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SQ3 Champions in Sheboygan

Girls U10 Champions at the Fox River Girls Classic in Appleton

Coach Rafe Aybar Being Honored by Wilmette Hockey for his years of contribution to youth hockey and his induction into the IL Hockey Hall of Fame.

Battle on the Northshore - NIHL Game of the Week

By Wilmette Hockey 01/10/2018, 11:00pm CST

Come and Support our Squirt 3 team at the NIHL Game of the Week as they take on the Northbrook Bluehawks at NSIA on Jan 16th at 6:40 PM.  

This game will broadcasted live on SportsTownChicago:

Lets fill the stands with loud Braves fans!

Free Hockey Education Event for WHA Players and Parents

By Wilmette Hockey 11/01/2017, 12:45pm CDT

​​​​​​​“The Classroom for Wilmette Hockey” with Brian Keane

Every Wednesday at 8:00 - 8:30 pm, Centennial Ice Rink Meeting Room.

Session 1—Wed. Nov 1 at 8pm:   

Video Learning:  Hockey Awareness | Decision Making Habits -featuring NHL and WHA examples.

For WHA players and parents:  It’s a series of FREE, interactive, hockey video education sessions with Brian Keane.

Players—parents---grandma:   All family hockey nuts are welcomed.  All ages welcomed!

Using video from NHL and WHA games, Brian will present teaching points related to the very best of team hockey and play making.

Join, discuss and learn from WHA Skills Director Brian Keane plus other WHA Coaches.

RSVP by adding your name to this list:

In his 5th year at Wilmette, Brian also regularly trains a number of NHL players, including Patrick Kane.

The format will be simple and informal:  

Comfortable chairs, video display, a telestrator and some terrific insight into the world’s fastest game.

Join us!

Rally for Rafe

By Wilme 10/19/2017, 11:00am CDT

Wilmette Hockey

Popular youth hockey coach not backing down from fight of his life — cancer

Read the Chicago Tribune Article on Coach Rafe

Also from the GoFundMe page :

Time to "Rally for Rafe!" ...  Most of us who have been involved in the hockey and skating world on the North Shore know Rafe and Jill Aybar. They are the experts at helping children improve their skills & enjoy their time on the ice. We are fortunate to have them in our community!


Since the 1980s, Rafe has been teaching and coaching little hockey players with his signature style and knowledge. He has seen many of his students play in local youth leagues, high school, juniors, NTDP, college and the NHL. These kids needed Rafe's help to reach their goals and now Rafe needs your help to reach his goal of good health.


Last August, Rafe was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, and has been undergoing extensive treatment for this aggressive illness. He has been treated with 3 different chemotherapy regimes since September 2016 and the physical, emotional and financial tolls have been extensive. Although he maintains a positive outlook, the side effects of the treatment have made it difficult to work as much as he has prior to this illness.  Rafe always enjoys teaching, particularly when his former students bring their own children to him now. But he has had to greatly reduce his schedule, which has had a profound effect on his family's financial situation.


We hope you can help Rafe and his family at this challenging time. And by the way, for those of you who remember when the two Aybar children were skating around the rinks ... Harrison is in the Marines and Maddie has graduated from college!


Thanks to everyone in Rafe's World and let's Rally for Rafe!!


View the GoFundMe campaign

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2017-18 Highlights

PW3 Champions in Ann Arbor

Bantam 3 Champions at the Dells Classic

PW3 Turkey B

PW3 Johnny's Thanksgiving Tournament Champs

Pee Wee 2 Johnny's Turkey Tournament Champs

Squirt 2 - Champions at the Great Lakes Tournament in Holland, MI

Pee Wee 2 - Champions St Louis Ice Blast Tournament

Bantam 1 Chicago Pre-Season Challenge Champions. The team defeated the Waterloo Ontario Wolves 3-2 in OT in the championship game.

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