Lake Forest has come a long way in a short amount of time.
After enduring a difficult season a year ago, when they finished last in their league, the Scouts recently completed a turnaround under coach Steve Sarauer.
The worst-to-first story culminated Saturday, Feb. 23, with a shootout win over New Trier White in the IHSHL North Central Division championship game at West Meadows Ice Arena in Rolling Meadows.
The Scouts swept both New Trier White (2-1 Friday, Feb. 22) and Loyola Maroon in the playoffs.
"Last year we were last in the league," Lake Forest's Hunter Dee said. "So to go from last in the league to sweeping through the playoffs a year later is amazing and shows just how far we've come."