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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.


NIHL Girls Gold Champions! Braves U12 Girls


Fall Coaching Lineup

By Tom Finks, Director of Coaching Operations 07/18/2018, 10:00pm CDT

Wanted to share with you the latest on our coaching lineup for the Fall 2018-2019 season.  We are very excited to have such a great coaching lineup.   Keep checking back on this page as we finalize the remaining head coaching spots.

Head Coaches By Team
Mite 1                   Joe Heaton
Mite 2                   Grant Paulsen
Mite 3                   Joe Heaton
Squirt 1                Adam Cheris
Squirt 2                Ben Piskor
Squirt 3                Coming Soon
Squirt 4                Coming Soon
Pee Wee 1          Brad McMahon
Pee Wee 2          Andy Bauer
Pee Wee 3          Coming Soon
Pee Wee 4          Coming Soon
Bantam 1            Anthony Booth
Bantam 2            Kyle Sennott
Bantam 3             Bill Martin
Girls u10              Coming Soon  
Girls u12              Nicholas Ponce De Leon
Girls u14              Nicholas Ponce De Leon  

Fall Startup Schedule

By Wilmette Hockey 06/01/2018, 8:30pm CDT

To help in your summer planning, our tentative Fall startup schedule is:

Travel Conditioning (all sessions at NSIA)

Squirts Tue, 8/21 6:40pm Thur, 8/23, 5:40pm Sat, 8/25 4:20PM Tue, 8/28 6:40PM Thur, 8/30 5:40PM
Pee Wee Tue, 8/21 7:50pm Thur, 8/23, 6:50pm Sat, 8/25 5:30PM Tue, 8/28 7:50PM Thur, 8/30 6:50PM
Bantam   Thur, 8/23, 8:00pm Sat, 8/25 6:40PM Tue, 8/28 9:00PM Thur, 8/30 8:00PM
Bantam Checking Clinics

Group 1

Mon, 8/20 7:00PM

 

Group 2

Mon, 8/20 8:10PM

All Groups

Tue, 8/21, 9:00-10;10PM

     
U10 Gilrs

Sat, 8/18 9:20AM

Sun, 8/19 9:20AM Wed, 8/22 5:50PM Sat, 8/25 1:10PM  
U12 Girls practices after tryouts        
U14 Girls practices after tryouts        
Goalie Mites TBD        
Goalies Squirts Mon, 8/27, 7:00PM        
Goalies PW-BT Mon, 8/27, 8:10PM        

 

Welcome Back Picnic: Saturday Aug 25th at NSIA

Travel Parent Meeting: Monday Aug 27th (Time, Location TBD)

Girls Tryouts (all sessions at NSIA): 

U10 Sun 8/26, 2PM  
U12 Sat 8/18, 10:30AM Sun 8/19, 10:30AM
U14 Sat 8/18, 11:30AM Sun 8/19, 11:40AM

 

Youth Tryouts and House Conditioning begin after Labor Day.

Train with Joe Heaton

By Wilmette Hockey 05/02/2018, 4:30pm CDT

Coach Joe is offering private and group skates, levels House to AAA, at Centennial from 6:00am - 9:00am most week days,(additional times available over the summer).   Contact him directly for details; jmheaton81@gmail.com or find him on Facebook at Heaton Hockey.  

 

We are also happy to announce that he has taken a position with the Wilmette Park District as a hockey instructor and is teaching many of the park district hockey classes (Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at Centennial).  

Any Wall Street Journal business client who had its digital ads planned by Brian Keane just a few years ago may be surprised at what he’s doing now.

Keane has gone from crafting ideas for businesses to crafting them for individuals on a sheet of ice. And those individuals just happen to be Patrick Kane and other NHL players.

Keane had once been a promising hockey player. Kane even put Keane’s ability ahead of himself when they were youth teammates in upstate New York. But Keane’s lack of attention to detail and later concussion issues held him back from fulfilling his potential.

Keane ended up going the marketing and sales route after playing at UMass Amherst and held some respectable positions. But even as he climbed the career ladder, his mind kept on wandering back to hockey. It’s always what made him the happiest.

For complete article, CLICK HERE.

AHAI Parent Video

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

 

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.

Watch Video

Article For Parents

By Dan Bauer- letsplayhockey.com 11/18/2014, 6:00pm CST

Beneath the surface of even the most dependable team parents lie some undeniable truths

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. 

 

Let's Be Honest- USA Hockey Article Link

Coaching Leaders Profile Series: Brian Keane

By Neil Milbert 11/03/2014, 8:00am CST

Interview with Brian Keane -Bantam 1 coach by Neil Milbert, former sports writer for the Chicago Tribune

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.

Click Here for Brian Keane Profile Link

Fall Coaching Lineup

By Tom Finks, Director of Coaching Operations 07/18/2018, 10:00pm CDT

Wanted to share with you the latest on our coaching lineup for the Fall 2018-2019 season.  We are very excited to have such a great coaching lineup.   Keep checking back on this page as we finalize the remaining head coaching spots.

Head Coaches By Team
Mite 1                   Joe Heaton
Mite 2                   Grant Paulsen
Mite 3                   Joe Heaton
Squirt 1                Adam Cheris
Squirt 2                Ben Piskor
Squirt 3                Coming Soon
Squirt 4                Coming Soon
Pee Wee 1          Brad McMahon
Pee Wee 2          Andy Bauer
Pee Wee 3          Coming Soon
Pee Wee 4          Coming Soon
Bantam 1            Anthony Booth
Bantam 2            Kyle Sennott
Bantam 3             Bill Martin
Girls u10              Coming Soon  
Girls u12              Nicholas Ponce De Leon
Girls u14              Nicholas Ponce De Leon  

Fall Startup Schedule

By Wilmette Hockey 06/01/2018, 8:30pm CDT

To help in your summer planning, our tentative Fall startup schedule is:

Travel Conditioning (all sessions at NSIA)

Squirts Tue, 8/21 6:40pm Thur, 8/23, 5:40pm Sat, 8/25 4:20PM Tue, 8/28 6:40PM Thur, 8/30 5:40PM
Pee Wee Tue, 8/21 7:50pm Thur, 8/23, 6:50pm Sat, 8/25 5:30PM Tue, 8/28 7:50PM Thur, 8/30 6:50PM
Bantam   Thur, 8/23, 8:00pm Sat, 8/25 6:40PM Tue, 8/28 9:00PM Thur, 8/30 8:00PM
Bantam Checking Clinics

Group 1

Mon, 8/20 7:00PM

 

Group 2

Mon, 8/20 8:10PM

All Groups

Tue, 8/21, 9:00-10;10PM

     
U10 Gilrs

Sat, 8/18 9:20AM

Sun, 8/19 9:20AM Wed, 8/22 5:50PM Sat, 8/25 1:10PM  
U12 Girls practices after tryouts        
U14 Girls practices after tryouts        
Goalie Mites TBD        
Goalies Squirts Mon, 8/27, 7:00PM        
Goalies PW-BT Mon, 8/27, 8:10PM        

 

Welcome Back Picnic: Saturday Aug 25th at NSIA

Travel Parent Meeting: Monday Aug 27th (Time, Location TBD)

Girls Tryouts (all sessions at NSIA): 

U10 Sun 8/26, 2PM  
U12 Sat 8/18, 10:30AM Sun 8/19, 10:30AM
U14 Sat 8/18, 11:30AM Sun 8/19, 11:40AM

 

Youth Tryouts and House Conditioning begin after Labor Day.

Train with Joe Heaton

By Wilmette Hockey 05/02/2018, 4:30pm CDT

Coach Joe is offering private and group skates, levels House to AAA, at Centennial from 6:00am - 9:00am most week days,(additional times available over the summer).   Contact him directly for details; jmheaton81@gmail.com or find him on Facebook at Heaton Hockey.  

 

We are also happy to announce that he has taken a position with the Wilmette Park District as a hockey instructor and is teaching many of the park district hockey classes (Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at Centennial).  

Any Wall Street Journal business client who had its digital ads planned by Brian Keane just a few years ago may be surprised at what he’s doing now.

Keane has gone from crafting ideas for businesses to crafting them for individuals on a sheet of ice. And those individuals just happen to be Patrick Kane and other NHL players.

Keane had once been a promising hockey player. Kane even put Keane’s ability ahead of himself when they were youth teammates in upstate New York. But Keane’s lack of attention to detail and later concussion issues held him back from fulfilling his potential.

Keane ended up going the marketing and sales route after playing at UMass Amherst and held some respectable positions. But even as he climbed the career ladder, his mind kept on wandering back to hockey. It’s always what made him the happiest.

For complete article, CLICK HERE.

AHAI Parent Video

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

 

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.

Watch Video

Article For Parents

By Dan Bauer- letsplayhockey.com 11/18/2014, 6:00pm CST

Beneath the surface of even the most dependable team parents lie some undeniable truths

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. 

 

Let's Be Honest- USA Hockey Article Link

Coaching Leaders Profile Series: Brian Keane

By Neil Milbert 11/03/2014, 8:00am CST

Interview with Brian Keane -Bantam 1 coach by Neil Milbert, former sports writer for the Chicago Tribune

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.

Click Here for Brian Keane Profile Link

Wilmette Girls Hockey

Do you have a girl interested in playing travel hockey?

More About Our Program and Registration

 


2017-18 Highlights

Girls U12  Spring Tournament Champions

Girls U12 Spring Tournament Champions

Squirt 1  Spring Glacier Tournament Champions

Squirt 1 Spring Glacier Tournament Champions

Girls U14  Spring Tournament Champions

Girls U14 Spring Tournament Champions

Bantam 1 Spring Glacier Tournament Champions

Bantam 1 Spring Glacier Tournament Champions


PW3 Champions in Ann Arbor


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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