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As you know, the COVID - 19 situation has become more serious in our community and throughout the State of Illinois.  Governor Pritzker’s statewide stay-at -home order has shut down all non-essential business, travel and other activities until April 7, 2020.  As a result, the WHA Spring Program will now be suspended until at least April 7, 2020 and will remain suspended until it is safe to resume.  We continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide you with most accurate information possible on the status of the WHA Spring Program.  While it remains our intention to resume spring hockey as soon as it is safe, it’s also possible that the program could be modified or even cancelled.  We expect to provide a full spring schedule if we are able to start by April 20, 2020.  If the delays continue past April 20th, we may be required to modify the schedule or in the worst-case scenario cancel the spring program.  If the spring program is reduced or cancelled, families will receive the appropriate refunds.  

To help our players get some exercise and skill work during the shutdown, Hockey Director Tim Benz is creating some “quarantine” Video’s for the driveway or basement. Tim is also issuing a series of player “challenges” during the shutdown.  The first is the “100 shot challenge”, where players practice by taking 100 shots on goal in a 3-day period.  If the challenge is not completed in the allotted time, you must start over.  If your player completes the challenge send an e-mail to with the players name and “challenge 1 completed” and your player will be recognized at the first skills session.        

The links for the first two videos are:  


Stay safe and healthy. 

John Gregorio

WHA President

Squirt and PeeWee Rosters Are Posted

All Squirt and PeeWee rosters are published. Use the link below or go to the teams tab for information.

Coach Benz' Quarantine Challenge

Go to the "News" tab above or click on the picture for Coach Tim Benz' latest Quarantine Challenge.

Annual Survey Reminder

Hi Wilmette Hockey Families, 

We hope everyone is doing the best they can during these difficult times. We are still on pause for Spring hockey and will send out an update when we have it. In the mean time, if you have not already completed one, can you please fill out our annual survey by clicking here.

Thank you,

Wilmette Hockey and Tribe Board.

Braves PW 2 Are North Shore Cup Champions!

Congratulations to the Braves PeeWee 2 team - North Shore Cup champions!

Spring 2020 Coaching Lineup

Team Name Title
Bantam 1 Anthony Booth Head
Bantam 1 Blake Klippel Asst
Bantam 2 Andy Bauer Head
Bantam 2 Dan Braband Asst
PW 1 Brad McMahon Head
PW 1 Ethan Austin Asst
PW 2 Joe Carcerano Head
PW 2 Matt Szenda Asst
PW 3 Bill Martin Head
PW 3 Tony Rachevsky / Jeremy Ellis Asst
PW 4 Ethan Austin Head
PW 4 TBD Asst
SQ 1 Charlie Widmar Head
SQ 1 Nick Schaefer Asst
SQ 2 Andy Flakus Head
SQ 2 TBD Asst
SQ 3 Charlie Widmar Head
SQ 3 Nick Schaefer Asst
SQ 4 Grant Paulsen Head
SQ 4 TBD Asst
Mite 1 Joe Heaton Head
Mite 1 TBD Asst
Mite 2 Grant Paulsen Head
Mite 2 Frank Pustek / Katie Shadek Asst
Mite 3 Bill Martin Head
Mite 3 Tony Rachevsky / Jeremy Ellis Asst

Try Hockey For Free

Thanks to all parents, volunteers, coaches and especially kids for a successful try hockey for free day!

With over 100 registrants, we are hopeful that many will go on to represent Wilmette in the future...go Braves and Tribe!

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.


Summer Hockey Options

Impact Hockey - Summer

Impact HOCKEY provides a challenging environment where players are pushed to work hard and have fun.  We focus on power skating, ADM skill development (USA HOCKEY), small area games and battles.  Our staff for 2020 is the strongest we have ever had and includes players/coaches from the NHL, College, AAA, HS, CSDHL and travel.  We are pleased to offer the above programs for Minor Mite through Bantam:

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

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