The Gators JV Team Holds the Championship Banner, Feb. 23, 2014
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