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Welcome Girls Hockey Director Giselle Medina!

We are excited to announce the addition to our club of Giselle Medina as our Girls Hockey Director! 

Coach Giselle is excited to take on her new role as Girls Hockey Director of the Wilmette Hockey Association.  As our Girls program has continued to grow and succeed the club, we are proud to be adding a dedicated and experienced Girls Director to lead the program forward.  Coach Giselle is uniquely positioned for this role with her background as a seasoned hockey player with a commitment to teaching the game.  She is a strong advocate for girls in hockey and wants them to develop a passion for the sport as well as a drive to continually improve their skills.  Her experience will support the girls program objectives, developing players with the skills and mindset to play effectively at the high school level and in college as well. Her philosophy as a player and as a coach has always been and will continue to be to blend fun and hard work.

Coach Giselle grew up playing Boys Hockey with the Barrington Redwings, and Girls Hockey with the Crystal Lake Yellowjackets. With the Yellowjackets at U12 and U14, her team won 2 NIHL Championships and her team went to USA Hockey Nationals in 2010. She later went on to play Boys Varsity Hockey for Lake Zurich High School winning a Metro North Central HS Championship in 2015 and finishing in 2nd Place in 2014. Giselle graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2019, and played on its ACHA Women's team all four years. She and her teammates won the 2018 CCWHA Conference Championship and went to ACHA Nationals that year. They also reached the CCWHA Conference Final the following year, 2019.
In her senior year of college (2018-2019) Giselle began helping coach the Wilmette Girls 12U team, and she has done so every season since. She works as a Head Coach in Fan Development for the Chicago Blackhawks. She also volunteers with AHAI's Girls United Hockey League working to bring more girls into the sport at the grassroots level. Throughout all her responsibilities, she works to create and foster a love for the game.

We are thrilled to have her on board in her new role!

WHA Summer Programming

Hello WHA Families,

We are excited to announce our WHA summer program! This summer we will provide 5 different camps. Each camp will require separate registration. The camps will be run myself and the WHA skills staff. Camps are open to both male and female players who have participated in a travel program or have equivalent hockey experience. Each week will cost $125. All sessions will be held at Centennial Ice Rink in Wilmette.

Below is some information on each week. Registration for these camps will be opening soon!

Week 1 - 6/14-6/17 – Defense Camp. This camp will work on the fundamentals of being a defenseman. Players will work on playing the body, gap control, retrievals, point shooting and learning how to use the markings on the ice for positioning.

Mite and Squirt - 5:30-6:30pm

PeeWee and Bantam - 6:40-7:40pm

Week 2 - 6/21-6/24 – Stickhandling Camp. This camp will start with the basics of stickhandling and move into more complex stickhandling. Players will also be taught situation moves as well and puck protection.

Mite and Squirt - 5:30-6:30pm

PeeWee and Bantam 6:40-7:40pm

Week 3 - 7/12-7/15 – Battle Camp. Players will learn how to properly angle, use body contact, steal pucks from an opponent in open ice and along the boards, and how to properly protect a puck using their body. Small areas games will be played all week as well.

Mite and Squirt - 5:30-6:30pm

PeeWee and Bantam - 6:40-7:40pm

Week 4 - 7/19-7/22 -Shooting Camp. Players will work on weight transfer, good shooting form, following through on a shot, wrist shots, backhand shots, slap shots (peewees and bantams), snap shots (peewees and bantams) and situational / positional shooting.

Mite and Squirt 5:30-6:30pm

PeeWee and Bantam 6:40-7:40pm

Week 5 - 7/26-7/29 – Power Skating Camp. Players will work on inside and outside edges, proper skating stride, using crossovers to gain speed, backward skating, transitions and footwork. Pucks and shooting will be incorporated as well.

Mite and Squirt - 5:30-6:30pm

PeeWee and Bantam - 6:40-7:40pm

We also have included some other summer hockey options on our WHA Partners page. Please check out the link below to see some other great summer hockey opportunities in the area!

Thank You,

Tim Benz

Wilmette Hockey Director


New Partners Page!

Check out our new Partners page with fun activities for the Spring and Summer, including the NSIA Summer 3-on-3 Classic and Glencoe Dekhockey. You can still access WHA apparel and AtoZ through the Partners page.

Spring SPED Hockey is Back!

For more information, please click on this link or use the registration link below.

Wilmette Girls Hockey

Do you have a girl interested in playing travel hockey?
Learn about Our WHA Girls Hockey Program

Spring Registration is Closed

Spring registration is now closed.  A PDF copy of the practice schedule can be found below.

Wilmette Braves Covid-19 Policy

Ice Rental Available!

Attention: There are some great deals on ice rental over the next weeks...please click here for more details.

WILMETTE HOCKEY 2019-2020 Highlights

Wilmette U19 Girls win the Championship in Madison CAN AM Cup!

Peewee 1 Champions at Rosemont!!

Wilmette U12 wins 2nd place at Sarnia International Silver Stick

Bantam AA defeated Saint Clare Shores, MI 2-0 to be the 2019 Motown Cup Champions

Braves Bantam A wins Great Lakes Fall Classic

U10 Girls Champions at the All American Girls Tournament in Blaine, MN


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

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.


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