Lake Forest High School Scouts Hockey History
LFHS Hockey was first started in 1975 and has been operating for nearly 50 years.  The Scouts traditions run deep within the community and below you'll see the tradition and history of Scouts hockey.

JV Gold came home Kings Kup champions on 9/10/23. They went to OT and then a 10(!) round shootout to seal the deal.

Left to right/back to front: Coach Mike McCann, Josh Goldman, Jack Rancourt, Grady Strothman, Luke Pasquesi, Carter Savage, Michael Turelli, Wyatt Nelson, Jake Maracinni, Cal Eggers, James Altounian, Will Redding, Jack Milliman, Bobby Rolek, Preston Lui, Logan Marsch, Robert Krebs, Nic Neuworth. (Not pictured Coach Claude Desganges)

JV Blue sored 2nd place in the Kings Kup preseason tourney 9/10/23 after a hard-fought game vs rival Prep.

All three Scouts teams made it to the championship game of the September 2022 Kings Kup. Varsity & JV Blue brought home the championship win. Varsity defeated Libertyville and JV Blue beat Prep in OT! JV Gold took home 2nd place after an 8 round shootout! All three teams were there together until the very end supporting one another.

Scouts Hockey was accepted into the Scholastic Hockey League (SHL), the premier high school league in the state in May, 2022.

Alongside the growing player talent in the program, Scouts Hockey Director and Varsity Head Coach, Steve Sarauer, and his coaching staff have brought continued player development, accountability, integrity, and a positive competitive culture to the Scouts Hockey program, all helping make this exciting jump possible.


JV Gold won the League championship over rival Prep on 2/26/22.


JV Blue won the League championship over on 2/26/22.

1979-80 State Champs

Captain Bran Thomas (left), Andy Wright (middle) and Rich Adams (right) proudly hold the State Championship banner after the 3-2 overtime victory vs. St. Rita

Pictured above, the 1979-80 Varsity Scouts

#3 Scott Parker, RW, Sr.

#4 Brian O'Neill, D, Jr.

#5 Greg Orput, LW, Jr.

#6 Jeff Hunt, LW, Jr.

#7 Bran Thomas, D, Jr.

#8 Hal Krider, D, Sph.

#9 Mark O'Brien, D, Sr.

#10 Doug Ford, C, Jr.

#11 Jeff Jacobs, RW, Fr.

#12 Todd White, W/C, Sph.

#14 Mark Lombardi, D, Sr.

#15 Andy Wright, C, Sr.

#16 Tom Lombardi, W/C, Sph.

#21 Skip Bleck, LW/C, Jr.

#1 Dave Gauthier, G, Jr.

#35 Tom McCleery, G, Sph.

News article from the NEWS-SUN out of Waukegan.

March 24, 1980


Doug Coleman takes over as Head Coach, along with Terry Peach as Assistant, and Brian Curtin as JV Coach

1981-82 LFHS Varsity Scouts

1981-82 Varsity State Champs

1989-90 Varsity vs Glenbrook South 

1989-90 Varsity vs Glenbrook North

1989-90 Varsity vs Loyola

1989-90 Varsity vs Evanston

1990-91 Varsity vs New Trier

1994-95  Lake Forest Vs. New Trier

1994-95 Varsity vs Loyola


ISHSL Varsity Champions Division League Runner-up

ISHSL Varsity Champions Division League Championship

ISHSL JV Champions Division League 1st place finisher

ISHSL JV Champions Division League Championship

2018-19 Varsity vs. New Trier highlights from game 2 of the 3 game series for the IHSHA Varsity Champions Division League Championship

Adding to Tradition

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