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Coach Rafe Aybar Being Honored by Wilmette Hockey for his years of contribution to youth hockey and his induction into the IL Hockey Hall of Fame.

NIHL Girls Gold Champions! Braves U12 Girls

Fall Startup Schedule

By Wilmette Hockey 06/01/2018, 8:30pm CDT

To help in your summer planning, our tentative Fall startup schedule is:

Travel Conditioning (all sessions at NSIA)

Squirts Tue, 8/21 6:40pm Thur, 8/23, 5:40pm Sat, 8/25 4:20PM Tue, 8/28 6:40PM Thur, 8/30 5:40PM
Pee Wee Tue, 8/21 7:50pm Thur, 8/23, 6:50pm Sat, 8/25 5:30PM Tue, 8/28 7:50PM Thur, 8/30 6:50PM
Bantam   Thur, 8/23, 8:00pm Sat, 8/25 6:40PM Tue, 8/28 9:00PM Thur, 8/30 8:00PM
Bantam Checking Clinics

Group 1

Mon, 8/20 7:00PM


Group 2

Mon, 8/20 8:10PM

All Groups

Tue, 8/21, 9:00-10;10PM

U10 Gilrs


U12 Girls TBD        
U14 Girls TBD        
Goalie Mites Mon, 8/27, 5:50PM        
Goalies Squirts Mon, 8/27, 7:00PM        
Goalies PW-BT Mon, 8/27, 8:10PM        


Welcome Back Picnic: Saturday Aug 25th at NSIA

Travel Parent Meeting: Monday Aug 27th (Time, Location TBD)

Girls Tryouts (all sessions at NSIA): TBD


Youth Tryouts and House Conditioning begin after Labor Day.

Train with Joe Heaton

By Wilmette Hockey 05/02/2018, 4:30pm CDT

Coach Joe is offering private and group skates, levels House to AAA, at Centennial from 6:00am - 9:00am most week days,(additional times available over the summer).   Contact him directly for details; or find him on Facebook at Heaton Hockey.  


We are also happy to announce that he has taken a position with the Wilmette Park District as a hockey instructor and is teaching many of the park district hockey classes (Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at Centennial).  

SUMMER 2018 Impact Hockey focuses on core skill development following ADM (American Development Model) guidelines with additional focus on body/contact, battle skills and small area games.


VISIT:  WWW.IMPACTICEHOCKEY.COM for more information and to register.

DIRECTOR:  Adam Cheris | 312.320.1878 


Simply Defense Summer Camp

By Wilmette Hockey Assoc. 02/01/2018, 10:45am CST

Summer Camp

Simply Defense hosted at North Shore Ice Arena (NSIA)

July 5-8 (10:10am-1:10pm)

This summer, we are once again offering our Simply Defense Summer Camps at a number of rinks in your area including at the North Shore Ice Arena. 

Group of 2 or 3 SAVE $20 each (use code SUMG3) Group of 4 or more SAVE $30 each (use code SUMG4)

More info and online enrollment at

Additional Chicago area locations include the Darien Sportsplex, Leafs Ice Centre, Fox Valley Ice Arena, Oak Lawn Ice Aren and Addison Ice Arena. Our Junior Prep Defense Camp for 04’s & Older also at the Addison Ice Arena.

If you have any questions, 

Mike Risdale (810) 985-4529

Simply Defense

Breakthrough Skill Development

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 09/20/2015, 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

Article For Parents

By Dan Bauer- 11/18/2014, 6:00pm CST

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

Wilmette Girls Hockey

Do you have a girl interested in playing travel hockey?

More About Our Program

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2017-18 Highlights

Girls U12  Spring Tournament Champions

Girls U12 Spring Tournament Champions

Squirt 1  Spring Glacier Tournament Champions

Squirt 1 Spring Glacier Tournament Champions

Girls U14  Spring Tournament Champions

Girls U14 Spring Tournament Champions

Bantam 1 Spring Glacier Tournament Champions

Bantam 1 Spring Glacier Tournament Champions

PW3 Champions in Ann Arbor

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

Pee Wee 2 - Champions St Louis Ice Blast Tournament

Bantam 1 Chicago Pre-Season Challenge Champions. The team defeated the Waterloo Ontario Wolves 3-2 in OT in the championship game.

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