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2018 Fall Highlights

The Wilmette Girls Hockey Teams raised over $1000 for Breast Cancer Research this past weekend! Thanks to everyone who came out to help "Kiss Cancer Goodbye!"

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

Pee Wee1 - Fall Holland MI AA Champs

Try Hockey For Free

By Wilmette Hockey 10/17/2018, 10:45pm CDT

Wilmette Hockey invites boys and girls to Centennial Ice Rink on Saturday, Nov. 10th for a Try Hockey For Free clinic as part of Come Play Hockey Month. Starting at 2:15PM  local youth, ages 4 to 9, are encouraged to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basic skills in a fun, safe environment.


“We look forward to welcoming families to Centennial Ice Rink to try our great sport of ice hockey” said Scott Reiter, Wilmette Hockey Vice President.  “Our goal is for these families to enjoy watching their kids learn new skills with big smiles on their faces.”


To register for this Try Hockey For Free event, please visit

NIHL Game of the Week

By Wilmette Hockey 10/12/2018, 12:00pm CDT

NIHL's Game of the Week on 10/18

Wilmette Squirt 2 vs Chicago Blues, 6:50PM, NSIA

Visit the NIHL Facebook page this Thursday night at 6:50P for Week 2 of the NIHL Game of the Week streamed via Facebook Live. The game will have announcers from the IL Media School.  Come to the rink to help cheer them on or watch the live feed. 

These broadcasts are fun for parents, relatives and friends who would like to see the game LIVE even though they might not be able to be at the rink. 

Special Education Hockey Program Pilot

By Wilmette Hockey 10/01/2018, 9:15am CDT

New for the 2018-2019 Fall/Winter hockey season, Wilmette Hockey and the Wilmette Tribe are excited to announce a special education hockey pilot program!


We are looking to bring the great game of hockey to any child, aged 4-10,  who presents with autism to developmental delay to behavior disorder and on through to cognitive impairment.


These sessions will focus on skill building exercises and activities.  There will be no hockey scrimmages or formally constructed games during the clinics. Depending on the disabilities involved, lighting, noise level, and equipment can be adjusted on a per session/participant basis.  The number of participants will be capped at 10 per session.  For Spanish dominant participants instruction will be provided in Spanish.


Special Education Hockey Program Information & Registration

WHA Apparel Store is Open

By Wilmette Hockey 08/23/2018, 12:15pm CDT

We have created a brand new Apparel store for the WHA.  

Huge new catalog of apparel: Performance Tees, Hoodies, Headwear, Outerwear, Polos, Backpacks, Pants, Blankets and more.  

Great Brands: Under Armour, Adidas, Badget, Nike, Mizuno, and more

Girls, Boys and Adult merchandise.  Logos are embroidered or printed (depending on the item).

Orders are shipped in 2 weeks. Free shipping on orders over $125.

Your orders also help support our club.

Click on Apparel in the top menu of this site.


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. 

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                Nate Gibson/ Peter Kennedy
Squirt 4                Ben Piskor
Pee Wee 1          Brad McMahon
Pee Wee 2          Andy Bauer
Pee Wee 3          Mike Kennedy
Bantam 1            Anthony Booth
Bantam 2            Kyle Sennott
Bantam 3             Bill Martin

Bantam 4             Bill Martin
Girls u10              Katey Shadek 
Girls u12              Nicholas Ponce De Leon
Girls u14              Nicholas Ponce De Leon  

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 04/28/2018, 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

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