It is time to start thinking about Spring!!!
Registration for our exciting new Wilmette Spring Hockey Program will open soon. This 8 week program will offer players two ice touches each week: one intensive and challenging skills session and one team practice. Each Wilmette team will participate in two tournaments this spring.
More details and registration coming very soon!
Save The Date!!! January 31st, 2020!!!
In honor of 65 years of Wilmette Hockey we are hosting a Parents Night Out/Fundraiser.
Friday January 31st @ 7pm at the Five and Dime in Evanston
Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple - this includes appetizers and one drink- beer or wine, music, games and lots of laughs and a good time!
You will have a chance to bid on some great items and events - especially those coveted NSIA parking spots.
We are looking for more items to auction off. Please contact Rebecca Guryan at email@example.com if you have an item to donate or any questions.
Let’s get ready to Celebrate! Hope to see you there!
Wilmette U12 wins 2nd place at Sarnia International Silver Stick
U10 Girls Champions at the All American Girls Tournament in Blaine, MN
Bantam AA defeated Saint Clare Shores, MI 2-0 to be the 2019 Motown Cup Champions
Braves Bantam A wins Great Lakes Fall Classic
The WHA is pleased to announce our coaching lineup for 2019-2020
|Team||Head Coach||Assistant Coach(s)|
|Mite/U8 1||Joe Heaton||TBA|
|Mite/U8 2||Grant Paulsen||TBA|
|Mite/U8 3||Joe Heaton||Frank Pustek|
|Squirt/U10 1||Adam Cherish, Charlie Widmar||Drew Cheris|
|Squirt/U10 2||Andy Flakus||TBA|
|Squirt/U10 3||Charlie Widmar||Nick Schaefer|
|Squirt/U10 4||Joe Heaton||Ali Griffin|
|PW CS Minor||Brad McMahon||Jeremy Morin|
|PW/U12 1||Ethan Austin||Anthony Booth|
|PW/U12 2||Mike Kennedy||Blake Klippel|
|PW/U12 3||Bill Martin||Tony Rachevsky, Jeremy Ellis|
|Bantam/U14 1||Anthony Booth||Chris Palmer|
|Bantam/U14 2||Andy Bauer||Dan Braband|
|Bantam/U14 3||Bill Martin||Jeremy Ellis|
|Girls U10||Katie Shadek||Bill Norberg|
|Girls U12||Nick Ponce de Leon||Giselle Medina|
|Girls U14||Nick Ponce de Leon||Mike McDaniel|
|Girls U19||Nick Ponce de Leon||Ali Griffin|
The Wilmette Hockey Association is proud to announce that the club has been awarded a Pee Wee Minor team (2008 Birthyear) for the Central States Developmental Hockey League (CSDL) for the 2019-2020 hockey season.
Joining the WHA in the Pee Wee Minor Division are: Affton, Blues, Bruins, Bulldogs, Chargers, Chesterfield, Falcons, Hawks, Icedogs, Jets, Leafs, Sabres, St.Peters, Wilmette.
This accomplishment is a direct result of our talented players’ continued commitment to hockey development, our coaching staff and their supportive families.
We look forward to a competitive season ahead.
Dan Bauer, freelance writer for letsplayhockey.com has written a nice article about parent roles in youth hockey that also relate to all youth sports.
"Parents, let’s be painfully honest. Beneath the surface of even the most dependable textbook team parents lie these undeniable truths. If your kid could play every minute of every game, you would love it. If they never came off the field, court or rink you would be in sports paradise. If your kid plays a great game and your team loses, you can live with the loss. It wasn’t your kid's fault."
Click on the link below. Its good reading and it only takes a minute to read.
Part three of a three part series of up close and personal interviews with Wilmette Hockey coaches. Part three is with Brian Keane, Bantam 1 head coach. Find out why Brian loves coaching at the Bantam level. Also read about his time playing on a team with Patrick Kane and yet another coach with ties to the NHL.
First in a series of interviews by Neil Milbert, former sports writer for the Chicago Tribune. Series will profile Wilmette Braves Coaches. These up close and personal interviews will describe the coaches thoughts on developing hockey skills, teaching life skills and having fun in Wilmette Travel Hockey.
Part one of the series profiles Brad McMahon, Pee Wee 1 coach. Find out what drives Brad to coach at WHA and his brush with "The Great One".
Wilmette Central States Pee Wee Minor Head Coach Brad McMahon and Assistant Coach (and former Chicago Blackhawk) Jeremy Morin introduce themselves to prospective Wilmette competitors.
U14 girls Champions at the 2019 Girls West Michigan Classic
Pee Wee 2 Celebrating a Goal at the 2019 Great Lakes Columbus Day Clash in Holland
Coach Travel Hockey with the Wilmette Braves. If you love to teach and inspire the next generation of hockey players contact Willmette Hockey.