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USA Hockey Central District
National Select Camp & Central District Development Camp 
Girls Tryout March 22-24, 2019

Fond du Lac Blue Line Family Ice Center
550 Fond du Lac Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935


USA Hockey Central District Girls’ Tryout for 2019 will be held at the Fond du Lac Blue Line Family Ice Center in Fond du Lac, WI March 22-24, 2019.  All USA Hockey registered female skaters that wish to try out for USA Hockey National Select Camps as well as the Central District Development Camp MUST attend this tryout to be evaluated.  This is an OPEN camp; any female residing in the Central District (WI, IL, MO, KS, NE, IA) is eligible to participate.  Last year, over 395 girls participated in the tryout, register between February 1 and February 15 to secure a spot. 

Please click HERE for complete details as well as "Key Dates" for the 2018-19 season.

2019 Central District Championship Dates & Location Announced

USA Hockey’s Central District has announced the dates and location for the 2019 Youth and Girls Central District Championships. Please click here for dates.

IHOA Adds Seminars in October & November!

IHOA is please to announce the addition of 2 Level 1 Seminars and 1 Level 2 Seminar to its 2018-19 Seminar Schedule. The additional dates are as follows:

Level 1
Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:30am to 4:30pm
Romeoville Ice Rink

Level 1
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
11:30am to 7:30pm
Leafs Ice Centre

Level 2
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
11:30am to 6:30pm
Leafs Ice Centre

Please click HERE to view 2018-19 IHOA Seminar Schedule.

Registration is NOW OPEN for A Step aHead's Hockey Safety Symposium!

The Chicago Blackhawks, AHAI, Athletico and NorthShore University HealthSystem encourage you to register for our “A Step aHead Hockey Safety Symposium” on Saturday, September 29, from 9:00am to 2:30pm at the United Center Atrium. This FREE event includes local and national experts on the following topics that impact the health and safety of youth hockey players:

  • Emergency Action Plans in Hockey
  • Sleep: Why It’s Essential for Your Athletic Performance and Health
  • Appearance & Performance Enhancing Drugs: The Pressure to Perform
  • Ensuring Emotional & Psychological Safety in Youth Sports
  • The Injury Paradigm: Preventing the Preventable
  • Concussions in Youth Hockey

Please click HERE to view a detailed description of each topic and bio of presenter.


Coffee, tea and water will be provided at no cost. Concession items will be available for purchase from 11:00am to 12:30pm. MadWest Coffee and Food Cafe will be open throughout the day. All Symposium attendees will receive a 10% discount at the Madhouse Team Store, special A Step aHead Hockey Safety Symposium giveaway and will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win 4 tickets to a mutually agreed upon game during the 2018-2019 season. You must be present to win. 

AHAI Names 20 Players to Fall Showcase Roster

AHAI congratulates the 20 young men named to the Illinois Fall Showcase roster. The Illinois Fall Showcase team will play four games, against the Wenatchee Wolves, Metro SE Moose, Metro NE Loons, and the South Gray Ducks in Blaine, Minnesota, September 20-23, 2018.

AHAI's College Night set for Monday, October 8th

AHAI is proud to present the 29th annual series of Seminars on the opportunities in ice hockey on Monday, October 8, 2018, at the Woodfield Hyatt in Schaumburg. We'll talk about Men's and Women's NCAA Division I and Division III, ACHA club hockey, Junior College, Prep Schools and Junior Programs. A wide array of topics will be discussed that will include: Making a College Hockey Team, Financial Aid, How to Pick the Right School for You, Making the Grade and much more! Additionally, there will be an Open House with more than 20 colleges and Junior teams present. Attendance is a must for all players (male & female) born in 2002 through 2005. Parents are also invited and encouraged to attend. Registration opens on Monday, September 17th. COMPLETE DETAILS>>

Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations for Class of 2018

Illinois hockey has a very long and rich hockey history, in large part due to the tireless dedication and commitment of individuals who have helped make sure every individual who has had a desire to participate in this great sport has had the opportunity to do so. The Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding players, organizers, coaches, managers, supporters and officials.

Click HERE for Nomination Qualifications & Procedures. If you know of someone who you believe should be a candidate to enter the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018, you are encouraged to click HERE for Nomination Form; please submit all assisting documentation by October 1, 2018. Click HERE to view a list of past IHHF Inductees. The 2017 IHHF Induction Dinner will be held in their honour on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Belvedere Banquet Hall in Elk Grove Village beginning at 5:00 pm. Tickets are available by contacting Norm Spiegel at 847.269.2922 or


AHAI offers several marketing and advertising opportunities on the following communication vehicles within AHAI: the AHAI websiteAHAI's e-news website, our bi-monthly e-newsletter, SNAPSHOT, as well as AHAI's social media sites, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Additionally, AHAI offers print advertising in the AHAI Annual Guidebook and State Tournament Programs. Click HERE to view the 2018-19 Sponsorship & Advertising Program. If you do not see a sponsorship or advertising package that meets your needs, please contact AHAI Communication Manager, Gretchen Cockey at 630.414.1107 to discuss creating a custom marketing package for your business.

AHAI Board of Directors Pass New Rule for All Coaches Effective Immediately

By Jack Weinberg, AHAI Director

A graduated penalty for coaches receiving penalties for “abuse of officials” has been passed by the AHAI Board of Directors. The first instance would receive the one game suspension prescribed by USA Hockey. The second occurrence in one season would require a three game suspension. A third violation in one season would require an indefinite suspension pending a hearing before the AHAI Suspension and Review Committee. MORE

AHAI 2018-2019 CEP Clinic Schedule Opened for Registration! 

In an effort to continue to improve the level of coaching hockey in the State of Illinois the Amateur Hockey Association Illinois, Inc. along with USA Hockey has announced the Coaching Education Program (CEP) schedule for the 2018-19 season.

We encourage all coaches to check their respective CEP levels to make sure they are compliant with all of the requirements to coach in Illinois.

If you have a question about your coaching requirements or current level, please contact Paul Jakubowski at

2018-19 IHOA Referee Seminar Information

Online registration for both IHOA and USA Hockey will commence on August 1st. ALL officials must be registered with IHOA to attend a seminar and it is highly recommended that officials register with USA Hockey and complete the open book test and online modules BEFORE attending their seminar. Please note:  USA Hockey has various requirements for each certification level. Please visit and for information. To be completely registered, you must meet both IHOA and USA Hockey requirements.

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