Spring Hockey tryouts/evaluations are March 16-20 for Mite – Midget, including Girls U12-U14-U16. Use the 2014 Spring Registration link on the right to register.
The Admirals are pleased to offer tournament teams, league play, and skill development for Spring 2014. Programming will include skills sessions and team practices at all levels. Teams will play in either local tournaments or in the Southwest Spring League (SWSL):
The Admirals are also proud to announce that select tournament team(s) will also compete in the Chi-Town Shuffle Bresy Cup tournament in April. A separate tryout and registration process will be announced and held for selection onto the team(s) who will enter this premier tournament.
Good luck to the Girls U12 team, competing for the State Championship vs. Glenview on Friday, March 7, at 7:30PM at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville!
A full list of Spring Coaches will be posted on March 10.
The Spring sessions of in-house programs begin in March/April:
Players can join mid-session as space allows. For additional details about each program, see the flyers and other information under Programs & Registration.
Congratulations to teams who brought home new hardware from January and February tournaments for the trophy case and banner wall:
Congratulations to teams on fall tournament successes, including:
Congratulations to the NIHL teams on bringing home flags from league and Wolves Cup success:
Good luck to the NWHL teams who are competing in the NWHL tournament through March 9. Congratulations to Squirt Navy for bringing home the 2nd Place banner for the regular season.
Congratulations to Dan DeGrado, the NWHL Coach of the Year! He is currently the NWHL Pee Wee Red coach, and he has coached Admirals teams in NWHL and NIHL from the Mite - Bantam levels. Thanks to Dan for his many contributions to the Admirals, NWHL, NIHL, and youth hockey.
The Admirals represent youth hockey at the Blackhawks outdoor Stadium Series game vs. the Penguins on March 1!
Green vs. Maroon
Sky Blue vs. Gold
USA Hockey visits the Admirals as part of the ADM World Tour on January 10
ADML at the Chicago Wolves
Admirals United Pee Wee Blue - 2013 Chicago Fall Classic Champions
Admirals Squirt AA - 2013 Great Lakes Fall Showdown Runners Up
Admirals United Pee Wee Red - 2013 Kalamazoo Tournament Series Champions
Thank you to all of the families, players, coaches, hockey directors, and volunteers for their participation in tryouts and evaluations this past week. We experienced yet another increase in membership this fall of approximately 25%. I would like to welcome back all of our existing families as well as welcome all of the new families to our great organization. All of our programs, teams, and leagues have seen steady growth this fall. I am also excited to see our Girls program expand with teams at the U12 and U14 levels.
While we continue to focus on player development and advancement, our goal is to provide an opportunity for any hockey player of any skill level or gender a place to play. We will continue to embrace, support, and expand all of our programs as our players continue to develop. We will again be submitting an application to join CSDHL next year, and we will continue to pursue Midget and Girls U16 programs as our players age up.
I am excited to get this season under way with practices and skills sessions starting this week. Please check our website for updates to team calendars as schedules are posted. So let's lace up the skates and have some fun! Good luck and have a great season!
Admirals Hockey Club
Special thanks to Michele Amidon from USA Hockey for sharing her years of experience with our players, coaches, and parents on August 14. She gave a parent seminar on female athletes and girls hockey, ran dryland training, and led an incredible on-ice practice!