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Hockey Is For Everyone (HIFE) Registration Set for Monday, February 5, 2018

The Hockey Is For Everyone program is an AHAI supported vehicle providing young athletes from socioeconomically diverse backgrounds the opportunity to use the sport of ice hockey to promote academic achievement, responsibility, respect, teamwork and good character. We provide 200+ young athletes per year the opportunity to learn to play this great sport. The Program provides each athlete with full equipment, ice time, USA Hockey registration and a premier volunteer coaching staff, at no charge to them or their families.

Hockey is For Everyone practices at the Oak lawn Ice Arena. For information on how to participate or to make donations, please contact Brit Volini, HIFE Director.

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2018, 2-4 P.M.

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.


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
Girls A: Triphahn Center – Hoffman Estates
Girls AA: Seven Bridges – Woodridge

Girls A and Girls AA “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.



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