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LZMW Alumnus Makes University of Illinois Division II Team

By Greg Freimark, 09/06/21, 9:30PM CDT


Former LZMW player Nathan Gerstein makes the U of I roster

Congratulation to Nate Gerstein, the latest addition to the University of Illinois Division II hockey team!  The LZMW Yeti would like to celebrate Nate's hard work and dedication that took him to where he is today in his college hockey career!

We'd like to honor Nate by re-publishing his Senior Bio here.   The LZMW Yeti couldn't be prouder of our alumnus!


How did you start playing hockey?

My dad signed me up for some learn-to-skate lessons when I was six. Naturally, I liked skating, so I began playing hockey once I learned how to skate.

What teams did you play for?

Twin Rinks Sharks, Vernon Hills Ice Dogs, Northwest Chargers, and LZMW.

What other HS activities or sports did you participate in?

I did Robotics Club freshmen year.  Other than that, just hockey.

Describe your favorite hockey memory?

With the Chargers, I went on a tournament in Minnesota.  We played some teams that were more skilled than us, but the challenge was exciting even if we got destroyed.  Outside of the games, hanging out with my team gave me some happy memories.

What are your plans after high school?

I’m still waiting on admissions decisions, but I plan to go to college and study computer science.

Who would you like to thank for supporting you throughout your hockey career?

My parents for driving me for years and paying all costs associated with hockey.  They also constantly supported my hockey endeavors.