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2015 Blackhawk Charities Holiday High School Hockey Tournament Set!

The 22nd Annual Chicago Blackhawks Charities High School Hockey Classic, presented by Coca-Cola Zero and supported by Comcast Sportsnet, will take place at the Edge Ice Arena located at 735 Jefferson Street in Bensenville, Illinois from Saturday, December 26, 2015 through Tuesday, December 29, 2015. This year’s tournament will feature twenty (20) high school teams.

Tournament play will be a round robin format with the top six (6) teams in the “A” pool and the top two (2) teams from the “B” pool advancing to the playoff round. All Tournament proceeds benefit Chicago Blackhawks Charities which supports amateur hockey as well as underprivileged and abused children. We invite you to bring the family out to watch some exciting high school hockey action during this holiday season.

2015 Mid-Season Classic Girls Cross-Ice Tournament at the United Center

Sponsored by USA Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks and the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois

On January 2nd, USA Hockey and AHAI will take over the United Center for a Mid-Season Girls Cross-Ice Classic. AHAI Girls teams will participate in a cross-ice tournament which will include a minimum of 3 games, a championship, lots of giveaways, and awards for the winners.

The United Center ice will be transformed into three ice surfaces with teams competing in three divisions; 8U, 10U, and 12U. The concourse will be hopping, concession stands open, activities for between games, among other things.

There will be a maximum of 8 teams at each level due to the amount of ice we are able to secure. Registration will be opened soon and will be announced on social media and in the next newsletter. If part of your team is not available due to the holidays, you can create a tournament team from your organization. If you do not have an 8U all-girls team, you can create one from your mite program. Details will be sent to each girls’ teams once finalized.

This promises to be a can’t miss event, with the support of USA Hockey and the Blackhawks there is no doubt it will be a great day for girls hockey at the United Center. Stay tuned for more information.

Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Announces Inductees for the Class of 2015!

The Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 11th class of inductees into its Hall of Fame. 

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 honored inductees this year are:

Players Category      Builder’s Category              Officials Category
Chris Chelios               Andrea Hahn                          Derek Martin
Nikos Tselios                Pete Humann                         Matt Nilles
Dennis Vaske               Tim Mattila​                            
                                              Tom Miller
                                              Bob Saliba

Please make plans on joining this year’s inductees at the IHHF Induction Dinner that will be held in their honour on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Belvedere Banquet Hall located at 1170 West Devon Avenue in Elk Grove Village beginning at 5:00 pm. Tickets are available by contacting Norm Spiegel at 847/269-2922 or e-mail Norm at 

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 2015. They truly are in a class of their own.

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