Glenbrook South, Illinois, defeated Holy Ghost Prep 5-1 Sunday afternoon in the championship game of the National Scholastic Invitational in Jamestown, New York.
Ronnie Selzer scored Holy Ghost Prep’s only goal.
Glenbrook South goaltender Luke Winger made 36 saves and was named the tournament’s MVP.
The Firebirds went 4-1 over the course of a weekend which Coach Gump Whiteside hopes will set the tone for the best of the season.
“This team retreat weekend has become a signature part of playing Holy Ghost Prep varsity ice hockey,” Whiteside said. “It’s a life-changing experience for our guys. This experience will be with them forever.
“We played five really good teams from Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. We battled. We worked hard. I’m really proud of how we performed this weekend.
The Firebirds, who are 6-2 on the season, resume APAC play on Friday when they travel to The Hun School.
Rick has worked in print and broadcast journalism for more than 35 years. He's covered golf in one medium or another for more than 30. He is the co-author of the book So You Want to Play Golf with PGA professional Kim Verrecchio and the host of the Women's Golf Report podcast.
Most recently, Rick served as an associate editor for The Mulligan Magazine. He also served as an associate editor for Philadelphia Golf Magazine and New Jersey State Golf from 2004-07.
Rick covered his first LPGA Tour event in 1986 and continues to cover women's golf for various media outlets. High on his bucket list is having the opportunity to one day play in an LPGA Tour pro am.
Rick is also a longtime correspondent for two suburban Philadelphia daily newspapers, the Intelligencer and the Bucks County Courier Times in Doylestown, PA. Over the course of his career he has coverzed a wide variety of sporting events.
He is also a veteran play by play and public address announcer, and handles the PA mic for the nationally ranked Delaware Valley University football program.
Rick is also a longtime contributor to Referee, a magazine devoted to sports officiating. He called his first baseball game at age 13 and continues to umpire softball and baseball today.
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