Congratulations to all our teams that competed at USA Hockey's 2017 National Championships! Since 1976 Illinois boasts a total of 34 Youth/Girls National Champions and 38 Youth/Girls Finalists. Click HERE to view complete listing.
The 13th annual Toyota-USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival took place April 6-9, 2017, in San Jose, California and featured 63 teams and 780 players. The largest disabled event of its kind, the festival continues to grow and this year's event encompassed divisions for four disabled hockey disciplines: blind hockey, sled hockey, special hockey and warrior/standing hockey.
AHAI conducted an Annual Meeting survey of board members throughout the state and at all levels with 144 responses (25%). Thank you, your feedback was heard and invaluable in planning this year’s Annual Meeting. We are excited for the changes we have made to provide all of the attendees a meaningful and informative day. More details to follow but for now:
The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois, Inc. (AHAI) will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. at the Woodfield Hyatt Hotel located in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Any individual who wishes to submit their name as a candidate for the position as a Board of Director of AHAI must submit their name, in writing, to the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee, Gregg Chudacoff (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Saturday, April 22, 2017. A short biography stating the individual’s background, hockey experience, etc. should be included.
The Nominating Committee will then send to each team a list of all the candidates and their biographies prior to the AHAI Annual Meeting in accordance with the By-Laws, Rules and Regulations.
Any individual who wishes to submit a new By-Law proposal or change to an existing By-Law must submit their proposal(s), in writing, to the President of AHAI, John Dunne (President@ahai2.org), no later than Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Thank you, in advance, for all of you help and cooperation in the furtherance of youth hockey in Illinois ~ AHAI Board of Directors
Congratulations to the Pepsi Ice Center! They have been selected as one of the Top 10 Finalists for the Kraft Hockeyville USA competition! First round voting begins on Tuesday, April 11 and continues through midnight on Thursday, April 13th. Vote often to help advance the Pepsi Ice Center into the Top 4!
Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to participate in the Central District Player Development Camps! Click HERE to download/print.
Join AHAI in congratulating the following individuals on their achievement during the 2016-2017 hockey season. Awards will be presented to recipients on Friday, March 17th at the United Center during the Illinois State High School Hockey Championships.
JJ O’Connor Male High School Player of the Year
New Trier Green
Cammi Granato Female High School Player of the Year
Youth Coach of the Year
Girls Coach of the Year
Boys High School Coach of the Year
Girls High School Coach of the Year
Lake Forest High School
America’s Showcase will take place from April 20-24, 2017 at the Robert Morris Island Sports Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The AHAI High School coaching community is honored to have the opportunity to be involved with the top High School players in Illinois. They feel that America’s High School Showcase offers players a great opportunity to be exposed to Junior, College and Professional Scouts from throughout the USA and Canada and the honor to represent Illinois in the best High School Hockey event in North America. Teams from across the United States will compete and showcase their talents to scouts from every major hockey institution in the country.
The purpose of this prestigious event remains the same. It is designed to allow high school hockey players from around the country, who do not traditionally get scouted due to geographic and budgetary constraints within the scouting circles, the opportunity to compete against the best of the best during a four-day period and be seen by every major hockey institution in North America.
Congratulations players, and good luck in April!