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2019-2020 Highlights

U10 girls win their division at the All American Girls Tournament

Wilmette Braves girls U10, U12 and U14 showed Minnesota how competitive Illinois girls hockey can be over the weekend of 11/17.  The story of the weekend was the U10 girls who went for gold in their division and proved that teamwork wins the day!

Congratulations Braves!

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

Braves Bantam A wins Great Lakes Fall Classic

Pee Wee 2 Celebrating a Goal at the 2019 Great Lakes Columbus Day Clash in Holland

U14 girls Champions at the 2019 Girls West Michigan Classic

Announcing the 2019-20 Travel Coaching Lineup

By Wilmette Hockey 07/26/2019, 9:00am CDT

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



By Wilmette Hockey 07/19/2019, 12:15pm CDT

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.

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.

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Article For Parents

By Dan Bauer- 04/15/2018, 6:00pm CDT

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

Dan Bauer, freelance writer for 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

Coaching Leaders Profile Series: Brad McMahon

By Neil Milbert 10/25/2014, 10:45am CDT

Up Close and Personal Interview with Pee Wee 1 coach Brad McMahon by former Chicago Tribune sports writer Neil Milbert

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".


Brad McMahon Profile Interview-Click Here

Wilmette Girls Hockey

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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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Accepting Applications

Coach Travel Hockey with the Wilmette Braves. If you love to teach and inspire the next generation of hockey players contact Willmette Hockey.

Braves Travel Coaches

Wilmette Hockey is currently seeking a 
Hockey Director

The Wilmette Hockey Association is a youth hockey club that provides programs for players from ages 4 through high school   We are looking for a Hockey Director to be responsible for administering all aspects of the hockey program.

This role includes overseeing player development, managing the hockey skills program, hiring and evaluating coaches, developing and maintaining an ongoing education program for the coaches, coordination of travel team tryouts, and placement of the teams in the various hockey leagues. 

The Director shall also oversee the club employees and assist in other club administrative duties including contractual matters, fundraising, website, and other administrative tasks as directed by the Board of Directors.  

The Hockey Director position requires a positive and high-energy individual with a wide range of skills, including a love of the game, good promotional skills, strong instructional skills and the ability to work well with, parents, kids and club officers. Excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to create a fun and effective learning environment are a requirement.    

For more information about this opportunity or to send in an application please contact  us. 

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