The Amateur Hockey Association Illinois, Inc. in their continuing effort of assisting and developing amateur hockey in Illinois, in conjunction with the Chicago Blackhawks, the Amateur Hockey Association Illinois, Inc. will host the 14th Annual Blackhawks/AHAI Coaching Clinic on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the United Center, 1901 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville along with Assistant Coaches Mike Kitchen and Jamie Kompon, Goaltending Coach Steve Weeks and Strength and Conditioning Coach Paul Goodman will be on hand to discuss different techniques in coaching, as well as field questions from the AHAI Coaches in attendance.
Topics of discussion will include best use of ice time, running a practice, proper conditioning and nutrition; good sportsmanship; proper equipment and having fun within the game of hockey.
The 20th 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 over the Christmas holidays, December 26-29, 2013. The Classic features twenty (20) high school teams with last year Glenbrook North being crowned champion as they defeated Providence 2-1.
All Tournament proceeds will benefit Chicago Blackhawk Charities which supports amateur hockey as well as underprivileged and abused children.
Win, lose, or tie, even with the fiercest rivalries, hockey families share a common bond - the love of the game. Hockey families have always come together to support each other in tough times. Sunday’s storms in Central Illinois around the Peoria area have left several hockey families homeless.
The Peoria Youth Hockey Association (PYHA) is asking the hockey community for its support during this difficult time. Please join us in helping the hockey families in our area who lost or had their homes severely damaged. The short term needs are being taken care of by the Red Cross and various support organizations.
The longer term needs are yet to be determined; however, we know with the holidays upon us, there will be additional financial constraints to these families. PYHA is organizing a gift card and fund raising effort. The goal is to help the kids keep playing hockey and return to a somewhat normal routine during this time.
We are asking for gift cards to Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Wal-Mart, and Target, etc. You may drop off a gift card at Owens Center Ice rink in Peoria or mail to:
Hockey Supports Hockey
c/o Owens Center
P.O. Box 3692
Peoria, IL 61612
If you would like to make a financial donation you can send a check to:
PYHA - HSH
c/o Owens Center
Peoria, IL 61612
The Central Illinois Red Cross, Go to http://www.redcross.org/il/peoria
Peoria Youth Hockey Association will make sure donations are distributed to families in need. Please help us get the word out to hockey families across Illinois by sharing this information.
Thanks for your support!
PYHA Board of Directors
The weekend of October 26-27 over 70 mite teams took to the ice as 25 clubs sent teams to 4 host sites across the Chicagoland area to play multiple cross-ice games. The Jamboree was sponsored by AHAI, but organized by Scott Larsen of the Northern Illinois Hockey League (NIHL).
Miss the full Mite Jamboree wrap-up in our last newsletter? Click HERE.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Host Hotel: JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa, 221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Eligible Participants: USA Hockey-registered coaches who have complete their coaching certification Levels 1-4 prior to May 1, 2014. Due to the one clinic per season restriction, coaches who attend a Level 4 clinic in May, June, July or August are not eligible to attend the Level 5 clinic in 2014.
USA Hockey Coaching Education Program Level 5 Requirements:Candidates for Level 5 Certification must attend the entire National Hockey Coaches Symposium. Additional information regarding submitted material requirements (thesis or other written material) will be distributed at the event.
Accommodations: The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa will serve as the host hotel for the 2014 National Hockey Coaches Symposium. Guest reservations may be made by calling Marriott Reservations at 800-622-3140, the hotel directly at 800-582-2996, or online by clicking here. Attendees will receive a special group rate of $109 per night plus tax (single or double occupancy). Be sure to mention that you are part of the USA Hockey 2104 National Hockey Coaches Symposium in order to receive this group rate. Reservations must be made by August 1, 2014.
To learn more about National Hockey Coaches Symposium, including how to register, click here.
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 Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 9th class of inductees into its Hall of Fame. The honored inductees this year are:
Carisa Zaban Wahlig
The IHHF Induction Dinner will be held in their honor on Sunday, January 26, 2014 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The "Hockey Is For Everyone" Program (formerly called Diversity Hockey) is seeking used equipment for its players. If you have any used equipment you would like to donate so underprivileged kids can also enjoy the opportunity to play our great game, you can drop it off at either the Homewood Flossmoor Ice Arena. Areas of focus are;
Hockey Skates: sizes 13 and under
Elbow Pads: Youth and Child sizes
Hockey Gloves: size 11” and under
Shin Guards: size 11” and under
Helmets: with cages, chin cup and straps, any size
Hockey Sticks: any size, material, right or left handed
Youth Goalie Equipment: leg pads, gloves, blockers, goalie sticks, goalie pants, or helmets
Homewood Flossmoor Ice Rink
777 Kedzie Ave
Flossmoor, IL 60422
Contact: Brit Terry, email@example.com
Contact: Shannon Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org