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  Feb. 13, 2022 – MPHL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS The Prep team entered this year’s playoffs as the #3 seed and squared off against Shady Side in the first game. Shady Side opened the scoring on the first shift and controlled the first 3 minutes before Ben Snyderman tied the game on a great shot from the blue line. From that moment on the LFA was in complete control. Goals by Mathieu Fehr, Ryan Costin, Ryan Nutt, Masen Culley and Aidan Stubbings with 2 paced LFA to a 7-2 win. Charlie Campbell stopped 27 out of 29 shots for the win. That win put us against defending Champion Ridley College. The game was very fast, physical and big-time goalies on both ends. LFA took the lead on a Mathieu Fehr goal and held that lead until the 2-minute mark when Tommy Enrietto scored on a breakaway to make it 2-0. Owen Hardy then scored an empty net goal before Ridley broke the shutout and the score ended 3-1. Ian Vandenberg made 39 saves for the win. Unfortunately, this win proved costly and we lost Jayson Harri
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The Prep team hosted A21 from Windsor, Canada this weekend and played two very good hockey games. On Friday night the game was back and forth with both teams playing a good brand of hockey. LFA opened the scoring on a great stretch pass from Jayson Harrison to Owen Hardy for a breakaway goal. Chris Moelenpah made the score 2-1 before A21 tied it halfway through the 2nd period. The game remained tied until the second overtime when Tommy Enrietto scored the winner on a faceoff win by Will Soloway . Charlie Campbell stopped 26 shots for the win. The second game took place this afternoon at 3 pm at LFA. Once again it was a very good game between two very equal teams. A21 came out with two goals in the first 6 minutes and put us on our heels. The team didn't panic and slowly chipped away with goals by Mathieu Fehr and Tyler Gearman. The game stayed tied until  Tommy Enrietto stole the puck from the A21 defenseman and went 5 hole to give LFA a 3-2 lead and that goal would prove to

LFA Boys Prep Hockey Plays in Detroit Catholic Central Showcase

The Prep team travelled to Plymouth, Michigan from January 27-29 to play in the Detroit Catholic Central Showcase. Game 1 was against the 2nd Ranked Brother Rice. LFA started off strong with nice passing play from Luke Hampel to John Greer to James Delia who scored on a breakaway. Brother Rice answered right back on the next shift to tie the game and the 1st period ended all tied at 1. The 2nd period was one that I hope never happens again but it was the difference in the way the guys played this weekend. Three minutes into the period, LFA took a 5-minute major for cross-checking and then 1 minute later took a tripping penalty. One minute after that LFA took another cross-checking 5-minute major and then an interference penalty that put the team down 5 on 3 for almost 8 straight minutes . The penalty killers did an amazing job blocking shots and Charlie Campbell made 2 big saves to kill the entire shorthanded time. When the last penalty ended, Tommy Enrietto broke the puck out and hit

LFA Boys Prep Hockey hosts MPHL US Teams

  January 23 - The Prep team started back up at home with 2 games Saturday and one Sunday morning when LFA hosted the MPHL US teams. Game 1 against Shady Side saw a dominant start plus 3 goals called back in the 1st 2 periods. The team had a 3-0 lead after 2 periods but 3 mistakes in 8 minutes allowed Shady Side to come back and tie it up before Will Soloway scored in overtime for the 4-3 win . Tommy Enrietto, Mathieu Fehr and Soloway scored the other 3 goals and Ian Vandenberg stopped 18 shots for the win. Later that night against St Francis, the guys played their best game of the year and came away with a 6-1 victory behind 16 saves from Charlie Campbell. Bradley Ma scored his 1st career goal and James Delia, Owen Hardy, Soloway, Fehr and Enrietto scored the goals. This morning the guys got taught a valuable lesson on why sports at this level requires everyone on the team to come ready to compete. Gilmour was too difficult to handle as an older team that has a considerable siz


  After 28 days without skating... Boys Prep hockey jumped on the ice Wednesday and then took the trip to Gilmour Academy to play 4 league games. Game 1 was a game that, as a former goalie, gave me nightmares. Both teams were flying but LFA had a little too much firepower and handed A21 their only loss of the weekend with a 9-5 win. Charlie Campbell got the win in net stopping 15-20 shots. Will Soloway had the hat trick while Aidan Stubbings, Owen Hardy, Mason Culley, Mathieu Fehr, Asher Goduco and Tommy Enrietto rounded out the scoring. Game 2 the next morning the team kept it rolling with Ian Vandenberg picking up another shutout in the league with 22 saves and a 5-0 win. James Delia scored a big shorthanded goal and Fehr and Hardy each had 2 goals. Game 3 the players hit a wall and had no legs to get the job done and fell 4-1 to Shady Side. Tommy Enrietto had the lone goal and Charlie Campbell stopped 17-20 shots. Sunday morning the kids jumped back on the ice for game 4 against

Who am I?

Darrin Madeley  - I am a former NHL player and Division I, two time 1st Team All-American and 1992 College Player of the Year.  I started working at LFA in 2005 after coaching the USA National Team Development Program (NTDP) where I was part of four World Championships where Team USA won two Golds and one Silver. Prior to retiring, I played for the Ottawa Senators and the San Jose Sharks of the NHL and Detroit Vipers of the IHL.  I also played in Europe with TPS Turku (Finnish Elite League) and Rosenheim (German Elite League). I earned a bachelor’s degree in physical and health education from Lake Superior State University and a teaching certificate (K–12) from Saginaw Valley State University where I graduated Cum Laude. I coach the Prep Hockey and Softball Teams at the Academy. I live on campus with my wife Jennifer and we have two LFA graduates Jenna ’11 and Tyler ’14.

LFA Prep Hockey Forges Strong Bonds Among its Players

The Prep Hockey team at Lake Forest Academy provides its athletes with an opportunity to develop as individuals while preparing them for the next level of hockey after high school. The players are challenged to achieve academic success alongside improvement on the ice both as individuals and as a unit. The team practices five days a week or so beginning in the fall through playoffs in February. The amount of time that the team spends together forges strong bonds among the players. One of the team’s captains, Will Soloway , said his favorite part about being on Prep this year has “definitely been how close our team is.” He commented how the team is “all very committed” and how “this feels like one of the closest groups I’ve been a part of in my entire hockey career.”  Lake Forest Academy is a member of the Midwest Prep Hockey League, or “MPHL”, with LFA being the only team in Illinois. The other schools in the MPHL are located in Vermont, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Canada. League games ar