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2017-18 Conditioning and Tryout Schedule

Our preparations for the upcoming season are well under way. Here is how the conditioning and tryout schedule is shaping up. Be sure to check back as tryouts approach in case changes need to be made.  View on Calendar

PeeWee 2 - NIHL Champs



NSYHL PeeWee Champs

PeeWee B - NSYHL Champs



Eddie O Shout Out to Wilmette PeeWee 2
and NSYHL PeeWee Champs!



PeeWee 4 - Regular Season Champs



Congrats to Recent Tournament Champs

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 (ages 6-8) or (ages 9-14).


Wilmette Girls Hockey - Fall 2017

Wilmette will offer Girls teams at the U10, U12, and U14 levels for the 2017-2018 season. More information coming soon.  More About Our Program

All-Star Hockey Game

By Wilmette Hockey 07/11/2017, 12:00am CDT

Attend the event to raise money for Special Olympics.

Wilmette player in Southeast Asia

By Wilmette Hockey 03/19/2017, 9:30pm CDT

Jill Reichenbach double rostered on Squirt and Girls teams before her family relocated to Singapore last year. We followed up with her to share the experience.

Summer Hockey Programs

By Wilmette Hockey 03/07/2017, 9:15am CST

Information about summer hockey opportunities.

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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

2016/17 Travel Coaches

Your 2016/2017 Coaches!

Tryout Deliberations

Pee Wee Coaches Deliberating During Tryouts.


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