The Standard: The Mighty Saders


By Leo Niksic ‘24

As the season is rolling along, the Brother Rice Hockey team is off to a shaky start; they are 3-8 and 5th in their conference. They hope to get back on track with a win on Sunday, Dec 3rd, against a big conference rival, St. Rita.

The team is led by their captain, Jack Keaty. He is a fabulous player and is a threat every time he touches the puck. Alongside Keaty are his three alternate captains, sophomore James Esposito, junior Nathan Wilczak, and senior Tommy Witt, who are all playmakers and have great vision on the ice.

Rice still […]

The Standard: The Mighty Saders2023-11-30T22:33:47-06:00

The Standard: The Final Crusade


By Leo Niksic ‘24

The Crusaders entered their final game with their playoff hopes on the line as the (4-4) Brother Rice Crusaders took on the (5-3) St. Rita Mustangs. On this particular game it was “Dad’s Day” and the fathers/grandfathers went to chapel with the team.  As the fathers stood next to the players while the National Anthem was sung, the team could feel the energy in the air. In this CCL Blue matchup, it was a packed house at Tom Mitchell Field, and the Crusader Crazies were getting rowdy as kickoff was underway.

St. Rita deferred, so the Crusaders got the […]

The Standard: The Final Crusade2023-10-27T19:55:44-05:00

The Standard: The Return of the Crusaders


By Leo Niksic ‘24

In the CCL Blue Conference League, Brother Rice Football brought out a win against St. Viator. This was the third win out of the five needed to make it to the playoffs. It was the first home game for Brother Rice and was celebrated with a tribute to the first responders. All the senior parents showed their appreciation to all the coaches, and the hard work and dedication of all the football players.

The Chicago Catholic League (CCL) started in 1912 and is a highly competitive league. Brother Rice is 3-2, beating Main South, Ignatius, and St. Viator. They […]

The Standard: The Return of the Crusaders2023-09-28T19:15:46-05:00


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