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USA National Sled Team Faces Off February 23 & 24, 2018 at West Meadows Ice Arena

The USA National Sled Hockey Team that will compete for the Gold Medal at the Paralympics Games in PyeongChang, South Korea in mid-March will have two exhibition games against the USA Sled Development team on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the West Meadows Ice Arena located at 3939 Winnetka Avenue in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

The USA National Sled Team have been residing here in Bloomingdale, Illinois as part of a residency program training on and off the ice since January 1st and will continue to do so until they depart on March 1 for South Korea. The USA team has won the gold medal in the last three of four Paralympic games.

There will be a small admission charge of $5.00 per person. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the team to help them offset some of the costs for their families to be able to go to South Korea to see their sons compete.

We encourage you and your family to come out and watch the best sled players in the world compete in their last competition before they depart to the Paralympic games. See you there!!!


29th Annual AHAI All-State Games

For the past 28 years, AHAI has been conducting a High School All-State game for the boys and girls varsity divisions statewide. This year marked the 29th year of this very special event.


Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Inducts Nine New Members into the Class of 2017!

Nearly 250 people were present as the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame (IHHF) recently inducted its 13th class of inductees into its Hall of Fame. The honored inductees who were inducted on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Belvedere Banquet Hall in Elk Grove were (pictured above back row top left) Rich Blight, Jackie Juliar (for deceased Terry Juliar), Peter Moffat, Gino Cavallini, Harrison Aybar (for Rafe Aybar), Steve Poapst (Front row Left, Jerry Ballard, Carla Juliar (for deceased Terry Juliar), Sheri Wolfe, Made Aybar (for Rafe Aybar) and Jim Neville.

Illinois hockey has a very long and rich hockey history, due in large part, to the foundation laid down by these inductees. Their tireless dedication in making sure every individual who had a desire to participate in this great sport has had the opportunity to do so.

The mission statement of the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame is as follows: “To honor the excellence of those individuals who, through their exceptional endeavors both on and off the ice, have contributed in an extraordinary way to enhance the sport and image of hockey in Illinois.”

You can learn more about the long hockey history each of these individuals has contributed as each member of the Class of 2017 is being featured in the AHAI electronic newsletter Snapshot or here.

On behalf of everyone involved in the game of hockey, we admire and thank each of the inductees into the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2017. They truly are in a class all their own!


2018 ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS SET FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018!

The Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI), announced today along with the Chicago Blackhawks the 2018 Illinois State High School Hockey Championships, presented by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers, will be played at the United Center on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

The Boys State Championship tilt, which begins at 3 p.m. at the United Center, will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Chicago and streamed live on NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive and via the NBC Sports app. The event will feature a full day of action with the Illinois Girls’ State Championship (11:30 a.m.), the Boys’ Red Division State Championship (3 p.m.) and the Boys’ Combined Division State Championship (5:00 p.m.).

This marks the 31st year that AHAI will host their State Championship at the United Center/Chicago Stadium. The 2017 title was won by New Trier Green in the Red Division, Addison Trail/Fenton/Montini Catholic/Willowbrook High Schools in the Combined Division and Glenbrook South High School in the Girls’ Division.

Tickets for the event, which features three contests, will go on sale on Monday, January 29, at 10 a.m. The 2018 Illinois High School Hockey Championships will feature a set of Nick Schmaltz and Ryan Hartman Bobblehead Magnet giveaway to the first 10,000 fans, presented by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers. General admission tickets for the event, which include parking, are available for $5, and can be purchased online at chicagoblackhawks.com, in person at the United Center Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. For more information, including group offers, please contact the Chicago Blackhawks Ticket Office by calling (312) 455-7000.

Let the games Begin!


SKATE WITH THE GREATS

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2018, 2-4 P.M.
PARKWAY BANK PARK ICE RINK, ROSEMONT

Hey hockey fans!  Join us for a family fun-filled afternoon skating around the rink with Chicago Blackhawk Alums, and meet current Blackhawks player Patrick Sharp.

Alumni scheduled to appear: Cliff Koroll, Troy Murray, Dan Carcillo, Grant Mulvey, Reg Kerr, Peter Marsh, Ben Eager, Steve Konroyd, Murray Bannerman, Reid Simpson, Greg Gilbert & Jack O’Callahan*.

Presented by Dr Pepper, in partnership with the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association.



Be Part of Something HUGE...2018 Disabled Hockey Festival in Chicago!

Sponsorship Opportunities: The Disabled Hockey Festival is only five months away and the Festival Planning Committee is asking for your help in identifying and securing sponsorship opportunities to support the financial needs for this USA Hockey National Event for hockey players with disabilities. The Sponsorship Committee is looking to raise $100,000 and we need your help to achieve our goal. This request is open to corporate sponsors, individual sponsors and our local hockey clubs throughout Illinois. All proceeds will go to the 14th Annual Disabled Hockey Festival and will directly benefit ALL Hockey Players with a disability in Illinois.

Volunteer Opportunities: The Festival Program Committee is looking for volunteers to assist in running the 2018 Disabled Hockey Festival which will be hosted in Chicago over two weekends in April. This is projected to be the largest disabled hockey festival event in the past 14 years bringing over 1000 players to the Chicago area for this exciting annual event.

If you would like to become a sponsor or make a personal donation, or if you would like to become a volunteer, please contact Michael Svac, USA Hockey Central District Representative for Disabled Hockey, at msvac4@icloud.com.

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