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AHAI Foundation 21st
Annual Golf Outing

The 21st Annual AHAI Foundation Golf Outing will be held at the Ruffled Feathers Golf Course located at 1 Pete Dye Drive in Lemont, Illinois, Friday, August 18, 2017. The course is just 22 minutes south of 7 Bridges Ice Arena.

 The outing will be a shotgun tee off scramble at 1:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:45 p.m. Ruffled Feathers is a Pete Dye course and is one of the top 10 courses in Illinois. 

All golfers will receive a starting package worth $700, donated by SMT Golf.

The purpose of this event is twofold. First, it creates an opportunity for coaches, referees, administrators, parents and supporters of amateur hockey in Illinois to come together for a day of fun and relaxation to kick off the beginning of the new season.

Secondly, and most importantly, the revenues generated from this event will be donated each season to specific charities as established annually by the AHAI Foundation. This year, the recipients are the Special Hockey Programs, Hockey Is For Everyone Program for underprivileged kids, the Hearing Impaired Hockey Program, the youth sled hockey team called the Hornets, the IHOA Memorial Fund, the Blackhawks Warriors for our wounded veterans in combat, Blind Hockey for the visually impaired and the Catastrophic Relief Fund for players who have been catastrophically injured playing the sport we all love.

We hope your club/association will send a minimum representative delegation of at least four golfers to this fun filled event. This year we invite you to bring your son and/or daughter out on the course with you. A special fee has been arranged for all Junior golfers including college students. (Course rules mandate drivers of golf carts be 18 years of age or older).

Please contact Don Allord  - or Don Angelini, -, Co- Chairpersons of the Golf Outing listed below as soon as possible as the reservations will be on a first-come, first serve basis.

Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Rule Changes adopted by USA Hockey beginning in the 2017-18 season

AHAI and IHOA representatives just returned from the USA Hockey Annual Meeting in Colorado this past weekend. This year was a rule change year at USA Hockey so I am writing this note to let you know about the rule changes adopted by the USA Hockey Board of Directors.

As a backdrop to all of these changes, you must remember that USA Hockey, AHAI and IHOA are committed to providing a safe and fair environment for all participants. There are quite a number of changes applicable to playing rules and equipment so let’s get started.

The following rules will be applicable starting with the 2017-2018 playing season and will continue for the next four (4) years until the next time rule changes are permitted. I will highlight the major changes to the playing rules in this article and will issue a separate article for rules which were amended as a result of “language clarification”.  A summary of the changes to the playing rules is HERE

Click HERE to download/print complete schedule. Good luck, players.

Tier II Substitute Choice Application Process for 2017-18 Season

The Tier ll Substitute Choice Application Process, Squirt through 16U/18U will begin on July 20, 2017. All applications will be submitted online. The Tier ll Committee will ONLY have (3) three appeal hearings this year for those denied a substitute choice. The dates for the appeals are August 10, August 31 and September 7, 2017. Appeal hearings will be held at 6:30pm on the aforementioned dates at the North Shore Ice Arena. If denied please email Gregg Chudacoff, AHAI Tier II Chairman, at with your preferred appeal hearing date (listed above). Deadline for applying for a substitute choice will be September 15, 2017.

20 Illinois Young Men Invited to Attend USA Hockey’s 2017 National Player Development Camps!

Congratulations to the young men from Illinois invited to attend USA Hockey’s 2017 Boys’ Select 15, Boys’ Select 16 and Boys’ Select 17 National Player Development Camps at the Northtown Center in Amherst, NY. Click HERE to view list (Illinois players highlighted in blue).

2017 USA Hockey/Central District Girls National Camp Invitees from Illinois

The girls from Illinois listed HERE will be invited to take part in the various USA Hockey National Development Camps this summer. 

Congratulations to the 68 Young Women from Illinois Invited to Attend the 2017 Girls Central District Player Development Camp!

Congratulations to the 68 young women from Illinois invited to attend the 2017 Girls Central District Player Development Camp! Click HERE for complete list by birth year. Click Here for Schedule & further Details

AHAI Announces Players to Participate in Central District Player Development Camps!

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to participate in the Central District Player Development Camps! Click HERE to download/print. 


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