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Wilmette Braves Hockey - State's Only Program Placing Teams in All 3 NIHL Elite Divisions

The Wilmette Braves are Illinois' only youth hockey program placing one team in each of the three Northern Illinois Hockey League's Elite Division competition brackets.

No other Illinois program delivered teams at all three levels - Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam.

Squirt 1, Head Coach Adam Cheris, Pee Wee 1, Head Coach Brad McMahon, and Bantam 1, Head Coach Brian Keane, teams combined for a 22-2 seeding round record with a +82 goal differential during the seeding round.  Additionally, Wilmette Braves Bantam 2, led by Head Coach Sean Keane, jumped up one rung to the Bantam Gold NIHL competition level.

"This is a great club-wide achievement that speaks to coaching from top to bottom" says Wilmette Hockey Coaching Director Tom Finks.  "We are successfully introducing players to the game through our Wilmette Tribe program.  Late bloomers are developing into top team players.  We have great athletes that are becoming great goaltenders and our top players are staying with the club because they are developing as players and enjoying the program culture."

Wilmette Tribe and Braves Hockey is a community-based youth hockey program serving the area for 52 years. The program offers House League hockey for newcomers or recreation players. There are 15 competitive travel teams, including Girls only programs.

To join the program, visit
www.wilmettetribe.com (ages 6-8) or
www.wilmettehockey.com (ages 9-14).

 


Congrats to Recent Tournament Champs

Morning Skate

11/16/2016, 12:15am CST
By Tom Finks

A great opportunity for Tribe and Brave travel skaters to develop new skills and confidence with elite Wilmette coaches - all before the school bell rings!

Heads Up - Don't Duck!

09/21/2016, 9:45pm CDT
By Tom Finks

USA Hockey's safety video teaches essential techniques to protect your body from serious injury.

Cross Ice Revolution

10/28/2015, 9:45pm CDT
By Wilmette Hockey

Cross Ice games, small space skill challenges and competition are core instruction platforms for players participating in the Wilmette Hockey Association.  Read More about Cross Ice

AHAI Parent Video

09/20/2015, 6:00am CDT
By WHA President

 

The Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois put together this video explaining the state of hockey in Illinois and how AHAI helps make youth hockey great in Illinois.

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Braves Travel Coaches

Coach Travel Hockey with the Wilmette Braves. If you love to teach and inspire the next generation of hockey players contact Wilmette's hockey director

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Pee Wee Coaches Deliberating During Tryouts.


 


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