Join the Admirals on and off the ice this summer!
Thank you to the 270 players from 30 Clubs and 61 communities who skated in the 2nd Annual Ross K. MacNeill Memorial TOUGH Hockey Tournament on Sunday, June 14, 2015! Special thanks to the countless volunteers and generous sponsors who donated their time and prizes. Final details on the funds raised will be posted in the coming days.
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 go to the Foundation and its mission to end pediatric brain cancer by 2023.
Join the Admirals for skills, battle stations, and scrimmages this summer with drop-in skates for Mites-Midgets! Cost is $10 per skate, and no pre-registration is required. See schedule by age level in the tabbed sections below. If you have any questions, please contact Hockey Director, Chad Green.
The Admirals will offer skill development programs for summer 2015:
See the online registration links and flyers under Programs & Registration.
Congratulations to spring teams on tournament and league success:
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!