Lake Zurich-Mundelein-Wauconda

HS Hockey Club

2015-2016 Season

 LZMW Varsity Hockey






It's On! LZMW Fall-Winter 2016-2017 Registration


Pleaase Click on the flyer below to open the pdf file. There are links on the pdf file that will let you register for this season's USA Hockey Number and with the LZMW organization. You will need to have your new USA Hockey number first. Let's have a great season!







Thanks to our Lake Zurich-Mundelein-Wauconda High School Hockey Sponsors. Click on their ad to go to their website.


Great Turnout at Skate With the Bears 2016


On Wednesday, March 16th we held LZMW Skate With the Bears 2016 at Glacier Ice Arena. We started with a presentation to players and parents, had a Q&A session and then the players went on the ice with the current team and coaches. Click Here to see the flyer promoting Skate With the Bears. Each year this is a free event to help families become acquianted with the LZMW HS Hockey club.




LZMW - Platinum Varisty Champions!


On Sunday, February 28 at West Meadows, LZMW Varsity played well and defeated the D155 Predators 7-0 to win the Platinum Varsity Championship of the IHSHL North Central conference. 



LZMW Championship Fever - CATCH IT!


The LZMW Varsity hockey team is playing for the North Central Conference's Platinum Varsity Championship on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 4:30PM at West Meadows Ice Arena. The fans are coming out in large numbers, the schools are getting behind the team and the local businesses are giving the team some visibility and support. C'mon LZMW - Don't Disappoint. Win the Championship. Seal the Deal.





2015-2016 Senior Night


The Lake Zurich-Mundelein-Wauconda hockey club honored its eight senior players at the Nazareth vs. LZMW game on Wednesday night February 10th. In front of a big crowd; the players and their parents were acknowledged for the effort and time they have given to the club over their high school hockey careers.


Congratulations to seniors #1 Jack Kekstadt, #5 Nick Hollander, #10 Avery Schaub, #14 Mikey Nieckula, #15 Marybeth Stone, #20 Josselin Juras, #23 Jake Breitenreiter and #98 Sebastian Medina. You have all represented your club and high schools well.

Outdoor Hockey at MB Financial Park

LZMW Varsity getting in another outdoor game this season, this time at MB Financial Park in Rosemont. We played a good up-tempo game against Carmel Varsity keeping things tied 1-1 into the 2nd Period before dropping this one 3-1. Conditions were perfect.

8th Grade Orientations at the High Schools

LZMW is a combined high school team with players from Lake Zurich, Mundelein and Wauconda high schools and we play in the Illinois High School Hockey League North Central Conference.

Our team was the 2014-2015 North Central Conference Platinum Varsity Champion and in 2013-2014 we were the Platinum Varsity Runner-Up.

Our Fall-Winter season begins in late August and ends in March. We practice twice a week and play 1 or 2 games a week. We have off-ice training sessions in te Fall and in Spring.

This season we have a Varsity and a Junior Varsity team.
Varsity: 7 Seniors, 5 Juniors, 4 Sophomores and 3 Freshmen

Junior Varsity: 1 Senior, 2 Juniors, 3 Sophomores and 10 Freshmen

Players at Lake Zurich HS and Mundelein HS earn Varsity letters and are included in their high schools' yearbooks. We hope to develop a similar relationship with Wauconda HS too.

What 8th Graders should do:
8th Graders can start to play for their high school in the Spring (starts in April)
Come see a Varsity or JV game before the season ends.
Make sure we have your contact information and email address
Come to Skate With the Bears on Wednesday, March 16 at 9:00PM at Glaciier Ice Arena (full-gear)

For more information contact our club president, Ruben Medina, at or 847-373-2291 (c) 


LZMW Places 5 Players on IHSHL North Central All-Star Teams

LZMW Varsity and JV teams were represented in the 2016 IHSHL North Central All-Star Games held at West Meadows on January 3rd, 2016. Representing the LZMW Varsity squad were Jack Kekstadt, Brett Parola and Sergei Vorobiov.



The JV team was represented by Ryan O'Connell and Ryan Vogler.


Coach Steve Sarauer was also named an All-Star coach becuase of the Varsity team's record in Platinum Varsity at the mid-point of the Regular Season.


The players and their families all enjoyed the event and LZMW's Sergei Vorobiov was named one of the Sterling/Platinum All-Star MVP's of the game.

The New Jerseys Are Here! The New Jerseys Are Here!

Here's a photo from last night's JV game at Glacier with the team in their brand new LZMW jerseys. Thanks to the parents who managed and worked on the entire unniform project. They look great.



Who Has the Best High School Hockey Fans?  LZMW Does!

Way to go Lake Zurich, Mundelein and Wauconda Student Sections. You're making your presence felt!



LZMW Hockey's Sponsor Ad Program is Open for Business!


From October 2 thru October 30 you can sell ads on our team website to corporations, local businesses or individuals to give them local advertising exposure (our website has had 200,000+ Hits in the last 12 months) and to help you reduce your Fall-Winter fees.
Get all the details by clicking on the image and reading about the LZMW Sponsor Ads Program.


Great News for LZM Hockey. We Are Adding a W to Our Team Name!


On July 23rd we received word from AHAI's High School Committee that they approved our 2015-2016 Combined Request. In addition to the existing Lake Zurich-Mundelein combination we asked AHAI for approval to add our neighbor, Wauconda HS, to our organization.

LZMW will now have both a JV and a Varsity team starting this 2015-2016 season!  Our Varsity team will once again play in the North Central Conference Varsity Division and our JV team will play in the North Central Conference's Junior Varsity Division. There will be Seeding Rounds in both divisions and then a tiered Regular Season based on team strength.
We should all be excited about this news. It has long been our objective to grow to be an organization large enough to field a Varsity and a JV team. Welcome to our new Wauconda HS players and families! You will soon see that even though the players attend three different high schools; on the ice we are one team!

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2015 IHSHL North Central Platinum Division Championship


The Lake Zurich-Mundelein HS hockey team beat St. Patrick yesterday afternoon, 6-4 in the deciding Game 3 of its best-of-three championship series for the IHSHL North Central Platinum Division title. The team had opened with an exciting Game 1 victory on February 11th, 6-5 in OT, then dropped a nail-biting Game 2 on Sunday the 15th, 8-6, and closed out the series with a see-saw, Game 3 win yesterday. 





Metro North Central Platinum 2013-2014 Championship Runners-Up - LZM Junior Varsity

Things did not turn out as we hoped in our championship game on Sunday March 2nd. The LZM team lost its game with St. Patrick's Varsity and finished the season as the Runner-Up in the Metro North Central Conference - Platinum Division.

What a great season we had though. A dramatic reversal from last year's results. In conference the team's record was 17-9-7, and overall our team's record was 18-11-7.

We will miss the strong play of our lone Senior, our captain, Sam Morgan; but we are optimistic about what the future holds for our club.

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The Lake Zurich Bears Hockey Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the game of hockey supporting the Lake Zurich High School team. We receive no financial funding from the high school, district, or any other formal sources.