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Girls, did you know that officiating is a great way to improve your skills as a hockey player? Officiating improves your rule knowledge, overall awareness of the game, skating ability AND allows you to make money while doing what you LOVE! IHOA is pleased to announce that they will be hosting two All Girls Seminars this summer. Click HERE for more information. Questions? Contact Erin Blair or Nicole Davis at!

IHOA Seminars

The Illinois Hockey Officials’ Association (IHOA) is pleased to announce the release of its officiating seminars for the coming season. All USA Hockey/AHAI officials are required to attend a seminar each season and in Illinois all seminars are conducted by IHOA and its certified instructors.

The dates and locations are attached below. In order to attend a seminar, all officials must have attained 14 years of age before December 31, 2015.

The registration period commences August 3, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Please head to on August 3, 2015  to select the seminar of your choice. Please note that seminars fill quickly and it is a first come first served registration process. All officials must be completely registered by November 30, 2015.

We look forward to seeing everyone during seminar season!!!

AHAI/USA Hockey Announce 2015-15 CEP Clinic Schedule!

The Amateur Hockey Association Illinois, Inc (AHAI) announced the Coaching Education Program (CEP) Clinic Schedule for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. 

All coaches are required to be certified at the appropriate level for the upcoming season.

All 2015-16 AHAI/USA Hockey CEP Clinics will be open for registration on Monday, July 13, 2015 ONLY on the USA Hockey website at

19th Annual AHAI Foundation Golf Outing

Join Us For A Fun Filled Day!

The 19th Annual AHAI Foundation Golf Outing will be held at the Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort, Friday, August 14, 2015. The Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort is located in the beautiful Village of Bloomingdale, just 15 minutes west of O’Hare Airport on Schick Road.

Our tournament will feature several contest holes, such as “Longest Drive”, “Shortest Drive” & “Closest To The Pin”, etc. In addition, there will be plenty of other fun filled events during the day. Barbecue Lunch will be provided to every golfer while on the course.

Tee Off time is 12:00 p.m. — Shotgun Start. All golfers will receive the “Traditional Goody Bags”. Beverage Stations will be available for your refreshment throughout the course. The Bar begins at 4:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 5:30 p.m. followed by an Auction, Presentation of Awards, Raffle Drawing and many wonderful Door Prizes.

The purpose of this event is twofold. First, it creates an opportunity for coaches, referees, administrators, parents and supporters of amateur hockey in Illinois to come together for a day of fun and relaxation to kick off the beginning of the new season.

Secondly, and most importantly, the revenues generated from this event will be donated each season to specific charities as established annually by the AHAI Foundation. This year, the recipients are the Special Hockey Programs, Diversity Hockey Program for underprivileged kids, the Hearing Impaired Hockey Program, the youth sled hockey team called the Hornets, the IHOA Memorial Fund and the Catastrophic Relief Fund for players who have been catastrophically injured playing the sport we all love.

We hope your club/association will send a minimum representative delegation of at least four golfers to this fun filled event. This year we invite you to bring your son and/or daughter out on the course with you. A special fee has been arranged for all Junior golfers including college students. (Course rules mandate drivers of golf carts be 18 years of age or older).

Please contact Don Allord, Chairperson of the Golf Outing listed below as soon as possible as the reservations will be on a first-come, first serve basis.

Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Don Allord

Foundation Golf Chairperson

Phone: 630-464-5910

USA Hockey/Central District Girls’ National Development Camp 2015 Invitees

Congratulations to the Central District Players that have accepted an invitation to attend one of the National Development Camps this summer. As there have been changes made this year, some players will not know if they will receive an invitation until June 17, 2015. Once USA Hockey has completed filling all camps, Mary Ann Robinson, Central District Girls’/Women’s Section Director, will provide an updated list. Thank you to all players who attended the tryout in April.

Illinois Players Grab 23 of 55 Spots Allocated for the Central District to Attend the USA Hockey National Camps!

The USA Hockey Central District is comprised of six (6) states, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin (Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska are called the Midwest States). Mr. Norm Spiegel is the USA Hockey Central District Player Development Coordinator who oversees the Central District Camp. Norm is also a USA Hockey Director Representative, serves on the USA Hockey Youth Council and on the USA Hockey Player Development Committee. >>>>> Click Here to read more

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