Illinois State Hockey Welcomes Ethan Chesney!

Photo Credit: Joey Natoli

Illinois State Redbirds welcome Ethan Chesney to the family!

Chesney, a 5′-10″ 161 lb. forward is an Elgin, IL native. He joins the Redbirds after very a successful season with the Peoria Mustangs in the NA3HL.

Ethan chose ISU because “I wanted to go to school close to home and continue my hockey career.” He intends to major in construction management. “My favorite coach is Jean-Guy Trudel because he helped me develop my skill on the ice and mentally. Along with details about the game that I’ve never even realized playing before,” Chesney stated. Ethan’s biggest supporter is his family, “They have been with me through it all and they will always continue to do so.” Ethan stated that his biggest goal was, “When I got called up to the Springfield Jr Blues in the NAHL and we went to a shootout and I scored the game-winning goal.” Chesney expressed his favorite hockey memory was, “getting to play at the United Center when I was a little kid!” Ethan has three siblings; Josh, Ben, and Chace. Chesney is looking forward to continuing to play hockey and hopefully win a championship.

“We couldn’t be more excited to add a player like Chez to our roster. His experience and skill are going to make a major impact on our organization and I look forward to helping him continue that success at the college level!” – Coach Chris Prewitt.

Chesney joins a list of former Mustangs alumni and teammates Jackson Gram, Tony Campise, and Brendan Donovan. He also joins fellow Mustang teammates Jaycob Bland and former teammate Michael Natoli as apart of the 2023 committed class!

If you’re interested in playing for ISU Hockey, we encourage you to fill out our Recruit Form under the team tab on our website!