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Highland Park Giants Hockey Association

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Please see the below schedule thru 9/1 subject to change.


8/14       3:30 – 4:30 PM                NSIA        Conditioning Skate       

8/16       9:30 – 10:30 PM              LFA          Conditioning Skate       

8/18       9:30 – 10:30 PM              LFA          Conditioning Skate       

8/21       2:45 – 4 :00 PM                LFC          Varsity Tryout All Players

8/23       9:00 – 10:15 PM               LFC         Varsity Tryout Returning Varsity and Posted Call Backs

8/24       9:40 – 10:40 PM              HSIA         Varsity Practice

8/27       2:15 – 3:30   PM               LFC         JV tryout

8/28       9:00 - 10:15 Am              LFC         JV Practice       

8/28       10:30 – 11:45 AM            LFC         Varsity Practice

8/29       9:00  – 10:15 PM             HSIA        JV Practice

8/30       8:00  - 9:15 PM                 HSIA       Varsity Practice

9/1         6:40 – 7:55 PM                 HSIA       Varsity Practice

9/1         8:05 – 9:20 PM                 HSIA       JV Practice


HP Giants Families,

The last couple of weeks have been a tough time for us all. 

We continue to be supportive of our community including ourselves who are affected and trying to heal. We grieve for seven people that lost their lives and send positivity to those recovering from physical injuries and managing mental trauma. 

Our Club is united by several common threads that have brought us together. Hockey is one piece of that fabric that’s unique to us within our community. Together, we can amplify the resilience of our players and families, while supporting our community and all of those affected.  The Margulis family has been organizing a special patch for this upcoming season that will worn by the players on their Home and Away jersey.  Eran and I will get together with our young men when the season starts to organize an event that the club can contribute to the community in a positive way.

For the HP Giants players and families, we are hopeful that hockey can be a part of how we heal. 


Our Registration is now open until July 30. The link is pasted below.


An August schedule will be posted on the home page of the website by August 3rd.   

Please see below for some key dates from early in the Season;

Conditioning Skates Begin week of 8/14

Tryouts Begin 8/21

Early Bird Tournament    9/9 -9/11

Nashville Tournament     11/4 – 11/6

Thanksgiving Tournament ( Local)  11/25 – 11/28


Thank you,

Mike Schaffer


Highland Park Giants Hockey Association




Welcome to the 2022-2023 Season Registration for the

Highland Park Giants Hockey Association.

Registration closes DATE and a $1,300.00 non-refundable deposit must also be paid by this date.

Along with the accompanying online registration tool, all new and returning players also need to complete:



  1. USA Hockey Consent To Treat/Medical History Form, USA Hockey Participant Code Of Conduct Form, SafeSport, Waiver and Concussion Form, AHAI High School Hockey Participation Form, District 113 - HPHS Athletics Permit Card/Grade Consent Form, HPHS Hockey Parent Code of Conduct and COVID-19 Waiver.  
  2. All players, new and returning, must fill out these forms.
  3. USA Hockey Registration. Please see instructions below if you need to register with USA Hockey. 
    1. Step 1: CLICK HERE to go to USA Hockey Registration and register your player(s). Be sure to PRINT and SAVE their confirmation code(s). Remember to register EACH of your players with USA Hockey. Each player must have their own unique USA Hockey confirmation number.
    2. Step 2: Return to this registration and proceed. Later in this registration session you will need to enter the USA Hockey Confirmation Code that you received in Step 1.


Player Fees will remain unchanged from last year. 

The total cost per player is $5095.00 for the 2022-2023 season.  Each registration includes pre-season skates, tryouts, all team practices, weekly dryland training, and tournament registration fees.  The varsity players will have an additional surcharge - totaling $550.   - The surcharge covers 1 additional tournament, security for games that require it, a third official for games that require it, and the use of a temporary private locker room.





  • $1,300.00 deposit must be paid by July 30th.  This deposit is non-refundable.  If your child chooses not to try out or chooses not to play for the Giants after teams are selected you will forfeit this amount.
  • The second installment of 50% of your remaining balance is due September 30
  • The third and final installment of your remaining balance  is due November 15
  • There is a 10% discount for the second player per family
  • There is a 10% discount for goalies
  • There is a $585.00 equipment fee for all NEW PLAYERS. This includes 2 Jerseys (Home & Away), Shells, Hockey Bag, Home  & Away Socks, Giants Logo Helmet Stickers and Warm Up Jacket
  • Player families can purchase personalized yard signs for $110.00

Players must sell at least $400.00 worth of yearbook ads or opt out of selling them by paying a $400.00 fee.



Any payments not received on the due date may be assessed a late fee of $100.  Players whose payment status is past due may not be allowed on the ice until their account is made current.  Any checks that are returned by the bank as NSF will be assessed a $65 fee to cover bank charges.


Further payment details are outlined below and on the Receipt page.

Payment Details 

Payment options: Venmo, Paypal or Credit Card 

Venmo is preferred payment method - send to @HP-Giants-hockey.

We also accept PayPal funds sent to  

IF YOU USE PAYPAL YOU MUST SELECT "SEND TO A FRIEND" or you will be assessed a 2.5% processing fee.

You can also send a check to Highland Park Giants Hockey AssociationPO Box 558, Highland Park, IL 60035.

If you want to pay by credit card contact David Schlossberg at 312-497-5000 or email him at


Registration Link:




Kimmy Mindel

Highland Park Giants Hockey Assn. - Registrar

Phone: (312 )523-5963


June/July Summer Skates updated 6/27

The cost is $40/skater.  Power skating, acceleration, puck skills, etc.  I can get ice for private lessons if anyone wants that option.  All Skates at NSIA

6/7     7:50 PM

6/12   4:00 PM

6/19   5:30 PM

6/22   7:00 PM

6/30   Canceled-No Skate

7/1     5:00 PM

7/8     Cancelled

7/12   3:30 PM

7/14   6:20 PM

7/20   8:20 PM

7/22   4:50 PM

7/26    7:10 PM

7/27    6:40 PM


Bill Martin



Highland Park Giants 2021-2022 Seniors

The Highland Park Giants hockey team honored 8 seniors at the varsity game against LZMW on January 22nd, 2022.  Congrats to our seniors and THANK YOU for the wonderful memories!

Seniors from left to right:  Billy Cohen, Langston Knapp, Jack Forman, Derek Kasemir, Pierce Romo, Shai Lichtenfeld, Matt Mobily, and Levi Velick.

Giants Hockey Move On In State Playoffs  
Defeat Fenwick 3 - 2 in OT

On Sunday afternoon, the Giants traveled to Oak Park to beat Fenwick 3 to 2 in a sudden death overtime thriller in their opening round game in the state playoffs.  The Giants took a 1 - 0 lead on a power play goal in the first period from Ben Lichtenfeld with assists from Levi Velick and Pierce Romo.  After Fenwick tied the game in the second period,  the Giants again  took the lead on another power play goal. This time the goal was scored by Alex Schneiderman with assists again from Levi Velick and Pierce Romo.  After Fenwick tied the game in the third period, the game went to overtime where Pierce Romo scored the game winner capping a three point night.  Shai Lichtenfeld stopped 41 of 43 shots to earn the victory.  
The Giants return to action for their second state playoff game on Tuesday, Feb. 22nd at 8:30 PM against Oak Park River Forest High School at the Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex in Oak Park.  Please come out and support your team!

2021 -2022 IHSHL North Central Division All Stars

Congratulations to Billy Cohen and Pierce Romo for playing in the IHSHL North Central Division Varsity All Star game and to Jake Perlen for playing in the IHSHL North Central Division JV All Star game held on January 23rd.  Congrats also to Evan Paget on being named to the IHSHL North Central Division JV All Star Team. 

Billy Cohen, #4 - IHSHL North Central Division Varsity All Star Game

Pierce Romo, #90 - IHSHL North Central Division Varsity All Star Game

Jake Perlen, #81 - IHSHL North Central Division JV All Star Game

Highland Park Varsity and JV Sweep Rivalry Night

And Bring The District 113 Cup Home!

Congrats 2021 Seniors!

Pictured left to right:  Tyler Horberg, Jack Manone, Max Cairo, Jack Fishman, Will Rosenberg, Sam Schlussel, Alec Powers, Matthew Heilizer, Sam Howard and Ethan Schaffer.

Highland Park Giants 2020-2021 Seniors

Highland Park Giants 2020-2021 Seniors

The Highland Park Giants honored ten seniors at the varsity game against Libertyville on March 7th.  Congrats to our seniors and thank you for the wonderful memories! 

Seniors from left to right:  Matthew Heilizer, Ethan Schaffer, Sam Schlussel, Sam Howard, Max Cairo, Jack Manone, Alec Powers, Tyler Horberg, Will Rosenberg, and Jack Fishman.



G I A N T   F R I E N D S H I P


Despite different paths, Fishman and Horberg

lead rejuvenated Highland Park


Click on the photo to read the full AHAI story...

Highland Park Giants 2019-2020 Seniors

Seniors from left to right:  Tyler Kasemir, Sam Shachtman, Lawson Levine, Ben Abelson, Kyle Wiesman, Max Kaufman, Will Newton, Ryan Young, Josh Velick, Jack Elbaum, Zach Simon and Spencer Lidov.







Highland Park defeated Marist High School 4-3 last night (2/13) at Centennial Ice Arena to advance to the 2nd round of the Illinois State Tournament. 

The Giants peppered the Marist goalie throughout the first period and with 5 minutes to go, the Giants finally broke through to take a 1-0 lead on a Sam Shachtman goal with assists from Will Rosenberg and Kyle Wiesman.

HP came out shooting to start the second and Billy Cohen buried a Ben Abelson pass to give the Giants a 2-0 lead less than a minute into the period.  While Marist struggled to generate any scoring chances during the first period, they created chance after chance over the course of the second. Fortunately HP goalie, Shai Lichtenfeld, facing 17 shots in the 2nd, was up to the challenge stopping odd man chance after odd man chance.  However, there were only so many saves Lichtenfeld could make when Marist finally broke through with 3 minutes remaining in the second to cut the HP lead in half.  The Giants regained a 2 goal lead less than a minute later on a Rosenberg goal set up by Shachtman and Jack Elbaum.  Just when it appeared HP had regained control of the game, the Giants got caught with too many men deep in their offensive zone and Marist made it a 3-2 game on beautiful 2 on 1 passing play to end the period.

As the 3rd period started, it was clear that the 12 Seniors on the Giants roster did not want their HS hockey careers to end on the coldest night of the winter.  Halfway through the 3rd, with the Giants dominating the play in their offensive zone, Elbaum scored the game winner on a beautiful tic-tac-toe play with Shachtman and Wiesman to make it 4-2.  If you could give assists to everyone that participated in the play, another assist would have been credited to Rosenberg when he started the play with a pass to Wiesman on the point.  Just like the Giants, the Marist Seniors clearly did not want their HS careers to end either which led to a frenetic conclusion to the game.  Marist posted 12 shots on Lichtenfeld during the third period with almost all of them following the Giants goal and with HP taking a penalty with 3 and a half minutes to go, Marist took advantage of the opportunity and scored to make it a 4-3 game with just over 2 minutes to play.  Following the ensuing face-off, Marist pulled their goalie to add a 6th attacker but Lichtenfeld did the rest to secure the victory and ensure the Seniors careers were extended for at least one more game.

The Giants are back in action next Wednesday 2/19 at 9pm in Addison when they face York HS in the 2nd round of the State playoffs.


Garrett James Collopy  

July 9, 1998 - February 3, 2020

It’s with great sadness we share the loss of former HP Giant Alternate Captain, #79, Garrett James Collopy, Class of ’16.  Garrett passed away on Monday February 3rd at the age of 21. 

A highly skilled, feisty and accomplished player, Garrett, a 3 year varsity letterman was respected and beloved by his teammates and coaches.  He loved representing our community and our High School.  It brought Garrett great pride, during his final High School game, with HP losing by 1 late in the third period, to score and force a shootout.  As the final shooter for HP in the shootout, Garrett buried the game winning goal and celebrated with his teammates and best friends.

Garrett will be missed.  The entire HP Giants Hockey Organization has the Collopy family in its heart and its prayers.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, February 7th from 10-11:30am at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home with a Mass immediately following at the Immaculate Conception Church at noon.

Sam Shachtman Selected To Try Out For 

2020 Team Illinois Showcase Team


Congratulations to Sam Shachtman for being selected to try out for the 2020 Illinois Showcase Team.  Players who are selected will play at the America’s High School Showcase at the Center Community Ice Center in Maryland Heights, Missouri in April.  The purpose of the event is to allow High School Hockey Players from around the country the opportunity to compete against the best of the best and be seen by every high level college and junior program in North America.

HP Defeats Deerfield 6-3 to Open League Playoffs

Lichtenfeld: Stellar Between the Pipes


The Giants, winners of 6 of their last 8 games, have been playing some of their best hockey heading into the playoffs.  After losing 2 games and tying one to Deerfield prior to the Winter Break, the Giants looked like an entirely different team last night defeating Deerfield 6-3.

Shai Lichtenfeld stopped 33 shots while Co-Captains Jack Elbaum and Sam Shachtman each tallied 2 goals and the defense, anchored by Alternate Captain Josh Velick, gave the potent Deerfield offense fits all night.

Deerfield took the early lead less than a minute into the game.  The Giants settled down and with 3 minutes to go in the first period Sam Shachtman scored his first of the evening with assists by Will Rosenberg and Jack Elbaum.  With a late goal by Deerfield, the Giants trailed the Warriors 2-1 at the end of the first period.

The Giants continued their solid play in the second period by burying 2 goals while shutting out the Warriors.  Zach Simon, on an assist by Sam Howard, scored a beautiful goal 5 minutes into the period by using the Deerfield defenseman as a screen to beat the goalie in the top left corner of the net.   Jack Elbaum closed out the scoring in the second by cleaning up a rebound of a Shachtman shot off of a great pass by Rosenberg.

The Giants scored again just a minute and a half into the 3rd period when Ben Abelson corralled a loose puck in front of the Deerfield net and beat the Deerfield netminder to give HP a 4-2 lead.  However, HP put themselves in vulnerable position by taking 2 penalties less then a minute apart.  Deerfield used their timeout and scored a 5 on 3 power play goal to cut the Giants lead to one, but that was as close as the Warriors would get.  Elbaum scored his second of the evening, on an assist from Rosenberg that gave the Giants a 2 goal lead and Shachtman closed out the scoring by netting his second goal of the game with less than a minute to play.

The Giants are back in action on Saturday night when they visit Evanston for their 2nd of 5 playoff games during group play.  The top 2 teams from their group will advance to the league semi-finals.  You can catch the Giants at home next Monday, February 3rd at 9pm at Centennial when they will face New Trier Grey in an exhibition game before the playoffs continue next Thursday, February 6th at Centennial when the Giants host Libertyville.

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Jack Broderick represented the JV team in the league All-Star game on Saturday January 4th.  Jack, the JV team leader in assists and points, had an outstanding game and recorded 2 assists to contribute towards his team’s win.  Congrats to Jack!!

IHSHL North Central Division Announces All Stars

Congratulations to our Highland Park Giants Hockey Association All Stars for the 2019-2020 Season.  Sam Shachtman and Jack Elbaum, both Seniors, were selected from the Giants to play in the Champions Division Varsity All Star Game.  Sam Schlussel and Jack Broderick, both Juniors, have been selected to play in the JV Gold Division All Star Game.  Good luck to them on All Star Sunday January 4th. The JV All Star Gold Game starts at 2:50 PM.  The Varsity Champions All Star Game starts at 7:50 PM.  All games are at West Meadows Ice Arena, 3939 Winnetka Ave in Rolling Meadows. 

HP Varsity Giants Win Wright Angle Tournament In Madison

Highland Park Giants Hockey

Honored By City Council