On March 21, 2011, sponsored by Most Rev. Thomas J. Paprocki and Kent D. Sinson, certain members of the Chicago Lawyers Hockey team were admitted in open court to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Those photographed in the Court’s East Conference Room prior to admission are (left to right): Lowell D. Snorf, III, Michael B. Goldberg, Kent D. Sinson, Ronald Kalish, Most Rev. Thomas J. Paprocki, Kevin M. Magnuson, David M. Goldman, Steven L. Demitro (Captain) and David Vander Ploeg.
According to Supreme Court Clerk, William K. Suter, the March 21, 2011 open admission was the first time any lawyers hockey team was admitted in open court.
Following the March 21 admission, on March 24 the Lawyers hockey team returned to Chicago’s McFetrich Ice Arena and captured their fourth consecutive Masters Hockey league championship, defeating the Chicago Democrats hockey team, 4-3.
Several members of the lawyers hockey team played NCAA Division I hockey and/or semi professional hockey; some lawyers have been on the team for 20 years. The lawyers hockey team plays in the Masters Hockey League out of Chicago’s McFetridge Sports Center. Other members of the Lawyers hockey team are: Anthony J.