," said Gators Coach Rich Perillo.
Gators' Matt Kinker: MVP Varsity All-Star Game. Jan. 5, 2014.
Gators' Eric Helm- MVP of JV All-Star Game. Jan. 5, 2014.
Crystal Lake South Gators Varsity-JV Teams