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Introducing…The AHAI Association Leadership Conference

AHAI will hold its annual gathering of all our Associations throughout the state on June 2nd at the Woodfield Hyatt Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois. Formerly known as the AHAI Annual Meeting, this important event is receiving a facelift. To better reflect the purpose of the meeting, it has been renamed to The AHAI Association Leadership Conference.

The conference is designed to educate Association Leaders and allow AHAI to hear from our members on a variety of topics which include player development, rules and ethics issues, referee retention, goaltender development, club communications/social media, amongst other topics. The conference will include guest speakers from USA Hockey, the legal community, website technology, and other subject matter experts. We will hold our AHAI Board Elections in our Opening Session, and a few special guest speakers will join us to wrap up the day. Just like last year, we will have pertinent vendors that serve our membership in attendance.
Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. Conference will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there so save the date and bring out all your Association Leaders. ~ AHAI Board of Directors


Tier I Tryout Schedules Announced

Please click on individual schedule to enlarge or click HERE to download/print full schedule.

Good luck, players! 


81 Illinois Girls Invited to 2018 Girls Central District Player Development Camps

Congratulations and good luck to the 81 young women invited to participate in the 2018 Girls Central District Player Development Camps!

Click HERE to view Invitees.


Chicago Mission Brings Home 2 National Championship Titles: Girls 16U & Youth 16U

AHAI is excited to announce that we have 2 National Champions! The Chicago Mission Girls 16Uteam defeated the Selects Academy at BK 2-1 to earn the 2018 USA Hockey Tier I Girls 16U National Championship title and the Chicago Mission Youth 16U bested Team Wisconsin 3-1 to claim USA Hockey’s Tier I Youth 16U National Championship Title!


Tier II Substitute Choice Application Process for 2018-19 Season

By Gregg Chudacoff, AHAI Tier II Chairman

The Tier II substitute choice application process, Squirt 10U through Midget 16U/18U will begin on July 20,2018. All applications will be submitted online. The Tier II Committee will only have (3) three appeal hearings this year for those denied a substitute choice. The dates for the appeals are August 9, August 29, and September 6, 2018 at 6:30pm at the North Shore Ice Arena. If denied, please email Gregg Chudacoff, AHAI Tier II Chairman, at gregg@generaltruckparts.com with your preferred appeal hearing date (listed above). The deadline for applying for a substitute choice will be September 15th, 2018.

You will find helpful articles regarding the Two Choice Rule, Choice Substitutions and what you should consider before making that second choice as well as information regarding the Midget Third Choice in the articles below. Should you have any further questions, please contact Gregg Chudacoff.

Tier II Two Choice Rule: Clearing Up the Confusion

What About My Second Choice: What Should I Consider?

What is the Midget Third Choice?


2018 America’s Showcase Roster Announced

AHAI congratulates the players selected to represent Illinois and defend our Championship Title at the 2018 America’s Showcase which will take place April 19-23, 2018 in St. Peters, Missouri. Good luck, Players! Click Here


AHAI Announces Players to Participate in USA Hockey’s Central District Player Development & Boys’ Bantam Camps!

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to participate in USA Hockey’s Central Player Development Camps May 11-13th at Cedar Rapids Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the Central District Boys’ Bantam Camp June 17-22nd at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Please click HERE to download/print player selections.


Congratulations to all State Champs!


2018 AHAI Awards & Honors: Boys and Girls High School Players of the Year & Disabled, High School, Youth & Girls Coaches of the Year

Join AHAI in congratulating the following individuals on their achievement during the 2017-18 hockey season. Awards will be presented to recipients on Saturday, March 24th at the United Center during the Illinois State High School Hockey Championships.

JJ O’Connor Male High School Player of the Year
David Rubin - Glenbrook North

Cammi Granato Female High School Player of the Year
Madison Itagaki - Glenbrook South Girls

Disabled Coach of the Year
Steve Drews - Blackhawks Special Hockey

Youth Coach of the Year
Ryan Taylor - Highland Park Falcons

Girls Coach of the Year
Nick Lavalle - Glenview Stars

Dave Shapiro Memorial High School Coach of the Year
Tim Benz - St. Viator

Girls High School Coach of the Year
Steve Hamelin - Glenbrook South Girls

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