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Recent 2021-2022 F/W Varsity Team News

Yeti Hockey Tournament Weekend

By James Brooks 01/22/2022, 9:45am CST

What a weekend for Yeti Hockey!  JV and Varsity both took home a banner from the Chicago Midwinter Classic tournament! 
JV started the weekend with two wins to push their winning streak to five games.  The boys battled hard in game three, tying a solid Naperville North team.  JV played Naperville again on Monday for the championship.  Unfortunately, Naperville was able to pull out the win, giving our JV team a second place finish for the second time this season.  Great job to Coach Gurklis and his squad as they continue to improve and overachieve!
Varsity started the weekend with a loss to Lakeland Falcons. This put the squad up against the wall needing to win out to make the Championship Game.  A solid effort against Joliet on Sunday morning put us in a solid position to make the final.  Sunday night, Varsity faced Marist in a "win or tie gets us in" scenario.  Varsity totally outplayed Marist, but Marist goaltending really kept them in the game. The boys rallied late to tie the game and send the team to the Championship game on Monday. 
Monday was yet another barn-burner as the game was tied at the end of regulation. Varsity battled hard through overtime and in the final moments before the shootout, Will Soldano went end-to-end and put a shot off the Marist goalie's pad.  And Logan Corneil was there to bury the rebound, giving Yeti our first tournament championship in Yeti history. 
We'd like to give a huge shout-out to Kaitlyn Audet who played in ALL 8 games for both JV and Varsity and led Yeti hockey to a first place and second place finish this weekend. Outstanding work by Kaitlyn and all of our Yeti hockey players.  I couldn't be more proud to coach you all.  I know the entire coaching staff feels the same. 
This is just one more step In the right direction as we come down the stretch here to the playoffs.  We're excited to see what the rest of the year has in store for us. 
Great job, YETI!

Varsity Goaltender Commits to Concordia University

By Sandy Corneil 11/17/2021, 1:30pm CST

YETI Hockey would like to take a moment to acknowledge our first senior college commitment for the 2022-2023 season.

Varsity Goaltender Kaitlyn Audet from Lake Zurich High School has committed to Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She will join their NCAA D3 Hockey team next season. Kaitlyn has been outstanding between the pipes this year for the YETI Varsity Team.  We wish her success next season and beyond!

Great job, Kaitlyn!

LZMW Alumnus Makes University of Illinois Division II Team

By Greg Freimark 09/06/2021, 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.