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Important State of Illinois Tier 3 Mitigation Update

Dear WHA Families,

The State of Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) issued Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations which go into effect at 12:01 am on Friday, November 20. One of the mitigation measures requires a pause in all indoor group sporting and recreational activities, both at the youth and adult level. This includes organized group sports and activities at park districts through travel leagues. 

In compliance with the resurgence mitigations, WHA is pausing all in-person hockey activities as of the IDPH effective date.

IDPH stated that the mitigations will remain in place for a 14-day monitoring period. During this time, they will track positivity rates and hospital capacity metrics in the eleven regions outlined in the Restore Illinois Mitigation plan to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if the current mitigations should remain in place. According to the plan, in order for a region to move back to Tier 2 mitigations, the region must experience less than 12 percent test positivity rate for three consecutive days AND greater than 20 percent available intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital bed availability AND declining COVID hospitalizations in 7 out of the last 10 days.

We understand this news is disappointing. It is important that we all continue to do our part to keep our community safe. The WHA is working on opportunities to keep our players engaged starting after the Thanksgiving break. More information to come.  We are also planning to extend programming into early spring.  

Thank you for your continued support.

WHA Board

Junior Braves (Mite/U8) House League Registration is Now Open!

Follow the registration link above for the Junior Braves Mite/U8 House League program.

Please note that the Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club is now part of the Wilmette Hockey Association.  The Tribe will now compete as the Junior Braves!

The Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club's House program is focused on fun, competitive, low-­stress team play. The program's goal is for young hockey players to develop a foundation of skills and love for the game so they play for a lifetime.  Hockey is a game of both skill AND passion.  Wilmette Tribe Hockey Club members come to the rink with energy and an edge that let's everyone know--they are a hockey player and they love the game!

Key Features of Wilmette Tribe House Program:

  • House League Director Tim Benz
  • House League Coaching Education Session - featuring WHA coaches and our Hockey Director Tim Benz
  • The return of the popular Parent Hockey Educational Session
  • Saturday Skills Sessions for Devo and Junior Mites that develop skills, speed and hockey sense to help players take their game to the next level
  • Saturday Group Skills Sessions for Senior Mites which gets players sharp and ready for the big game. This group session will be organized around player skill levels and teams.
  • Sunday Games: Devo/ Jr Mites have games on the Studio Ice and Snr Mites have a mix of Cross Ice and Full Ice games on the NHL ice.  Benefits of Cross Ice Games include: 
    • More cross ice and small space games means more ice time and puck touches
    • More ice time and puck touches means more battles, more chances and more fun
    • Be ready and fully prepared for full ice game events where players can show their stuff

Ice Rental Available!

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

Lateral Edge Information

ADDRESS -  North Shore Ice Arena, 2111 Founders Drive Northbrook, IL 60062
ATTIRE - All players required to wear athletic gear for working out. Please provide your own water bottles. We can count on the water fountains being out of commission. No food or drinks other than water allowed in the studio.
SESSIONS -  Will start with a warm up, dynamic movements, and then move onto breaking the team up into two groups. SAQ (Speed, agility and quickness) will be incorporated on some level for all ages.  With the older groups there will be a lot of focus on strength until we have more games in sight.

Fall Conditioning and Tryout Schedule/Coaching Lineup

See document below or go to the "Programs" tab for the upcoming Fall conditioning and tryout schedule as well as the coaching lineup.

Fall 2020 Special Education Hockey Registration is Open!

Go to this link for details!

Midget Announcement

The Wilmette Braves are pleased to announce that we will be having a Midget team for the upcoming 2020-2021 season!  The team will be led by Head Coach Bill Martin and compete in the NIHL U16 Elite division.  We will also have a midget house team that will participate in the NWHL (as long as we have player numbers to support a team). We are very excited to announce the great opportunity, please feel free to reach out to Hockey Director Tim Benz with any questions or concerns.

Thank You 
Tim Benz
Wilmette Hockey Director

Wilmette Girls Hockey

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

Fall 20/21 House Fees

SQUIRT 1200 1200
PEEWEE 1200 1200
BANTAM 1225 1225
MIDGET 1250 1250

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.


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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