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Spring - Wilmette Braves Travel Tournament Hockey

Registration Status: Closed

Teams have formed for the Spring season. Registration is now closed.

Maintain the progress your player has made during the fall season with a low-key fun program that features 3vs3 & skill based skates every week. Wilmette Hockey features 2 of the best skill coaches in the state Brian Keane and Anthony Booth.  All at convenient times (Tuesday and Wednesday) at Centennial Ice Arena.

Youth Program Information


Curriculum Youth SQ, PW, BT Highlights

-Monday Goaltender Clinics

The most comprehensive goaltending clinics available on the North Shore, led by director Grant Paulsen with Wendell Young's Rick Carlson, Director Bill Norberg and Ben Siegel. 

-Tuesday Night Youth 3 v 3: 

It's called the best night of spring hockey....levels divided by 6 teams, 5 games and one hockey blast with team coaches, awards and great competition.

-Wednesday Night Youth Skills:  

Authentic skills from Brian Keane -- the WHA Skills Director, Prodigy Hockey Director and former Blackhawk Jeremy Morine as well as other professional hockey coaches with support from WHA team coaches. 

-Individual Skill Development Night:  

Each week, one team is extracted from SQ & PW skills and 3 v 3 to do independent skill development at either Centennial Studio or NSIA full ice.  These players will work with Wilmette Braves coach Anthony Booth.

- Games

Teams will participate in 4 NSYHL games against other north shore teams.

- Tournament

Teams will participate in the Glacier Invitational Tournament


Tuesday 3 v 3 and Wed skills are always at Centennial Ice Arena at the same time each week, this makes it easy to plan other activities around Spring Hockey.

No WHA Events March 23rd-March 31st (D39 Spring Break)

- Fees (Fees include tournament expenses - No Slush Fun)

Youth : $860
Goalies : $275


Led by Coach Nicholas Ponce De Leon,  Wilmette Girls Hockey is the fastest growing Girl's Hockey program in the state with teams at four levels.    Join our program and find out why!

Learn more about the Girls SPRING Program here.




Spring Hockey Season Schedule

Team practices will begin on 3/19. No practices during D39 spring break.
Rink locations will vary between Centennial and NSIA.  Once teams are assigned, rink locations will appear on team pages.  
(2010 & 2009)
Pee Wee
(2008 & 2007)
(2005 & 2006)


All Age Groups


3 vs 3








3 v s3







3 vs 3










Plus 3vs3 & Skills at your level and team time

Monday or Wednesday



Thursday or Friday



Note: For Squirts and Pee Wees a team practice will be worked into the schedule on either Monday/ Thur night every 'rotation' (approximately 4 weeks).

Coaching Lineup

  • Mite 1 - Joe Heaton
  • Mite 2 - Grant Paulsen
  • Mite 3 - Joe Heaton
  • Squirt 1 - Adam Cheris
  • Squirt 2 - Ben Piskor
  • Squirt 3 - Nate Gibson
  • Squirt 4 - Ben Piskor
  • Pee Wee 1 - Brad McMahon
  • Pee Wee 2 - Andy Bauer
  • Pee Wee 3 - Ethan Austin
  • Pee Wee 4 - Charlie Widmar
  • Bantam 1 - Anthony Booth
  • Bantam 2 - Anthony Booth
  • Bantam 3 - Bill Martin
  • Bantam 4 - Bill Martin
  • Girls U10 - Katie Shadek
  • Girls U12 - Ponce de Leon
  • Girls U14 - Ponce de Leon
  • Girls U19 - Ponce de Leon

Try Out & Bantam Checking Clinic Schedule

Bantam Checking Clinic - All Events at Centennial. Required for ALL Bantam players (even returning Bantams)

  • Tue 3/12, 7:35-8:35

Try Outs - All Events at Centennial

  • Squirts
    • Wed 3/13, 6:40-7:40
    • Sat 3/16, 2:40-3:40
    • Sun 3/17, 2:40-3:40
  • Pee Wee
    • Wed 3/13, 7:50-8:50
    • Sat 3/16, 3:50-4:50
    • Sun 3/17, 3:50-4:50
  • Bantam
    • Wed 3/13, 9:00-10:15PM
    • Sat 3/16, 11:40-12:50
    • Sun 3/17, 5:00-6:00

Please check the Calendar for any updates to the time and schedule. Use the tag "home".

Fast-Paced and Skills-based Format

  • Evaluations - week of 3/12
  • Season duration - 3/18 to 5/19
    (No WHA events over D39 spring break)
  • 2 skating sessions per week 
  • Weekly 3 vs 3 Cross Ice Tournaments with WHA Coaches
  • Skill Development with WHA Coaches, Skills Director Brian Keane, WHA Pro Goaltender Coaches (Weekly)
  • 4 NSYHL Weekend Games
  • End of season Glacier Invitational tournament (May 14-19)

2019 Spring Hockey Registration is Closed

Teams have formed for the Spring season. Registration is now closed.

If you have any questions, please email our Travel Director - Bill Cannon at

Team and Sibling Declarations

WHA Team tryout declarations (i.e. your child is only trying out for the first “AA” team and would decline a position on the second “A” team) are reviewed and approved by club Directors.  If you would like to make a declaration for your child, please submit this form. An acknowledgement will be sent once the deceleration is accepted. 

In order to preserve an unbiased Try Out system, team declarations are strictly confidential. Do not share this information with any WHA Club members, parents or team coaches. Failure to abide by this confidentiality agreement will result in a forfeit of the policy benefits and no refund.

If notification is properly received and player is not placed on desired team, player will be assessed the tryout/conditioning fee and the 7.5% transaction fee only.