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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.

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


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

2017 Illinois State Hockey Championship Dates Announced

Elimination Play
February 1-24, 2017

Playdown & Championships
February 27-March 16, 2017

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

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

AHAI Tier I Championship Series
March 4-7, 2017

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

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

The 3rd annual USA Hockey – Blind Ice Hockey Summit is being hosted by the Chicago Blackhawks Blind Hockey Team on October 22nd and 23rd, 2016. This year’s event will be the biggest to date with players having already expressed interest from the Chicago Blackhawks Blind Hockey, New York Nightshade, Pittsburgh Penguins Blind Hockey, Washington Wheelers, and Vermont Whiteouts, as well as independent players not associated with any teams and players from Canada.

This event is for all ages and skill levels, and will feature a mix of drills, scrimmages, and game play opportunities. The only skill required is all participants are encouraged to have some skating experience – if you are blind or visually impaired and want to get involved in the fast growing para-sport of Blind Ice Hockey, or you are a parent, coach, or administrator that wants to get a program going in your area this is the event for you.

Three years ago, at the inaugural Blind Ice Hockey Summit in 2014, there were only two players in the United States with Blind Hockey experience – at this year’s summit we expect representatives from at least 6 teams!

Click HERE for information and registration packages. All questions and registrations will be accepted by email at

AHAI Announces 2016-17 Coaching Education Program (CEP) Clinics!!!

The Amateur Hockey Association Illinois, Inc. (AHAI) announced the 2016-17 Coaching Education Program (CEP) Clinics to be conducted at various locations over the next few months.

IHOA Announces 2016-17 Officials Seminar Program!!!

The Illinois Hockey Officials Association (IHOA) announced the 2016-17 Officials Seminar Program to be conducted at various locations over the next few months.

A Step aHead Registration Opens July 1, 2016!

AHAI, the Chicago Blackhawks, Athletico and NorthShore University HealthSystem are proud to announce the 6th year of the “A Step aHead” program, which provides free baseline neurocognitive testing and education on concussions to the youth hockey community. The program will run from July 1 through November 30, 2016. All AHAI players aged 11-18 years old are eligible for free baseline testing. Beginning July 1 you may register online by clicking HERE.

Additionally, the “A Step aHead” program will again provide concussion education to AHAI coaches, parents and players. Further information about the testing programs and educational opportunities will be available in the AHAI newsletter, AHAI emails and through your clubs. We look forward to another year of working with the hockey community to improve safety in the sport we all love!

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