Hockey Team Earns Several Post-Season Awards

by: John Nee '93

Several members of the St. Rita varsity hockey team have been recognized individually for their play on the ice during the 2016-2017 season.

The “Skating” Mustangs were led this year by senior captain and all-state defenseman Colan Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald played recently in the state all-star game, which took place at The Edge in Bensenville.

Fitzgerald also was among five Mustangs were named to the Chicago Catholic League All-Star team, others included: senior Charlie Pienta, senior Tanner Crites, senior Mike Iwaniec, and sophomore Connor McGrath. Also, Fitzgerald, Pienta, and Iwaniec were awarded a Showcase Tryout Invitation.

The Mustangs will open up state playoff action on Saturday, Feb. 25th at Southwest Ice Arena in Crestwood against Carmel of Mundelein.