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Central District Playoff Schedules Released!

The USA Hockey Central District playoff schedule for the Tier I and Girls playoffs has been released. All games will be played at Hardee's Iceplex in Chesterfield, Missouri from March 13-15, 2015

We wish all the participating teams from Illinois Good Luck in their quest for the national championship crown.

Illinois High School Showcase Team

The Illinois High School Showcase Team will compete in the 2015 America’s Showcase April 9 through 13 at the Robert Morris Island Sports Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The purpose of this historic event will be the continuation of traditions established over the past thirty-one years. The Showcase is designed to allow high school hockey players from around the country the opportunity to compete against the best of the best during this five-day period with the prospect of being seen by every major hockey institution in North America. We wish this year’s High School Showcase Team good luck as they seek to again bring home the National Title to Illinois.

Blackhawk Alumni Announce Scholarship Winners!

The Chicago Blackhawk Alumni announced the recipients of this year's annual Alumni Scholarship Award.

The recipients are Margot Werner from Latin School of Chicago, Joseph Orecchio from St. Viator High School and William Spell from Brother Rice High School.

The Alumni Association was formed in 1987 by former Blackhawks players (Stan Mikita, Keith Magnuson, Cliff Koroll and many others) with one of the main goals being giving back to the Illinois youth hockey, high school in particular. As part of this charge, the Alumni awards three annual scholarships in the amount of $7,500.00 per year for four years totaling $30,000.00. 

Congratulations to these fine young student athletes
on their accomplishments!

Your complete guide to the 2015 IL State Championships.

USA Hockey Girls National Camp & Central District Development Camp Tryouts Announced

Registration Begins February 15! This year in order to run a smooth, fair tryout we are "capping" registration numbers, so please review the recommendations that are listed in document below. The past couple years this tryout hosted over 300 players and after reviewing all numbers in the birth years, this is what has been determined. All 1996, 1997 and 2001 birth years are eligible for Central District Camp Only.

Registration will open on February 15 and close on March 1. Due to "capping" in all positions we recommend that you DO NOT wait until February 28 to register.

Congratulations AHAI Allstate Teams

Do You Want to be a Video Star? A Letter from AHAI President, John Dunne

It’s that time of the season when the pressure of playoffs, state tournament, or the frustration of a not-so-successful season translates into tempers that are short and emotions that are high. Over the last 2 weeks there have been 16 reported incidents of abuse of officials. Now I’m not talking about your everyday zero tolerance that for no good reason seems to be acceptable throughout local hockey, I mean police were called, lives threated and physical confrontations ensued. The culprits included players, coaches and parents.

AHAI records indicate that there is a very noticeable increase in incident and game reports this season. Game reports are filed by an official to report on-ice penalties that incur Game Misconducts or Match penalties. Game reports then go to the AHAI Suspension Committee for review. Players, coaches or teams that incur multiple penalties over a period of time are subject to a review meeting with the Suspension Committee.  MORE

Want to be a part of history? Purchase tickets to Illinois High School Hockey Championships and have the Opportunity to be a part of Youth Hockey On-Ice Photo on UC Ice!

In conjunction with the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI), the Chicago Blackhawks are excited to announce the first ever Youth Hockey On-Ice Photo at the 2015 Illinois High School Hockey Championships, presented by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers. The 2015 Illinois State High School Hockey Championships tickets are on sale now.

Want to be a part of history? We need the support of  your organization. This Youth Hockey On-Ice Photo will take place around the Blackhawks logo at center ice after the Red Division Championship game on March 22 at 12 p.m. Please share this with players and parents in your hockey community.

All players wearing a current youth hockey jersey will be allowed to go on the ice for the largest youth hockey photo in Illinois history.


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The AHAI 2015 Player Development Process Begins This Month

All Tier I, Tier II, Prep and High School Varsity players within the 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 birth years are eligible by invitation only for the 2015 Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) Player Development / Identification Tryout Camp held in Bensenville, Illinois, the weekend of March 20 – 22, 2015.

Chicago Police Department vs. Chicago FBI Fundraiser for Honor Flight Chicago

Saturday, February 28, 2015,
7pm - 10pm

Doors open at 6:30pm – seating is
general admission

The Edge Ice Arena
735 E. Jefferson Street, Bensenville, IL

Important Information Regarding USA Hockey’s National Girls Player Development Process

USA Hockey, Girls/Women Department are making changes to the National Camp Program effective 2015. 

The major change is that there will no longer be a 14U National Development Camp, but the Central District will continue to offer a 6 day/5 night development camp for 2001 birth years. You MUST register and tryout April 17-19, in Fond du Lac, WI. Registration will be online and will open February 15 and close March 1. The Central District camp will consist of 6 teams of 2000 and 2001 birth years and 2 teams for 1996-1999. This camp will be hosted in Green Bay, WI, beginning June 21 and concluding June 26.  In addition, USA Hockey is adding a new camp - the U18 Camp starting June 27-July 3, 2015. This camp will consist of 66 players and players will be invited by the National office staff, more details should be made available at the USA Hockey Winter Meeting on January 15-18.  An additional email will be sent to all registered players with the registration link the week of February 8.