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2017 USA Hockey Girls Player Development Camps

For more information on the camps below, including player eligibility, please reference the 2017 USA Hockey Girls Player Development Camp Guide (available December 2016): http://playerdevelopmentcamps.usahockey.com/girls 


ATTENTION ALL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS — Apply for the 2016-17 Blackhawk Alumni Scholarship

The Blackhawk Alumni Association (BHAA) distributes college scholarships annually to the three most deserving high school hockey players. Awards are determined from a candidate’s level of community service, volunteerism, good citizenship, academic performance as well as the hockey talent of the individual. Recipients will receive an annual $7,500.00 scholarship over four years for a total of $30,000.

Starting December 1st of each year, scholarship applications are available for online entry at www.blackhawkalumni.com. Fully completed applications including letter of recommendations, and scholar essays are due no later than February 1st of each year. Original school transcripts may be requested. A selection committee from the Blackhawk Alumni Association (BHAA) will review all of the candidates and then select the three recipients. 

Thank you to all of the High School players who take the time to submit applications. Thank you also to the coaches, managers and team/league presidents who promote and support this effort. The players really deserve it!

All Applications must be done online by going to www.blackhhawkalumni.com.

All applications must be by complete by Feb. 1, at 11:59PM.

We encourage all seniors in high school to take advantage of this exciting opportunity


Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2016 Inductees!

The Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame recently announced the 12th class of inductees into its Hall of Fame. The honored inductees this year are from the Player’s Category — Megan Bozek and Steve Konroyd, from the Builder’s Category — Linda Becker, Myles Gottainer, Dave Loughnane, Mike Mullally and Mike Rohdenburg and from the Officials Category — Dick Sharp and Dave Siatta.
        
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 IHHF Induction Dinner will be held in their honour on Sunday, January 29, 2017 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 jacole@comcast.net. 

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.

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 2016. They truly are in a class of their own.


Tier II Illinois State Hockey Championships: Important Dates, Locations & Information

This season the State Tournament Committee will NOT have all the clubs come in for an information night, but rather we will set up a conference call with clubs on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, to discuss the rules, dates and any other information necessary for the 2017 Tier II State Tournament. Rankings will be announced no later than Saturday, January 21, 2017.

EXEMPTION PROCESS
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - Saturday, December 10, 2016
 
REGISTRATION PROCESS
Friday, December 11, 2016 - Saturday, January 7, 2017
 
ELIMINATION ROUNDS
Round 1
Friday, February 10, 2016 - Friday, February 17, 2017
 
Round 2
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Sunday, February 26, 2017
 
ROUND ROBIN
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017
 
CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday, March 10, 2017 & Sunday, March 12, 2017
The Edge Ice Arena - Bensenville
 
2017 HOST SITES
Squirts – Darien SportsPlex
Pee Wee – Mt. Prospect Ice Arena
Bantam – Addison Ice Arena
16U/18U – Leafs Ice Centre


AHAI ANNOUNCES NEW ADVERTISING PROGRAM

AHAI is now offering several marketing and advertising opportunities on the following communication vehicles within AHAI. They include the AHAI websiteAHAI E-News site, our bi-monthly newsletter, SNAPSHOT, which is distributed to over 33,000 individual email contacts, FacebookTwitter and printed materials such as the AHAI Annual Guidebook and the State Tournament Programs. Click the button for complete Ad/Sponsorship details. Questions? Contact AHAI Communications Manager, Gretchen Cockey at gretchen@ahai2.org.


2017 Illinois State Hockey Championship Dates Announced

HIGH SCHOOL
Elimination Play
February 1-24, 2017

Playdown & Championships
February 27-March 16, 2017

Varsity Red, Girls & Combined State Championships (United Center) TBA

TIER I
AHAI Tier I “AAA” Round Robin Series
February 23-26, 2017

AHAI Tier I Championship Series
March 4-7, 2017

TIER II
Elimination Round 1: for Tier II “B”, “A”, “AA”
February 10-17, 2017

Elimination Round 2: for Tier II “B”, “A”, “AA”
February 8-26, 2017

AHAI Tier II Round Robin Series
March 2-5, 2017

AHAI Tier II State Championships
March 10-12, 2017

GIRLS
Qualifying Rounds for Girls
February 1-18, 2017

AHAI Girls State Round Robin Series
March 2-5, 2017

AHAI Girls Championships
March 11, 2017

ADULT
Adult Men’s & Women’s – All Divisions
April 26-30, 2017

IL State Championship


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