Congratulations to spring teams on tournament and league success:
The 2nd Annual Ross K. MacNeill Memorial TOUGH Hockey Tournament is Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 10:00AM-8:00PM and includes the following for every player:
Three 20-minute 3 on 3 games
R33M Tournament jersey, socks, and TOUGH mouth guard
Teams will have 7-10 players each. Participants can register as an individual and be placed on a team, or indicate other players to form a team. The Tournament will have divisions for all players from Mites – Midgets/High School (birth years 2010 – 1997). $133 is due upon registration for each player. In addition to the on-ice activities, there will be exciting door prizes, raffles, a silent auction, and concessions all day.
The Tournament supports The Ross K. MacNeill Foundation to end pediatric brain cancer. The Foundation (R33M) devotes 100% of its efforts towards raising awareness and inspiring donations to invest in innovative research that will develop new treatments to fight and ultimately end pediatric brain cancer. 100% of donations from the Tournament will go to the Foundation and its mission to end pediatric brain cancer by 2023.
If you have questions about the TOUGH tournament or registration, please contact Susan Gawley.
The Admirals will offer skill development, tournament teams, and league teams for Mites-Midgets, including Girls, for Spring 2015. Programs and teams include:
Spring programming will run from March 16 through May 31. See the online registration links and flyer under Program Details.
The Admirals Bantam AA team hosted an exhibition sled hockey game vs. the Chicago Hornets on Saturday, March 14 to raise awareness and support for the paralympic sport of sled hockey and the Hornets team.
Players from both teams had a great time in the action-packed game, and the stands were filled with hockey fans. Olympian Brody Roybal showed off his skills on the ice and brought his gold medal to share with the players. The Admirals and the generous hockey community raised $3,773.80 for the Chicago Hornets, enough to purchase 6 sleds for the team.
See photos from the event, as well as a news article about the game in the Daily Herald. For more information on sled hockey, see the Chicago Hornets website or view this documentary about the 2014 Men's Sled Hockey Paralympic team in pursuit of the gold in Sochi.
Special thanks to June Keeley and Julie Christman for organizing such a memorable and successful day of hockey!
Visit the new Gear page to exchange information about hockey gear available for free, sale, or trade. You can also post details about lost and found items.
Youth hockey players enjoy the HS championship games at the United Center
The Admirals Hockey Club was recently announced as the first USA Hockey Model Association in Illinois. We join an elite group of Clubs in the nation selected by USA Hockey as leaders in player development.
What does that mean? It means that our commitment to player development has been rewarded. From mites to midgets, girls to boys, we will continue to focus on the athlete and their development. By utilizing USA Hockey's ADM (American Development Model) and LTAD (Long Term Athletic Development), our athletes receive the best training, the right practice to game ratios and the right philosophies on practice concepts and skills. This foundation allows every player on our 23 fall teams and our in-house ADML and Pre-Hockey programs to reach their full potential.
Congratulations to the high school hockey teams and many Admirals current players and alums in the Illinois High School Hockey Championships!