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AHAI Announces Players to Participate in USA Hockey’s Central District High Performance Youth 15, 16 and 17 Player Development Festivals & Youth 14 Player Development Camp

By Peter Humann, AHAI Player Development Chairman

Congratulations to the players who have been selected to participate in USA Hockey’s Central District High Performance Youth 15, 16 & 17 Player Development Festivals held May 10-12 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and the 2019 USA Hockey Central District High Performance Youth 14 Player Development Camp held June 16-21 at Ames, Iowa. Please click HERE to list of players.

Attention Affiliate Club and League Presidents: 2019 AHAI Annual Meeting Notification Letter

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois, Inc. (AHAI) will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. at the Woodfield Hyatt Hotel located at 1800 East Golf Road in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Any individual who wishes to submit their name as a candidate for the position as a Board of Director of AHAI must submit their name, in writing, to the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee, Ken Michel ( no later than Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A short biography stating the individual’s background, hockey experience, etc. should be included. The Nominating Committee will then send to each team a list of all the candidates and their biographies prior to the AHAI Annual Meeting in accordance with the By-Laws, Rules and Regulations. Any individual who wishes to submit a new By-Law proposal or change to an existing By-Law must submit their proposal(s), in writing, to the President of AHAI, Mike Barrett (, no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Thank you, in advance, for all of you help and cooperation in the furtherance of youth hockey in Illinois. ~  AHAI Board of Directors

Tier II Substitute Choice Application Process for 2019-2020 Season

By Gregg Chudacoff, Tier II Committee Chairman

The Tier II substitute choice application process, Squirt 10U through Midget 16U/18U will begin on July 19, 2019. 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 8, August 28, and September 10, 2019 at 6:30pm at the North Shore Ice Arena. If denied, please email Gregg Chudacoff, AHAI Tier II Chairman, at gregg.chudacoff@ahai2.orgwith your preferred appeal hearing date. The deadline for applying for a substitute choice will be September 15, 2019.

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.

Congratulations State Champions!!

2019 Special Awards Announced by AHAI

Congratulations go out to these individuals in honor of 
their special accomplishments during the 2018-2019 season.

JJ O’Connor Boys High School Player of the Year 
Eamon O’Brien – Loyola Academy

Cammi Granato Girls High School Player of the Year
Madeline Babnik - New Trier

Disabled Coach of the Year
Rich Jecmen - Blackhawks Warriors

High School Coach of the Year
Matt Smith – Ignatius

Girls High School Coach of the Year
Lenny Munson - New Trier Girls

Boys Youth Coach of the Year
Chris Cimoch - Arctic Jr. Fury

Girls Youth Coach of the Year
Brit Volini - St. Jude

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