By Tim Hadac, Staff WriterEvery hockey mom and dad knows that the sport teaches important life lessons to their sons and daughters, like careful preparation, teamwork, good sportsmanship, overcoming adversity and sacrifice for a larger goal.2013-03-29Read More By Angie WiatrowskiIf there is one thing I have learned throughout the process of sports reporting, it’s that high school athletes have big hearts and a ton of determination that can’t be seen just from the stands. The other thing I learned is that I belong on the sidelines.2012-03-28Read More | Comments (1) By Angie WiatrowskiFor the Lockport/Lincoln-Way hockey club, the game has become mind over matter. Players agreed after the Rage fell 6-3 to Champaign-Urbana in the Burton Cup Championship Saturday, March 10, in Darien.2012-03-19Read More By Angie Wiatrowksi Kyle Maher is the goaltender for the Lockport/Lincoln-Way Rage hockey club. In his past three games, Maher has made 73 saves and has a .829 save percentage. Angie Wiatrowksi: What was it like growing up playing with your twin brother Brandyn? Do you feel you have more of an advantage with that connection? Kyle Maher: It’s great having a twin brother on the ice.2012-03-16Read More By Angie WiatrowskiThe first round of the Blackhawk Cup was the last for the Lockport/Lincoln-Way hockey club, when it fell 6-1 to Bartlett Friday, Feb. 24, in Bensenville. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak the Rage had going with a regular season victory over Providence and two Burton Cup playoff wins.2012-03-05Read More By Angie WiatrowskiTo Lockport/Lincoln-Way hockey club forward Alec Skiadopoulos, the playoffs are "a different form of hockey." For the Rage, that was certainly the case after they defeated Leyden 6-1 in a blowout Saturday, Feb.2012-02-27Read More By Angie WiatrowskiThe Illinois Suburban Hockey League playoffs are on the mind of the Lincoln-Way/Lockport hockey club, and it gave the Rage just the push they needed in a 3-2 win over Providence, Sunday, Feb. 12, in Darien.2012-02-24Read More By Angie WiatrowskiPenalties were abundant in the Lincoln-Way/Lockport Rage Hockey Club’s 5-4 win over Mt. Carmel Thursday, Feb. 2, in Homewood-Flossmoor. The Rage, down early, came back after a series of penalties and a key power play.2012-02-08Read More By Angie WiatrowskiThe Lockport/Lincoln-Way Hockey Club capitalized on an offensive explosion to easily defeat Homewood-Flossmoor 10-3 on its senior night Sunday, Jan. 22, in Homewood-Flossmoor. "It was nice to beat up on someone for a change," senior Evan Oslakovich said.2012-02-01Read More By Angie WiatrowskiIn a game loaded with penalties and power play opportunities, the Lockport Township High School Hockey Club was powerless, falling 4-1 to the Lemont Trojans on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Darien. "We didn’t play as a team," Rage player Tyler Strutz said after the loss.2012-01-20Read More By Angie WiatrowskiComing off a 4-3 win against Joliet Catholic Dec. 17, the Lockport Rage hockey club returned to the ice with confidence as it prepared for the Leyden Eagles. Lockport was in for a surprise, however, after the Eagles took charge in a 5-4 loss Friday, Dec.2011-12-28Read More By Jon DePaolisThe inaugural meeting between the Illinois State University and Northern Illinois University already was unique as it was the first time the two teams had ever played. The game, however, had an added dimension to it as twin Lockport Township High School graduates were on opposing benches.2011-11-01Read More
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