Spring team pages and schedules are posted, and games will be added as they are scheduled.
For the spring ADML, Pre-Hockey and No Check programs, see the registration links and details in the Spring In-House Programs section below.
Congratulations to all players on our 16 spring teams. Have a great spring season!
Save the date on June 7, 2014 for the first Ross K. MacNeill Memorial Hockey Tournament at Center Ice! This year our tournament is a 3 on 3 format. Details and registration coming soon.
The Admirals Hockey Club is excited to offer a second season of our summer lacrosse program designed for hockey players. The program will consist of lacrosse practices, dry-land training and conditioning, games, and playoffs. New for this year, players will be drafted onto teams for a 6-game season and playoffs.
Register online via the link below. See the attached flyer for additional details. Program highlights include:
Players will be in two groups by age: Mites (birth years 2006/2007) and Squirts (birth years 2004/2005) in Group A, and Pee Wees (birth years 2002/2003) and Bantams (birth years 2000/2001) in Group B. First-year Midgets (birth year 1999) can register with Group B as space allows. Each group is limited to the first 60 registered players. The program is open to all, but preference will be given to current Admirals players.
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 the Admirals United teams who brought home 17 trophies or banners from 1st or 2nd place finishes in tournaments this season.
Congratulations to teams who brought home 26 banners and trophys from 2013-14 fall tournaments:
Congratulations to the NIHL teams on bringing home 6 flags from league play and Wolves Cup success:
Congratulations to the Girls U12 team for capturing 2nd Place in the State Tournament, and to the Squirt AA team for placing in the State Final 8.
Congratulations to the NWHL teams on bringing home 4 flags from league, and playoff success:
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!
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
The Admirals Hockey Club would like to congratulate Coach Carmen Pesce for accepting a coaching position at Glenbard High School. It is a great opportunity for Carmen and one that is supported by the Admirals. Carmen has been a great coach for us, and he will be missed. Having Carmen in place at Glenbard will help transition our bantam players into high school hockey. As the Admirals program has grown, we have many Admiral alumni playing for high schools, especially Glenbard. This past fall, there were 18 former Admirals players playing for Glenbard. Effective immediately, Hockey Director Matt Noga will take on the head coaching position at the bantam level. Matt is excited for the challenge as he has coached many of our bantam players as pee wees. Carmen will help Matt and the Admirals with the transition this spring. We congratulate Coach Carm and look forward to working with him and the Glenbard Program.
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