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It's that time of the hockey season to start thinking about the best tournament in the state.....The 2018 Girls' Illinois State Championship Tournament! The countdown to registration has begun.  Time to put game faces on & bring your 'A' game. See you soon!!

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

2018 Illinois State Championships Information Released!

Elimination Play
February 1-24, 2018 — Various Locations

Playdown & Championships
February 28-March 16, 2018
The Edge Ice Arena — Bensenville, Illinois

Varsity Red, Girls & Combined State Championships 
United Center
Date & Times TBA 


Playoff Series 
February 22-25, 2018
Various Locations - TBA

Championship Series
Mount Prospect Ice Arena
March 3-6, 2018 


Elimination Round 1
February 9-16, 2018

Elimination Round 2
February 17-25, 2018 

Round Robin Series
March 1-4, 2018

10 & Under - Darien Sportsplex * 12 & Under - Canlan Ice Sports Arena

14 & Under - Addison Ice Arena * 16 & Under/18 & Under - Leafs Ice Centre

“Super Weekend” Championships
The Edge Ice Arena — Bensenville, Illinois
March 8-11, 2018

All “Super Weekend” Championship games will be live-streamed via The Cube!


Round Robin Series
February 28 - March 5, 2018
Triphahn Center - Hoffman Estates

“Super Saturday” Championships
Saturday — March 10, 2018
The Edge Ice Arena — Bensenville, Illinois

All “Super Saturday” Championship games will be live-streamed via The Cube!


Men’s & Women’s – All Divisions
April 25-29, 2018

***Please note that game dates, times & locations are subject to change***

AHAI Foundation Announces Inductees into the 13th Class of the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame!

The Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 13th class of inductees into its Hall of Fame. The honored inductees this year are:

►Player’s Category - Gino Cavallini and 
Steve Poapst
►Builder’s Category - Rafe Aybar, 
Jerry Ballard, Rich Blight, Terry Juliar,
 Jim Neville and Shari Wolfe.
►Officials Category - Dave Edwards and Peter Moffat.

The IHHF Induction Dinner will be held in their honour on Sunday, January 28, 2018 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

Joining in honoring this special group of inductees will be several of the past inductees into the Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees, and all of the past inductees have demonstrated, through their actions over the years, their personal commitment in making a difference in the lives of thousands of Illinois youth and the Illinois hockey community.

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.”

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 of their own.

Girls’ National Select Camp & Girls’ Central District Development Camp Information

USA Hockey and Central District National Select Camp and Central District Development Camp Girl’s Tryout March 23-25, 2018 Blackhawks Community Ice Arena 1801 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago IL 60612 USA Hockey Central District Girl’s Tryout for 2018 will be held… Read More ›

AHAI Announces 2017-18 Coaching Education Program Clinics!

AHAI has announced the Coaching Education Program Clinics for the 2017-18 season. 

All ice hockey coaches as well as instructors of USA Hockey programs shall be registered for the current season (before the start of the season) in order to be eligible to coach/instruct in any regular-season activities (practices, clinics, games, tournaments, try- outs, etc.), state, district, regional playoff, national championships or in the USA Hockey Player Development Programs.

The Chicago Blackhawks, AHAI, Athletico Physical Therapy and NorthShore University HealthSystem are proud to announce the 7th year of our "A Step aHead" program!

The goal of our program is to educate the youth hockey community on concussion awareness, prevention and treatment as well as to provide FREE baseline neurocognitive testing to AHAI members.

  • A Step aHead testing is available for AHAI members from Pee Wee to Midget/High School (ages 11-18).
  • Additional information is available on the AHAIAHAIeNews and Athletico Physical Therapy websites.
  • Registration is NOW OPEN; testing is July 1 through November 30, 2017.
  • This year's program will also offer new educational opportunities for both Moms and Dads, Coaches and Players. Stay tuned for additional information.


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